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July 16th, 2014

Vanlora Ruth Scott

July 16, 2014

Vanlora Ruth Scott; an artist, musician, dancer, singer but above all a worship of Jesus, passed away at the age of 85 on June 10, 2014 in her home that she and her late husband Elva "Scottie" Scott, had built together. She is survived by her two daughters, Janice Bryan and Rebeca Runyan; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Church on 1418 Hailey Street on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Today's local events

July 16, 2014

Today, July 16, the Summer Reading Party will be held at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
The “Science Rocks” summer reading program is coming to an end, so come join the fun activities, prizes and ice cream sundaes. For more information, call the Library at 235-4978.
Tonight, the 4th and Elm Church of Christ will host a “Movie on the Lawn” on Wednesday, July 16, starting around 8:30 p.m.

Sweetwater's forecast for Wednesday

July 16, 2014

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 92 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. And after 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph. After 2 a.m., we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 15th

Jim McKenzie named mayor of Sweetwater

July 15, 2014

Jim McKenzie was appointed on Tuesday morning to serve as Mayor of Sweetwater to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Mayor Greg Wortham.
The meeting, held at City Hall, allowed the City Commissioners the opportunity to accept Wortham's resignation, which was effective on July 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown explained that Wortham submitted his resignation so that he could concentrate on his run for the Texas Senate seat vacated by Robert Duncan.

TSTC student organizations adopt-a-spot

July 15, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently developed a plan to adopt-a-spot. The SGA volunteered to beautify the flowerbeds near the Student Center. They cleaned out the beds and then planted flowers for the season. The even found a critter in the flowerbed. They weren’t sure exactly what the creature was at first, so they snapped a picture and turned to Facebook. It didn’t take long before their suspicions were confirmed, it was a salamander.

Danny Lee Mann

July 15, 2014

Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.

Local events for Tuesday

July 15, 2014

Today, July 15, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Tuesday's local forecast

July 15, 2014

Today, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 14th

SW eliminated at state 7-on-7 tourney

July 14, 2014

COLLEGE STATION — The regular season is still several weeks away. However, this past week proved Sweetwater could hold its own with the big boys in 7-on-7 football action at the highest level.
Sweetwater finished with a 2-2 record after losing, 39-33, to Tyler Chapel Hill in double overtime in a first round championship bracket game at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships that was played Friday morning.

Mustang Football Camp set

July 14, 2014

A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 23-25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.
The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.
Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School.

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