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July 12th, 2014

AAutumn Amber wins Country Showdown hosted by KXOX AM/FM

July 12, 2014

The 33rd annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on June 28 naming AAutumn Amber was the winner. America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.
AAutumn Amber's combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of the judges, including Tommy McCoy, Scott Fortin and Suzanne Swinney.

Fun at the city pool

July 12, 2014

Members of the community are staying cool this summer and students are enjoying time off from school by visiting the Sweetwater Municipal Pool. The pool opens every year on Memorial Day weekend and stays open until the day before school starts back up. This year, that day is August 24. Days and hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person. Family nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $5 per family or $2 per person. The city pool is also available for party rentals, Friday through Monday.

Public outreach information campaign for public transportation for seniors and disabled is Tuesday

July 12, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public outreach meetings to inform Texans about the availability of cost-effective, efficient passenger transportation services, as well as gather comments from people on what services are needed in the rural communities around Abilene. If you currently use public transit, are thinking about using public transit or would like more information on public transportation services in your community, feel free to attend the meeting.

Evangelist Joe Schmidt to be guest speaker at Broadway Baptist Church

July 12, 2014

This Sunday, July 13, Evangelist Joe Schmidt will be the guest speaker for the 10:50 a.m. service and the 6 p.m.

July 11th

Friday's weather forecast

July 11, 2014

This afternoon isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected according to the National Weather Service. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight expect isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

July 10th

FFB promotes Lara to VP and Consumer Lender

July 10, 2014

The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., recently announced the promotion of Orlando Lara to Vice President and Consumer Lender in Sweetwater.
“With his lending background and expertise, Orlando will make a great addition to our lending team and to our community,” said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Sweetwater Region.

Bibb joins TNB as Senior Vice President

July 10, 2014

The Texas National Bank Board of Directors is proud to announce the hiring of Chris Bibb as Senior Vice President in the bank’s Sweetwater location. The announcement was made by Bill Johnson, President and CEO.
As Senior Vice President, Bibb’s primary responsibilities include servicing existing customers and developing new relationships in Nolan County and the surrounding communities while also assisting in the overall management of the bank’s loan and investment portfolios.

Sweetwater ISD now offering tuition-supported pre-kindergarten

July 10, 2014

Sweetwater ISD is now offering a tuition-supported pre-kindergarten program (Pre-K) at the Southeast Elementary campus. Here are some facts about the program:
• Children must be three years of age on or before Sept. 1 to register.
• Children must fit the profile of a regular education student. Special Education students are served in the district through the appropriate placement.
• This is an educational program taught by a certified teacher.

Weather forecast for Thursday

July 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southeast wind around 15 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

July 9th

I-20 bridge overpass closed

July 9, 2014

The Interstate 20 bridge overpass at MM 248 near Sweetwater is closed to repair a hole in the bridge deck. Traffic at that location that is headed to east bound I-20 is being diverted north on the frontage road to the bridge overpass near MM 249, where they can enter I-20 and continue east. No lanes of I-20 are affected. At this time, it’s unknown when the bridge will re-open. Additional information will follow as it become available.

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