March 27th, 2015

SMS track teams at Merkel’s meet

March 27, 2015

Results from Sweetwater Middle School track teams at Merkel’s Run & Gun meet Tuesday are listed. These athletes go to Colorado City’s meet this Tuesday, then end their season with the district meet at Snyder which will be held on April 9.

Find the results in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 27, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Winds will be from the south and southwest, changing over to north-northeast on Sunday night.
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March 26th

Transplant recipient is going strong six years later

March 26, 2015

When Alicia Vasquez found out her kidneys were failing, it could have been a death sentence.
Thanks to medical science, a generous brother and an unparalleled perseverance and will to live, Vasquez has improved steadily since her transplant more than six years ago. Today, she looks forward to many more years.

Read more in Thursday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Atmos Energy to flare natural gas in Nolan County

March 26, 2015

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee controlled natural gas flarings during the week of March 24-April 1, 2015, at various times on the property of Buzzi Unicem USA’s Maryneal plant. The company will be performing maintenance on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

FCCLA competes at regional meet

March 26, 2015

Several Sweetwater High School students participated in the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) Region II Meeting held in Waco on March 5-7.

Learn more and find more photos in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition.

Local sports calendar

March 26, 2015

Rescheduled: Sweetwater JV White hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will be hosting the first leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Highland junior high boys and girls will be competing at Jayton meet.
Sweetwater JV Red will play at Lamesa, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Lamesa, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Lamesa, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Lamesa, 7 p.m.

SW girls golf teams rank 2-3 after first leg of 2-4A tourney

March 26, 2015

Sweetwater’s No. 1 and No. 2 girls golf teams rank second and third, respec-tively, in the standings after going to Snyder’s Sammy Baugh WTC course Tuesday for the opening leg of the District 2-4A tournament.
Sweetwater I shot 379 and trails first-place Snyder by 48 shots, while Sweetwater II is next with a 422 total, seven ahead of Levelland.

Read more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Thursday's local weather

March 26, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the south.
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March 25th

Haemophilus influenzae disease: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

March 25, 2015

Haemophilus influenzae disease, including Hib disease, is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae. There are six identifiable types of Haemophilus influenzae bacteria (a through f) and other non-identifiable types (called nontypeable). The one that most people are familiar with is Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

American Pickers to film in Sweetwater

March 25, 2015

“Sweetwater is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area,” stated an e-mail from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The team will film episodes of their hit series ‘American Pickers’ throughout Western Texas. Filming is scheduled to begin next month.

Find out more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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