October 10th, 2014

6-man teams hope to build on success in final tuneups

October 10, 2014

Sweetwater and Roscoe begin district play today.
But the two Nolan County six-man football teams have another test before starting district in two weeks. Blackwell (3-3) is at Santa Anna today; Highland (2-3) welcomes Lueders-Avoca in its homecoming game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.

Get a local sports recap in Friday's edition in Sports.

SW can pull into tie for the 2-4A lead at B-Spring

October 10, 2014

Sweetwater’s volleyball team can pull into a tie for the District 2-4A lead with a win at first-place Big Spring on Saturday.

Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Local weekend events

October 10, 2014

Today, October 10, SISD will have an Early Release Day. The time schedule is as follows: J.P. Cowen and Southeast Elementary — 12:15 p.m.; East Ridge Elementary — 12:20 p.m.; Sweetwater High School — 12:50 p.m.; Sweetwater Intermediate — 12:55 p.m.; and Sweetwater Middle School — 1 p.m. Dismissal time for employees will be 1:15 p.m.
Tonight, the Roscoe Plowgirl Athletic Program will have a stuffed baked potato supper before the game against Baird from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Roscoe Collegiate ISD Cafetorium.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

October 10, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m., we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 70% tonight through 1 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 51. Winds will shift to the north at 5 to 15 mph.
For the weekend, we'll start off with rain chances, which will diminish and return on Sunday night. Expect weekend highs to increase from mid-60s on Saturday to upper 80s on Sunday, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds will vary but will increase through Sunday.

October 9th

Wind energy show comes to Sweetwater

October 9, 2014

TSTC Wind Energy Technology student Josh Lacy stands atop a mobile training tower during Wednesday's Wind Fair at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. Safety training courses which are implemented at wind turbine sites are offered through TSTC.

Visitor screening system helps assure safety at SHS

October 9, 2014

Keeping tabs on students and faculty at a school is a task within itself, as Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School Assistant Principals Tecka Mobley and Danette Price can attest. Monitoring everyone who enters and leaves the school is an even greater responsibility, but with the help of a new software program, the staffs at Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School are hoping to better ensure safety throughout the halls and classrooms.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe Homecoming Sweethearts, Beaus to be crowned Friday night

October 9, 2014

Sweethearts and Beaus will be crowned during halftime of the Roscoe CHS Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 10.

Learn who the nominees are by picking up Thursday's print edition.

Bertie Deloise Kitchell

October 9, 2014

Bertie "Dee" Kitchell, age 69, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Per her wishes, she wanted to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

SW ready to add to win streak

October 9, 2014

It’s been a dream season so far for Sweetwater, only the most important games still lie ahead.
But the 5-0 Mustangs begin the “second season” Friday, when Sweetwater travels out to Fort Stockton to play its District 2-4A, Division II opener.

Read more in Thursday's print edition in Sports.

Roscoe starting district vs. Miles

October 9, 2014

Improved play in recent weeks has Roscoe coach Jake Freeman looking forward to facing Miles in the Plowboys’ 6-2A, Division II opener at Roscoe on Friday.

Read more in Thursday's print edition in Sports.


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