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July 7th, 2015

BCCHA competition at Nolan County Coliseum

July 7, 2015

Cutting horse contestants from all over the southwest United States were in Sweetwater this weekend competing in the Sweetwater Blast. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce presented a $25,000 incentive check to the Big Country Cutting Horse Association. The BCCHA competes in Sweetwater five weekends each year.

July 6th

Family fun at Lakefest

July 6, 2015

Local families enjoyed the fireworks show at Lake Sweetwater. Shown above is the Huett Family enjoying a night out together at the show including Laurie and Brian and their children Chase and Matt.

Fireworks at Lake Sweetwater Tom and Jo Henderson

July 6, 2015

A fireworks show returned to Sweetwater this year in the form of Lakefest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. It took place at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3. The event was in honor of Tom and Jo Henderson and the strong impact the couple made within Sweetwater during their lifetimes. Many local residents and families made it out to the event to enjoy the fireworks, as well as live music at the Amphitheater.

July 2nd

Two new ADAs in 32nd Judicial District

July 2, 2015

Last month, the 32nd Judicial District welcomed two new ADAs (Assistant District Attorneys) to its office, both of whom are familiar faces to the community of Sweetwater.
According to District Attorney Ann Reed, the last time the 32nd Judicial District had two ADAs was in 1997, in which she was one of them. And for the first time in six years--when she was elected as District Attorney, the opportunity to once again have two ADAs presented itself and Reed took full advantage of it.

Roby VFD adds to rescue equipment thanks to grant from Texas A&M Forest Service

July 2, 2015

Roby Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $15,000 grant for rescue equipment through Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural VFD Assistance Program.
“Our department was in need of rescue equipment to expand our ability to perform tasks such as extrications safely,” Fire Chief James Terry Said.
The new equipment will serve as an addition to equipment the department. According to Terry, their rescue equipment has been used six times thus far this year.

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SHS ends summer program as they prepare students for summer testing

July 2, 2015

The campus principal, assistant principal and office staff hosted a cookout for summer school students to thank them for their hard work and dedication during the summer school program at Sweetwater High School.

Learn more in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

AAA Texas offers tips and Tipsy Tow to prevent DWI on Fourth of July

July 2, 2015

AAA Texas encourages everyone, who is of legal drinking age and who plans to have alcoholic beverages to celebrate Independence Day, to designate a sober driver, call for a cab or ride sharing service, or plan an overnight stay before having their first drink. Also, as a last resort, AAA Texas will offer a free community service called Tipsy Tow which aims to keep drinking drivers off the road. The service will be available from 6 p.m. on Fri., July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on Sat., July 4, 2015.

Read more in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Nolan County Jail, Sheriff’s Office host open house

July 2, 2015

A Masonic cornerstone ceremony and ribbon cutting were held for the Nolan County Jail and Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Several Nolan County officials gave opening remarks with a ribbon cutting following, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Local Fourth of July activities planned

July 2, 2015

Nolan County residents will have a wide variety of events to choose from this weekend to celebrate Independence Day.
A fireworks show will return to Sweetwater this year in the form of Lakefest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. It will be held at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.

Find the complete list in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weather for Thursday

July 2, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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