(West Texas) â€“ The Texas State Technical College fall graduation ceremony will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
There will be 155 graduates with 81 graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree (13 Associate Degree Nursing) and 74 Certificates of Completion will be awarded.
There will be 15 graduates receiving Board of Regents â€“ 4.000 GPA every term; 49 graduates receiving With Honors â€“ 3.500-3.999 Cumulative GPA; 25 Phi Theta Kappa Honors; and seven Wind Energy graduates will receive The Texas Skills Standards Board â€“ Recognized Credential Seal.
A large Sunoco oil pipeline is being laid, with sites visible on the south side of I-20 towards Roscoe and west of highway 70 south of Sweetwater.
Though contractors at the sites are tight-lipped, the line is likely a part of Sunoco's Permian Express II project, which its website shows is slated to run through Nolan County.
When Kyle Brauneck needed to complete a major project in his quest to become an Eagle Scout, he contacted the National WASP WWII Museum.
Museum director Michael Ables had the perfect task in mind: to build a World War II-era flight simulator to be displayed on the exhibit floor in Hangar One.
Read more in Monday's edition.
The Texas State Technical College-West Texas 2014 vocational nursing class was honored with a pinning ceremony on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.
Kirk Morrison breaks down the Cowboys' win.
Today, December 15, Richard Fergeson State Farm will host a Night With Santa event from 4:30-6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies and take a free photo with Santa. Photos will be printed and given to the families.
Mustang Youth Basketball will hold signups at Rolling Plains Hospitalâ€™s conference room (located at the front of the hospital) for the 2015 league from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be no late registrations this year.
Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The 2014 Sweetwater Mustangs finished 13-1 and captured district, bi-district, area and regional semifinal trophies before a loss to Celina in the Class 4A, D-II quarterfinals. This yearâ€™s players were Jacoby Hunt, Bray Amos, Michael Green, Isaiah McGee, Jâ€™Corey Amos, Deshaun Williams, Kaegan Jeffrey, Hunter Mobley, Michael Lawrence, Max Gomez, Jordan McGee, Scott Warner, Mark Lawrence, Denzell Moore, T.C.
All events are subject to change
MONDAY, DEC. 15
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high â€˜Bâ€™ girls at Clyde, 6:30 p.m.
All other Roscoe junior high teams are open.
Highland junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
Mustang Youth Basketball will hold signups for 2015 league play on Monday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospitalâ€™s conference room, which is located in front of the hospital. Children must be in grades 3-6 to be eligible. Please bring the childâ€™s birth certificate and $30 registration fee. There will be no late registrations.