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Jones crowned 2015 Yucca Queen

January 26, 2015

Sweetwater High School senior Madison Jones was crowned 2015 Yucca Queen during a ceremony on Saturday evening at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium. She was escorted by Ty Crain and is the daughter of Gary and Gretchen Jones.

Many local classrooms taking part in NIE program

January 26, 2015

This school year, 35 teachers and 28 sponsors throughout Nolan County are taking part in NIE (Newspaper in Education) through the Sweetwater Reporter.

Learn more in Monday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Hoyt Place to host two events today

January 26, 2015

Hoyt Place, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue, will host Tom Skinner, a Classic Country music singer from Lubbock on today, January 26, from 2-3 p.m.
Come and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Everyone is invited.
Hoyt Place will also hold a Fall Prevention Seminar conducted by Sherma Barham, Director for Rolling Plains Home Health Department from 6-7 p.m. Come and learn how to prevent falls as a part of the "Stand Tall Campaign."
Step out and experience a fun way to stay on your feet, along with good food for you and your friends. For more information on both events, call 325 235-5655.

Monday's local weather

January 26, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 44 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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WASP, Pioneer Museums partner for Practical Prodigies program

January 26, 2015

Two local cultural centers, the National WASP WWII Museum and the Pioneer Museum have formed an alliance with Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) to create a new program: Practical Prodigies.

Find our more in our weekend edition, in print or through our e-edition (subscription required).

Information sought on TSTC theft

January 26, 2015

On January 2015, unknown date, an unknown person(s) entered a building located on the Texas State Technical College property. Once inside the building, the thieves took four Lincoln Invertec Model V275S welders and two pipe beveling devices. The Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance to help locate the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Learn more in our weekend edition, in print or through our e-edition (subscription required).

Brookshire’s donates to WTCAC

January 26, 2015

Brookshire’s Grocery Company provided a gift of support of $5,000 to the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center. This donation shows their continued support for agencies who help children in this area.

Highland Heights UMC to emphasize outreach ministry on Samaritan Hospitality House

January 23, 2015

Churches highlighted in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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

Glenn Mollette authors book

January 23, 2015

Columnist Glenn Mollette authors his eleventh book. His recent endeavor is titled, "Grandpa's Store, A Reflection of My Childhood," Published by Johnny House Press, an imprint of Liberty Torch Press in Newburgh, Indiana.

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

Million Dollar Quartet to perform on Jan. 27

January 23, 2015

Tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $20 to $58 and will be available online by visiting, by calling (800) 869-1451 or in person at the Civic Center box office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (800) 869-1451 x220.

Learn more in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or our print edition..

Forecast: warmer weather on the way

January 23, 2015

West Texas isn't known for its wintry weather, but area residents have had a taste of low temperatures in recent months, including an ice storm around the new year, blanketing Nolan and surrounding counties in frozen crystalline wonder. Beautiful, until you had to drive in it.

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

Local weekend weather outlook

January 23, 2015

This morning, we'll have a 20% chance of snow, which will mix with rain after 9 a.m. and gradually end. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, which will change to sunny skies with a high near 46. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies. The low will be around 29, with western winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll have a warming trend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday climbing up to the 60s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the mid 30s.
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Coliseum hosts 7th Annual Transmission Summit

January 22, 2015

A lot has changed since former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham started the Transmission Summit seven years ago. Mostly for the better, if you ask Wortham, the multifaceted energy ambassador and coordinator of the summit.

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

Pioneer Museum holds thousands of memories in pictures

January 22, 2015

If pictures are worth a thousand words then the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has millions.
Melonnie Hicks, Executive Director at the museum, says they have thousands and thousands of photos.

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

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

January 22, 2015

We'll have an 80% chance of rain and snow today, with a high near 34 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.
Those rain and snow chances will drop to 70% tonight, which will turn entirely to snow after midnight. Expect cloudy skies and a low around 27, with northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.
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