July 26th, 2014
A Nolan County grand jury recently cleared Abilene officers who were involved in the June standoff that ended with police shooting Michael "Micky" Berry to death.
According to 32nd Judicial District ADA (Assistant District Attorney) Barrett Thomas, grand jurors did not indict the five Abilene police officers involved in the shooting.
Nancy McGinley passed peacefully in her sleep on July 17, 2014 in Austin, Texas. She was born Nancy Sue Neeper on Feb. 8, 1933. Nancy, one of nine children, grew up on her father's cotton farm north of Sweetwater in Fisher County. She graduated high school and married Jack McGinley in December of 1950. They had four children, traveled and loved each other until Jack's demise in 2004.
A benefit dinner and dance for Melinda Torres, who is battling leukemia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sweetwater Jaycees Barn.
Melinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.
Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.
A Sweetwater man pleaded guilty to charges of a violent dog and dog-at-large following a court hearing at the Sweetwater Municipal Court on Wednesday.
This is after a pit bull-mix was accused of killing at least 20 cats in a Sweetwater neighborhood. Ten formal complaints have been filed to the city since early July, prompting the owner to be summoned to court.
"It is not about the breed or even the fact that it roams around," Carolyn Mullican, a neighbor said. "I am concerned it may turn to children or the elderly."
Children at Kids Kampus School Age Center in Sweetwater cooled off on 7-11 Day by visiting the 7-11 convenience store across the street and enjoying a free slurpee.
Shown are Roman Lopez, Marvin Mathis, Kethiern Mathis, Nolan Collins, Houston Ramirez, Jordan Williams, Austin Ramirez and Keshaun Jack.
A summer kids' event called "The Greatest Gift" will be held at Broadway Baptist Church from Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31. The church is located at 710 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Children will celebrate the "Reason for the Season" at The Greatest Gift, where they will participate in unforgettable Bible-learning activities. Kids will sing holiday songs, play games that promote teamwork, snack on tasty treats and create crafts they can take home to be used as seasonal decoration.
Tomorrow night, July 26, Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band will perform at the VFW from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.
And on Sunday, Broadway Baptist Church will kick off their five-day Vacation Bible School called "The Greatest Gift".
The program will run Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade (completed). Registration will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll be seeing highs in the upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 to 10 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday, shifting to the south-southwest on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.
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