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February 26th, 2015

SMS, East Ridge recognized at SISD board meeting

February 26, 2015

Sweetwater Middle School was recognized at the school board for a Distinction Designation for Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
East Ridge Elementary School was recognized at the school board for a distinction designation for scoring in the Top 25% in closing performance gaps.

More wintry weather in store

February 26, 2015

Area residents awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning and according to the National Weather Service, more wintry weather is on the way.

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

Lady Hornets start with G-City this time

February 26, 2015

As fate would have it, the Highland and Garden City girls basketball teams are meeting in the Region II-1A tournament for the third consecutive year.
But Friday’s matchup has a little different twist.

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

More events being called off by weather

February 26, 2015

At least three of today’s sports events that involve local athletes — and at least two more scheduled Friday — have been called off due to the threat of more bad weather in the area.

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

Local forecast for Thursday

February 26, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow before noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 32. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Wind chill values could get between 14 and 21.
Those mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight, with a low around 19 and wind chill values between 7 and 17. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

February 25th

Bender volunteers as event chair for Lift Every Voice concert

February 25, 2015

Jimmie Bender is the event chair for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE Music Series’ fourth concert, Lift Every Voice. She has recruited volunteers, helped organize the reception, served as a liaison with choirs and local community leaders and volunteered as a primary fundraiser for the event.

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

Lady Hornets 'net' another trip to the regional tourney

February 25, 2015

Highland's Hannah Allen begins trimming down the net after a 56-39 win over Grady on Tuesday that advanced her team back to the Region II-1A tournament in Abilene later this week. The Lady Hornets, who won the tournament and advanced to state the last two years, face Garden City in the II-1A semis at 1 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.

See more in today's page 7 in Sports, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Veteran benefits undergo changes

February 25, 2015

Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride said there's been some changes in how veteran's benefits work that could have an effect on how former servicemen and women receive medical care.

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

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 25, 2015

February is American Heart Month and to observe this occasion, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Local sports calendar

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity (Field 1) and JV (Field 2) will host Abilene Cooper at 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 26
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament.
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams at season-opening Colorado City meet.
FRIDAY, FEB. 27
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity boys will compete at regional preview tournament held at Lubbock’s Shadow Hills course.
Softball

The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday...
If the bad weather that has made a mess of this week’s local high school sports schedule improves...
The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden...

 

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