July 24th, 2015

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Friday's forecast for Sweetwater

July 24, 2015

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 76 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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July 23rd


July 23, 2015

In 1984, Home Economics Cooperative Education was taught by Mrs. Rowland and Lori Kinney and Trudy Gotcher represented HECE as Vice President and Treasurer respectively. Both of these ladies are still in Sweetwater and looking forward to the 30th reunion of the Class of 1985, September 4 and 5 this year. Lori Kinsey is a paralegal at Wetsel and Carmichael and Trudy Bennett is the owner of Building Blocks daycare.

Friday's upcoming activities

July 23, 2015

Tomorrow, July 24, Hoyt Place, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue, invites the public to take advantage of their ‘Fun Run Tour’. Run in, meet their residents and staff, take a tour, and learn more about their remarkable community where seniors thrive.
During the visit, enjoy some of the delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by their chef between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact us at 325-235-6651 for more information and to let us know that you want to tour our lovely home.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

July 23, 2015

Today will be hot and mostly sunny, with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 76 and south-southeast wind at 10 to 15 mph.
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July 22nd

Camp indicates football season is near

July 22, 2015

There was competition at Mustang Bowl on Tuesday at the end of the first day of a three-day football camp led by Sweetwater’s coaching staff. It was a reminder that the real thing starts in a few weeks, as Sweetwater’s first scrimmage is here on Aug. 14. The first practices are scheduled to begin on Aug. 3.

Thursday's upcoming events

July 22, 2015

Tomorrow, July 23, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to
Also, the Mitchell County Senior Citizens Dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 West 2nd Street.
There will be live music featuring Mike Porter and Kevin Rainwater. There is an entry fee per person; contact Faye at 325-728-3033 for more information.

Locals to begin practices Aug. 3

July 22, 2015

Sweetwater High School athletes in volleyball and football start practices for the 2015 season on Aug. 3.
That will also be the day that football athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland begin practicing for their seasons as well.
Football athletes at the four Nolan County schools will have their first scrim-mages Aug. 14 or Aug. 15, followed by a final scrim-mage Aug. 20 or Aug. 21.
Sweetwater’s freshman, JV and varsity volleyball athletes have four practice days before their two scrim-mages on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. The regular season will begin at San Angelo Grape Creek on Aug. 10.

Wednesday's local weather

July 22, 2015

Today, we'll have a 10% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 95. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and southeastern winds around 10 mph.
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July 21st

Wednesday's local activities

July 21, 2015

Tomorrow, July 22, the Nolan County 4-H will host a sewing spectacular and fun with fabric day camp from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nolan County Courthouse (third floor meeting room). Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is free and the camp is for ages third grade through twelfth grade. For more information, contact Labeth Carter at 325-236-6912.
Also, come join some Super Hero Fun at 10 a.m. Magician Harlan Rhodes will be the guest at the County-City Library to conclude their summer reading program.

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