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August 11th, 2014

Events scheduled for Monday

August 11, 2014

Today, August 11, the Sweetwater NRCS (National Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a Local Work Group Meeting to discuss the natural resource needs in Nolan County for the 2015 EQIP signup.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the USDA Service Center at 103 W. Florida. For more information, please call the NRCS office at 325-235-4485 ext. 3.
Starting at 11 a.m., Richard Fergeson State Farm, located at 808 East Broadway, will be having a Back to School Event on Monday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the family out for hotdogs, a bounce house and free school supplies.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

August 11, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon. We'll also have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., which will remain through the evening hours.
Tonight, we should see mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 70 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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August 8th

Lamar Street construction ongoing, I-20 bridge repairs near completion

August 8, 2014

The widening of Lamar Street (Highway 70) — which began in September 2013 — will continue through the spring of 2015, but the portion of the road which runs in front of Sweetwater Middle School is slated to be finished by Aug. 25, the first day of school.
While signal work is ongoing, the gutter work is done and the replacing of sidewalk and ramps flanking the street are in progress, according to Mary Belle Turner, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Pioneer Museum to host Discovery Camp this week

August 8, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for a summertime event for children.
On August 12 and 13, the “Pioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Camp” will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.
Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.

Sweetwater ISD to host second Red Run

August 8, 2014

The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.

Great White show this Saturday during Nolan County Fair

August 8, 2014

Great White will be performing in Sweetwater on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the opening bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que, Local Loan and Pawn, The Flower Box and Gifts and the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Robert Eaker to have special presentation on Malawi trip at FBC

August 8, 2014

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Bealls brings selfie worthy style to back to school shopping

August 8, 2014

Bealls kicked off its Back to School Shopping sale July 30 with selfie-worthy styles and brands, at mom-loving prices. Find this year’s hottest back to school trends in jeans, woven shirts, screen print tees, active wear and the essentials to achieve the perfect layered look. The latest in fall accessories including boho backpacks, fashion watches, beanies and cross body bags are the must-haves for this back to school season. Stylish fall boots, athletic shoes and ballerina flats for the entire family are buy-one-get-one half off through Labor Day.

Transports made in I-20 wrecks

August 8, 2014

Sleep may have been a factor in a wreck on Interstate 20 on Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. when one vehicle rolled over near mile marker 239 (shown). Sweetwater emergency services personnel extricated the driver of the vehicle and transported him to the hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the truck in another wreck was flown by the AirEvac Life Team to an Abilene hospital after the truck veered off of the road and wrecked just after lunch on Thursday. The wreck occurred near mile marker 259 on Interstate 20 and the cause of the crash is unknown.

Man found guilty of kidnapping

August 8, 2014

Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Sylvester Ramon pleaded no contest to kidnapping, a third degree felony. The incident occurred on Oct. 8, 2011 and he was found guilty by the court. He was sentenced to two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $500 fine and $348 in court costs. He will receive 230 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

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