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August 1st, 2014

Special election called Sept. 9

August 1, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Upgrades ongoing at SHS athletic facilities

August 1, 2014

The modernization of Sweetwater High School's athletic facilities has been an ongoing project for Shane Mobley, who is entering his third season as SHS head football coach and athletic director.
This year, the upgrades have continued with the addition of new stadium seating at historic Mustang Bowl. Reserved for season ticket holders, the new seats can hold up to 900 fans.

School to begin Aug. 11 in Roscoe

August 1, 2014

Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District is operating under an Early College High School Early Start Waiver from the TEA.
The waiver allows the district to start two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August, closely aligning their instructional calendar with the district’s primary higher education partners.
For a full calendar go to the district’s homepage at

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host Superkid Academy

August 1, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

Twisted T, 12th Street Laundry welcomed by Chamber

August 1, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Twisted T Liquor and Gifts and 12th Street Laundry, located at 100 E. 12th Street. Members of the community and other local business owners attended the event.

Menacing dog captured, owner facing more fines

August 1, 2014

A pit bull which has allegedly killed more than 20 cats during a one-month span was captured by animal control officers Thursday morning.
Several formal complaints were filed by residents living on and around the 1600 block of San Carlos, prompting a summons to be issued by the Sweetwater Municipal Court to the dog's owner, David Pat Lewis.
Lewis was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incidents Wednesday.

Cornerstone Fellowship to host TCPB

August 1, 2014

Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin (TCPB) is a Christian focused rehabilitation for people with life controlling problems. Through a relationship with God, students in this program heal and learn to help others do the same.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, at Cornerstone Fellowship, Teen Challenge will share with the community how God has changed their lives. Church members invite the public at attend the event at 807 W. Alabama at 11 a.m.

Mel Tillis returns to Lumberyard Saturday

August 1, 2014

Mel Tillis, whose fame as a songwriter and performer stretch back over a half-century, will return Saturday, Aug. 2, for an encore performance at the Lumberyard. He very much enjoys playing in Roscoe and last year after the show he hung around and signed CDs, guitars and hats and got his picture taken with many fans.

Local weekend events

August 1, 2014

Today, August 1, sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Soccer will be held Friday, August 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hibbet Sports for children ages 4-12 as of September 1.
Several events are lined up on Saturday. A benefit will be held for Melinda Torres who is battling leukemia will start at 11 a.m. at the Jaycees barn.
Barbecue sandwich combos will be sold as well as tickets for a 50/50 raffle, barbecue grill raffle and silent auction with great items. There will also be a donor drive — cheek swabbing for stem cell match. Age requirements for the cheek swab are 18 to 55 years of age.

Weekend weather outlook

August 1, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see sunshine and highs in the upper 80s. Weekend lows will be in the upper 60s, with winds about 5 to 10 mph.
Get a full weekend weather preview now at

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