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June 23rd, 2015

Music camp begins at FUMC

June 23, 2015

First United Methodist Church held a music camp to which all types of praise was shown, from song to crafts and even a puppet show. Multiple groups were led to new activities every 15-20 minutes with snack and down time.

See more photos in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Bids opened at county meeting for water truck

June 23, 2015

At the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning, five bids were opened for a water truck for Precinct Four. Four companies submitted bids, with prices ranging from around $71,000 to $142,000.

Get a recap of the meeting in Tuesday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

TEA shares free summer reading resource

June 23, 2015

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) encourage young Texans to continue reading throughout the summer. And to assist in that effort, TEA is sharing Find a Book, Texas, a free summer reading online resource.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weather for Tuesday

June 23, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 70 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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June 22nd

Cheer camp held at SIS

June 22, 2015

The Mini Mustang Cheer Camp recently took place for girls between the age of four through completed fifth grade. The camp took place at Sweetwater Intermediate School.

Learn more and find additional photos in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Lion’s Club to host 4th of July parade

June 22, 2015

The Sweetwater community is invited to the annual 4th of July Parade hosted by the Sweetwater Lions Club on Saturday, July 4, starting at 10 a.m. The parade route will begin on Ash Street, and then will proceed to Broadway and continue east on Broadway to Elm Street, ending at Newman Park.

Get all the details in Monday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Library to host retirement reception for Wayne McCormick

June 22, 2015

The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Wayne McCormick on Wednesday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. at the County-City Library in Sweetwater, located on 206 Elm, with extra parking available at the corner of 4th and Elm.

Read more in Monday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

June 22, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Visit to learn more.

June 19th

Two Sweetwater families bound together by Avenger Field and Women Airforce Service Pilots

June 19, 2015

In 1940 as Europe was enmeshed in WWII, three young pilots left the University of Wisconsin in a rattletrap Ford headed for the Plosser Prince Air Academy, Sweetwater, Texas to become flight instructors. These three pilots from Wisconsin, who were to become known as the Three Musketeers, were Paul Hill, a dairy major; Robert M. Snyder, an engineering major; and William Deppe, pre law. The purpose of the air academy was to train British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots through Roosevelt’s Lend Lease Program.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service to offer professional food manager certification training course

June 19, 2015

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.

Get all the details in our weekend edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

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