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September 23rd, 2014

Tuesday's local forecast

September 23, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Before 1 a.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 22nd

WASP Museum receive loan for $5.8 million expansion

September 22, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum has been on a two year fundraising campaign and effort to secure loans, grants and funds to enable the museum to undertake a $5.8 million expansion and renovation of the existing museum facilities. Recently, the museum received approval for a long-term USDA loan which, coupled with the generous donations and other lending agreements, allows the museum to move forward. The board met this past week and approved the USDA loan proposal. 

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

SYATP set for Sept. 24

September 22, 2014

This student led, student initiated morning prayer service will take place Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 a.m. on campuses across the country including those in our county, such as Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland. The 2014 theme verse “Never Stop Praying” (Ephesians 6:18a) follows Paul’s famous passage on the armor of God, challenging and encouraging Christ followers to stand strong in the Lord and be His representatives to share the Good News of the Gospel.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Infigen Energy donates to KOL

September 22, 2014

Again Infigen Energy has joined with Kids On the Land (KOL) to help sponsor the event on the 69 Ranch for students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland. Infigen Energy, a renewable energy business specialist, operates Sweetwater Wind Farm 4 & 5. The company believes community relationships are very important. They actively support local communities and schools.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Local weather for Monday

September 22, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 22, 2014

Economic impacts vs. Environmental impacts
The short-term economic impacts in the area due to fracking are certain to be positive.
An increase in population means a wider tax base, which in turn means more funds for public works. The availability of high-paying jobs helps to lift communities out of poverty and reduces unemployment rates. The more businesses which come in, the more diverse the local economy becomes. There are a lot of reasons to smile when a boom hits.

Sweetest Day Festival set for Oct. 11

September 22, 2014

With a name like Sweetwater, it makes sense for the city to celebrate the Sweetest Day holiday.
This sentiment is expressed by Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate, who headed up last year's Sweetest Day Benefit Concert. This year, he has recruited Melonnie Hicks of the Pioneer Museum to help plan a Sweetest Day Festival.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Newman Park from 2-6 p.m.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

Home Free concert to benefit Cornerstone Christian School

September 22, 2014

Cornerstone Christian School is partnering with a nationally recognized music group for an incredible fundraising opportunity.
Home Free, the a cappella country band who took home the title of Season 4 champion in NBC's "The Sing-Off," will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Moody Coliseum, located on the campus of Abilene Christian University. All proceeds from the concert will go toward the local Christian school.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

Josh Abbott Band to release new album

September 22, 2014

This Tuesday, Texas country music fans can look forward to the release of the Josh Abbott Band's latest project. The Josh Abbott Band is well-known for their hits "Taste," "Oh Tonight" featuring rising country music artist Kacey Musgraves and "Touch" — which included actress Melissa Rycroft in the music video.
But fans in Sweetwater can take pride in one of their own making it big as the band prepares for its first nationally-released album. The drummer of the band, Edward Villanueva, is a 2005 graduate of Sweetwater High School.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

September 19th

Avondale Baptist to have work day Saturday

September 19, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

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