Archive - 2014

May 14th

Wednesday's local weather

May 14, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 49 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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May 13th

Sweetwater resident competes in Texas Shredder Classic

May 13, 2014

Stacy Robles, a resident of Sweetwater, recently competed in the NPC Texas Shredder Classic in Austin, Texas. The competition was held April 12 and included categories in bodybuilding, fitness, physique, figure and bikini. Robles competed in the Bikini Open category. "The judges critique every little detail: hair, make-up, shoes, bikini, muscle tone... they critique the total package," said Robles.

NCF awards 32 scholarships to local seniors

May 13, 2014

Due to excellent support, both in sponsors and in having 84 players participate in the annual Nolan County Foundation Golf Classic for Scholarships held April 19, at the Sweetwater Country Club, the Nolan County Foundation is announcing awards to 32 spring graduates from Blackwell High School, Highland High School, Roscoe High School and Sweetwater High School.
According to Homer Taylor, President/Executive Director of the NCF, this year's awardees will bring the total number of $1,000 scholarships awarded by the NCF since the Golf Classic began to 231 Nolan County spring graduates.

County to gain death investigators

May 13, 2014

During Monday's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, approval was given to appoint additional death investigators to serve the county.
The request was made by Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner. The county already has three active death investigators--who offer assistance during unattended deaths, and Gardner wanted to add four more to the list.
The new death investigators would need to undergo some training, and all seven members have been contacted regarding their continued or pending service. The additional death investigators, said Gardner, would help in covering the entire county.

All-district Mustangs

May 13, 2014

Sweetwater has the over-all MVP and the top new-comer — along with six first-team selections — on the All-District 4-3A base-ball team.
Greg Aiken, a senior and a four-year starter for Sweetwater at first base, got the highest honor by being named MVP. He led the team in batting (.442), hits (34), doubles (12), triples (4), RBI (34), and slugging (.740) while also hitting the Mustangs’ only home run.
Aiken, a four-time all-district performer, also made just two errors at first base in 195 chances. Last year, he was named District 4-3A’s defensive MVP.

Local forecast for Tuesday

May 13, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers, with partly sunny skies and a high near 64. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, then it will gradually become mostly clear. The low will be around 42, with northern winds at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
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May 12th

RPMH celebrated during National Hospital Week

May 12, 2014

Whether it’s a nurse or doctor, volunteer or discharge clerk, facilities and maintenance or any other team member, every person who is part of the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) team is a critical asset in keeping the facility going. In recognition of the National Hospital Week, RPMH would like to take this opportunity to share with the community information about its dedicated team and the healthcare facilities it provides.

Firefighters respond to three house fires over the weekend

May 12, 2014

Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department battled a blaze that severely damaged two homes on the 1700 block of Sam Houston (shown) early Sunday morning.
The fire was called in around 1:30 a.m. and began with an electrical issue in the first house. The fires were finally under control around 4:30 a.m. as the blaze was difficult to control due to the high winds, according to authorities.
An electrical issue was also the cause of another fire on Sunday evening on the 500 block of Bowie Street. Occupants of the homes made it out safely.

Local election results announced

May 12, 2014

Voters headed to the polls on Saturday to make their voice heard on three different, local issues.
Two seats were open on the Sweetwater City Commission for Precincts 2 and 4. Both incumbents, Jim McKenzie and Jerod Peek, respectively, garnered enough votes to continue their service on the commission.
Out of the 73 total votes placed in Precinct 2, McKenzie took 45. His opponent, Miesha Hand, received 28 votes.

Mustangs' season ends with heartbreaking loss

May 12, 2014

Seeing a lead evaporate in the late innings was bad enough for Sweetwater's baseball team Friday night in Game 1 of its Region I-3A area playoff series at Lubbock Cooper.
But on Saturday afternoon, the very same thing happened again in front of a friendlier crowd.
The Mustangs, leading 3-2 in Game 2, needed just one out to even the series and force a third and deciding contest when things began to gradually unravel at Sportsman's Park.

Recent Sweetwater High School graduate J.P. Poe is one of five pitchers in the 2015 All-Big Country...
Two local sports camps are planned this month.
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