January 28th, 2015
After an arduous jury selection process, the trial for Joe Frank Cuellar began Tuesday in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
Cuellar is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault on three separate minor children who were living with Cuellar at his residence in Sweetwater until April 2012.
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On Saturday night, Jan. 31, 4th and Elm Church of Christ will welcome Christian comedian and illusionist Adam Christing to their campus. He will perform a free show from 7-8 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
"You will need a ticket for entry, but tickets are free for the community. Please check with the church office for picking up your free tickets."
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The True Texan Award is a quarterly award given to Texas National Bank team members who take pride in their work, do whatâ€™s best for the team and always put the customer first. Award recipients are given an extra paid day of vacation and a small cash prize. The True Texan for the fourth quarter 2014 is Martha Heredia (shown).
THURSDAY, JAN. 29
Blackwell junior high girls at Veribest tournament.
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
Sweetwater girls will play at Levelland â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will play at Levelland â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe will play at Albany â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams will play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will host Water Valley starting at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 31
SNYDER â€” At last, the Sweetwater boys basketball team has a district win fol-lowing three straight losses to begin 2-4A play. And if the Mustangs had blown this one, it would have been a real killer.
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Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 48 and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will switch to the northwest.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Texas Farmers Union announces the 113th State Convention Jan. 30-31, 2015 at the MCM Elegante, 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene 79606. The opening session of the convention will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. The session will open with committee reports, introduction or a new Pioneer in Agriculture and be followed by a reception.
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Josh Stegge, an eighth grade student at Roscoe Collegiate Middle School, represented Roscoe at the Region 16 All Region Band Concert on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Lubbock. This was all done under the auspices of the Association of Texas Small School Bands.
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The Big Country Cutting Horse Show was held at the Nolan County Coliseum this weekend. Over 300 horses from across the United States competed. This is the first of five weekends the BCCHA will be in Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum in 2015. Some of the top trainers, breeders, owners and horses in the country compete here regularly.
In a Nolan County Commissioners Court meeting lasting approximately five minutes Monday, the commissioners voted unanimously to leave the burn ban off for at least two more weeks due to recent rains.
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