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August 21st, 2014
Water is the lifeblood of every community. Republican Charles Perry â who has served in the Texas House of Representatives (District 83) since 2010 â declared water to be his cornerstone issue during his stop in Nolan County Tuesday.
"Water is the common theme in the 51 counties (which comprise Senate District 28)," Perry said during an interview with the Reporter. "Sweetwater is a great example. Oak Creek Reservoir is dry."
Perry believes upgrades to infrastructure and modern technology will be the components most likely to help alleviate the region's water woes.
The August Lunch and Learn Seminar held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital highlighted two medical mission trips in Africa taken by hospital employees.
Bonnie Garcia, supervisor of the local OR, headed to Kenya to work with Kenya Relief, an organization founded by Steve and Greta James after they met the child sponsored by their late daughter. Since its inception, over 1400 people have gone to Migori, Kenya to offer assistance.
The trip, which took place in the first part of August, fell during the country's winter season, where temperatures reached between 70 to 75 degrees.
Today, August 21, the Sweetwater LIFT (Living is for Today) luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Center at TSTC.
Call 325-670-6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (there is a cost to lunch). The program will be presented by Nancy Robinson Masters.
Tonight, Highland will have their Meet the Teacher event.
From 5-7 p.m. the PTO will be serving brisket sandwiches. From 5:30-6 p.m. the laptop policy parent/student orientation will take place for grades 6-12.
Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98, with heat index values as high as 101. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and breezy winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
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As the time between now and the Sept. 9 special election grows shorter, the candidates have been scrambling to make their mark on the campaign trail.
The field vying for the Senate District 28 seat visited Sweetwater on Tuesday. The seat became vacant when former Sen. Robert Duncan took the reins as chancellor at Texas Tech University.
Republican Jodey Arrington is considered to be one of the frontrunners in the race, and one of his opponents is fellow Republican Charles Perry, a 1980 Sweetwater High School graduate. Former Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham is running on the Democratic ticket.
The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.
Tonight, 4th and Elm Church of Christ is wrapping up its weekly summer program, Wednesday Night Live, with âSuper Chaosâ from 6-8:30 p.m. on the church lawn. The celebration will include hot dogs, bounce houses, ice cream and fun booths.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
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Two individuals were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by Sweetwater emergency services with minor injuries after a wreck occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The wreckage on Interstate 20, between mile marker 240 and 241, caused traffic to back up on the interstate. The wreck included two semi-trucks and several pick-up trucks and at least five people were involved in the accident.
A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 20 people. Eleven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Felipe Ramirez III was indicted for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony, for an offense that occurred in February 2014. According to court documents, Ramirez knowingly possessed, with the intent to deliver, methamphetamine, in the amount of more than four grams, but less than 200 grams. His bond was set at $25,000.