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June 29th, 2015

DPS increasing DWI patrols for July 4th holiday

June 29, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 12-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 26 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

Read more in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Monday's local weather outlook

June 29, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph.
Expect a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.

June 26th

Nolan County Fair to feature opening act LoveSick Mary

June 26, 2015

Country music won't be the only genre highlighted when Thompson Square takes the stage at the 2015 Nolan County Fair, scheduled for Saturday, October 10 at the Nolan County Coliseum. One of the opening acts will be Denton-based alternative rock band LoveSick Mary.
LoveSick Mary came together in 2010 under the common desire to bring rock-n-roll back to the masses one memorable show at a time. The Denton, TX based band is often described as “...if Heart and Foo Fighters had a baby, it would be LoveSick Mary”.

See the full story in our weekend edition or subscribe to our E-Edition!

Free mortgage financing workshop scheduled at Morgan Real Estate

June 26, 2015

Scott Morgan, Broker with Morgan Real Estate, is announcing that a free workshop will be held this Tuesday, June 30, from 5-6 p.m. at his office at 217 Oak Street in downtown Sweetwater. Local reputable lenders from First Financial Bank, Texas National Bank, and Roscoe State Bank will be at Morgan's office to discuss the various loan products available for today's homebuyers.

Mobile Congressional Office Hours held at the Courthouse

June 26, 2015

Representatives from Congressman Randy Neugebauer's office were at the Nolan County Courthouse on Friday for "Mobile Congressional Office Hours", where constituents within District 19 can meet with the Congressman's staff to discuss their concerns within the district as well as at the federal level. Shown (from right) is Ben Bailey, a representative of Congressman Neugebauer, with Nolan County Veteran Service Officer Robert McBride and Nolan County Judge Whitley May.

Walking Women of Fisher County to host benefit dance

June 26, 2015

For six years now, Johnnye Lu Gibson, director of Walking Women of Fisher County, has held a benefit dance with all proceeds going towards Alzheimer's. After seeing her father suffer from Alzheimer's and pass in 2007, it was more than evident why she began this fundraiser and continues to do so.
Best friend to Johnnye Lu, Georgia McGough, co-coordinator, said "You just have to keep a sense of humor and laugh. We think of all the memories and have to laugh because of the silly things he (Johnnye's dad) used to say."

Highland Heights to host rummage, bake sale

June 26, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion section 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 Baptist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and Trinity Baptist Church.

Find out more in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

SHS student selected to attend U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar

June 26, 2015

Sweetwater High School Senior, Mary Morris was selected to attend the United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. The program is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school.

Read more in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Sweetwater's weekend weather outlook

June 26, 2015

Today we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
Rain chances will linger in the area on Saturday but will disappear by Saturday night. Expect weekend highs in the upper 80s/low 90s, with lows in the upper 60s/low 70s. Winds will shift from the northeast on Saturday to the southeast by Sunday.

June 25th

Ribbon cutting held for Coliseum, SEED digital sign

June 25, 2015

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new digital sign outside of Allsup’s convenience store. The sign will be a more efficient way to inform the residents of Sweetwater and the travelers received throughout the summer with upcoming events, weather updates, time and date. The growth of Sweetwater is moving quickly and with technology advancing further each day, the use and effectiveness of this new update is a great addition to local information boards and the growing community.

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