Archive - 2014

August 15th

Mustangs, area football teams to get their 1st tests

August 15, 2014

After nearly two weeks of hitting each other in prac-tices, the four area high school football teams finally get a taste of outside competition starting today.
In 11-man ball, Sweet-water goes to San Angelo’s Bobcat Stadium this evening for its opening scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View, while Roscoe is at home to take on Haskell. Sweetwater’s scrimmage is set to begin with the JV and freshman teams at 5 p.m., with the varsity taking the field at approximately 6:15, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley, while Roscoe will begin its skir-mish at 6 p.m.

Plowboys introduced to public

August 15, 2014

This year’s Roscoe Plowboys football team was introduced during the school’s “Plowboy Preview” that was held Thursday night at Plowboy Field.
School cheerleaders and the Roscoe band also performed for the public. Roscoe hosts Haskell in its opening scrimmage today starting at 6 p.m.

Events set for this weekend

August 15, 2014

Tonight, August 15, Maryneal Baptist Church will be having revival services through Sunday the 17th featuring Billy Oliver with music by Randy and Vicki Hanes.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday's schedule will be 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for morning worship, 12 noon for a lunch at the Community Center and a final service for 6 p.m.
On Saturday, the clothes closet at First United Methodist Church, located at 309 Cedar, will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Clothes are free to anyone in need.

Local weekend weather outlook

August 15, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we should expect highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winds will mainly come from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and starting on Saturday afternoon, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area through Sunday evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 14th

Local employers have difficulty filling jobs

August 14, 2014

Nolan County has been virtually recession proof. As most of the nation has struggled to recover from the worst economic downturn in more than 75 years, Sweetwater and surrounding areas has remained a bastion of employment.
In fact, Ken Becker, executive director at Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), estimates the percentage of Nolan County residents out of work to be just over four percent — lower than the state of Texas and the U.S. averages.

Campbell pinned as SFD's new assistant fire chief

August 14, 2014

The Sweetwater Fire Department has promoted from within a new assistant fire chief. Lance Campbell was officially named to the position Tuesday by Chief Grant Madden.
Campbell, a 15-year veteran of the department, passed the required promotional exams and met the criteria. Madden believes he will be a good successor to former assistant chief Chris Kiser.
"Lance was hired on right after I was," Madden said. "I've worked with him my entire career. I know he has great leadership skills, we just haven't had a chance to see them yet."

Reid recognized as Best Newspaper Carrier

August 14, 2014

It takes a team effort get the daily newspaper constructed, published and delivered. And the youngest member of the Sweetwater Reporter family is ten-year-old Christian Reid.
Reid is a newspaper carrier whose route is on the northeast side of Sweetwater. The route is under his mother's name, Jennifer Gardner, who was recently named the Sweetwater Reporter's "Readers' Choice" winner for Best Newspaper Carrier.

Hornets still have sting

August 14, 2014

After a few lean years, the Blackwell football program has produced back-to-back playoff appearances and in 2013, the Hornets got their first postseason win since 1996 before falling to the eventual state champions — Grandfalls-Royalty — in the second round.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 14, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 13th

VIDEO: Joint practice becomes ugly between Raiders and Cowboys

August 13, 2014

Joint practice becomes ugly between Raiders and Cowboys (VIDEO)

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