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March 4th, 2014
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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The Sweetwater Fire Department stopped a house fire this morning on the 200 block of E. Oklahoma in Sweetwater. Two people were in the house at the time of the blaze and made it out safely.
The fire was caused by faulty wiring to the water heater, according to authorities. The fire was contained to the two back rooms of the home.
The family is staying with relatives that live nearby.
Voters will head to the polls for the primary election this Tuesday, March 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to decide which federal, state and county officials will appear on the November election ballot for their respective party.
County races include County Judge, District Clerk, County Clerk, Justice of the Peace and County Chairman. In addition, County Precincts 2 and 9, as well as Precincts 4 and 8, will vote for County Commissioners for Precincts 2 and 4.
Thus, Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 do not have any commissioner races.
Wes Sims was re-elected to a tenth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organization's 112th annual convention in Corpus Christi. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 25 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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Highland seniors Beth Richburg and Sierra Allen console each other after the Lady Hornets' basketball season ended Friday with a 53-45 loss to Calvert in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals at Austin. Highland, which advanced to the state tournament for the second straight year, finishes 28-4. See a story on the game and many more pictures from the tournament in today's Sports section on Pages B1-B3.
Area firefighters were still battling hot spots on Saturday morning near CR 175 in Nolan County after a grass fire began around 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon with high winds contributing to the spread of the blaze. The fire is located just above Nolan near the intersection of CR 174 and CR 175.
"As of this morning there is no smoke in the air, but there are still hot spots that crews are finishing," said Matthew Lanier, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Connie Broadwell Jamison is a candidate for Nolan County District Clerk.
Sweetwater is her hometown and she is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and Columbia Secretarial College. She is the daughter of R.E. and Charlie Broadwell, and she has two sisters, Patricia "Treet" Broadwell and Deb Veal; one brother, Richard Broadwell; one sister-in-law, Vicki Broadwell; and one brother-in-law, David Veal.
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According to an article, Henry Ford asked some engineers to box the transmissions for his Model-T Fords in certain sized boxes. He gave meticulous dimensions and material instructions for these boxes.Â The builders were confused, but they did as they were told.Â
When the transmissions were delivered, the factory workers took apart the boxes and used them for the floorboards!Â Mr. Ford was thinking ahead!Â
On Thursday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, at about 10:07 a.m., Deputy Duwon Sterling with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of someone burning trash or debris at 125 Loop 170, also known as Avenger Field Road inside the city limits of Sweetwater.