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February 21st, 2014
The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 56th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March.
Broadway Baptist Church
A couple of weeks ago on what is famously known as â€śGround Hog Dayâ€ť in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter.Â Honestly, it doesnâ€™t make me feel any better knowing winter will carry way into the month of March.Â
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon at 400 E. Avenue A in Sweetwater â€”Â the site for the new Sweetwater Police Department.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham spoke at the ceremony, saying that the new building has been a long time coming and construction is expected to be finished by December.
April 25-26 - Deep Creek Art Festival is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 festival, April 25-26, 2014 in Snyder. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
The Deep Creek Art Festival is a juried art festival. Jurors will select artists' in 14 categories: Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Clay, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. There is a $15 non-refundable fee per application.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 15 mph.
We'll see a bit of a warm up on Saturday, with a high near 80 and a low around 51. Sunday's high will be near 70, with winds shifting ton the north-northeast in the afternoon leading to a low around 36.
Get a full weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.
A total of $23,807 was raised on Wednesday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual MDA Lock-Up that took place at the Sweetwater fire station. According to organizers, this year has raised the most money ever in Sweetwater during an MDA Lock-Up. A total of 32 "Jailbirds" contributed to the money raised, getting donations from businesses, organizations and individuals for the cause.
This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service, providing free tax assistance to Texans of any age and giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.
Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northwest at 20 to 25 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
Learn more at weather.gov.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. â€“ NTE Energy announced today that it plans to develop, own and operate one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center, located near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, will generate enough power to supply approximately 200,000 homes and will represent an investment of over $200 million.
Members of the Leadership Sweetwater class took a tour of local schools including Sweetwater ISD schools and Texas State Technical College. Shown above are members watching a performance by the Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team.