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June 26th, 2014

Junior League all-stars

June 26, 2014

After going 2-0 in their pool games, the Sweetwater Junior League all-stars will begin double-elimin-ation bracket play Friday in their District 5 tournament. Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. at Abilene North.
Kneeling from left, Andrew Melen-dez, Mason Maxwell, Tai-den Smith, Noah Marti-nez, Nick Figueroa; stan-ding, Ky Hoover, coach Randy Melendez, Jordan McGee, Tanner Beasley, manager Kenny Maxwell, Christopher Thompson and Isak Alvarez.
Not pictured are players Kiante McCoy and Taylor Tur-ney and coach Neal Hoo-ver.

Thursday's local weather

June 26, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and breezy winds from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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June 25th

U.S. Paralympian visits USG plant

June 25, 2014

U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols visited the local USG (United States Gypsum) plant on Monday to celebrate the Sweetwater plant's video submission in a recent company-wide contest.
Nichols competes in Alpine Skiing and Wheelchair basketball, and is the first American woman to win gold medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.

Rehearsals begin for Black Comedy

June 25, 2014

The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun.
“Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer will be performed as a fundraiser to help restore the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.

Andrea Melendrez

June 25, 2014

Andrea Melendrez, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Grace

June 25, 2014

Jo Ann Grace, 62, of San Angelo, passed away on Saturday, June 21 2014 at her residence.
Mrs. Grace was born October 25, 1951 in Duncan, OK.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/Knickerbocker. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

All-Big Country

June 25, 2014

Six Sweetwater High School athletes — three seniors and three juniors — earned All-Big Country baseball recognition Sunday from the Abilene Reporter-News.
Senior first baseman Greg Aiken was named to the starting infield after a season in which he hit .443 with 12 doubles, three triples and 34 RBIs in 77 at-bats, along with a .990 fielding percentage. Aiken, a four-year starter, was also named District 4-3A MVP.

Roscoe Collegiate has elementary basketball camp

June 25, 2014

A basketball camp was held at Roscoe Collegiate High School last week for boys and girls entering grades 1-5 next year.

Wednesday's local weather

June 25, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will hang around the entire day.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 69 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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June 24th

Fatal wreck on Newman Street

June 24, 2014

One person was killed in a one vehicle accident just after 10 p.m. on Monday evening on the 800 block of Newman Street in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater emergency authorities.
The driver of the Ford Ranger was headed south on Newman Street when he drove off of a bridge and the vehicle rolled. No one else was in the vehicle and it appears that the driver was not wearing a safety belt.

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