February 26th, 2015

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.

More events being called off by weather

February 26, 2015

At least three of today’s sports events that involve local athletes — and at least two more scheduled Friday — have been called off due to the threat of more bad weather in the area.

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

Local forecast for Thursday

February 26, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow before noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 32. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Wind chill values could get between 14 and 21.
Those mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight, with a low around 19 and wind chill values between 7 and 17. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
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February 25th

Bender volunteers as event chair for Lift Every Voice concert

February 25, 2015

Jimmie Bender is the event chair for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE Music Series’ fourth concert, Lift Every Voice. She has recruited volunteers, helped organize the reception, served as a liaison with choirs and local community leaders and volunteered as a primary fundraiser for the event.

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

Lady Hornets 'net' another trip to the regional tourney

February 25, 2015

Highland's Hannah Allen begins trimming down the net after a 56-39 win over Grady on Tuesday that advanced her team back to the Region II-1A tournament in Abilene later this week. The Lady Hornets, who won the tournament and advanced to state the last two years, face Garden City in the II-1A semis at 1 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.

See more in today's page 7 in Sports, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Veteran benefits undergo changes

February 25, 2015

Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride said there's been some changes in how veteran's benefits work that could have an effect on how former servicemen and women receive medical care.

Find out more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

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