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June 16th, 2015
AUSTIN â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that as summer temperatures increase, so do does the potential for vehicular heatstroke deaths in children. Every year, children die from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle or entering a vehicle unnoticed.
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Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 81. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to about 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 68. Winds will come from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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Angellica M. Collier, a recent graduate of Sweetwater High School is among the winners of the 2015 Peace Officersâ€™ Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
Angellicaâ€™s mother, Angie Collier, works for the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Angellica has been accepted into West Texas A&M University and plans to major in nursing.
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At last week's City Commission meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown noted that weeds have become a major issue with Code Enforcement and Public Works as a result of the rains that fell last month.
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Roscoe State Bank held a luncheon last week to inform area retail owners about an upcoming change in the world of finance that will have an impact on how business is conducted.
The guest speaker of the event was Brian Pemberton with BancCard of Texas.
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Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 5 mph. We'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will increase to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds from the east at around 5 mph will shift to the south-southeast after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Thousands of people turned out for the very first edition of CatCon Los Angeles. Attendees donned cat ears, lined up to shake paws with celebrity felines, and fawned over cat-centric arts, crafts and products.
The National WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) WWII Museum recently obtained a $3,500 grant from Operation Round-Up, which is part of Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC).
Established in December 2014, Operation Round-Up allows the members of BCEC--which are also its owners--the opportunity to "round up" their electric bill to the nearest dollar amount. The money collected from the initiative is placed into a fund that assists organizations with charitable purposes within BCEC's service base.
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By popular demand, a fireworks show in Sweetwater will return this year to celebrate the birth of America.
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, approval was given to allow the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a fireworks display at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3, 2015, which will start at 9:30 p.m.
Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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