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May 20th, 2015
Due to pump issues, the Sweetwater Municipal Pool will not open this Memorial Day weekend in typical fashion.
According to Pool Manager Larry Hopple, the original pump--which was installed in 1978--has been replaced, but adjustments to fit the new pump are ongoing and will not be ready by this weekend.
Learn more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
At the 10th annual WASP Homecoming on Saturday, May 23, the National WASP WWII Museum will host one of the most historically significant aircraft of World War II. Douglas C-47 Skytrain, U.S. Army Air Force Serial No. 42-32832, will grace the skies above Avenger Field and later be available for inspection outside the WASP Museum Hangar.
Learn more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy conditions and a high near 71. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph and shift to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will increase to 50 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 57. Winds will remain from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The new Nolan County Coliseum sign went up at the intersection of Elm and Broadway on Monday. New, digital and two-sided, the sign replaced the marquee-style sign which advertises coliseum events that once stood in the same location.
Read more in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
For the second time in just over two weeks, a skunk captured in Sweetwater tested positive for rabies.
Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect both animals and humans. It also has a scarily high mortality rate once clinical symptoms develop, which is why Animal Control Officer Don Kite warned local residents to keep a close eye on their household pets.
Find out more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).
On Wednesday, May 13, the Nolan County Foundation hosted a reception at the Sweetwater Country Club to honor the 2015 scholarship recipients and their parents.
Today, we'll have an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 30% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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Once the school bells ring to usher in summer vacation, many students are left to fill the void of one particular school provision on their own: lunch. But as a result of an all-inclusive community effort, a free summer lunch program will kick off in June to ensure that school-aged children in the community have a midday meal.
"Feed Our Kids" will start on June 8 and run Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 509 Locust.
Read more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
Texas State Technical College will hold their annual Blossom event at the Sweetwater and Abilene campuses on Tuesday, May 19, and the Breckenridge and Brownwood campuses May 20. The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get all the details in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Today we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 87. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 60% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.