WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims.
Biden administration officials are insisting that the election of a hard-liner as Iran’s president won’t affect prospects for reviving the faltering 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. But there are already signs that their goal of locking in a deal just got tougher.
The number of people stopped from buying guns through the U.S. background check system hit an all-time high of more than 300,000 last year amid a surge of firearm sales, according to new records obtained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety.
The Sweetwater House Concert Association kick-started their summer series of concerts with a benefit for the Jammin’ for Jammies benefit for Nurture Nolan.
The body of a Sweetwater man was identified as being one of two deceased men found in the Ohio River in Ballard County, Kentucky on Saturday.
In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s democratic transition.
Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed seven pieces of legislation into law to protect Second Amendment Rights in Texas. The Governor was joined for the bill signing ceremony by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senators Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Charles Schwertner, a…
DVA Productions Inc. announced today the presentation of a new tour with a familiar face. Mrs. Dipsworth’s Storytime LIVE takes place July 14, 2021 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Sweetwater, and is one of six performances in the upcoming Abilene West Tour. This tour is an extension of…
A 14-year-old girl from was killed after being struck by a vehicle last week, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
ABILENE – Otis the tractor plowed his way into people’s hearts at this weekend’s 9th annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the art of Loren Long.
During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud, despite his former attorney general declaring there was no evidence of it, newly released emails show.
President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for a much-watched meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from days of alliance-building sessions between the American leader and his European allies.
(SWEETWATER) - The need for skilled workers who can harness the power of the wind and turn it into clean energy is increasing, and Texas State Technical College is at the forefront of training technicians for the burgeoning industry.
Staff from the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetic Outreach Program will be at the health department on Thursday, June 24 from 8-11:30 to perform free blood sugar checks. Come and take advantage of this free service offered to our community.
President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for the first time Thursday, looking to highlight their nations' famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal.
American consumers absorbed another surge in prices in May — a 0.6% increase over April and 5% over the past year, the biggest 12-month inflation spike since 2008.
Notice is hereby given that on the 14th day of June, 2021, the Board of Trustees for the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District will hold a regularly called meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building of the Roscoe Independent School District, 1101 West 7th Street, Roscoe, TX.…
The APPLAUSE Series’ will present LIFT EVERY VOICE this Saturday, June 12 at the Henderson Gallery and Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Art and poetry will be presented at 6 p.m. .at the Gallery. A concert of gospel music, art, and dance will begin on stage at 7:30 p.m.
A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack.
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped Tuesday in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeastern France, an incident that prompted a wide show of support for the head of state from politicians across from the ideological spectrum.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has added three new presumptive conditions for Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Those conditions are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinsonism.
Senator Charles Perry will be holding a lunch hour brown bag Town Hall at Argos Brewhouse and Bookseller on June 8 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
The Biden administration on Tuesday formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.
The Abilene Vet Center is hosting a Women Veterans Day luncheon. Families are also encouraged to attend to honor their heroes. The event is held to recognize the sacrifices women have made in service to their country, a time to connect with other women veterans, build relationships, and bri…
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.4 billion in May, the highest-ever monthly total and 30.1 percent more than in May 2020.
Angelo State University conferred 888 undergraduate and graduate degrees on 884 graduates during the 2021 spring commencement exercises on May 15, 2021, at the Junell Center/Stephens Arena in San Angelo, Texas.
Many people believe that memory loss and aging go hand-in-hand: as a person gets older his or her memory begins to fail. While some change may be expected as you age, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it, in the absence of a brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s Disease – you can b…
An entrance exam to establish a hire list for the City of Sweetwater Police Department will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at the City of Sweetwater Police Department Training Room, located at 400 E. Avenue A. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Those who pass the written ex…
Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no choice but to abandon a midnight deadline and declare the legislative session …
The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing countries have confirmed plans to restore 2.1 million barrels per day of crude production, balancing fears that continuing COVID-19 outbreaks in some countries will sap demand against the rising need for energy in recovering economies around the globe.
Hundreds gathered Monday for an interfaith service dedicating a prayer wall outside historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood on the centennial of the first day of one of the deadliest racist massacresin the nation.
- Blackwell has three athletes in summer all-star games
- Area track athletes earn All-BCP recognition
- Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic
- Iran's election unsettles Biden's hope for a nuclear deal
- Kim sister derides US official, dismisses chances for talks
- Background checks blocked a record high 300,000 gun sales
- Hendrick Regional Blood Center in Urgent Need of Blood
- Juneteenth Celebration Brings out Community Spirit
- Teenage Girl Killed Identified in Sweetwater Pedestrian Accident on I-20
- Sweetwater Man Arrested on Negligent Homicide Charge
- City Council Approves Ordinance; Contract Bid
- Adkins Arrested for Hailey Dunn Murder
- Sweetwater is ranked No. 9 in Texas Football statewide poll
- Sweetwater Man Among Two Brothers Found Dead in Ohio River
- Tristan Michael Perrigo Arrested
- Keller Sentenced to 18 Years in Fatal Hit and Run Case
- Person of Interest Arrested in Hailey Dunn Case
- Juneteenth Celebration Brings out Community Spirit
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