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March 28th, 2015

Entry and parking changes being made at RPMH

March 28, 2015

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the main entrance to the hospital on Arizona Street will be closed due to construction. This closure includes the visitor parking off of Arizona Street. Visitor parking has been relocated to the administration parking area off of Arizona Street and to the Emergency Department parking area off of Jenny George Lane.

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Doug Sitter State Farm to host 4th Annual Easter Bunny Bash

March 28, 2015

The Easter bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm at 208 Lamar Street from 4-5:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 2. "Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny," said Agent Doug Sitter. "Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids."

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March 27th

Local churches plan Easter services

March 27, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: 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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Local attorney indicted

March 27, 2015

Sweetwater attorney John S. Young and a San Angelo bail bondsman, Ray Zapata, have been indicted on felony charges related to a will supposedly penned by one of Young's former clients.

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TSTC students sharpen skills at State Conference

March 27, 2015

2015 is a big year for SkillsUSA at TSTC in West Texas — big as in the biggest in 35 years. This year, the school brought 32 students to the SkillsUSA State Conference at TSTC in Waco, the largest number of participating students since 1980.

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Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 27, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Winds will be from the south and southwest, changing over to north-northeast on Sunday night.
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March 26th

Transplant recipient is going strong six years later

March 26, 2015

When Alicia Vasquez found out her kidneys were failing, it could have been a death sentence.
Thanks to medical science, a generous brother and an unparalleled perseverance and will to live, Vasquez has improved steadily since her transplant more than six years ago. Today, she looks forward to many more years.

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Atmos Energy to flare natural gas in Nolan County

March 26, 2015

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee controlled natural gas flarings during the week of March 24-April 1, 2015, at various times on the property of Buzzi Unicem USA’s Maryneal plant. The company will be performing maintenance on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.

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FCCLA competes at regional meet

March 26, 2015

Several Sweetwater High School students participated in the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Region II Meeting held in Waco on March 5-7.

Learn more and find more photos in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition.

Thursday's local weather

March 26, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the south.
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