July 6th, 2015
Local families enjoyed the fireworks show at Lake Sweetwater. Shown above is the Huett Family enjoying a night out together at the show including Laurie and Brian and their children Chase and Matt.
A fireworks show returned to Sweetwater this year in the form of Lakefest, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. It took place at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3. The event was in honor of Tom and Jo Henderson and the strong impact the couple made within Sweetwater during their lifetimes. Many local residents and families made it out to the event to enjoy the fireworks, as well as live music at the Amphitheater.
Last month, the 32nd Judicial District welcomed two new ADAs (Assistant District Attorneys) to its office, both of whom are familiar faces to the community of Sweetwater.
According to District Attorney Ann Reed, the last time the 32nd Judicial District had two ADAs was in 1997, in which she was one of them. And for the first time in six years--when she was elected as District Attorney, the opportunity to once again have two ADAs presented itself and Reed took full advantage of it.
Roby Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $15,000 grant for rescue equipment through Texas A&M Forest Serviceâs Rural VFD Assistance Program.
âOur department was in need of rescue equipment to expand our ability to perform tasks such as extrications safely,â Fire Chief James Terry Said.
The new equipment will serve as an addition to equipment the department. According to Terry, their rescue equipment has been used six times thus far this year.
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Recent Sweetwater High School graduate J.P. Poe is one of five pitchers in the 2015 All-Big Country baseball teamâs starting rotation, as announced recently by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Two local sports camps are planned this month.
Sweetwaterâs second football appearance in the Texas 7-on-7 Championships is set to begin on Thursday at College Station, after punching its ticket several weeks ago by winning a state qualifying tournament in Brock for Division II.
The latter classification is for Class 4A and below public schools as well as smaller private schools.
The campus principal, assistant principal and office staff hosted a cookout for summer school students to thank them for their hard work and dedication during the summer school program at Sweetwater High School.
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AAA Texas encourages everyone, who is of legal drinking age and who plans to have alcoholic beverages to celebrate Independence Day, to designate a sober driver, call for a cab or ride sharing service, or plan an overnight stay before having their first drink. Also, as a last resort, AAA Texas will offer a free community service called Tipsy Tow which aims to keep drinking drivers off the road. The service will be available from 6 p.m. on Fri., July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on Sat., July 4, 2015.
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A Masonic cornerstone ceremony and ribbon cutting were held for the Nolan County Jail and Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. Several Nolan County officials gave opening remarks with a ribbon cutting following, sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
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