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July 8th, 2015

Rainy day in Sweetwater

July 8, 2015

Sweetwater received almost three inches of rain in the last 24 hours but that didn’t stop local children from enjoying their summer break. Pictured are Breydon Millett, Faith Osteen, Krys’lyn Millett and Liberty Osteen at Newman Park of Tuesday morning enjoying the full creek.

July 7th

Cline Shale luncheon set for Thursday

July 7, 2015

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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Man flown to Lubbock after being struck by flying metal

July 7, 2015

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.

BCCHA competition at Nolan County Coliseum

July 7, 2015

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.

July 6th

Family fun at Lakefest

July 6, 2015

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.

Fireworks at Lake Sweetwater Tom and Jo Henderson

July 6, 2015

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.

July 2nd

Two new ADAs in 32nd Judicial District

July 2, 2015

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 VFD adds to rescue equipment thanks to grant from Texas A&M Forest Service

July 2, 2015

Roby Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $15,000 grant for rescue equipment through Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural VFD Assistance Program.
“Our department was in need of rescue equipment to expand our ability to perform tasks such as extrications safely,” 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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Poe is All-BC; five ‘Stangs get hon. mention

July 2, 2015

Recent Sweetwater High School graduate J.P. Poe is one of five pitchers in the 2015 All-Big Country baseball team’s starting rotation, as announced recently by the Abilene Reporter-News.

Local sports camps schedule

July 2, 2015

Two local sports camps are planned this month.

Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...
The high school football season officially began Monday, as Sweetwater football players reported to...

 

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