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August 18th, 2014

Early voting begins next week for special election

August 18, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Brookshire’s recognized by American Legion

August 18, 2014

Brookshire’s grocery store was recently presented with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to the Roscoe American Legion Post #227.
Shown are Donnie Willman, Commander of the Roscoe American Legion; Ricky Cunningham, Sweetwater Brookshire’s store director; and Keith Willman with the Roscoe American Legion.

Hospital issues immunization season reminder for families

August 18, 2014

Tens of thousands of individuals across the U.S. die each year as a result of illnesses preventable through widely available vaccinations. As National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated during August, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging parents and guardians to ensure children — and the entire family for that matter — are up-to-date with important immunizations before the popular back-to-school rush.

Community Captains host school supply drive

August 18, 2014

The Sweetwater Community Captains hosted a school supply drive over the weekend. Shown are Heidi Schlemmer, Lesleigh Hodges, Marquees Jenkins, Andrew Davis and Nemesis Armstead.
The supplies will be donated to students in local schools.

Malcolm "Mike" Milligan

August 18, 2014

Services for Malcolm "Mike" Milligan, 85, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, are pending. He was a resident of Fisher County.

Banyard stars in Vikes’ 30-28 win

August 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard, who now plays for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, was his team’s leading rusher in a 30-28 come-from-behind preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sat-urday.

Local AARP meeting tonight

August 18, 2014

Tonight, August 18, the Nolan County Chapter 2209 of AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and music program will be presented.
A meal of sandwiches, chips, dips and ice cream will be served. Please come and bring a dish.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

August 18, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 17th

VIDEO: Romo Makes Debut and New Signee Shines

August 18, 2014

The Cowboys fell to the Ravens 37-30 on Saturday night, but the team had two very bright spots. Tony Romo was solid in his debut, throwing a touchdown, and Zach Minter, just signed on Thursday, recorded 2 sacks and forced a fumble.

August 16th

SHS alum to compete in bodybuilding competition

August 16, 2014

A Sweetwater High alumnus is heading to his first competition in bodybuilding.
Dylon Adames, a 2012 graduate of Sweetwater High School and third-year student at Texas Tech University, will compete at the NPC (National Physique Committee) Heart of Texas at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Adames had always been lifting weights as part of football training, but when the opportunity to play fell through, he began committing himself to fully pursuing bodybuilding. Since February, he was been working toward the competition.

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