November 24th, 2014

Special visitor for Caleb Thompson

November 24, 2014

Caleb Thompson received a surprise visit from State Representative Susan King recently. She presented him with a Texas flag that had been flown over the State Capitol in Austin. This flag was presented to Caleb for inspiring those around him and in recognition of his extraordinary advocacy work on behalf of Texans with disabilities.

Blackwell’s lead slips away in 4th as Sands moves into quarterfinal

November 24, 2014

HERMLEIGH — With one quarter left in Friday’s Class 1A, Division II regional playoff, Blackwell held a 46-40 lead. But Sands out-scored Blackwell 32-14 in the fourth quarter to claim a 72-60 win.

Read more in Monday's edition in Sports.

Local forecast for Monday

November 24, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 34 and south-southwest winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the northwest after midnight.
Visit to learn more.

This week’s basketball

November 24, 2014

Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will host Levelland starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Levelland starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls will host Hawley starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys play at Hawley starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Ira starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will host Veribest starting at 6 p.m.
+Sweetwater girls host Abilene Cooper — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.

Mustangs tame Bulls, 46-14

November 24, 2014

STEPHENVILLE — By now, everyone who follows West Texas high school football seriously knows that Sweetwater has one of the most explosive offenses — well, not just in Texas but on the planet.

Read more in our weekend edition in Sports.

Talking about a win

November 24, 2014

Michael Green of Sweetwater is interviewed by Ted Thomas of local radio station KXOX following Friday’s win over Bridgeport.

November 22nd

Winning salute

November 22, 2014

Sweetwater's Isaiah McGee (5) gives out a touchdown salute while Michael Lawrence joins him in the end zone during the team's 46-14 area playoff win over Bridgeport on Friday. McGee caught two touchdown passes in the game and Lawrence one for the Mustangs, as they improved to 12-0 while advancing to face Vernon in the regional playoffs. That game will be played at Mineral Wells starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. Read more about the win in our weekend edition.

Banks warn consumers of scams

November 22, 2014

Ever since cell phones, social media networks and email became fixtures in most of our lives, scams and the con men behind them have grown prevalent, too.
There is a vast array of online fraud, but some scams in particular are being noticed by local banks. The most commonly seen as of late, according to bank officials, run the gamut from attempts to gather personal information to commit identity theft to false promises of companionship.

Sweet Saturday planned in Sweetwater

November 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are working together to celebrate “SWEET SATURDAY” on Saturday, Nov. 29 in conjunction with the nationally recognized “Small Business Saturday.”
"Forget Black Friday battles and skip the huge stores and long lines. Shop in our area small businesses," says Chamber Executive Vice President Leah Andrews.

Latria’s remodel complete in time for open house

November 22, 2014

Latria's, located at 213 Oak in downtown Sweetwater, recently completed a remodel just in time for their upcoming Open House.
Owner Latria Sims urges everyone to come and see the new place, which boasts a updated look. But not only are the facilities updated, but their ladies clothing line showcases a younger look featuring leggings and palazzo pants.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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