February 11th, 2015

Students compete in Spelling Bee

February 11, 2015

Over 100 students from Sweetwater ISD ranging in grades fourth through eighth recently competed in the local spelling bees held at their respective campuses.

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

Golden algae killing fish in Lake Sweetwater

February 11, 2015

Low lake levels have put a damper on fishing and recreation at Lake Sweetwater. Now, there's another culprit which is leading to the decline of aquatic wildlife: golden algae.

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

Highland debate teams advance to state

February 11, 2015

Highland High School has qualified four students for the 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-21 at the University of Texas in Austin.

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

SW teams lose to Big Spring in final hoops doubleheader

February 11, 2015

Visiting teams have not had a lot of trouble adjusting to their surroundings at Sweetwater’s Mustang Gym during district play. On Tuesday, it happened again as Big Spring won both ends of a varsity basketball doubleheader by lopsided scores in preparation for the playoffs that begin later this month.

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

Local weather for Wednesday

February 11, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a slight chance of sprinkles.
Those rain chances will increase to 20% tonight. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 35 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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February 10th

Rep. King hosts Sweetwater Jaycees in the Texas Capitol

February 10, 2015

Representative Susan Lewis King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees have held the Rattlesnake Round-Up for 56 years and have made these safety demonstrations in the Capitol a tradition.

Find more information and photos in Tuesday's e-edition or in print.

Valentine’s Day daddy daughter dance planned

February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day became a whole lot sweeter with the "Daughter of the King" Daddy-Daughter Ball taking place in Sweetwater.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, Queen B Royal Events from Abilene will partner with First United Methodist Church to hold the event at the church, located at 309 Cedar.

Find out more in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Burn ban remains off; reappointments made at commission meeting

February 10, 2015

The Nolan County Commissioners Court decided Monday that the intermittent, but ongoing rain the area has experienced has made it safe enough to leave the burn ban off within Nolan County for at least another two weeks.

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

Local sports calendar

February 10, 2015

Sweetwater girls will host Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p..m.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe will host Hamlin — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity boys will host Loraine, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will play at Veribest starting at 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host season-opening dual match vs. Abilene Wylie, 4:30 p.m.

S’water hosts Big Spring in final d’header

February 10, 2015

Sweetwater vs. Big Spring usually means something in terms of playoff possibilities. And that will once again be the case tonight when the teams meet up for their final basketball doubleheader of the year at Mustang Gym.

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

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