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April 11th, 2014

One transported in Thursday wreck

April 11, 2014

The driver of the vehicle shown above was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital via ambulance on Thursday afternoon, according to emergency authorities.
The driver was in stable condition when transported, after the wreck occurred around 4:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of W. Broadway. The driver of the other truck involved in the wreck was not transported.

Taste of Sweetwater is Monday

April 11, 2014

Everything is sweet in Sweetwater — especially the food. The Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) staff is ready to open the gates at the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater (ToS) on Monday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
About 25 local restaurants are participating in the yearly culinary extravaganza. Each business will have its own table set up where patrons may indulge in selected delectables until there is none left to serve.

Bluebonnets and ladybugs

April 11, 2014

Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught this photo of a ladybug flying to one.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

April 11, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 60 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with breezy conditions throughout the entire weekend as high as 30 mph. Saturday's low will be around 66, with Sunday night dropping down to 45.
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April 10th

Many attend ninth annual Family FunFair

April 10, 2014

Many area families attended the ninth annual Family FunFair, hosted by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and High Sky Children's Ranch on Wednesday. Many organizations provided games and prizes and food was provided by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Shown are children joining in on the "hokey pokey" song during the time of remembrance.

Community Captains to host block party this weekend

April 10, 2014

The Community Captains of Sweetwater will be holding a block party this weekend, April 11 and 12, at Jones Park starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening. The first annual Community Captains Softball Tournament will kick off Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Ten co-ed teams from Abilene, San Angelo, Roby and the surrounding area will compete in a double elimination tournament. Concessions will be served throughout the day, including brisket sandwiches, sausage on a stick, Frito pie, nachos, chili dogs, snow cones and much more.

Local churches to perform Easter Cantata

April 10, 2014

An Easter Cantata "He's Alive" will be performed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance and is a collaboration of choirs from First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church, under the musical direction of David Woods, First Baptist Church music director. Free tickets are available at First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and First
Presbyterian Church.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

April 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be breezy and from the southwest at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 60 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
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April 9th

WTCAC hosts Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 9, 2014

"Safe haven" and "neutral environment" were words Hattie Allen with the Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas used to describe child advocacy centers Tuesday night during the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center's annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet and fundraiser. She was the guest speaker for the evening.

SHS students selected to attend RYLA camp

April 9, 2014

Four junior students from Sweetwater High School have been selected to attend RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp this summer at the Lone Tree Ranch near Capitan, New Mexico.
Sweetwater representatives will be Jeremy Witt, Abigail McPherson, Madison Jones and Blake Cumbie. Camp RYLA assists students in problem solving, conflict management and learning effective leadership.

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