September 28th, 2012
On Saturday, we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m.; some storms could produce heavy rainfall. It will be mostly cloud with a high near 75, along with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 60, and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the southwest.
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Friday's forecast brings us showers and thunderstorms, with some storms producing heavy rainfall. The high will be 74 with calm winds becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of rain is 80%.
Tonight will be cloudy with a low around 63. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph. We'll have a 60% chance of precipitation with some storms producing heavy rainfall.
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Itâ€™s been only 11 months, but plenty has changed since Sweetwater and Brownwood last met on the football field this past October.
Thanks to UIL realign-ment in February, the former District 5-3A rivals are in separate districts. Sweet-water is in 4-3A along with five other schools from West Texas, while Brownwood has been moved into 8-3A with five other schools that are all in Central Texas.
See You at the Pole 2012, the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer, took place on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, at schools across the United States, including Sweetwater schools. Many students at Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School gathered before school for prayer. To celebrate the studentâ€™s efforts and what God is doing on Sweetwater school campuses, the Sweetwater Youth Ministers Alliance organized a post event rally called the Saw You at the Pole Block Party. The block party was held Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, downtown on Oak Street.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 23 people on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, with one re-indictment. Fifteen of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Samuel Lloyd Hawrylak was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Hawrylak knowingly possessed a usable amount of marijuana in an amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on July 27, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.
Nine pleas were entered during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2011.
One person was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Nolan County. The crash occurred around 5 a.m. on Interstate 20, 2/10 of a mile east of mile marker 242 in Nolan County.
Michael Norris Creek 63, of Abilene was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. He was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. by Doctor Lufkin Moses. His body was taken to the Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene. The next of kin have been notified.
When it comes to medical services, the reality is bigger is not always better. In fact, for Nolan County residents, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is the ideal option for treatment.
Imagine making the 40-mile trek to Abilene several times a month just for healthcare services. Whether you or a loved one is actually behind the wheel, the 50-minute commute can take its physical and financial toll.
The seventh graders now have their iPads. This opportunity came an entire year earlier than anticipated. SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) was able to make this happen thanks to a $99,040 technology grant, which was obtained following an application submitted by Mike Marlett, the district's Director of Educational Technology.
Andrew Davis is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Davis, a 270-pound junior starter on the offensive line, had nine pancake blocks last week against Wall.