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Funeral services for SGT Robert Hohman today

August 29, 2015

Robert Valice “Rob” Hohman, 47, passed away on August 22, 2015 in Sweetwater.
Service will be at noon on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium with Reverend Eric Von Atzigen officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ICYMI-this week in review

August 29, 2015

What are this week's top stories for Sweetwater and Nolan County? Take a look:

Monday, August 24, 2015:
Beloved police sergeant mourned by community

Wednesday, August 26, 2015:
Rotary District Governor attends Sweetwater meeting

Friday, August 28, 2015:
Marrujo found guilty

Find these stories and more by subscribing to our e-edition or purchasing a printed copy of the Sweetwater Reporter!

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

August 29, 2015

Today will be partly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds remaining around 5 mph.
Tomorrow will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will come from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
And for Sunday night, we should see mostly clear skies, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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Children’s Bible club to begin Sept. 2 at Broadway Baptist Church

August 28, 2015

Churches featured this week in the Religion section are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Trinity Baptist Church.

Read more in Friday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition!

Marrujo found guilty

August 28, 2015

After spending almost six hours in deliberation, a three-woman, nine-man jury found Daniel Marrujo guilty of sexual assault in the 32nd Judicial District courtroom.
The sentencing phase of the trial began at 9 a.m. today.

Friday's forecast for Sweetwater

August 28, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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Update: Sweetwater vs. Lubbock High final score

August 27, 2015

The Sweetwater Mustangs are ahead in the game against Lubbock High School in Lubbock tonight. Score is 34-0..

Score after the third quarter Is 50-7 Sweetwater.

Final score 56-7. Sweetwater wins!

Upcoming events in the area

August 27, 2015

Tonight, August 27, the Mitchell County Senior Citizens Dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 W. 2nd Street.
There will be live music featuring Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band. There will be a fee per person; contact Faye at 728-3033 for more information.
And on Friday, August 28, Dr. Don Abbe, Curator at the Silent Wings Museum, will speak on “Impact WWII had on West Texas” at 10 a.m. at the Sweetwater County-City Library, located at 206 Elm.

#ThrowbackThursday

August 27, 2015

Debrah McCain, a Sweetwater High School Senior from the Class of 1985, is shown going up for a basket against the Brownfield Cubs. That year, Debrah was named to the All-District and All-State teams by the Texas Coaches Association. She and the Class of 1985 will be celebrating their 30 year reunion Sept. 4th and 5th at the Jaycee Barn. For more details about the reunion see the facebook page, "SHS Eightyfive."

Local forecast for Thursday

August 27, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 75 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday's local weather

August 26, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will come from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Candlelight vigil for SGT Rob Hohman set for Wednesday

August 25, 2015

A community wide candlelight vigil for Sweetwater Police SGT Rob Hohman will take place on Wednesday at Mustang Bowl. Gates will open at 9 p.m. and a moment of silence will begin at 9:30 p.m. followed by prayer. The vigil will end at 10 p.m.

Daniel Marrujo facing trial for sexual assault

August 25, 2015

A jury panel is currently being chosen in the 32nd Judicial District Court for the trial of Daniel Marrujo.
Marrujo was indicted Dec. 17, 2013 for three counts: Sexual assault, a second degree felony; indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony; and indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony.
The victim was under the age of 17 on Feb. 16, 2013, when the alleged crimes are said to have occurred.
The trial will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Local weather for Tuesday

August 25, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the northeast around 5 mph, and after 1 p.m., a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the area.
Those rain chances will remain through 1 a.m., with a nighttime low of around 72 with partly cloudy skies. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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Beloved police sergeant mourned by community

August 24, 2015

The community of Sweetwater and Nolan County is mourning the loss of one of its beloved police officers. SGT Robert "Rob" Hohman with the Sweetwater Police Department passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Many members of the community remembered SGT Hohman and a great man and officer. See today's edition to read memories submitted by community members.

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