February 18th, 2015

Mustangs end with big run but Lobos hang on

February 18, 2015

Until the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s finale, Sweet-water was on its way to a lopsided defeat at Mustang Gym. Then the tide began turning for the home team, starting with a free throw with 7:27 to play by Jacob Peyton that cut Levelland’s lead to 71-41.

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Roscoe, Blackwell boys end with a loss

February 18, 2015

The Roscoe boys bas-ketball team ended its season on Tuesday with a 54-36 loss to Stamford.
In 14-1A, Blackwell’s boys lost to Bronte 53-20 in their finale to go 0-14 in district and 3-16 over-all.

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Wednesday's local weather

February 18, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 38 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will change to the south.
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February 17th

Car show proceeds to benefit local families

February 17, 2015

Manny Gutierrez stands alongside his 2014 Ford Mustang GT. Gutierrez, owner of Sweetwater Auto-Tire, is holding a car show at his business, located at 700 E. Broadway, on March 7, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Big Country Electric Cooperative announces Operation Round Up

February 17, 2015

Big Country Electric Cooperative has initiated Operation Round Up: to allow the cooperative and its members to partner together to provide financial assistance to those in need locally. This program is supported by co-op members whose electric bills are “Rounded Up” to the nearest dollar.

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Pageant contestants attend tea

February 17, 2015

This year's Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants attended the pageant tea Sunday at Java Jax in Sweetwater. Pictured left to right are (top row) Mikeilah Foust, Karleigh Coldiron, Taylor Soliz, Samantha Ortega, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, (bottom row) Skye Henderson, Jacy Sparks, Cheyenne Hamilton and Krista Clower. Not pictured are Abigail McPherson, Marisa Moncada and Kala Wofford. The pageant contestants will attend Media Day on Friday.

Basketball, softball and baseball teams to all play here today

February 17, 2015

Sweetwater High School will have teams from three sports playing here today.
All three SHS boys bas-ketball teams will be hosting Levelland, starting with the freshmen at 5 p.m. fol-lowed by the JV at 6:30 and the varsity at 8 p.m., in their respective season finales.
The SHS softball team will begin its season by hosting Colorado City at 6 p.m. at Jerry Collins Complex. Also today, the Sweetwater baseball team will scrimmage Midland Lee at 5 p.m.

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Tuesday's local forecast

February 17, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of snow before noon, which will usher in mostly cloudy then sunny skies with a high near 49. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 5 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 31 and west-northwest winds around 5 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
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February 16th

College Basketball Round Up

February 16, 2015

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60

Do you know...

February 16, 2015

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547. Any and all information is appreciated.

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