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May 12th, 2015

Commission approves donation from DA to constable

May 12, 2015

Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II received what he described as a "gracious gift" during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court.
Until recently, Smith had been using his personal automobile in the performance of his duties. But District Attorney Ann Reed, after recognizing a need for Smith to have an automobile befitting a peace officer, donated one of the 32nd Judicial District's older vehicles to the constable's office.

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Commissioners, mayor sworn into office

May 12, 2015

Sweetwater City Commissioners Larry May (Precinct 1) and Ricky Castro (Precinct 3), along with Mayor Jim McKenzie, were sworn into office during Tuesday's City Commission meeting held at City Hall. Administering the oath of office is city attorney Pete Sheridan.

Poe signs with McMurry

May 12, 2015

J.P. Poe is taking his baseball talents to McMurry University in Abilene.
The Sweetwater High School senior — a three-year starter for the Mustang baseball team that is currently in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs — signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the War Hawks.

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Local forecast for Tuesday

May 12, 2015

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 66. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 70% tonight, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy skies, with a low around 60 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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May 11th

APPLAUSE music series wraps up with MĂşsica Latina

May 11, 2015

Grammy Award winning Tejano band Los Texmaniacs, rocked a Municipal Auditorium crowd on Saturday night as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series finale.
Also appearing as part of the APPLAUSE series event was David Hidalgo, part of the iconic Tejano group Los Lobos. Sweetwater-based Conjunto Tejano act Anjelique opened up for Los Texmaniacs.

SHS students participate in Academic Regional competition at Tech

May 11, 2015

Sweetwater High School students school have been working hard to prepare for University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic competition. Students competed in UIL District Competition in March 2015 in Big Spring. Students and teams that qualified were invited to participate in UIL Regional competition at Texas Tech University.

Find out more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

New Microtel Inn and Suites to open in Sweetwater

May 11, 2015

Love’s Hospitality, LLC will open a new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® on May 11. The hotel is located at 9416 N Interstate 20, adjacent to the Love’s Travel Stop. The hotel will be operated by Sky Hospitality and employ 15 local residents to manage the property.

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Love’s Storage Solutions welcomed to Sweetwater

May 11, 2015

Jim Sanders (center), general manager of Love's Storage Solutions, cuts the ceremonial ribbon marking the facility's grand opening. Located on the north side of I-20 just outside of Sweetwater, Love's Storage Solutions boasts 357 individual storage units of varying sizes featuring climate control and video security. Joining Sanders are employees of Love's and members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

Monday's local forecast

May 11, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 56. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 10 mph.
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Mustangs win bi-district series

May 11, 2015

The Sweetwater baseball team defeated Borger twice on Friday at Lubbock Monterey High School's Moegle Field to capture the bidistrict championship. The Mustangs will now face either Clint or Fort Stockton in the next round.

Find more information on page A6 of our weekend edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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