Archive - 2014

August 1st

Local weekend events

August 1, 2014

Today, August 1, sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Soccer will be held Friday, August 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hibbet Sports for children ages 4-12 as of September 1.
Several events are lined up on Saturday. A benefit will be held for Melinda Torres who is battling leukemia will start at 11 a.m. at the Jaycees barn.
Barbecue sandwich combos will be sold as well as tickets for a 50/50 raffle, barbecue grill raffle and silent auction with great items. There will also be a donor drive — cheek swabbing for stem cell match. Age requirements for the cheek swab are 18 to 55 years of age.

Weekend weather outlook

August 1, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see sunshine and highs in the upper 80s. Weekend lows will be in the upper 60s, with winds about 5 to 10 mph.
Get a full weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

July 31st

VIDEO: Viewers react to Sharknado 2

July 31, 2014

VIDEO: Viewers react to Sharknado 2

 

SHS Volleyball practices begin Monday

July 31, 2014

Sweetwater High School volleyball practices will begin Monday, Aug. 4 at the SHS gym. The morning session on Aug. 4 will get started with roll check at 6:30 a.m. and continue until a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to coach Liz Miller. The afternoon session will be held from 1-3:45 p.m., and hitters and setters will remain at the gym to practice from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Joint Replacement: When you should look into it

July 31, 2014

Dr. James Marvel, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), was the guest speaker at July’s Lunch and Learn Seminar on joint replacement. Using actual operating tools, including one of his own design, Dr. Marvel explained the process of a full knee replacement and demonstrated the different parts that go into a new knee (shown).
He explained that, in most cases, a total joint replacement should be looked into after all other avenues are exhausted, especially if the patient is young.

AJRA Finals Rodeo in full swing

July 31, 2014

Swaize Lee (left) and Megan Powell participate in a team roping event Wednesday during the American Junior Rodeo Association's Nation Finals Rodeo, which continues through Saturday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Lee and Powell are competing in the 16-19 year-old bracket.

County commissioners approve server upgrades

July 31, 2014

The Nolan County Commissioners met on Monday morning and approved a server upgrade for the Sheriff's Department.
The upgrade had been discussed as part of recent budget hearings. Due to the fact that the Sheriff's Office will be in a new location and along with security concerns, the sheriff's department will need their own server.
Additionally, the server for the Justice of the Peace will be getting some sort of server upgrade, after the office was informed that their current server will only be supported for one more year.

Legends Baseball Club wins bracket at Andrews tourney

July 31, 2014

Sweetwater’s 9-and-under AA Legends Baseball Club recently played in a USSSA tournament held in Andrews, compiling a 3-2 record despite playing together for only about a month, and taking first place in the silver bracket with three wins on the final day.

Local events for Thursday

July 31, 2014

Today, July 31, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be held at 10:45 a.m.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Soccer will be held tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hibbet Sports for children ages 4-12 as of September 1.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

July 31, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 66 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will become light after midnight.
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