February 16th, 2015

Ridin’ for Cash Bull Bash draws near

February 16, 2015

Six years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the “Ridin’ for Cash Bull Bash” is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Nolan County Coliseum.

Learn more in our weekend edition, either in print or in our e-edition (subscription required).

February 12th

Jump Rope Team performs

February 12, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team had their final Sweetwater performance of the year on Tuesday evening during half time of the Sweetwater Mustang basketball game. The team showed their jump rope and dance skills to the crowded gym. They will perform during half time of the San Antonio Spurs basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, March 8.

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

Man accused of sexually assaulting a child rearrested

February 12, 2015

A Sweetwater man accused of sexually assaulting a child was arrested last Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant.

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Inspirational concert event opens in Sweetwater Feb. 28

February 12, 2015

The Applause Music Series is continuing its acclaimed programming with “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by Robert and Jimmie Bender, the upcoming concert is to feature a variety of artists and musical groups performing songs of inspiration.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Hornets’ big win sets up battle for 2nd in Dist. 12-1A

February 12, 2015

By beating Loraine 76-28 on Tuesday, the Highland boys basketball team set up a District 12-1A showdown with Borden County for second place Friday at High-land’s gym.

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Season-ending action

February 12, 2015

Sweetwater’s Jaya Atkins, left, is guarded by a Big Spring defender in the teams’ season finale here Tuesday. Atkins, a junior, is among five Lady Mustangs scheduled to return next season.

JV girls win finale

February 12, 2015

The Sweetwater JV girls won 53-23 over Big Spring’s JV girls on Tuesday to fin-ish 7-3 in District 2-4A and 18-9 overall.
Texas Williams led Sweet-water’s win with 19 points while Sonora Medellin had 12 points and Jessica Poe 10. Angela Blueford had six points, Danielle Vega three, Ainsleigh Nelson two and Gewel Cherry one for the Lady Mustangs.

Highland girls set warmup

February 12, 2015

After ending its regular season Tuesday with a for-feit win over Loraine, the District 12-1A champion Highland girls basketball team has scheduled a play-off warmup game for this Saturday at 11 a.m. against Valley at Spur High School.
Highland, which has a 23-5 season record, finished 10-0 in 12-1A and was given a first-round bye. The Lady Hornets begin their playoff run late next week against the District 11-1A runnerup.

Thursday's local weather

February 12, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will change to the south-southwest.
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February 11th

Free tax help offered by AARP

February 11, 2015

The AARP Free Tax Help, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will again be providing free income tax preparation service for all middle and low income taxpayers for the 2014 tax year beginning February 2015.

Find out the dates in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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