August 27th, 2015

Upcoming events in the area

August 27, 2015

Tonight, August 27, the Mitchell County Senior Citizens Dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 W. 2nd Street.
There will be live music featuring Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band. There will be a fee per person; contact Faye at 728-3033 for more information.
And on Friday, August 28, Dr. Don Abbe, Curator at the Silent Wings Museum, will speak on “Impact WWII had on West Texas” at 10 a.m. at the Sweetwater County-City Library, located at 206 Elm.


August 27, 2015

Debrah McCain, a Sweetwater High School Senior from the Class of 1985, is shown going up for a basket against the Brownfield Cubs. That year, Debrah was named to the All-District and All-State teams by the Texas Coaches Association. She and the Class of 1985 will be celebrating their 30 year reunion Sept. 4th and 5th at the Jaycee Barn. For more details about the reunion see the facebook page, "SHS Eightyfive."

Local forecast for Thursday

August 27, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 75 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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August 26th

Wednesday's local weather

August 26, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will come from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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August 25th

Candlelight vigil for SGT Rob Hohman set for Wednesday

August 25, 2015

A community wide candlelight vigil for Sweetwater Police SGT Rob Hohman will take place on Wednesday at Mustang Bowl. Gates will open at 9 p.m. and a moment of silence will begin at 9:30 p.m. followed by prayer. The vigil will end at 10 p.m.

Daniel Marrujo facing trial for sexual assault

August 25, 2015

A jury panel is currently being chosen in the 32nd Judicial District Court for the trial of Daniel Marrujo.
Marrujo was indicted Dec. 17, 2013 for three counts: Sexual assault, a second degree felony; indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony; and indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony.
The victim was under the age of 17 on Feb. 16, 2013, when the alleged crimes are said to have occurred.
The trial will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Local weather for Tuesday

August 25, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the northeast around 5 mph, and after 1 p.m., a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the area.
Those rain chances will remain through 1 a.m., with a nighttime low of around 72 with partly cloudy skies. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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August 24th

Beloved police sergeant mourned by community

August 24, 2015

The community of Sweetwater and Nolan County is mourning the loss of one of its beloved police officers. SGT Robert "Rob" Hohman with the Sweetwater Police Department passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Many members of the community remembered SGT Hohman and a great man and officer. See today's edition to read memories submitted by community members.

Weather fair in Sweetwater

August 24, 2015

Weather in Nolan County today will be fair with a high of 83 degrees according to the National Weather Service in San Angelo. There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, as well as tonight.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

August 21st

Sweetwater's events for Sunday

August 21, 2015

On Sunday, August 23, First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater will be celebrating Back to School and 134 years of ministry to Jesus at 9:30 a.m.
Everyone is invited to this celebration which will feature Elliott Powell, a Christian music artist and ordained Presbyterian minister. Powell travels the world and most recently completed his Holy Land Tour in Jerusalem and Israel.
He will lead Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. There will be a pot luck meal after worship.
For more information and complete schedule, call 235-5491 or visit

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