May 13th, 2015
Sweetwaterâ€™s Hardy Escobar avoids swinging at a low pitch during Game 1 of the Mustangsâ€™ recent best-of-3 bi-district playoff series against Borger that was held in Lubbock. Sweetwater begins its area playoff against Fort Stockton on Friday at Midland Greenwood High School. The best-of-3 series will wrap up on Saturday.
Today we have a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. Expect a high near 74 with eastern wind around 15 mph, becoming southern in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will drop to 20 percent tonight before 1 a.m., with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 62. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
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Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II received what he described as a "gracious gift" during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court.
Until recently, Smith had been using his personal automobile in the performance of his duties. But District Attorney Ann Reed, after recognizing a need for Smith to have an automobile befitting a peace officer, donated one of the 32nd Judicial District's older vehicles to the constable's office.
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Sweetwater City Commissioners Larry May (Precinct 1) and Ricky Castro (Precinct 3), along with Mayor Jim McKenzie, were sworn into office during Tuesday's City Commission meeting held at City Hall. Administering the oath of office is city attorney Pete Sheridan.
J.P. Poe is taking his baseball talents to McMurry University in Abilene.
The Sweetwater High School senior â€” a three-year starter for the Mustang baseball team that is currently in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs â€” signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the War Hawks.
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Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 66. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 70% tonight, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies, with a low around 60 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Grammy Award winning Tejano band Los Texmaniacs, rocked a Municipal Auditorium crowd on Saturday night as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series finale.
Also appearing as part of the APPLAUSE series event was David Hidalgo, part of the iconic Tejano group Los Lobos. Sweetwater-based Conjunto Tejano act Anjelique opened up for Los Texmaniacs.
Sweetwater High School students school have been working hard to prepare for University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competition. Students competed in UIL District Competition in March 2015 in Big Spring. Students and teams that qualified were invited to participate in UIL Regional competition at Texas Tech University.
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Loveâ€™s Hospitality, LLC will open a new Microtel Inn & Suites by WyndhamÂ® on May 11. The hotel is located at 9416 N Interstate 20, adjacent to the Loveâ€™s Travel Stop. The hotel will be operated by Sky Hospitality and employ 15 local residents to manage the property.
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