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September 22nd, 2014

Plowboys, Hornets lose

September 22, 2014

Nolan County’s three area teams lost Friday as Roscoe dropped a squeaker at Jim Ned while Highland and Blackwell lost high-scoring contests at home in non-district action.

Read the full story in our weekend edition in Sports.

September 21st

VIDEO: Saints get 1st win of 2014 season

September 21, 2014

NFL on FOX recaps the Saints' win and Bridgewater's start

VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys defeat St. Louis Rams, 34-31

September 21, 2014

Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert talks Cowboys-Rams

September 19th

Avondale Baptist to have work day Saturday

September 19, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Sweetwater Tractor Supply to host Pet Appreciation Week event Saturday

September 19, 2014

Tractor Supply Co. in the Sweetwater area will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Pet Appreciation Week.
Held Sept. 17-21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

Construction underway on first compressed natural gas station in Sweetwater

September 19, 2014

Amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNGâ„¢, announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater. Located at 9409 S. I-20 Frontage Road, the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 19, 2014

Nolan County is no stranger to energy innovation. Oil derricks and pump jacks have dotted the rugged landscape for as long as most residents can remember. When wind energy was embraced by the area, the countryside gave way to towering turbines.
There is a different kind of boom which has begun here recently.
It too, involves extracting oil from the depths of the earth. But instead of drilling vertically into the ground until hitting pay dirt, alternative methods are being utilized such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking.

Local Sports Calendar

September 19, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
Football
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will play at Jim Ned, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will host Garden City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
Cross Country
Sweetwater middle school runners at Ballinger meet.
Roscoe varsity will host Fight Against Cancer walk/run-a-thon to honor Cynthia Black starting at 6 p.m.
Highland runners are at Sweetwater meet.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring (district opener), 9 a.m.
Volleyball

‘Stangs hope to make Tigers their 4th straight non-district victim today

September 19, 2014

Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances.
But you can bet they will both take their non-district game at Mustang Bowl very seriously, and the host team will be trying to go 4-0 for the first time since 2005.

Get a full preview of area football teams in Friday's print edition in Sports.

Netters start district

September 19, 2014

Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition in Sports.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity at Irion County meet held in Mertzon. Tennis...
Both Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade teams defeated Snyder in football action this past...
SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL AT MILES Varsity Boys: 3rd place — 65 points (3 miles) JV Girls: 1st place...

 

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