May 7th, 2015

Roscoe Collegiate Early College/STEM Academy achieves 90% Associate Degrees to become national leader in early college completion rates

May 7, 2015

On Friday, May 15, 2015, 18 of the 20 Roscoe Collegiate High School (Roscoe, Texas) seniors will receive the Associate Degree from Western Texas College one day prior to receiving their high school diplomas on Saturday, May 16.

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

Pantoja advances to State 4-H Round-Up

May 7, 2015

Two Nolan County 4-H’ers participated in the District 7 4-H Round-up that was held last Saturday. Katie Pantoja (shown, right) competed in the Share-of-the-Fun Choreographed Routine Act and exhibited great talent with her twirling routine. Katie placed second and will advance to the State 4-H Round-up, which will be held at Texas A&M in College Station June 9-11.
Also pictured is Kevin Pantoja, who serves as a District 7 4-H Delegate-at-Large Officer as well as on the State 4-H Council. He will have duties and responsibilities at the State 4-H Round-up as well.

Free blood pressure checks at SNCHD

May 7, 2015

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Normally, the health department offers blood pressure checks every Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m., but on Thursday, May 21, Shelia Ellison, LVN will be happy to take your blood pressure all day from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Also, there will be a table set-up with information available.

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

Thursday's local weather

May 7, 2015

Today we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 83. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Those rain chances will drop to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will remain from the south-southeast around 15 mph.
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May 6th

Sweetwater, Borger will play two Friday

May 6, 2015

Sweetwater has made a change to its best-of-3 bi-district baseball playoff series with Borger this weekend.
Head coach Roland Herrera said Wednesday that the games will still be at Lubbock Monterey High School's Moegle Field starting Friday. However, the format has been altered with two games on Friday and the other game, if necessary, on Saturday at the same location.

Local man racking up arrests

May 6, 2015

A man recently arrested for exposing himself to children at Sweetwater Middle School has racked up more charges, as well as inspired fear among some residents.

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

Kiwanis Club to host golf tournament this weekend

May 6, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater, in collaboration with the Sweetwater Country Club, is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The tournament is a four man scramble. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and tee off is at 9:00 a.m.

Get more details in Wednesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Sweetwater FFA cotton classing team places second at state contest

May 6, 2015

Sweetwater FFA Cotton Classing team earned 2nd place at the State contest held recently at Texas Tech. Team members are Colton Scott, Leah Warren (3rd high individual), Alyssa Soles (6th high individual), and Marissa Sanchez. This cotton team was the third Sweetwater Team to place in the top 2 at state for the third year in a row. FFA teams have also been traveling to more State contests in College Station.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

May 6, 2015

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it. There are approximately 40 different types of HPV that can infect the human mucosal surfaces of men and women, most infections are asymptomatic and transient. However, certain cancerous types that persist can cause cervical cancer and other, less common cancers, including cancers of the anus, penis, vulva, vagina, and oropharynx (back of throat including base of tongue and tonsils).

May 5th

Pantoja to serve as reception chair for Musica Latina concert

May 5, 2015

Aida Pantoja, Reception Chair, has gathered an outstanding committee of cooks, mostly from Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, to join her providing an outstanding APPLAUSE Reception following the MUSICA LATINA Concert.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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