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August 18th, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Brookshireâ€™s grocery store was recently presented with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to the Roscoe American Legion Post #227.
Shown are Donnie Willman, Commander of the Roscoe American Legion; Ricky Cunningham, Sweetwater Brookshireâ€™s store director; and Keith Willman with the Roscoe American Legion.
Tens of thousands of individuals across the U.S. die each year as a result of illnesses preventable through widely available vaccinations. As National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated during August, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging parents and guardians to ensure children â€” and the entire family for that matter â€” are up-to-date with important immunizations before the popular back-to-school rush.
The Sweetwater Community Captains hosted a school supply drive over the weekend. Shown are Heidi Schlemmer, Lesleigh Hodges, Marquees Jenkins, Andrew Davis and Nemesis Armstead.
The supplies will be donated to students in local schools.
Tonight, August 18, the Nolan County Chapter 2209 of AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and music program will be presented.
A meal of sandwiches, chips, dips and ice cream will be served. Please come and bring a dish.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Cowboys fell to the Ravens 37-30 on Saturday night, but the team had two very bright spots. Tony Romo was solid in his debut, throwing a touchdown, and Zach Minter, just signed on Thursday, recorded 2 sacks and forced a fumble.
A Sweetwater High alumnus is heading to his first competition in bodybuilding.
Dylon Adames, a 2012 graduate of Sweetwater High School and third-year student at Texas Tech University, will compete at the NPC (National Physique Committee) Heart of Texas at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Adames had always been lifting weights as part of football training, but when the opportunity to play fell through, he began committing himself to fully pursuing bodybuilding. Since February, he was been working toward the competition.
Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and death among children. The U.S. recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths. Before there was treatment for diphtheria, up to half of the people who got the disease died from it.
After more than a year of planning, constructing and drilling, the Hunter Well Field is nearly ready to pump fresh water to Sweetwater residents.
The wells â€”Â which run approximately 200 feet deep â€” will help ease the water burden the city has faced since Oak Creek Reservoir ran dry in late 2013. City engineers Enprotec Hibbs & Todd estimates the wells' production capacity to be anywhere from 900,000 to one million gallons of water per day. City officials have pegged the number at 750,000-900,000 gallons.