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July 14th, 2014

Monday's weather forecast

July 14, 2014

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. is expected. It will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

July 12th

Mayor Greg Wortham resigns, will run for Texas Senate seat

July 12, 2014

Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned.
"I am going to run for the District 28 Texas Senate seat just vacated by Senator Robert Duncan, who resigned last week to become the Chancellor of Texas Tech University," he said.
Under Texas law, a local elected official has to resign in order to even campaign for a state legislative office. Governor Rick Perry will call a special election soon that will take place in November.

Weekend weather forecast

July 12, 2014

Today in Sweetwater is expected to be sunny, with a high near 94. South wind around 15 mph.
Saturday evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 71. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Private water well screening set for July 30 in Sweetwater

July 12, 2014

SWEETWATER — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office (Courthouse) for Nolan County at 100 E. 3rd Street, Suite 305 in Sweetwater to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.
A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 7 p.m. on July 31, also at the AgriLife Extension office.
The screening is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership with Nolan County AgriLife Extension.

AAutumn Amber wins Country Showdown hosted by KXOX AM/FM

July 12, 2014

The 33rd annual Country Showdown local competition concluded on June 28 naming AAutumn Amber was the winner. America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion was held at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The win marks completion of the first step in the prestigious national contest.
AAutumn Amber's combination of musical talent, stage presence, charisma, musicianship and originality caught the attention of the judges, including Tommy McCoy, Scott Fortin and Suzanne Swinney.

Sweetwater in championship bracket at state 7-on-7 tourney

July 12, 2014

COLLEGE STATION — Sweetwater went 2-1 Thursday, beating Cuero and Boerne in pool play at the Texas 7-on-7 Championships after an opening loss to Gilmer as the team advanced to play Tyler Chapel Hill this morning in the first round of the championship bracket that is single-elimination.
Sweetwater bounced back from a 36-20 loss to Gilmer on Thursday to beat Cuero 27-20 and Boerne 35-33 and advance into today’s championship bracket. Only Gilmer (3-0) had a better pool record; Boerne was 1-2 and Cuero 0-3. Sweetwater needed four more wins to reach today’s championship game at 3:30 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson Cunningham, Jr.

July 12, 2014

He was known to family and friends as Woody and was born Nov. 7, 1949. He died July 7, 2014.
He married Susan McFaul in July 1980. The true love of his life was with him during the last days.
He is survived by nephews, Willie, Charlie and Randall Cunningham; sister-in-law, Nell Cunningham; many friends including his best, Gary Watson and Christine Parsons.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Woody Sr. and Mabel Cunningham; brother, Pete Cunningham; and aunt, Alice Miller.
He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Fun at the city pool

July 12, 2014

Members of the community are staying cool this summer and students are enjoying time off from school by visiting the Sweetwater Municipal Pool. The pool opens every year on Memorial Day weekend and stays open until the day before school starts back up. This year, that day is August 24. Days and hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person. Family nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $5 per family or $2 per person. The city pool is also available for party rentals, Friday through Monday.

Public outreach information campaign for public transportation for seniors and disabled is Tuesday

July 12, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public outreach meetings to inform Texans about the availability of cost-effective, efficient passenger transportation services, as well as gather comments from people on what services are needed in the rural communities around Abilene. If you currently use public transit, are thinking about using public transit or would like more information on public transportation services in your community, feel free to attend the meeting.

Evangelist Joe Schmidt to be guest speaker at Broadway Baptist Church

July 12, 2014

This Sunday, July 13, Evangelist Joe Schmidt will be the guest speaker for the 10:50 a.m. service and the 6 p.m.

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