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June 12th, 2015

Sweetwater to celebrate Independence Day with Lakefest, Jam at the Dam

June 12, 2015

By popular demand, a fireworks show in Sweetwater will return this year to celebrate the birth of America.
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, approval was given to allow the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a fireworks display at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3, 2015, which will start at 9:30 p.m.

Local students to attend summer camps through local churches

June 12, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Donation made to local Feed Our Kids program

June 12, 2015

Pictured are (from left to right) Hope Reyna, Gina Pickrell and Davian Perez making a sizable donation to the "Sweetwater, TX Feed Our Kids" program at the Sweetwater Reporter office. The Sweetwater Reporter is just one of several donation drop-off stations for the program, which provides local school-age children with a nutritious midday meal during the summer months.

Practical Defense Tactics hosts weapons seminar

June 12, 2015

Practical Defensive Tactics, located in Sweetwater, recently hosted a Filipino Edged Weapons Seminar with instructor Mike Keller. Those in attendance were (back row, from left to right) Aaron Roberts, Lance Richburg, Sam Cunningham, Todd Jones, Spencer Dean, Eric vonAtzigen, Dan Olds, Greg Rowland, James Vasquez, (front row, from left to right) Alex Kittley, Greg Torres, Mike Keller, Brant vonAtzigen, James Kittley and John MacMurdo.

Oak Creek Lake lots, vacant land presented at city commission meeting

June 12, 2015

At Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, several lots and land at Oak Creek Lake were presented to commissioners to determine steps of action toward the properties.

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Sweetwater's weekend forecast

June 12, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. And after 2 p.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 73 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. After 8 p.m., a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the area.
Rain chances will remain in the forecast throughout the entire weekend, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the lower 70s. Breezy winds will be in the area on Saturday as well as Sunday.

June 11th

Two graduate from fire academy training division

June 11, 2015

Jordan Dickison and Kody Dakan with the Sweetwater Fire Department graduated from the training division of the fire academy on Thursday, June 4. They are one step closer to being fully certified firefighters and EMTs. They are shown with Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden (center).

SEED, city approve incentive agreement

June 11, 2015

Following their respective meeting held this week, the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directions and the Sweetwater City Commission gave approval toward an incentive agreement between SEED and The Blinged Goose, LLC.

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Kyler Jennings wins KXOX Country Showdown

June 11, 2015

The 34th Annual Country Showdown local competition concluded this past Saturday, June 6, naming Kyler Jennings as the winner. This win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.

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Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

June 11, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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