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Thoze Guyz set to release third genre-busting album

May 22, 2015

Brotherhood. That's the title of the third album set to be released by Thoze Guyz, a Sweetwater-based group which has quickly gained popularity from coast-to-coast, in many places Tejano music is popular.
Led by singer and guitarist Steve Lujan and Esteven "Chapo" Cerda, who plays the accordion and provides vocals, Thoze Guyz' roots go deep. According to Lujan, it truly is a brotherhood. He and Cerda began playing music together when they were about 10 years old.

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Sweetwater Healthcare Center celebrates Nursing Home Week

May 22, 2015

Sweetwater Healthcare Center showed their appreciation to their employees by hosting a barbecue lunch catered by Bee’s Décor. Shown are several employees including Fran Kirchgater, Maegen Davison, Shannon Haseman, Ester Paquin, Janice Boil, Joyce Spaulding, Kala Spaulding, Angela Turney, Brandie Thompson, Leslie Lane, Zela Armstrong and Rosa Gonzalez.

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Missionary Dan Charland and wife Jennifer to be special guests at Broadway Baptist

May 22, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion section are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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History of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

May 22, 2015

One thousand eight hundred thirty women pilots — ages 18 to 35, with a private or commercial pilot’s license and at least 500 hours cockpit time (later lowered to 200 and then 35 hours) — answered the call of their country in the fall of 1942-1944 and joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to train at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Avenger Field was and is the only all-female training base in U.S. military history.

Five SHS students receive ASU Carr Scholarship

May 22, 2015

Five students signed letters of receipt for the Carr Scholarship at Angelo State University in a ceremony on April 21. ASU’s Carr Scholarship Program is designed for entering students and honors their dedication to learning by recognizing their previous academic achievements. Awards are based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores. Sweetwater seniors left to right are  Columbus Hickmon, Jasmine Reddic, Natalie Cox, Patrick Reyna and Sierra Flores. Also in attendance from Sweetwater High School was SHS Principal, Dr.

Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Scott to attend WASP Homecoming

May 22, 2015

For the 10th year WASP will return to Avenger Field for Homecoming to celebrate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 23, honoring all American veterans. The ashes of WASP June Braun Bent 44-3 will be disbursed over Avenger Field during the evening Memorial Ceremony.
The luncheon speaker is Lt. Col. Samantha Weeks USAF, former Thunderbird pilot. Lt. Kimberly Scott USAF, C-17 pilot will attend representing the Tuskegee Airmen.

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SRPC presents scholarships to several local seniors

May 22, 2015

Shown are Veeda Jeter, scholarship award winner from Blackwell CISD and Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club member Robert Peterson. Jeter is the winner of a $1000 scholarship.
Also awarded scholarships were Alice Bell from Highland High School and Jesenia Peña from Roscoe Collegiate High School.

VIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce

May 22, 2015

Amp up your next barbecue with your own, homemade BBQ sauce. This recipe pairs perfectly with all your go to favorites from ribs to chicken.

Local weekend weather outlook

May 22, 2015

Today, we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 73. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll have rain chances in the area through Sunday morning, with weekend highs in the lower 70s and upper 80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s, with winds from the south throughout Saturday and Sunday.
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VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Letterman has a star-studded finale

Pioneer Museum seeks local volunteers, experts

May 21, 2015

Melonnie Hicks has big plans for the Pioneer City-County Museum. In order to see them come to fruition anytime soon, she said, community support is required.
Hicks, who has served as museum director for about two years, said the museum has thousands of items that need to be catalogued. It's a simple, but tedious task that will require many man-hours to complete.

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Twenty-four WASP to return to Avenger Field

May 21, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, twenty-four Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will return to Avenger Field in Sweetwater, the only all women training base in United States Military history. They will be accompanied by family, friends and admirers to see where WASP trained from May 1943 through December 1944.

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Sweetwater High School announces Who’s Who 2015 graduating seniors

May 21, 2015

The following graduating seniors from Sweetwater High School were named as Who's Who honorees: Tyler Beasley, Ty Crain, Madison Jones, Corynn Martin, Jasmine Reddic, Colton Scott, Rhett Torres, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Jeremy Witt and Kala Wofford.

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Thursday's local weather

May 21, 2015

Today will be cloudy, with a high near 62 and northeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 4 a.m. on Friday, with cloudy conditions lingering tonight and a low around 56. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph.
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Area girls "Blossom" at TSTC event

May 20, 2015

With jobs requiring skilled labor popping up all over Texas, area colleges and high schools have begun shifting focus toward STEM-based careers.
Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM programs can be found at Roscoe High School, which is making national headlines for its innovative approach to teaching. Sweetwater High School has also gotten in on the action, teaming up with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and other schools to offer graduates a chance to leave with an industry-specific certification or even a two-year degree.

These 13 graduating Sweetwater High School seniors have been selected to participate next month in...
In conjunction with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Sweetwater Country Club will host a golf...
A Lady Mustang Vol-leyball Skills Camp has been scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, June 9-12 at...


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