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September 29th, 2014

National Night Out comes to Sweetwater

September 29, 2014

Community awareness is a major key to fighting crime. In hopes of promoting such awareness, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) began holding a countrywide event: National Night Out (NNO), in 1984.
This year, National Night Out will be officially recognized in Sweetwater for the first time, as the police and fire departments are publicizing the Oct. 7 event.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

Wal-Mart collects supplies for SISD

September 29, 2014

Sweetwater ISD expressed their appreciation to Wal-Mart for once again collecting donated school supplies for Sweetwater ISD students. Shown are Carmelita Diaz and store manager Michelle Childs with some of the donated supplies.

September 26th

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

Steel Magnolias at Trinity Baptist Church

September 26, 2014

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, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons).

Get all the details in Friday's print edition.

Noncompliant sex offenders nabbed in sweep

September 26, 2014

Several agencies joined forces Monday and Tuesday in order to check Nolan County's registered sex offenders for compliance.
Officers and agents representing the United States Marshals Service, Texas office of the attorney general, Department of Public Safety, Nolan County Sheriff's Office, Sweetwater P.D. and Roscoe P.D. conducted the sweep, which netted 15 total offenders who were considered to be noncompliant with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 62.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

WASP Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Tenth Annual Museum Day Live this Saturday

September 26, 2014

The WASP Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

Attorney General candidate Houston visits Sweetwater, talks ethics

September 26, 2014

Sam Houston believes he's the best choice for Texas Attorney General — a powerful office with a budget of more than a half-billion dollars — and he wants you to believe so, too.
A native of Colorado City, Houston (which is indeed his real name), has practiced law in the city of Houston for the past 26 years. Houston ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket and now faces Republican frontrunner and state senator Ken Paxton. The general election will be held Nov. 4.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

Local weekend weather outlook

September 26, 2014

Today we'll have partly sunny skies with a high near 81. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 p.m., and we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will stick around this evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 61. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
For Saturday and Sunday, we'll see highs in the lower 80s, with lows in the lower 60s. Winds will mainly come from the south throughout the weekend, around 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 25th

Grand Jury indicts 15

September 25, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 15 people. Eleven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ronnie Scott Jones was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Residents urged to ‘paint the town purple’

September 25, 2014

Relay For Life of Nolan County is going to paint the town purple and invites all residents to join.
Monday, Sept. 29 through Friday, Oct. 3 will be the designated "Paint the Town Purple" week for homes and businesses county-wide.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

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