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May 28th, 2015

Hospital district board members sworn into office

May 28, 2015

Several members of the Nolan County Hospital District Board were sworn into office at their meeting held on Monday night. Shown (from left) is board chairman Steve Holcomb administering the oath of office to Kirby Andrews, Jose Villafranca and Linda Kite.
Holcomb was also sworn into office by Andrews, who serves as the vice-chairman of the board.

SPD conducting investigation on animal complaint

May 28, 2015

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) is conducting an investigation to determine why three kittens were recently placed in a dumpster.
On April 6, the local police department was called to the 1600 block of Bristol, where three kittens were found inside a plastic sack in the dumpster located in the alley.

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

Coliseum to host team roping, barrel racing this weekend

May 28, 2015

The Nolan County Coliseum will host two events this weekend, the West Texas Barrel Racing Association 2015 Curtis Barnett Memorial Barrel Race on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, in the outdoor arena — and 40 Plus Team Roping Championships on Saturday, May 30 in the back covered arena.

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

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

May 28, 2015

Today we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Expect mostly cloudy skies and a high near 82, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain in the forecast tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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May 27th

SIS students place at DI Global Finals Competition

May 27, 2015

Seven students in the Gifted and Talented program at Sweetwater Intermediate School competed in the Destination Imagination competition. The competition has five categories and the students pick one to compete in. This team, called The Stone Agers, chose the scientific category called "making waves," in which they must create a sound machine that produces two different sounds along with two visible displays.

Read more in Wednesday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Wednesday's local weather

May 27, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30% chance of scattered thunderstorms, some of which could be severe with large hail and damaging winds. Expect partly sunny skies ad a high near 88, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

May 26th

Sweetwater High School announces Top 10 graduates

May 26, 2015

This year's Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Sweetwater High School is Corynn Martin with a grade point average of 100.889. Caroline Brennan is the Salutatorian with a grade point average of 99.408.

Find photos and grade point averages of the Top 10 graduates at Sweetwater High School in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by e-edition (subscription required).

Construction progresses on RPMH dialysis center

May 26, 2015

Construction on Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s new dialysis center continues. Progress on the project represents a milestone toward advancing the availability of much-needed medical services locally.

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

Memorial Day ceremony held at Courthouse

May 26, 2015

A flag raising ceremony was held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Nolan County Honor Guard is shown during the ceremony.
Several wreaths were laid next to the World War II memorial at the courthouse. Members of Team Chip Tae Kwon Do raised the flag during the ceremony.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 26, 2015

Today, some patchy fog may be in the area before 10 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We'll have a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 67. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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