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April 14th, 2014

Taste of Sweetwater benefits local seniors

April 14, 2014

The Taste of Sweetwater is an annual event people of Sweetwater and the surrounding areas have come to enjoy. It is a chance for residents to sample foods from many local restaurants and other food establishments under one roof. This year, the event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-12.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

April 14, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northwest wind at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
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April 11th

Youth group visits Nolan Nursing

April 11, 2014

The Amos and Garrett Youth Group participated in a fun exercise program with the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater. The youth group plan to come once monthly to fellowship and sponsor active games. Smiles, giggles and friendly competition were shared during the inter-generational activity.

Rainwater harvesting making a comeback

April 11, 2014

A lot of trends seem to come and go, and the re-emergence of the rainwater harvesting method seems to prove this point.
Commonly used in the early 1900s to converse water, rainwater harvesting is making a comeback in the state of Texas. The method captures, diverts and stores rainwater for later use, according to the Texas Water Resources Institute.

SPD thanks dispatchers for their service

April 11, 2014

Governor Rick Perry has declared April 13-19 National Telecommunications Week in honor of those individuals working 9-1-1 dispatch. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. It was first conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s.

Local churches to perform Easter Cantata

April 11, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

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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