November 22nd, 2014
Sweetwater's Isaiah McGee (5) gives out a touchdown salute while Michael Lawrence joins him in the end zone during the team's 46-14 area playoff win over Bridgeport on Friday. McGee caught two touchdown passes in the game and Lawrence one for the Mustangs, as they improved to 12-0 while advancing to face Vernon in the regional playoffs. That game will be played at Mineral Wells starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. Read more about the win in our weekend edition.
Ever since cell phones, social media networks and email became fixtures in most of our lives, scams and the con men behind them have grown prevalent, too.
There is a vast array of online fraud, but some scams in particular are being noticed by local banks. The most commonly seen as of late, according to bank officials, run the gamut from attempts to gather personal information to commit identity theft to false promises of companionship.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are working together to celebrate â€śSWEET SATURDAYâ€ť on Saturday, Nov. 29 in conjunction with the nationally recognized â€śSmall Business Saturday.â€ť
"Forget Black Friday battles and skip the huge stores and long lines. Shop in our area small businesses," says Chamber Executive Vice President Leah Andrews.
Latria's, located at 213 Oak in downtown Sweetwater, recently completed a remodel just in time for their upcoming Open House.
Owner Latria Sims urges everyone to come and see the new place, which boasts a updated look. But not only are the facilities updated, but their ladies clothing line showcases a younger look featuring leggings and palazzo pants.
See the full story in our weekend edition.
Final score: Sweetwater 46 Bridgeport 14
Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.
The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).
Read more in Friday's edition.
Thursday was a special day for KXOX radio in Sweetwater, as the station hit a new milestone: 75 years of local broadcasting.
Read more in Friday's edition.
The Sweetwater High School Auditorium was glowing on Thursday evening during the black out community pep rally. Many members of the community attended to cheer on the Sweetwater Mustangs on their way to their second playoff game in Stephenville on Friday.
FRIDAY, NOV. 21
Roscoe varsity girls at Lueders-Avoca tournament.
Roscoe JV girls at Cross Plains tournament.
Highland varsity boys at Rotan (season opener), 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Abileneâ€™s Key City tournament.
Blackwell varsity girls at Westbrook tournament.
Sweetwater vs. Bridge-port (Class 4A, Division II area playoff), 7:30 p.m., Tarleton State Universityâ€™s Memorial Stadium, Steph-enville.
Post vs. Cisco (Class 3A, Division II area playoff), 7 p.m., Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl.