Archive - 2014

December 4th

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

December 4, 2014

We'll have areas of dense fog before 10 a.m. this morning, with a 20 percent chance of showers after that time. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 63 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 55. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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December 3rd

Amy's Angel Tree located at Walmart

December 3, 2014

Amy Rainey, a beloved Sweetwater resident, died nearly four years ago during a domestic altercation. As tragic as her untimely death was, Rainey's memory lives on in the form of Amy's Angel Tree. The tree is located at Walmart, where Rainey worked as a pharmacist.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

High school bon fire returns to Sweetwater for community wide pep rally event

December 3, 2014

Sweetwater High School football secured a fourth round playoff seat against Celina High School on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichita Falls. The school announced today that Mustang Moms will sponsor a bon fire and pep rally on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

West Texas Energy Consortium receives Industry Sector Outreach Award

December 3, 2014

Sweetwater – Recently, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) received the Industry Sector Outreach Award from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. Honoring significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive impacts made to employers, the award includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in just one short year with the Consortium’s exceptional, integrated approach.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

George Alvin Chastain

December 3, 2014

Funeral services for George Alvin Chastain, 94, of Sweetwater, will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jake Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born on August 11, 1920 in Ovalo, Texas. He married Frances M. Barnes on December 23, 1939 in Merkel.

Highland has 11 named all-district

December 3, 2014

Highland, which ended a five-year playoff drought this season, has a total of 11 football players who have been given All-District 7-1A, Division I recognition for their outstanding play.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

‘Stangs pick up first win

December 3, 2014

Michael Hunt scored 24 points and Rhett Torres 22 as the Sweetwater boys got their first win of the basketball season Tuesday, 70-38, at Merkel.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Local activities for Wednesday

December 3, 2014

Today, December 3, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Also, the Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, at noon in the WASP room.

Wednesday's local weather

December 3, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly sunny skies and a high near 62. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 46. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening.
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December 2nd

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17

Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?
Reserved season football tickets for the 2015 season at Sweetwater High School will be up for...
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