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January 23rd, 2015

Local weekend weather outlook

January 23, 2015

This morning, we'll have a 20% chance of snow, which will mix with rain after 9 a.m. and gradually end. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, which will change to sunny skies with a high near 46. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies. The low will be around 29, with western winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll have a warming trend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday climbing up to the 60s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the mid 30s.
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January 22nd

Coliseum hosts 7th Annual Transmission Summit

January 22, 2015

A lot has changed since former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham started the Transmission Summit seven years ago. Mostly for the better, if you ask Wortham, the multifaceted energy ambassador and coordinator of the summit.

Get all the details in Thursday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Pioneer Museum holds thousands of memories in pictures

January 22, 2015

If pictures are worth a thousand words then the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has millions.
Melonnie Hicks, Executive Director at the museum, says they have thousands and thousands of photos.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

January 22, 2015

We'll have an 80% chance of rain and snow today, with a high near 34 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.
Those rain and snow chances will drop to 70% tonight, which will turn entirely to snow after midnight. Expect cloudy skies and a low around 27, with northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.
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January 21st

Mustang Robotics to test its LEGO mettle

January 21, 2015

If you’ve ever played with LEGOs — and I am sure most of you have — you already know that they are toys with a wide array of applications.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Rubella: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

January 21, 2015

Rubella, sometimes called German measles or three-day measles, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. The infection is usually mild with a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body and low fever (less than 101 degrees). These symptoms last 2 or 3 days. Older children and adults may also have swollen glands and symptoms like a cold before the rash appears. Aching joints occur in many cases, especially among young women. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms.

Wednesday's local weather

January 21, 2015

Rain likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight Rain before midnight, then rain and snow. Low around 32. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

January 20th

AES donates to SNAP

January 20, 2015

Representatives from AES Wind Generation made a cash donation Friday to Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) in the amount of $570. AES began donating to SNAP last year as part of its community outreach activities. SNAP is facing a $115,000 fiscal gap in 2015. The difference is made up by the City of Sweetwater using governmental funds.

Applications available for Miss Snake Charmer Pageant

January 20, 2015

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money.

Learn more in Tuesday's paper, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Girl Scouts debut digital cookie and new cookie flavor

January 20, 2015

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains (GS-TOP) announced that the largest girl-led business in the world is going digital with the introduction of COCOdirect, their online order system. Through the COCOdirect mobile app, local Girl Scouts will be able to take orders from customers and have them shipped directly to the customer’s front door.
Plus, GS-TOP is piloting a new cookie flavor this year, the gluten free Trios. These new elements will further enhance the 2015 Cookie Season which will take place this year in the Abilene area from Jan. 16 to March 1.

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