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October 12th, 2012

Weather forecast for Sunday

October 12, 2012

On Sunday, we should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 82. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight we'll have partly cloudy skies with a low around 56. Eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph will become south-southeast after midnight.
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Sweetwater's weather for Saturday

October 12, 2012

Saturday will bring in a 50% chance of precipitation and mostly cloudy skies. The high will be near 81 and breezy south winds from 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could top out at 30 mph.
Rain chances will decrease in the evening to 20%, with a low around 57. We'll see mostly cloudy skies and west-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to get a look ahead of the local weather.

Friday's local forecast

October 12, 2012

Today we'll see a slight chance of showers, with the possibility of thunderstorms after 1 p.m. It will be cloudy, but will slowly become mostly sunny. The high will be near 82, with southern winds around 15 mph; gusts will be as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight, expect a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms with mostly cloudy skies ad a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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October 11th

Large crowd at Fields of Faith event

October 11, 2012

Hundreds gathered at Sweetwater’s Mustang Bowl on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 to join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event.
This is the first event of its kind in Sweetwater. See more photos on Page 10 in Thursday's paper.

Don’t miss the Friday Night Fight

October 11, 2012

Sweetwater and Snyder football and volleyball teams will be squared off against each other for not only District 5 - 3A honors but for a "Friday Night Fight" for a cure for breast cancer. The two rival towns will come together for one cause.
T-shirts are being sold in both towns. Pictured are Sweetwater Middle School volleyball and football players in their Friday Night Fight t-shirts.

Sheriff: County bond election will impact the city

October 11, 2012

Nolan County Sheriff David Warren addressed the Sweetwater City Commission during their regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday morning, October 9, 2012.
The presentation was in regards to the upcoming county bond election, in which voters will cast ballots on the courthouse remediation and new jail facilities, and its implications for the city. A fact sheet was presented to commissioners, in which Warren prefaced that only facts were on the sheet.

TxDOT moves forward with construction plans on US 84 Nolan County bridge

October 11, 2012

The Texas Department of Transportation’s Abilene District is moving forward with plans to address damages to the US 84 eastbound overpass at west bound Interstate 20 in Nolan County after a collision in late September.

Sweetwater garners two top honors

October 11, 2012

At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, October 9 at City Hall, City Manager Eddie Brown announced that Sweetwater was recently given two honors for outstanding achievements.
As part of his monthly report, Brown stated that the City of Sweetwater has once again received the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending in 2011.

Blotters for October 9, 2012

October 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Oct. 9, 2012.

The SPD received 11, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Henry Woosley, 26 — Warrant.
• David Daniels, 55 — Possession of marijuana.
• Jimmy Lambert, 55 — Driving while license invalid/possession of marijuana in a drug free zone/possession of paraphernalia.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 9, 2012.

Clyde H. Ater

October 11, 2012

Clyde H. Ater was born in Roscoe, Texas, Nov. 2, 1917, to Horace and Elizabeth Ater. He and his parents lived in Sweetwater, Texas and they moved to a farm south of Roscoe when Clyde was about 7 years old, and his sister, Nina Mae was about 4 years old. After leaving high school, Clyde attended Draughan’s Business School in Abilene, Texas, and he studied accounting. While in that school he met Shirley Ford, and they married in 1937. In 1942, Clyde and Shirley moved to Portland, Oregon, where he worked in the shipyards until he was drafted to the Army in 1944.

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