December 15th

Scout builds flight simulator for WASP Museum

December 15, 2014

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.

TSTC nursing students pinned during ceremony

December 15, 2014

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.

VIDEO: Cowboys beat Eagles, stay perfect on the road

December 15, 2014

Kirk Morrison breaks down the Cowboys' win.

Local activities for Monday

December 15, 2014

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 Hospital’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.

Monday's local forecast

December 15, 2014

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.
Visit to learn more.

December 12th

Mustangs show off their hardware

December 13, 2014

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 year’s players were Jacoby Hunt, Bray Amos, Michael Green, Isaiah McGee, J’Corey Amos, Deshaun Williams, Kaegan Jeffrey, Hunter Mobley, Michael Lawrence, Max Gomez, Jordan McGee, Scott Warner, Mark Lawrence, Denzell Moore, T.C.

This week’s basketball

December 13, 2014

All events are subject to change
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high ‘B’ 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.

Youth basketball signups Monday

December 13, 2014

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 Hospital’s conference room, which is located in front of the hospital. Children must be in grades 3-6 to be eligible. Please bring the child’s birth certificate and $30 registration fee. There will be no late registrations.

Buck's to expand its bar, Sweetwater nightlife

December 13, 2014

Popular Sweetwater eatery Buck's Steaks & Bar-B-Que began work this past week on what will be its second major expansion in under two years.
This time, the restaurant — located at 103 SW Georgia Avenue — will be adding on to its bar and dance floor area, which will more than quadruple the establishment's current tap room occupancy.
Since the completion of the first expansion — which added a room that was partitioned off from the restaurant to accommodate drinking patrons — manager Mike Buckner said business has been booming.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Morris wins shopping spree

December 13, 2014

Mary Morris, a Sweetwater High School student, was the winner of a $500 shopping spree sponsored by the Woman's Forum. Her family recently moved to Sweetwater. He father is the new principal of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Ron Morris and her mother is a teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Tammy Morris. Holding the winning ticket is Lita McEachern, chairperson of the Woman's Forum holiday give away. Also shown are Gayle Greer (far left), Woman's Forum member and Taylor Horn (center) who drew the winning ticket at the Sweetwater Craft Show last Sunday.

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