May 21st, 2015
On Saturday, May 23, twenty-four Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will return to Avenger Field in Sweetwater, the only all women training base in United States Military history. They will be accompanied by family, friends and admirers to see where WASP trained from May 1943 through December 1944.
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The following graduating seniors from Sweetwater High School were named as Who's Who honorees: Tyler Beasley, Ty Crain, Madison Jones, Corynn Martin, Jasmine Reddic, Colton Scott, Rhett Torres, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Jeremy Witt and Kala Wofford.
Find their photos in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Bratz were the 8-under ASA (Amat-eur Softball Association) District 11 champions this season. They finished first out of 32 teams in compiling a 26-0 record, while winning both the Sweetwater league and the Merkel 8-under tournament.
Today will be cloudy, with a high near 62 and northeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. After 4 p.m., we'll have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 4 a.m. on Friday, with cloudy conditions lingering tonight and a low around 56. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph.
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With jobs requiring skilled labor popping up all over Texas, area colleges and high schools have begun shifting focus toward STEM-based careers.
Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM programs can be found at Roscoe High School, which is making national headlines for its innovative approach to teaching. Sweetwater High School has also gotten in on the action, teaming up with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and other schools to offer graduates a chance to leave with an industry-specific certification or even a two-year degree.
Due to pump issues, the Sweetwater Municipal Pool will not open this Memorial Day weekend in typical fashion.
According to Pool Manager Larry Hopple, the original pump--which was installed in 1978--has been replaced, but adjustments to fit the new pump are ongoing and will not be ready by this weekend.
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At the 10th annual WASP Homecoming on Saturday, May 23, the National WASP WWII Museum will host one of the most historically significant aircraft of World War II. Douglas C-47 Skytrain, U.S. Army Air Force Serial No. 42-32832, will grace the skies above Avenger Field and later be available for inspection outside the WASP Museum Hangar.
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Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy conditions and a high near 71. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph and shift to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will increase to 50 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 57. Winds will remain from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The new Nolan County Coliseum sign went up at the intersection of Elm and Broadway on Monday. New, digital and two-sided, the sign replaced the marquee-style sign which advertises coliseum events that once stood in the same location.
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For the second time in just over two weeks, a skunk captured in Sweetwater tested positive for rabies.
Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect both animals and humans. It also has a scarily high mortality rate once clinical symptoms develop, which is why Animal Control Officer Don Kite warned local residents to keep a close eye on their household pets.
Find out more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).