December 1st

This week’s local, area basketball

December 1, 2014

Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will host Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ boys will host Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will play at Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ girls will play at Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high boys will host Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls will play at Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.

Local forecast for Monday

December 1, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 37. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27, with breezy winds from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
We'll see mostly cloudy skies again tonight, with a low around 27 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become light and variable.
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November 29th

Here’s what’s next for the Mustangs

November 29, 2014

Who: Sweetwater (13-0) vs. Celina (11-2)
What: Class 4A, Division II state quarterfinal
When: Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wichita Falls’ Memorial Stadium
Sweetwater will be considered the visiting team for the playoff game.

Sweetwater still alive in playoffs after wearing down Lions in 2nd half

November 29, 2014

MINERAL WELLS — The Sweetwater football team’s playoff journey continues.
Vernon, led by fullback Isaiah Love, piled up some 329 yards rushing with its Wing-T attack on Friday and didn’t punt once.
Sweetwater, though, never trailed and time after time, the Mustangs came up with the clutch plays they needed to stay in control.
When the dust had settled, Sweetwater had a 49-27 win in the Class 4A, Division II regional playoff as its season stayed alive for at least one more week.

Lion escape

November 29, 2014

Isaiah McGee of Sweetwater escapes the grasp of a Vernon defender during a 49-27 win over the Lions on Friday, in the teams' Class 4A, Division II regional playoff held in Mineral Wells. The Mustangs will face Celina in the state quarterfinals this week.

Read about the big win on Page A6 of today's paper.

Simon J. Abrigo

November 29, 2014

Mr. Simon J. Abrigo, age 68, of Loraine passed away on Nov. 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Saint Joseph’s Mission in Loraine with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Sweetwater the setting for Lynn Sheffield Simmons children’s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch

November 29, 2014

Children’s book author Lynn Sheffield Simmons has made Sweetwater the setting for her latest children’s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch. Although the story is fiction Mrs. Simmons includes the names and professions of Sweetwater Veterinarian Dr. Bud Alldredge and former Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley in her new book.
The story begins with the low, rolling hills and wide-open skies of West Texas welcoming Mrs. Barnett and Bo, the loveable but mischievous black Labrador retriever, to their next adventure.

See the full story in the weekend edition.

Pioneer Museum to host closing reception of Turner exhibition

November 29, 2014

The Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, which is currently on display in the WASP Room where the Sammy Baugh display was set up this fall, on Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. This program was supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

November 28th

Sweetwater wins!

November 28, 2014

Halftime score: Sweetwater-28 Vernon-14
Score update: Sweetwater 42; Vernon 21
Final score: Sweetwater-49; Vernon-27

Update: Leanos arrested in Abilene

November 28, 2014

Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department were searching for a man wanted for three warrants — two being felonies — on Friday morning.
Juan Leanos was being sought for theft of property over $50 and under $500, a misdemeanor; theft of property over $1,500 and under $2,000, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, also a felony.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...


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