July 8th, 2015
Sweetwater received almost three inches of rain in the last 24 hours but that didnât stop local children from enjoying their summer break. Pictured are Breydon Millett, Faith Osteen, Krysâlyn Millett and Liberty Osteen at Newman Park of Tuesday morning enjoying the full creek.
The Cline Shale Alliance announces that it will host a Cline Shale Alliance luncheon in Colorado City on Thursday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Colorado City Civic Center at 157 West 2nd Street (Interstate 20 Business Route). The catered luncheon is open to industry, regional leaders, landowners, businesses and other interested parties in the Cline Shale oil and natural gas region of the eastern Permian Basin. Luncheon cost is $25 per person.
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According to Sweetwater Fire Chief and Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, one man has been air-evacuated to the Universal Medical Center in Lubbock after sustaining injuries during an accident two miles north of Roscoe.
A set of grandparents and one of their grandchildren were in a vehicle driving down Highway 84 in Nolan County on Monday afternoon when a piece of metal came through the windshield and struck the driver in the head.
Cutting horse contestants from all over the southwest United States were in Sweetwater this weekend competing in the Sweetwater Blast. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce presented a $25,000 incentive check to the Big Country Cutting Horse Association. The BCCHA competes in Sweetwater five weekends each year.
Local families enjoyed the fireworks show at Lake Sweetwater. Shown above is the Huett Family enjoying a night out together at the show including Laurie and Brian and their children Chase and Matt.
A fireworks show returned to Sweetwater this year in the form of Lakefest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. It took place at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3. The event was in honor of Tom and Jo Henderson and the strong impact the couple made within Sweetwater during their lifetimes. Many local residents and families made it out to the event to enjoy the fireworks, as well as live music at the Amphitheater.
Last month, the 32nd Judicial District welcomed two new ADAs (Assistant District Attorneys) to its office, both of whom are familiar faces to the community of Sweetwater.
According to District Attorney Ann Reed, the last time the 32nd Judicial District had two ADAs was in 1997, in which she was one of them. And for the first time in six years--when she was elected as District Attorney, the opportunity to once again have two ADAs presented itself and Reed took full advantage of it.
Roby Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $15,000 grant for rescue equipment through Texas A&M Forest Serviceâs Rural VFD Assistance Program.
âOur department was in need of rescue equipment to expand our ability to perform tasks such as extrications safely,â Fire Chief James Terry Said.
The new equipment will serve as an addition to equipment the department. According to Terry, their rescue equipment has been used six times thus far this year.
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Recent Sweetwater High School graduate J.P. Poe is one of five pitchers in the 2015 All-Big Country baseball teamâs starting rotation, as announced recently by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Two local sports camps are planned this month.