February 27th, 2015

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.

Learn more in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

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.

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

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.

Local constable attends JPCA Legislative Day

February 26, 2015

Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II is shown meeting with State Representative Susan L. King at the Capitol as part of JPCA (Justices of the Peace and Constables Association) Legislative Day on Feb. 17.

Local choirs to perform at APPLAUSE event

February 26, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be the scene of a night to remember. Three choral groups will be joined by soloists in an exciting evening of traditional spirituals, gospel, praise songs and Broadway fare from Porgy and Bess and Ragtime.

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

SMS, East Ridge recognized at SISD board meeting

February 26, 2015

Sweetwater Middle School was recognized at the school board for a Distinction Designation for Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
East Ridge Elementary School was recognized at the school board for a distinction designation for scoring in the Top 25% in closing performance gaps.

More wintry weather in store

February 26, 2015

Area residents awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning and according to the National Weather Service, more wintry weather is on the way.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Lady Hornets start with G-City this time

February 26, 2015

As fate would have it, the Highland and Garden City girls basketball teams are meeting in the Region II-1A tournament for the third consecutive year.
But Friday’s matchup has a little different twist.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

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