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Sweetwater up at halftime

November 28, 2014

Halftime score: Sweetwater-28 Vernon-14

Man sought on three warrants

November 28, 2014

Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department are currently searching for a man wanted for three warrants — Two being felonies.
Juan Leanos is currently being sought for theft of property over $50 and under $500, a misdemeanor; theft of property over $1,500 and under $2,000, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, also a felony.
Investigators with SPD warn residents not to make contact with Leanos if he is seen, but to call their local law enforcement agency.

SHS cheerleaders rooting for a state championship

November 28, 2014

This year's Sweetwater High School varsity cheerleaders are getting the chance to do something no other SHS cheer squad has done since 1997.
They are showing their support for the first Sweetwater football team since that year — and only the third in school history — to still be unbeaten through the first 12 games of the season. The Mustangs put their 12-0 record on the line at 2 p.m. today when they face Vernon in the regional round of the Class 4A, Division II playoffs at Mineral Wells' Ram Stadium.

See the full story in the Friday edition.

Man dies in early morning fire

November 28, 2014

A Sweetwater man died Friday morning when a fire engulfed four apartments at Jack Lambert Drive. The Sweetwater Fire Department received a call about 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning about the apartment fire. The fire began in a common attic of one of the middle apartments, but the cause of the fire is still unknown and fire marshals are being sent to investigate. All other apartment residents escaped the blaze safely. All four apartment roofs were burned off and the interior of each apartment received smoke and water damage as well.

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November 28, 2014

RPMH picks up awards for leadership, quality of care

November 26, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has earned its share of accolades during its time as Nolan County's premier health care facility. Recently, the hospital received two more awards from prestigious organizations recognizing the staff's medical prowess.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Black Friday starting early

November 26, 2014

When Black Friday started in the 1960s, as a means to ring in the Christmas shopping season, retailers hoped to move their finances from the “red” to the “black.” But almost 55 years later, businesses are almost foregoing the original plans and beginning their sales before the Thanksgiving turkey is even out of the oven.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

TNB donates to Goodfellows

November 26, 2014

Texas National Bank recently made a donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Shown is Aubrey Turnbow (center) receiving the donation from Brenda Stirl and Mike Fernandez.

Cyber Monday deals!

November 26, 2014

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Local weekend activities

November 26, 2014

On Saturday, November 29, a benefit for Julie Sawyers will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Brookshire's. Brisket sandwiches and a brisket sandwich combo will be on sale.
At 4 p.m., an auction will be held at the Jaycee Barn with a dance to follow featuring Hawk and Hag, Shane Henry and the 4X Band, and Nine Mile. There will be a cover charge.
All proceeds will go to Riley and Julie Sawyers.
Also, the Third Annual Nolan County Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy Run will take place at 11 a.m. Line up will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.

Weekend weather outlook

November 26, 2014

Today, we'll see sunny skies with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 47 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
This weekend, we should see highs in the 70s with lows in the upper 40s on Saturday, with the low dropping to near 40 on Sunday night. Winds will remain from the southwest for most of the weekend up to 20 mph.
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Thursday's local activities

November 26, 2014

Today, November 27, the Sweetwater Jaycees will have their 30th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Jaycee Barn, located at 307 W. Fourth Street. All meals are free to anyone in the public.
Also, there will be no residential refuse service on Thursday, Nov. 27 or 28 in order for city employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week.

Thanksgiving Day forecast

November 26, 2014

For your Thanksgiving Day, we'll see sunny skies with a high near 63. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect clear skies, with a low around 43 and south-southeast winds remaining at 5 to 15 mph.
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Local weather for Wednesday

November 26, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 35 and northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will become south-southeastern after midnight.
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Honk rally set to send off high school football team to third round of playoffs

November 25, 2014

Sweetwater High School Football secured a third round playoff seat against Vernon High School on Friday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. in Mineral Wells. The school announced today that it will sponsor a send off event for the football team and band where community members can line up in their cars along the route out of town and "honk" to show good will as the students leave for Mineral Wells.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

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