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March 19th, 2015

Many vie for firefighter positions

March 19, 2015

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden has three positions to fill within his ranks, but he shouldn't have too much trouble finding candidates for the job.

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Grant funding approved for SISD, County-City Library, Municipal Auditorium

March 19, 2015

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) recently held their spring quarterly meeting in Austin. Commissioner Mila Gibson of Sweetwater is pleased to announce that at the meeting, TCA Commissioners approved grant funding for the Sweetwater Independent School District, the County-City Library and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (SMA).

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Local forecast for Thursday

March 19, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20% chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 77 and southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 50 percent, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 50. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph will shift to the north-northeast after midnight.
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March 18th

Achieve Dental donates to Haiti mission team

March 18, 2015

Achieve Dental of Sweetwater recently contributed over 250 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to the Emmanuel Fellowship Haiti Mission Team.

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

Sweetwater native receives Founders Award from International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

March 18, 2015

Dave Densmore, 70, eldest son of Beth Densmore of Sweetwater and the late Dr. Al Densmore, was among six honorees Thursday night at the 25th annual induction ceremonies for the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Densmore received the Founders Award from Hall of Fame creator and drag racing legend Don Garlits.

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Wednesday's local weather

March 18, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 68. Winds will be calm and then shift to the south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds around 5 mph.
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March 17th

FFB, SPD form partnership to stop financial exploitation of elderly

March 17, 2015

First Financial Bank, N.A., and the Sweetwater Police Department have joined together to launch an Elderly Financial Exploitation and Abuse awareness and prevention program. The program will begin immediately in all First Financial Bank locations in the Sweetwater area.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Softball celebration

March 17, 2015

Abby Garcia reacts after her three-run homer for Sweetwater in the seventh inning Monday gave her team an 8-5 softball win over Ballinger at the Jerry Collins Complex. The Lady Mustangs play again today at Midland and begin district play Friday when they entertain to Snyder.

See the story in Sports on Page 7 of Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Motion for new trial denied

March 17, 2015

Joe Frank Cuellar will not receive a new trial, according to Phillip Gill, chief investigator with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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'Dr. Burger Day' held at SIS, SMS

March 17, 2015

Math enthusiasm may be an oxymoron for many. But if anyone can get grade school kids fired up about arithmetic, it's Dr. Edward Burger.
Burger, who appeared at Sweetwater Intermediate School and Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, is a virtual rock star among mathematicians — as well as president of Southwestern University in Georgetown.

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