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September 11th, 2014

Thursday's local events

September 11, 2014

Today, September 11, a free cholesterol screening, sponsored by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Also, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

September 11, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect cloudy skies and a high near 82, with northeast winds around 10 mph.
A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight, with cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 10th

Sweetwater to help make wish come true for first grader

September 10, 2014

In the midst of this weekend's Homecoming activities, an even greater celebration will take place to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, there will be a parade at Newman Park starting at 10 a.m this Saturday for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.
"Randy is very timid, and he doesn't believe that wishes come true," said Kent Wright, one of the event organizers.

Perry wins Senate seat

September 10, 2014

Former Mayor Wortham earns 13 percent of votes
AUSTIN — Six candidates vied for the vacant Senate District 28 seat, but it was TEA Party-backed Republican Charles Perry — a 1980 Sweetwater grad — who claimed the victory.
Perry, a CPA in the private sector for 30 years and two-time District 83 Texas House Representative, nabbed just over 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Senate District 28 comprises 51 counties, including Nolan.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Kids on the Land, Buzzi Unicem USA to host students at plant

September 10, 2014

Richard Zimmel, Buzzi Unicem USA Plant Manager and Darrell Doggett, Environmental and Energy Manager, recently met with Peggy Maddox and Katherine Dickson from Kids On the Land to make plans for an upcoming event at the plant for sixth grade students from Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe school districts.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Many attend ribbon cutting of RPMH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Center

September 10, 2014

Shown above is only a fraction of the crowd that showed up to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting at the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center. Tours of the facility were also given.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Local weather for Wednesday

September 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 69 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.
 

Brookshire’s to donate $170K to local schools through ExtraPoint Program

September 9, 2014

Brookshire’s will donate more than $170,000 to local high schools throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas during the upcoming football season as part of its ExtraPoint Program.

Water to shut off Wednesday evening

September 9, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the City of Sweetwater staff and WhiteWater Construction Contractors will shut the water off for 12 inch water line repairs and tie-ins. The water will be shut off at approximately 10 p.m. and should be back on by 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
The areas affected will be between E. Broadway and N. Highway 70 and Hailey and Hoyt. There will be low pressure in this area. After repairs all lines will be flushed and brought back into service.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

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