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July 17th, 2014

The B-29 Superfortress and the WASP

July 17, 2014

The B-29 Superfortress, Boeing’s newest generation long range heavy bomber, was rushed through development in the early 1940s. Unlike its predecessor, the well-known B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-29 had not been put through years of testing. As a result, it debuted in early 1944 to a rather uncertain future. The B-29 was known for engine fires. In fact, in February 1943, Boeing’s renowned test pilot Edmund T.

Devon donates to SFD

July 17, 2014

Devon Energy Corporation recently made a donation of $1,000 to the Sweetwater Fire Department.  The letter attached to the check reads in part, “Devon Energy Corporation is committed to demonstrating its desire to be a good corporate citizen socially, environmentally and culturally through contributions which enhance the quality of life and meet community needs. In support of this philosophy we are proud to enclose $1,000 as a contribution to the City of Sweetwater Fire Department.”

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan County

July 17, 2014

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County is authorized for emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014. FSA's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

Local events for Thursday

July 17, 2014

Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be held today, July 17, 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.
And tonight, a charity play event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The show, titled Black Comedy, will be performed by students, graduates and community members from the Sweetwater and Highland areas.

Thursday's local forecast

July 17, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 88, with breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. We'll also have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 68. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 16th

KTAB On The Road stops in Sweetwater

July 16, 2014

KTAB On The Road stopped in Sweetwater on Tuesday and had a day full of events and fun at Newman Park.
Shown above are Brittany Pelletz and Bob Bartlett (left) preparing the 5 p.m. live news broadcast.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Wednesday's edition.

Black Comedy performance Thursday, Friday

July 16, 2014

Roscoe native Katy Fullwood has organized a charity theatre event for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds from the performance of "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer will go towards the restoration of the Municipal Auditorium.
The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18. For questions or more information, contact Katy at 325-436-1510.
Pictured are the actors at their final dress rehearsal.

Today's local events

July 16, 2014

Today, July 16, the Summer Reading Party will be held at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
The “Science Rocks” summer reading program is coming to an end, so come join the fun activities, prizes and ice cream sundaes. For more information, call the Library at 235-4978.
Tonight, the 4th and Elm Church of Christ will host a “Movie on the Lawn” on Wednesday, July 16, starting around 8:30 p.m.

Sweetwater's forecast for Wednesday

July 16, 2014

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 92 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. And after 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph. After 2 a.m., we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 15th

Jim McKenzie named mayor of Sweetwater

July 15, 2014

Jim McKenzie was appointed on Tuesday morning to serve as Mayor of Sweetwater to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Mayor Greg Wortham.
The meeting, held at City Hall, allowed the City Commissioners the opportunity to accept Wortham's resignation, which was effective on July 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown explained that Wortham submitted his resignation so that he could concentrate on his run for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Robert Duncan.

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