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April 2nd, 2015
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the 10th Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Thursday, April 9, from 4-6 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 5:45 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
Read more in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).
On March 21, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank. They showed knowledge of various forms, strikes, stances, self defense techniques, mat drills, Korean terminology and board breaking. It was a packed house at their belt ceremony held on Monday, March 30.
Read more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Today will be sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 59 and breezy winds from the south-southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies Saturday at Fraley Park to begin the 2015 season. The players from each team were introduced by their respective coaches. The league has teams in four age divisions: 6-under, 8-under, 10-under and 12-under. League play began Saturday at the park following the ceremonies.
See more photos inside Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.
The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m., the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) will once again host the Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Learn more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
The city code enforcement office would like to remind residents to not place limbs, brush, grass clippings or furniture in the alleys or street right-of-way next to dumpsters. Doing so is illegal and can obstruct the passage of waste management trucks that empty the city's dumpsters. Piles of debris can also serve as an attractive home for mice, skunks, snakes and other critters who find their way into the city.
Read more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Today we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 64 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
This year's Library Tag Day will take place on Wednesday, April 1 and has extended to the three local elementary schools, SIS (Sweetwater Intermediate School) and SMS (Sweetwater Middle School). Students can make a minimum donation of 25 cents and will receive a "Library Tag" to show that they have donated.
Recent high winds in Sweetwater caused damage around town, including on Texas Street. Shown are Luis Flores and Titus Flores with the large tree that was uprooted in their back yard.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
Get all the details in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.