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February 3rd, 2015

RSB to host chamber coffee

February 3, 2015

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Roscoe State Bank, located at 209 Cedar. John Jay is the CEO/President, while John Davis is the local branch president.

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

Local forecast for Tuesday

February 3, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 40 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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SHS robotics teams place at TCEA competition

February 3, 2015

Sweetwater High School's Mustang Robotics competed in the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) this Saturday, Jan. 24, at Clyde High School. Four teams competed with one team advancing to the state competition on May 2.

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

Rep. King to host Sweetwater Jaycees in the Texas Capitol

February 3, 2015

Representative Susan Lewis King (shown) will be hosting the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Monday, Feb. 2 through Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees have held the Rattlesnake Round-Up for 56 years and have made these safety demonstrations in the Capitol a tradition.

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

Deadline nears to enter Miss Snake Charmer pageant

February 3, 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.

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

February 2nd


February 2, 2015

Just after 7:10 a.m., the "Top Hats," also known as the members of the Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, made their ceremonial march toward the stage, beginning the keynote event of a weekend filled with activity throughout the town of Punxsutawney.

Members of the Inner Circle greeted the crowd after they worked their way through it, then it was "time to get serious about the weather," as Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Groundhog Club, announced. At that point, the official festivities began with the introductions of the members of the Inner Circle.

January 30th

Auditorium board seeking donations

January 30, 2015

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Municipal Auditorium board is seeking donations for 2015 in order to complete some upgrades to the facility, which has hosted star-studded entertainment since 1927.
Big names ranging from Elvis Presley to Fred Astaire have performed at the venue during its 88-year history and the board is attempting to renovate in order to restore the concert hall to its former glory.

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Highland ISD receives prestigious nomination

January 30, 2015

On Jan. 29, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. The schools that have been selected were chosen as exemplary high performing schools according to state and national assessments. Each school also has a 25 percent or greater portion of their population that is economically disadvantaged.

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January 30, 2015

Sweetwater Bethel Assembly studying “Thrive” series

January 30, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden...


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