July 22nd, 2015

Locals to begin practices Aug. 3

July 22, 2015

Sweetwater High School athletes in volleyball and football start practices for the 2015 season on Aug. 3.
That will also be the day that football athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland begin practicing for their seasons as well.
Football athletes at the four Nolan County schools will have their first scrim-mages Aug. 14 or Aug. 15, followed by a final scrim-mage Aug. 20 or Aug. 21.
Sweetwater’s freshman, JV and varsity volleyball athletes have four practice days before their two scrim-mages on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. The regular season will begin at San Angelo Grape Creek on Aug. 10.

Wednesday's local weather

July 22, 2015

Today, we'll have a 10% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southeastern winds around 10 mph.
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July 21st

Wednesday's local activities

July 21, 2015

Tomorrow, July 22, the Nolan County 4-H will host a sewing spectacular and fun with fabric day camp from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nolan County Courthouse (third floor meeting room). Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is free and the camp is for ages third grade through twelfth grade. For more information, contact Labeth Carter at 325-236-6912.
Also, come join some Super Hero Fun at 10 a.m. Magician Harlan Rhodes will be the guest at the County-City Library to conclude their summer reading program.

Tuesday's local weather outlook

July 21, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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July 20th

Upcoming events for Tuesday

July 20, 2015

Tomorrow, July 21, a Mustang Football Camp will be held through July 23 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9. A fee will be charged.
All campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions.
There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates. Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School. Return forms to: Shane Mobley, Sweetwater High School, 1205 Ragland, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.

Monday's local forecast

July 20, 2015

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 73 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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July 17th

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

July 17, 2015

Today will be sunny, with a high near 97 and southern winds around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tomorrow, we should see sunny and hot skies, with a high near 98 and winds from the south around 15 mph. Sunday night is shaping up to be mostly clear, with a low around 76 and winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
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Abilene Dream Center set up at local K-Mart

July 17, 2015

Representatives of Abilene Dream Center are currently set up in the foyer at Sweetwater's K-Mart.
The Abilene Dream Center is a nine month discipleship program geared in to assist those who struggle with addictions, homelessness, brokenness and anyone who is looking for a change in life.
Volunteers make anywhere from 300-500 crosses by hand each week to sell. The profits are currently going towards a facility they are trying to expand. Pictured are Obediah Galindo and Shelby Stallings.

Highland Heights, First Presbyterian team up to host A Day at Galilee

July 17, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Faith Harvest Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Rhema Valley Family Church, Sweetwater Community Lighthouse, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Get a complete overview in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

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