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May 8th, 2015
Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Rain chances will remain in the area through Sunday afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 50s/low 60s. Winds will be breezy on Saturday but decrease to about 5 mph on Sunday night.
Billy Eugene McQueen Sr., 46, who has recently been arrested for charges that include criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, was arrested again Wednesday evening, this time for misdemeanor theft of property at Walmart.
Read Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required) to learn more.
On Friday, May 15, 2015, 18 of the 20 Roscoe Collegiate High School (Roscoe, Texas) seniors will receive the Associate Degree from Western Texas College one day prior to receiving their high school diplomas on Saturday, May 16.
Get all the details in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.
Two Nolan County 4-Hâ€™ers participated in the District 7 4-H Round-up that was held last Saturday. Katie Pantoja (shown, right) competed in the Share-of-the-Fun Choreographed Routine Act and exhibited great talent with her twirling routine. Katie placed second and will advance to the State 4-H Round-up, which will be held at Texas A&M in College Station June 9-11.
Also pictured is Kevin Pantoja, who serves as a District 7 4-H Delegate-at-Large Officer as well as on the State 4-H Council. He will have duties and responsibilities at the State 4-H Round-up as well.
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Normally, the health department offers blood pressure checks every Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m., but on Thursday, May 21, Shelia Ellison, LVN will be happy to take your blood pressure all day from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Also, there will be a table set-up with information available.
Learn more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 83. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Those rain chances will drop to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will remain from the south-southeast around 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
A man recently arrested for exposing himself to children at Sweetwater Middle School has racked up more charges, as well as inspired fear among some residents.
Read more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater, in collaboration with the Sweetwater Country Club, is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The tournament is a four man scramble. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and tee off is at 9:00 a.m.
Get more details in Wednesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).
Sweetwater FFA Cotton Classing team earned 2nd place at the State contest held recently at Texas Tech. Team members are Colton Scott, Leah Warren (3rd high individual), Alyssa Soles (6th high individual), and Marissa Sanchez. This cotton team was the third Sweetwater Team to place in the top 2 at state for the third year in a row. FFA teams have also been traveling to more State contests in College Station.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it. There are approximately 40 different types of HPV that can infect the human mucosal surfaces of men and women, most infections are asymptomatic and transient. However, certain cancerous types that persist can cause cervical cancer and other, less common cancers, including cancers of the anus, penis, vulva, vagina, and oropharynx (back of throat including base of tongue and tonsils).