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Cuellar gets life

January 30, 2015

A Sweetwater man accused of sexually assaulting at least three minor children received three life sentences on Thursday.

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Emmanuel Fellowship Church adding third service

January 30, 2015

Due to overcrowding at Emmanuel Fellowship Church’s worship services, plans are underway to add a third service to the Sunday morning schedule. The launch date is this Sunday, Feb. 1.

Read more in Friday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weekend weather outlook

January 30, 2015

Today will be cloudy, with a high near 49 and winds from the east-northeast around 10 mph. After noon, we'll have a 20 percent chance of rain.
Those rain chances will increase to 60% tonight, with a low around 38 and east-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
For the weekend, we'll have rain chances throughout until Sunday night. Expect highs in the upper 40s with a Saturday night low around 40. Northern winds on Sunday will bring the nighttime low to around 27.
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Abused testify in Day 2 of Cuellar sex crimes trial

January 29, 2015

The three minor children Joe Frank Cuellar is alleged to have sexually assaulted took the witness stand Wednesday, one by one detailing similar tales of abuse at the hands of Cuellar.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or e-edition (subscription required).

Chapman recognized as National Hispanic Scholar

January 29, 2015

This year Sweetwater High School announced Dean Cody Chapman as a National Hispanic Scholar. Chapman is the son of David and Gloria Chapman. He plans to attend Texas Tech University in the Fall and major in agriculture.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

NIE class thankful for sponsors

January 29, 2015

Newspaper in Education (NIE) sponsors Homer and Beth Taylor received a special card from Mrs. Christi Riley’s first grade class at Southeast Elementary, thanking them for their sponsorship in the program, allowing the class to have copies of the newspaper each week.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

January 29, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 36 and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Cuellar trial underway

January 28, 2015

After an arduous jury selection process, the trial for Joe Frank Cuellar began Tuesday in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
Cuellar is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault on three separate minor children who were living with Cuellar at his residence in Sweetwater until April 2012.

Read more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Christing to perform in Sweetwater

January 28, 2015

On Saturday night, Jan. 31, 4th and Elm Church of Christ will welcome Christian comedian and illusionist Adam Christing to their campus. He will perform a free show from 7-8 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
"You will need a ticket for entry, but tickets are free for the community. Please check with the church office for picking up your free tickets."

Read more in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

TNB recognizes Heredia with True Texan Award

January 28, 2015

The True Texan Award is a quarterly award given to Texas National Bank team members who take pride in their work, do what’s best for the team and always put the customer first. Award recipients are given an extra paid day of vacation and a small cash prize. The True Texan for the fourth quarter 2014 is Martha Heredia (shown).

Wednesday's local weather

January 28, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 48 and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will switch to the northwest.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Texas Farmers Union's to host 113th annual state convention

January 27, 2015

Texas Farmers Union announces the 113th State Convention Jan. 30-31, 2015 at the MCM Elegante, 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene 79606. The opening session of the convention will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. The session will open with committee reports, introduction or a new Pioneer in Agriculture and be followed by a reception.

Find out more in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Roscoe's Stegge represents Region 16 in All Region Band

January 27, 2015

Josh Stegge, an eighth grade student at Roscoe Collegiate Middle School, represented Roscoe at the Region 16 All Region Band Concert on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Lubbock. This was all done under the auspices of the Association of Texas Small School Bands.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition or our e-edition (subscription required).

Nolan County Coliseum hosts cutting horse show

January 27, 2015

The Big Country Cutting Horse Show was held at the Nolan County Coliseum this weekend. Over 300 horses from across the United States competed. This is the first of five weekends the BCCHA will be in Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum in 2015. Some of the top trainers, breeders, owners and horses in the country compete here regularly.

Commission leaves burn ban off

January 27, 2015

In a Nolan County Commissioners Court meeting lasting approximately five minutes Monday, the commissioners voted unanimously to leave the burn ban off for at least two more weeks due to recent rains.

Find out more in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

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