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June 27th, 2014
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently co-hosted the Governorâ€™s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governorâ€™s Office.
Two local girls, Ayezha DeLeon (left) and Marissa Johnson (right), both 10 years-old, set up a stand to sell pickles and lemonade with the help of DeLeonâ€™s mother, Diane Little. The girls wanted to raise money to help with funeral expenses for the Berry Family, who recently lost their family member, Michael Berry. Johnson said that he was a friend and he â€śwas like a family member to us.â€ť
The girls started making the stand around 6:30 a.m. on Friday and set up shortly after on Hiawatha Street. By about 4:30 p.m. they had raised about $75.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with entertainment for $7 on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly Fellowship Hall, located at 412 Newman Street. Place your order by calling Minnie at 338-8924; Linda at 338-7844; or Stefanie at 514-9526.
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Sweetwater resident 50-year-old Michael Berry will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend as many are mourning his death after an hours-long standoff took place in Sweetwater on Thursday.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirmed that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.
One person was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries after a wreck on East Broadway this morning just before 8 a.m.
According to emergency authorities, the vehicle shown was traveling east on Broadway when it hit a truck that was towing a trailer.
Tayton Thompson of Sweetwater's 9-10 year-old all-star team gets some advice from coach Ron Atkins before going to bat in Thursday's District 5 Little League tournament game at Tuscola.
Four Sweetwater all-star teams are playing in tournaments at various Abilene-area locations. See Sports, online or in Page A10 of Friday's edition.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and before 1 a.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will remain breezy throughout, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.
Update: Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirms that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.
Frieda says it was members of the Abilene Police Department's SWAT team that were forced to shoot Berry after the suspect in an early-morning theft opened fire on the officers. Abilene PD was called to help with the situation early Thursday afternoon after Berry brandished a gun in a threatening manner towards Sweetwater officers, according to Frieda.
The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, with partial funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, announced the â€śApplauseâ€ť Music Series, which kicks off with a summer preview of the series on July 11, with â€śVoices of Hope,â€ť staring International performer, Hope Shiver.
Designed to bring a new level of musical arts to Nolan County, the â€śApplauseâ€ť Music Series will feature incredible performances with memorable themes.
With â€śVoices of Hope,â€ť Shiver will take the audience down a journey with portrayals of famous heroines Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Sissieretta Jones.
Texas State Technical College has awarded scholarships to 39 high school students from ATEMS, Blanket, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cisco, Early, Gorman, Graford, Hamlin, Jim Ned, Loraine, Roscoe and Sweetwater. The scholarship recipients have all completed a Marketable Skills Award (MSA) through dual credit with TSTC in Digital Media, Health Information, Computer Programming, Software and Business Accounting, Computer-Aided Drafting or Welding. The college hopes the scholarship will enable the students to continue their education to an associate degree.