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June 27th, 2013

2013 summer sports camps

June 27, 2013

The following sports camps will be held in Sweetwater this summer:
A Mustang Golf Camp will be held July 16-18 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available.
For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 22-25 at Mustang Bowl from 7:30-10:30 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.

Local forecast for Thursday

June 27, 2013

It's hot again today!
Expect sunny skies and a high near 104, with heat index values as high as 107. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 78 and southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Any chances of rain or cooler temps in sight? Find the answer at weather.gov.

June 26th

Cushman Club of America members arrive in Sweetwater

June 26, 2013

If you happened to be out and about downtown Sweetwater at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, you may have seen a whole lot of people on what appeared to be miniature motorcycles. What were those funny little bikes, and who were those people? The National Cushman Club of America members.
Those funny little bikes are actually Nebraska-made scooters that were built from 1936 to 1965. Sometimes dubbed "Baby Harleys," Cushman scooters reached their height in popularity during the late '50s and early '60s.

Insurances discussed at SISD board meeting

June 26, 2013

The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, in which action was taken on two different insurances for the district.
For the first time in two years, bids were obtained on property and casualty insurance. The district is currently covered by TAPS (Texas Association of Public Schools) with blanket coverage, which means that in the instance coverage is needed, the insurance would cover the entire cost, even if the amount exceeds the appraised value.

Weather Channel tropical weather expert speaks at Rotary Club meeting

June 26, 2013

Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda invited a special guest at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting on Monday. Dr. Steve Lyons gave a presentation on hurricanes and how they impact our area and other inland areas.

Lowell Clovis Epps

June 26, 2013

Lowell Clovis Epps passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Kerrville, Texas.
Clovis previously resided for many years in Sweetwater, Texas. 

All-star teams begin play at district tourneys

June 26, 2013

Sweetwater’s 10-11 year-olds won their game in dra-matic fashion, but the other three local all-star teams all fell short in District 5 Little League All-Star tournament action on Tuesday.
Snyder led the 10-11 year-olds 1-0 entering the sixth inning, but Sweetwater won it 3-1 on a 3-run, walk-off homer by Rylen Moncada in their first of four District 5 pool play games. Sweetwa-ter plays again Thursday vs. Wylie at 8 p.m. at Wylie.
But Sweetwater’s 9-10, 11-12 (Little League) and 13-14 (Junior League) all-star teams all went down to defeat Tuesday in their pool play games.

Baseball team honored with SISD resolution

June 26, 2013

The Sweetwater High School baseball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs. Several members of the team were present at last week’s school board meeting and were presented individual resolutions.
Pictured from left are head coach Roland Herrera, principal Stacy Jones, James Clift, Sean Morrow, J.P. Poe, Greg Aiken, Cole Maxwell, Stephen May, Gabriel Melendez, Hayden Reeves, Cory Mendez, coach Chad Copeland and coach Tony Cortez.

Local weather for Wednesday

June 26, 2013

It's going to be quite hot today, with sunny skies and a high near 104. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 76 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to find out how long the triple-digit heat will last.

June 25th

Pleas entered in district court

June 25, 2013

Three entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
David Wayne Suddock pleaded guilty to credit card or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. He was sentenced to 18 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with 206 days of credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees, $82.98 in restitution to First Financial Bank of Sweetwater and $1,500 in restitution to Texas National Bank of Sweetwater.

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