March 2nd, 2015

Author Alison Moore to attend local book club meeting

March 2, 2015

Let's Talk Books, the book club of the County-City Library, is proud to announce that Alison Moore, author of "Riders on the Orphan Train," will be at its next meeting held on Tuesday, March 3 at noon in the library's Community Room.

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STEM programs could be key to Texas' future

March 2, 2015

ROSCOE — Six years have passed since Roscoe High School transformed into Roscoe Collegiate High School. Instead of graduating with a traditional diploma, most of Roscoe's seniors leave the campus with an invaluable life tool — an associate degree.

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February 27th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life

February 27, 2015

When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

Highland Heights UMC collecting items for Samaritan Hospitality House

February 27, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.

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Inspirational concert event set for Saturday at SMA

February 27, 2015

The Applause Music Series is continuing its acclaimed programming with “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by Robert and Jimmie Bender, the upcoming concert is to feature a variety of artists and musical groups performing songs of inspiration.

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Bender honored for dedicated service to regional childcare services programs

February 27, 2015

Jimmie Bender began to work for Child Care Services in July 1991 and within 30 days was elevated to the position of director – the third such one in the program’s short eight month existence. Over the course of the next 23 years, she successfully led her team through a myriad of changes – including changes in oversight from the Department of Health and Human Services, to the Texas Workforce Commission and finally to the local Workforce Development Board — and also through changes in contractor agencies, which included relocating the entire operation from Sweetwater to Abilene. 

SW girls have 1-2 Classic finish

February 27, 2015

The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday at Sweetwater Country Club, but also made off with most of the hardware.

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Baseball, softball teams are hoping to see action Saturday

February 27, 2015

If the bad weather that has made a mess of this week’s local high school sports schedule improves enough, Sweetwater hopes Saturday to play a baseball double-header at Sportsman’s Park and one softball game at the Jerry Collins Complex.

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Local weekend weather outlook

February 27, 2015

Today, we'll have an 80% snow before noon, then a chance of freezing drizzle and sleet. The high will be near 25, with wind chill values between 8 and 15. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, although total daytime snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
For tonight, expect a 40% chance of snow and freezing drizzle, with cloudy skies and a low around 24. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

February 26th

Highland girls begin play Friday at regional tournament in Abilene

February 26, 2015

The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden City at 1 p.m. Friday. The Lady Hornets and Lady Bearcats will hold their semifinal contest at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum. Should Highland win, it will advance to play either O'Donnell or Cross Plains for the regional title at noon Saturday, also at Abilene Christian. The Lady Hornets' ultimate goal is to go to San Antonio next week and play in the Class 1A girls state tournament for the third straight year.

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