September 22nd, 2014
Nolan Countyâ€™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.
NFL on FOX recaps the Saints' win and Bridgewater's start
Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert talks Cowboys-Rams
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).
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Tractor Supply Co. in the Sweetwater area will host family and pet activitiesÂ 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.
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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.
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 â€”Â more commonly known as fracking.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
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
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.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring (district opener), 9 a.m.
Todayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder wonâ€™t affect either teamâ€™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.
Sweetwaterâ€™s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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