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June 27th, 2014
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.
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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.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and breezy winds from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols visited the local USG (United States Gypsum) plant on Monday to celebrate the Sweetwater plant's video submission in a recent company-wide contest.
Nichols competes in Alpine Skiing and Wheelchair basketball, and is the first American woman to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.
The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun.
â€śBlack Comedyâ€ť by Peter Shaffer will be performed as a fundraiser to help restore the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will hang around the entire day.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 69 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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One person was killed in a one vehicle accident just after 10 p.m. on Monday evening on the 800 block of Newman Street in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater emergency authorities.
The driver of the Ford Ranger was headed south on Newman Street when he drove off of a bridge and the vehicle rolled. No one else was in the vehicle and it appears that the driver was not wearing a safety belt.
On Saturday, June 21, the Sweetwater Country Club hosted the Second Annual "Swing for the Cures" golf tournament that benefits breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. Around $11,500 was raised at the event to benefit the cause.