September 11th, 2014

Homecoming events set for Friday in Sweetwater

September 11, 2014

At 2 p.m. the Sweetwater High School Exes Tea will take place in the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
At 3 p.m. SHS alumni can cheer on the Mustangs before the game at the pep rally in the Sweetwater High School gym.
There will be a parade at 4:30 p.m.

Get all the details on Homecoming activities in Thursday's print edition.

Man shot after firing at trooper

September 11, 2014

ROSCOE — Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting which occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 84 near Roscoe, according to Frederick Biddle, a DPS trooper.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe students participate in mock trial

September 11, 2014

The ninth grade ELA class at Roscoe Collegiate High School, taught by Kelly Jo Sexton, held a mock trial on Tuesday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse, which stemmed from their study of the short story "The Most Dangerous Game."

See the full story and more photos in Thursday's print edition, in our Roscoe page.

Thirteen years later: Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2014

Thirteen years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

Raymond Neil Beeks

September 11, 2014

Mr. Raymond Neil Beeks, 69 of Hermleigh, TX died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 after a sudden illness.
Service for Mr. Neil Beeks will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Hermleigh First United Methodist Church with Reverend Elizabeth Billingsley and Reverend Daniel Ramey officiating. Internment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

William Christopher (Chris) Birkla

September 11, 2014

William Christopher (Chris) Birkla, age 52, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a brief illness.
His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

SW eyes 3-0 start

September 11, 2014

Sweetwater overcame a long road trip, rain and late turnovers this past Friday for a 32-27 win at Muleshoe to go 2-0 for the first time since 2006. Isaiah McGee’s 30-yard interception return for a TD with 5:32 left provide the winning points for the Mustangs, who trailed 21-18 at halftime.

7th grade ‘B’ begins season at Dublin

September 11, 2014

The Sweetwater seventh grade ‘B’ football team went to Dublin for its season op-ener on Tuesday and lost by a score of 22-6.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition in Sports.

Thursday's local events

September 11, 2014

Today, September 11, a free cholesterol screening, sponsored by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Also, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

September 11, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect cloudy skies and a high near 82, with northeast winds around 10 mph.
A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight, with cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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