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Local churches combine for Easter cantata

March 28, 2015

Sunday, March 29 marks Palm Sunday, in which Christians across the globe celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem as the beginning of the Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday.
Locally, several churches are commemorating the day with the first of two performances of the Easter cantata, “A.D.: A Musical for Easter and Beyond.” It will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 309 Cedar in Sweetwater.

Rainbolt is coming home as SHS girls athletic coordinator

March 28, 2015

Rusty Rainbolt officially returns this week to the place he graduated from nearly 15 years ago.
This time, he will be coming back to Sweetwater High School in a much different role — as its girls athletic coordinator, as well as the new SHS head girls basketball coach.

Entry and parking changes being made at RPMH

March 28, 2015

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the main entrance to the hospital on Arizona Street will be closed due to construction. This closure includes the visitor parking off of Arizona Street. Visitor parking has been relocated to the administration parking area off of Arizona Street and to the Emergency Department parking area off of Jenny George Lane.

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Doug Sitter State Farm to host 4th Annual Easter Bunny Bash

March 28, 2015

The Easter bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm at 208 Lamar Street from 4-5:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 2. "Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny," said Agent Doug Sitter. "Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids."

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Local churches plan Easter services

March 27, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: 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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Local attorney indicted

March 27, 2015

Sweetwater attorney John S. Young and a San Angelo bail bondsman, Ray Zapata, have been indicted on felony charges related to a will supposedly penned by one of Young's former clients.

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TSTC students sharpen skills at State Conference

March 27, 2015

2015 is a big year for SkillsUSA at TSTC in West Texas — big as in the biggest in 35 years. This year, the school brought 32 students to the SkillsUSA State Conference at TSTC in Waco, the largest number of participating students since 1980.

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Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 27, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Winds will be from the south and southwest, changing over to north-northeast on Sunday night.
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Transplant recipient is going strong six years later

March 26, 2015

When Alicia Vasquez found out her kidneys were failing, it could have been a death sentence.
Thanks to medical science, a generous brother and an unparalleled perseverance and will to live, Vasquez has improved steadily since her transplant more than six years ago. Today, she looks forward to many more years.

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Atmos Energy to flare natural gas in Nolan County

March 26, 2015

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee controlled natural gas flarings during the week of March 24-April 1, 2015, at various times on the property of Buzzi Unicem USA’s Maryneal plant. The company will be performing maintenance on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.

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FCCLA competes at regional meet

March 26, 2015

Several Sweetwater High School students participated in the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Region II Meeting held in Waco on March 5-7.

Learn more and find more photos in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition.

Thursday's local weather

March 26, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the south.
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Haemophilus influenzae disease: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

March 25, 2015

Haemophilus influenzae disease, including Hib disease, is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae. There are six identifiable types of Haemophilus influenzae bacteria (a through f) and other non-identifiable types (called nontypeable). The one that most people are familiar with is Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

American Pickers to film in Sweetwater

March 25, 2015

“Sweetwater is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area,” stated an e-mail from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The team will film episodes of their hit series ‘American Pickers’ throughout Western Texas. Filming is scheduled to begin next month.

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Heading for home

March 25, 2015

Sweetwater's Michael Lawrence rounds third base to score in the first inning of the Mustangs' District 2-4A baseball opener at Sportsman's Park on Tuesday against Levelland. Lawrence had three hits, including a pair of doubles, in a 10-3 win over the Lobos.

Sweetwater's softball team also won, beating Levelland 20-9. See those stories in Wednesday's Sports section on Page 7 or in our e-edition (subscription required).

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