Archive - 2014 - News Article

July 23rd

Resident begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater

July 23, 2014

A benefit concert is set for this Saturday, July 26, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater for the families of Cassidy Crain and Devin Larue.
Brisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night.
Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry & 4X Band.

Off to cheer camp

July 23, 2014

Sweetwater High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders left to cheer camp on Tuesday at Angelo State University. Pictured are (from left to right) Mallory Carney, Kelsey Parker, Sabra Sanderson, Katy Nixon, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Amber Smith, Taya Carr, Sonya Sanchez and Christa Martin.

Local events for Wednesday

July 23, 2014

Today, July 23 kicks off a three-day Mustang Football Camp, which will be held through July 25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. for students entering grades 3-9. All campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff.
The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.

Wednesday's local weather

July 23, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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July 22nd

SYFL Cheer sign-ups begin today

July 22, 2014

Sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Football League Cheer will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24, at Rhema Valley Church, located at 3304 E. Broadway (straight across from the USG entrance). Flag cheer is for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten; Mighty Mites cheer is for first and second graders; junior pee wee cheer is for third and fourth graders; and pee wee cheer is for fifth and sixth graders. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the child's report card and birth certificate. For more information, contact DeeAnn at 325-864-3459.

TSTC hosts First Annual Burger Challenge

July 22, 2014

Texas State Technical College's First Annual Burger Challenge is in the books. Students, faculty and staff took to their grills to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Food for Thought 2 made up of Nick Alvarado, Executive Director of Career Services and Amy Freeman, Director of Counseling and Testing took Best Burger and Best Cook site. The winning burger was an all-beef patty topped with lettuce, bacon, fried green tomato and your choice of special sauce (honey barbecue, Thousand Island or Ranch) between a Hawaiian sweet roll as the bun.

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan County

July 22, 2014

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County is authorized for emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014. FSA's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

Adult literacy/ESL class to meet today

July 22, 2014

Today, July 22, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Tuesday's forecast for Sweetwater

July 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 5 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and eastern winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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July 21st

Local man killed in plane crash

July 21, 2014

At 5:32 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a missing aircraft in southern Nolan County. Family members reported that Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell, had taken off in a single engine aircraft from a private air field at approximately 12 p.m. and had not returned. A search of the area near the private air field was conducted and the single engine plane was located a short distance from the airfield, about 6.9 miles west of Blackwell in Nolan County. Mr.

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