TUESDAY, DEC. 16
Sweetwater boys at Grape Creek â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls host Haskell (district openers) â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls at Jim Ned starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls will host Bronte, 6:15 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 19
Sweetwater boys host Coleman â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Bangs â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls at Stamford â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams host Guthrie starting at 2 p.m.
The high school basket-ball season resumes today for some local teams as the 2014 portion of their sched-ules begins to wind down.
Learn more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls fin-ished with a 2-2 record at Abilene Highâ€™s tournament. Sweetwaterâ€™s victories came against Graham (45-29) and Jim Ned (31-30) while the team lost its games with Abilene High (29-35) and Midland High (42-43).
Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
The seventh grade Red girls lost all four games at Sweetwaterâ€™s recent tourna-ment that was held this past weekend.
Sweetwater lost to Merkel 36-16 and Snyder 26-20 on Dec. 12, then fell to Merkel 45-23 and Snyder 37-28 on Dec. 13.
Many businesses, organizations and individuals participated in this yearâ€™s Sweetwater Parade of Lights on Monday evening. Sweetwaterâ€™s Outstanding Citizens and Business of the Year were parade marshals and Santa finished the parade.
See more photos in todayâ€™s edition.
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Today, December 16, Doug Sitter State Farm will host theÂ Third Annual Cocoa with Santa.
Residents are invited to visit Santa, enjoy free cookies and cocoa and register to win prizes.Â The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar Street.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 42 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
(West Texas) â€“ The Texas State Technical College fall graduation ceremony will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
There will be 155 graduates with 81 graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree (13 Associate Degree Nursing) and 74 Certificates of Completion will be awarded.
There will be 15 graduates receiving Board of Regents â€“ 4.000 GPA every term; 49 graduates receiving With Honors â€“ 3.500-3.999 Cumulative GPA; 25 Phi Theta Kappa Honors; and seven Wind Energy graduates will receive The Texas Skills Standards Board â€“ Recognized Credential Seal.
A large Sunoco oil pipeline is being laid, with sites visible on the south side of I-20 towards Roscoe and west of highway 70 south of Sweetwater.
Though contractors at the sites are tight-lipped, the line is likely a part of Sunoco's Permian Express II project, which its website shows is slated to run through Nolan County.