September 19th, 2014

Construction underway on first compressed natural gas station in Sweetwater

September 19, 2014

Amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNGâ„¢, announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater. Located at 9409 S. I-20 Frontage Road, the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 19, 2014

Nolan County is no stranger to energy innovation. Oil derricks and pump jacks have dotted the rugged landscape for as long as most residents can remember. When wind energy was embraced by the area, the countryside gave way to towering turbines.
There is a different kind of boom which has begun here recently.
It too, involves extracting oil from the depths of the earth. But instead of drilling vertically into the ground until hitting pay dirt, alternative methods are being utilized such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking.

Local Sports Calendar

September 19, 2014

Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will play at Jim Ned, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity will host Garden City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
Cross Country
Sweetwater middle school runners at Ballinger meet.
Roscoe varsity will host Fight Against Cancer walk/run-a-thon to honor Cynthia Black starting at 6 p.m.
Highland runners are at Sweetwater meet.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring (district opener), 9 a.m.

‘Stangs hope to make Tigers their 4th straight non-district victim today

September 19, 2014

Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances.
But you can bet they will both take their non-district game at Mustang Bowl very seriously, and the host team will be trying to go 4-0 for the first time since 2005.

Get a full preview of area football teams in Friday's print edition in Sports.

Netters start district

September 19, 2014

Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition in Sports.

Weekend events in Sweetwater

September 19, 2014

Tonight, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will host their annual Pancake Supper at the SHS Cafeteria, just before the Sweetwater vs. Snyder football game. Serving will be from 5-7 p.m.
Take out orders are welcome. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

September 19, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 80. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will bump up to 70% tonight, and some storms could produce heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy conditions, with a low around 69 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
The chances for rain will slowly decrease throughout Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-80s, with lows in the upper 60s. Winds will vary from the east and southeast through the weekend.
Visit for a fully weekend preview.

September 18th

Several enter pleas in District Court

September 18, 2014

Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings in Nolan County.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Swab station to be set up at football game

September 18, 2014

During the Sweetwater-Snyder football game this Friday, Sept. 19, a swab station will be set up for those wishing to see if they are a potential bone marrow donor in honor of Melinda Torres

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Fierro pleads guilty in apartment shooting

September 18, 2014

Miguel Angel Fierro, Jr., 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about shots fired at Apple Creek Apartments on Grand Avenue in Sweetwater.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

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