May 13th, 2015

Commission talks finances at budget retreat

May 13, 2015

Following a short meeting at city hall, the Sweetwater City Commission attended its annual budget retreat in one of the training rooms at the police department. City Manager Eddie Brown said the affair went smoothly, and that the city's finances are in order.

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Microtel welcomed to Sweetwater

May 13, 2015

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Microtel Inn & Suites by Windham on Tuesday to welcome the new hotel to Sweetwater. Many members of the community, along with Chamber Ambassadors, attended the event and enjoyed a catered lunch and tours of the hotel after the ceremony. General Manager Brandon Mills is shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

Checking his swing

May 13, 2015

Sweetwater’s Hardy Escobar avoids swinging at a low pitch during Game 1 of the Mustangs’ recent best-of-3 bi-district playoff series against Borger that was held in Lubbock. Sweetwater begins its area playoff against Fort Stockton on Friday at Midland Greenwood High School. The best-of-3 series will wrap up on Saturday.

Wednesday's local weather

May 13, 2015

Today we have a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. Expect a high near 74 with eastern wind around 15 mph, becoming southern in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will drop to 20 percent tonight before 1 a.m., with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 62. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
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May 12th

Commission approves donation from DA to constable

May 12, 2015

Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II received what he described as a "gracious gift" during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court.
Until recently, Smith had been using his personal automobile in the performance of his duties. But District Attorney Ann Reed, after recognizing a need for Smith to have an automobile befitting a peace officer, donated one of the 32nd Judicial District's older vehicles to the constable's office.

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Commissioners, mayor sworn into office

May 12, 2015

Sweetwater City Commissioners Larry May (Precinct 1) and Ricky Castro (Precinct 3), along with Mayor Jim McKenzie, were sworn into office during Tuesday's City Commission meeting held at City Hall. Administering the oath of office is city attorney Pete Sheridan.

Poe signs with McMurry

May 12, 2015

J.P. Poe is taking his baseball talents to McMurry University in Abilene.
The Sweetwater High School senior — a three-year starter for the Mustang baseball team that is currently in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs — signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the War Hawks.

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May 12, 2015

Local forecast for Tuesday

May 12, 2015

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 66. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 70% tonight, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies, with a low around 60 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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May 11th

APPLAUSE music series wraps up with Música Latina

May 11, 2015

Grammy Award winning Tejano band Los Texmaniacs, rocked a Municipal Auditorium crowd on Saturday night as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series finale.
Also appearing as part of the APPLAUSE series event was David Hidalgo, part of the iconic Tejano group Los Lobos. Sweetwater-based Conjunto Tejano act Anjelique opened up for Los Texmaniacs.

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