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Winning salute

November 22, 2014

Sweetwater's Isaiah McGee (5) gives out a touchdown salute while Michael Lawrence joins him in the end zone during the team's 46-14 area playoff win over Bridgeport on Friday. McGee caught two touchdown passes in the game and Lawrence one for the Mustangs, as they improved to 12-0 while advancing to face Vernon in the regional playoffs. That game will be played at Mineral Wells starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. Read more about the win in our weekend edition.

Banks warn consumers of scams

November 22, 2014

Ever since cell phones, social media networks and email became fixtures in most of our lives, scams and the con men behind them have grown prevalent, too.
There is a vast array of online fraud, but some scams in particular are being noticed by local banks. The most commonly seen as of late, according to bank officials, run the gamut from attempts to gather personal information to commit identity theft to false promises of companionship.

Sweet Saturday planned in Sweetwater

November 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are working together to celebrate “SWEET SATURDAY” on Saturday, Nov. 29 in conjunction with the nationally recognized “Small Business Saturday.”
"Forget Black Friday battles and skip the huge stores and long lines. Shop in our area small businesses," says Chamber Executive Vice President Leah Andrews.

Latria’s remodel complete in time for open house

November 22, 2014

Latria's, located at 213 Oak in downtown Sweetwater, recently completed a remodel just in time for their upcoming Open House.
Owner Latria Sims urges everyone to come and see the new place, which boasts a updated look. But not only are the facilities updated, but their ladies clothing line showcases a younger look featuring leggings and palazzo pants.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Another win for the Mustangs

November 21, 2014

Final score: Sweetwater 46 Bridgeport 14

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

Nolan County Ministerial Alliance to host annual community Thanksgiving service

November 21, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).

Read more in Friday's edition.

KXOX celebrates 75 years on the air

November 21, 2014

Thursday was a special day for KXOX radio in Sweetwater, as the station hit a new milestone: 75 years of local broadcasting.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Many attend black out pep rally

November 21, 2014

The Sweetwater High School Auditorium was glowing on Thursday evening during the black out community pep rally. Many members of the community attended to cheer on the Sweetwater Mustangs on their way to their second playoff game in Stephenville on Friday.

This weekend's local events

November 21, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, the Second Annual Creative Country Crafts Show will be held at the Nolan Community Center in downtown Nolan from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be crochet items, woodworking, jewelry, homemade goodies, wall hangings and much more.
Proceeds will benefit the Nolan/Divide community. For more information contact Stacy Dove at 325-236-0196.
Also, the Dark Horse Roller Derby will have a Thanksgiving smash-up at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Local weekend weather outlook

November 21, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 55 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will increase to 80% on Saturday but fade out by the evening. Weekend highs will be in the mid-60s, with lows in the upper 40s dropping down to the upper 30s by Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

RPMH supports the Great American Smokeout

November 20, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) reminds Nolan County residents that a great time to quit smoking is during the "Great American Smokeout", Thursday, Nov. 20, according to Donna Boatright, administrator of the hospital
"The 'Smokeout' is a good-natured effort by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes for one day," Boatright said. "If smokers see they can quit for 24 hours, they may quit forever."

TNB recognizes two with True Texan Award

November 20, 2014

The True Texan Award is a quarterly award given to team members at Texas National Bank who take pride in their work, do what’s best for the team and always put the customer first. Award recipients are given an extra paid day of vacation and a small cash prize. The True Texans for the third quarter 2014 are Deadra Kelley (left) and Kathy Staggs (right).

Local law enforcement agencies looking for suspect

November 19, 2014

Police are on the lookout for Timothy Cantu, 20, of Sweetwater.

According to officers with the Sweetwater Police Department, Cantu was identified as the passenger of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning before fleeing the scene.

Officers gave chase to Cantu and several law enforcement agencies including the Sweetwater P.D., the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), Texas Dept. of Public Safety and the 32nd Judicial District set up a perimeter around a field near Alabama and Throckmorton.

Bob Livingston, Walt Wilkins and others headline Third Annual West Texas and Beyond Revue

November 19, 2014

The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation (STTAR) board of directors announces the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as the location for this year’s Third Annual West Texas & Beyond Revue, hosted by Texas Music Ambassador Bob Livingston. The live music extravaganza will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 22.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

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