April 11th, 2014

Taste of Sweetwater is Monday

April 11, 2014

Everything is sweet in Sweetwater — especially the food. The Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) staff is ready to open the gates at the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater (ToS) on Monday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
About 25 local restaurants are participating in the yearly culinary extravaganza. Each business will have its own table set up where patrons may indulge in selected delectables until there is none left to serve.

Bluebonnets and ladybugs

April 11, 2014

Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught this photo of a ladybug flying to one.

SW teams pay visit to B-Spring

April 11, 2014

The Sweetwater baseball team ended its losing streak with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Greenwood, while the Sweetwater softball team had its best offensive effort in district play despite falling to 0-7 in a 15-11 loss to Greenwood.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

April 11, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 60 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with breezy conditions throughout the entire weekend as high as 30 mph. Saturday's low will be around 66, with Sunday night dropping down to 45.
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April 10th

Many attend ninth annual Family FunFair

April 10, 2014

Many area families attended the ninth annual Family FunFair, hosted by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and High Sky Children's Ranch on Wednesday. Many organizations provided games and prizes and food was provided by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Shown are children joining in on the "hokey pokey" song during the time of remembrance.

Community Captains to host block party this weekend

April 10, 2014

The Community Captains of Sweetwater will be holding a block party this weekend, April 11 and 12, at Jones Park starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening. The first annual Community Captains Softball Tournament will kick off Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Ten co-ed teams from Abilene, San Angelo, Roby and the surrounding area will compete in a double elimination tournament. Concessions will be served throughout the day, including brisket sandwiches, sausage on a stick, Frito pie, nachos, chili dogs, snow cones and much more.

Local churches to perform Easter Cantata

April 10, 2014

An Easter Cantata "He's Alive" will be performed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance and is a collaboration of choirs from First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church, under the musical direction of David Woods, First Baptist Church music director. Free tickets are available at First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and First
Presbyterian Church.

Local sports calendar

April 10, 2014

Sweetwater JV and varsity teams complete district meet at Big Spring (top four in each event advance to area meet in Pecos on April 18).
Highland varsity teams host district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to also be held in Highland on April 18).
Roscoe varsity teams at Highland for district meet (same as above).
Blackwell varsity teams at Robert Lee for district meet (top four in each event advance to area meet to be held in Highland on April 18).
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring, 7 p.m.

4-3A track to wrap up today

April 10, 2014

Advancing to area competition will be the goal for Sweetwater athletes today as the District 4-3A track meet, which began Monday, ends its two-day run in Big Spring. A top-four finish is needed to qualify for the area meet in Pecos, which will be held April 18.
Sweetwater’s Cierra Knox qualified for area Monday with a fourth-place finish in the girls shot put (30-9), and Sweetwater’s De’andre Gatson was fifth in the boys triple jump (40-0 3/4).

Regional golf qualifier

April 10, 2014

Michael Hunt of Sweetwater watches his tee shot on the No. 1 hole at Sweetwater Country Club during the final round of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament on Tuesday.
Hunt shot a 228 total for his three rounds to qualify for Region I-3A tournament, which will be held April 14-15 at Lubbock’s Shadow Hills course.

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