August 2nd, 2013
It's going to be hot today, with sunny skies and a high near 100. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 75 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
This weekend, the heat will remain as highs reach the century mark. Expect lows in the upper 70s, with winds ranging from the south and southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
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Ronald McDonald recently made a stop and the newly built Sweetwater restaurant to greet customers and visit with the children.
Shown with Ronald (left) are Kaitlyn and Kyndall Vera.
The remediation of the Nolan County Courthouse faÃ§ade was discussed during the county commissioners' meeting held Monday afternoon.
Representatives from Turner Construction made the presentation, in which they noted that the information given was a continuation of sorts from last week's meeting. The previous meeting discussed the third floor C channel modifications, which included welding.
Graveside services for Lillie Belle Green, 93, of Bonham, formerly of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at the Colorado City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Green died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Bonham.
Flora Mae Rayburn, age 80 of Rockwall, passed away July 31, 2013. She was born July 27, 1933, in Haskell County to Erich and Olga (Helm) Lehrman. Flora was a member of First Baptist Church Rowlett.Â She loved the Lord and she loved serving people.
Garylen Pimpton, 60, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center.Â Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 608 North 7th Street with Reverend Tommy Jackson Sr. officiating.Â Burial will follow in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene under direction of Abilene Funeral Home.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and winds from the north around 5 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 76. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
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Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight puppies available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female basset mix, female chihuahua mix, female healer mix, female mixed breed dog, male healer mix and three male mixed breed dogs.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater will be holding its first annual Family Fun Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 3.
The tournament will be a round robin followed by single elimination, with a guarantee of four games. The tournament will be limited to eight teams divided into two divisions.
The first division will include 4 competitive teams (league or tournament teams). This division will allow for unlimited home runs, with each home run hit costing $1, and there will not be a run rule implemented per inning.
On Tuesday afternoon, a disoriented driver drove their vehicle into one of the front windows at McDorman's Furniture on E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
The driver was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.