June 15th, 2015
ABILENE â€” Two enor-mous second-half plays â€” one on offense and one on defense â€” by ex-Sweetwater High star Isaiah McGee led the North all-star football team to a 21-3 win over the South on Saturday night at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic.
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Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 5 mph. We'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will increase to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds from the east at around 5 mph will shift to the south-southeast after midnight.
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Thousands of people turned out for the very first edition of CatCon Los Angeles. Attendees donned cat ears, lined up to shake paws with celebrity felines, and fawned over cat-centric arts, crafts and products.
The National WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) WWII Museum recently obtained a $3,500 grant from Operation Round-Up, which is part of Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC).
Established in December 2014, Operation Round-Up allows the members of BCEC--which are also its owners--the opportunity to "round up" their electric bill to the nearest dollar amount. The money collected from the initiative is placed into a fund that assists organizations with charitable purposes within BCEC's service base.
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By popular demand, a fireworks show in Sweetwater will return this year to celebrate the birth of America.
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, approval was given to allow the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a fireworks display at the Lake Sweetwater dam on Friday, July 3, 2015, which will start at 9:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School gym hosted a pair of Mustang Basketball Camps this past week, one for students entering grades 1-5 and another for those entering grades 6-9.
Students in grades 6-9 were Jon Davis, Timmy Thompson, Ryan Romero, Antonio Padilla, Jasen Nelson, Antonio Heredia, Jason Martinez, Jackson Foster, Keiarriyen Griffin, Brendan Delgado, Ethan Cortez, Thomas Hernandez, Mathew Hernandez, Rylen Moncada, Alex Martinez and Carson Brownlow.
Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Pictured are (from left to right) Hope Reyna, Gina Pickrell and Davian Perez making a sizable donation to the "Sweetwater, TX Feed Our Kids" program at the Sweetwater Reporter office. The Sweetwater Reporter is just one of several donation drop-off stations for the program, which provides local school-age children with a nutritious midday meal during the summer months.
Practical Defensive Tactics, located in Sweetwater, recently hosted a Filipino Edged Weapons Seminar with instructor Mike Keller. Those in attendance were (back row, from left to right) Aaron Roberts, Lance Richburg, Sam Cunningham, Todd Jones, Spencer Dean, Eric vonAtzigen, Dan Olds, Greg Rowland, James Vasquez, (front row, from left to right) Alex Kittley, Greg Torres, Mike Keller, Brant vonAtzigen, James Kittley and John MacMurdo.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, several lots and land at Oak Creek Lake were presented to commissioners to determine steps of action toward the properties.
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