October 2nd, 2014

CDC and Texas Health Department confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

October 2, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20.

Get all the details in Thursday's print edition.

Deputies get crash course in driving simulator

October 2, 2014

Law enforcement officers can be tasked with any number of challenges while on duty, many of which involve driving.
That's why deputies with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office have been sharpening their skills this week in a virtual driving simulator provided by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

VIDEO: Big 12 Football Preview - Week 6

October 2, 2014

Campus Insiders' Kristen Keith and Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse preview week 6 of football in the Big 12.

Thursday's local events

October 2, 2014

Today, October 2, 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
At 11:30 a.m., the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel would like to invite all school retirees to join them at the Country Club for lunch.
There will also be a program and a short business meeting. For more information, call Frances Pilsner at 766-3425.

Sweetwater's daily forecast

October 2, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at

October 1st

TSTC awarded 2015 Military Friendly SchoolsÂź designation

October 1, 2014

Texas State Technical College announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military FriendlyÂź School. Military FriendlyÂź provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

2014 Coats For Kids drive begins

October 1, 2014

Once the temperatures start to fall, the best way to stay warm is by bundling up. And once again, Bahlman Cleaners is holding its annual coat drive, Coats for Kids, to ensure that everyone can ward off the winter weather.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print ediiton

APPLAUSE music series ‘Broadway Lights’ takes place this Saturday

October 1, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 4, "Broadway Lights" will take place at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, located at 400 Locust Street, as part of its APPLAUSE Music Series.
Local participants include the Sweetwater Municipal Band directed by Billy Weems, along with local accompanist Martha Taylor. However, the production will feature special guests Annika Johannson, Brandon Wilhelm and Dr. Rick Piersall.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition.

Donations sought for skate park

October 1, 2014

During a recent road trip, Gonzalo 'Speedy' San Miguel saw a skate park in the city of Post. It prompted him to wonder why the kids around Sweetwater who skate, skateboard, rollerblade and ride BMX bikes don't have a park to call their own.
Thanks to the efforts of San Miguel and local businesses, the park could become a reality by May of next year.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

William Louis “Will” Lenoir

October 1, 2014

William Louis "Will" Lenoir, 65, of Godley and formerly of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Dallas Veterans Hospital.
He will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at

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