March 20th, 2015

SFSA has opening ceremonies on Saturday

March 20, 2015

The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association holds its opening ceremonies for the 2015 season on Saturday at Fraley Park.

Get all the details in Friday's print or e-edition (subscription required).

Local weekend weather outlook

March 20, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 59. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 20 percent tonight, with cloudy skies remaining and a low around 48. Winds from the northeast around 5 mph will become calm in the evening.
Rain chances will stay in the area through Sunday, with Saturday's high in the mid 60s with a low around 50. We'll reach the mid 70s by Sunday, with a low in the lower 50s that night.
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March 19th

Many vie for firefighter positions

March 19, 2015

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden has three positions to fill within his ranks, but he shouldn't have too much trouble finding candidates for the job.

Read more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Grant funding approved for SISD, County-City Library, Municipal Auditorium

March 19, 2015

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) recently held their spring quarterly meeting in Austin. Commissioner Mila Gibson of Sweetwater is pleased to announce that at the meeting, TCA Commissioners approved grant funding for the Sweetwater Independent School District, the County-City Library and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (SMA).

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

Local sports calendar

March 19, 2015

Change: Sweetwater varsity hosts Ranger JC (doubleheader), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament in Abilene’s Rose Park starting at 8 a.m.
Highland varsity teams at Jim Ned tournament.
Roscoe and Highland junior high teams at Roby meet.
Sweetwater JV teams at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host Snyder (district openers) at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe and Highland varsity teams at Roby meet.

Sweetwater, Ranger JC reschedule games for 4 p.m. today at Sportsman's Park

March 19, 2015

The Sweetwater High School baseball team will be playing here at 4 p.m. today against Ranger College's JV in a non-district doubleheader at Sportsman's Park. SHS coach Roland Herrera said the teams moved the games to Sweetwater because Ranger's field was too wet to play on. Today's games will be the last ones for Sweetwater's baseball team before District 2-4A action begins here Tuesday against Levelland.

Regional lifters at Sundown

March 19, 2015

Four Nolan County high school boys powerlifters competed this past weekend at the Region I powerlifting meet held in Sundown. Junior Lawhon (198-pound class) and Raymond Delgado and Dylan Jimenez (220-pound class) all competed for Sweetwater in the Division 2 portion of the meet held on Friday, and Ryland Madrid (198-pound class) competed Saturday for Roscoe in the Division 3 meet.

Get all the details in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

All-district players honored

March 19, 2015

Several of Nolan County’s area basketball athletes re-cently received all-district recognition.

Read more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local forecast for Thursday

March 19, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20% chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 77 and southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 50 percent, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 50. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph will shift to the north-northeast after midnight.
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March 18th

Achieve Dental donates to Haiti mission team

March 18, 2015

Achieve Dental of Sweetwater recently contributed over 250 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to the Emmanuel Fellowship Haiti Mission Team.

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

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