January 26th, 2015
BIG SPRING â€” The Sweetwater girls basketball team managed to stay close in the first half against Big Spring until well into the sec-ond quarter despite a poor shoot-ing effort on Friday.
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BIG SPRING â€” A one-point lead at halftime disappeared for Sweetwater when it played at Big Spring on Friday, as the host Steers won 51-43 to keep the Mustangs winless in their first three District 2-4A games this season.
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Highland came away with a pair of basketball wins for the third straight time in District 12-1A when it went to Loraine, without playing two games on Friday.
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Churches highlighted in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Columnist Glenn Mollette authors his eleventh book. His recent endeavor is titled, "Grandpa's Store, A Reflection of My Childhood," Published by Johnny House Press, an imprint of Liberty Torch Press in Newburgh, Indiana.
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Tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $20 to $58 and will be available online by visiting www.CelebrityAttractions.com, by calling (800) 869-1451 or in person at the Civic Center box office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (800) 869-1451 x220.
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West Texas isn't known for its wintry weather, but area residents have had a taste of low temperatures in recent months, including an ice storm around the new year, blanketing Nolan and surrounding counties in frozen crystalline wonder. Beautiful, until you had to drive in it.
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Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams hit the road for their next three games, starting today when both squads â€” each winless in district play â€” will travel to Big Spring.
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This morning, we'll have a 20% chance of snow, which will mix with rain after 9 a.m. and gradually end. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, which will change to sunny skies with a high near 46. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies. The low will be around 29, with western winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll have a warming trend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday climbing up to the 60s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the mid 30s.
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A lot has changed since former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham started the Transmission Summit seven years ago. Mostly for the better, if you ask Wortham, the multifaceted energy ambassador and coordinator of the summit.
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