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March 12th, 2014
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center is partnering with Wal-Mart of Sweetwater with the help of Angie White to provide information about raising healthy children. The project is called Every Little Step.
The WTCAC will have information about keeping children safe Â from physical and sexual abuse. They had an information table at Wal-Mart in the baby section on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7, and will again on March 14, from 1-3:30 p.m.
Pictured is Peggy Parrott, child interviewer and Madison Black, client case manager.
The City of Sweetwater will be having an election on Saturday, May 10 for two seats on the city commission.
Running for Precinct 2 Commissioner are incumbent Jim McKenzie and Miesha Hand. Jeremy Wilks is running against incumbent Jerod Peek for Precinct 4 Commissioner.
Only residents who live in Precincts 2 and 4 will vote for the two commission seats. Photos of the two precincts can be found on Page 3.
Precinct 2 includes residents who live on the southeast side of town--east of Robert Lee Street, south of West Texas Avenue, east of Lamar and south of East Avenue C.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 58 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, we'll have mostly clear conditions with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Miss Texas was the Grand Marshall at the Rattlesnake Review Parade, attended and signed photos at the Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant and attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
She also visited campuses of Sweetwater Independent School District. See more photos on Page 5.
Right off the heels of last week (March 2-8) being declared Severe Weather Preparedness Week by the National Weather Service (NWS), an upcoming training seminar will be held locally to bring awareness on storm spotting.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater is hosting its first-ever scholarship golf tournament in conjunction with the Sweetwater Country Club.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 29, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and tee times starting at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $45 per person (pre-registration) or $50 for those registering on the day of the tournament.
Fees include green fee, cart and range balls. While the event is a four-person scramble, single participants can register and will be accepted.
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be breezy and from the west around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 36 and areas of blowing dust. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northern at 25 to 30 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
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Thousands attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 3,890 pounds, an increase from last yearâ€™s total of 2,361 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 681 pounds, second place Dennie Braswell with 592 pounds, third place Darrell and Kat McIntyre with 346 pounds, fourth place Eric Timaeus with 342 pounds and fifth place Bill Stinson with 282 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Darrell and Kat McIntyre and measured 76 inches long.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater Jaycees Tommy Macon and Del Riley skin rattlesnakes at the 56th Annual Round-Up.