Archive - 2014
Nolan County will be well represented when the Texas high school football playoffs begin this week.
All four county schools are participating. Sweetwater and Roscoe will both have games Thursday, and Highland and Blackwell are set to have their bi-district games Friday.
Read more in Monday's edition.
Texas National Bank recently donated water to the Sweetwater Fire Department. Pictured from left to right are Evan Goodman, Casey King, Zach Williams and Mike Fernandez.
John C. Anz was born to John Edward Anz and Minnie Schrader Anz on May 15, 1924 in Spur, Dickens County, Texas. He was the first of their five children. The Anz family moved to Sweetwater, Texas in 1936.
After graduation from Newman High School in Sweetwater, John was inducted into the Navy in 1944. He completed Submarine school in New London, Connecticut in 1945. In 1946, he served on the Submarine boat SS406 the USS Sea Poacher receiving the rank of torpedo manâ€™s mate third class. He served in active duty during World War II from June 29, 1944 to Oct. 30, 1946.
MONDAY, NOV. 10
Roscoe junior high girls will host Hamlin starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 11
Sweetwater JV girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls will host Robert Lee (season opener). 5 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls will host Robert Lee (season opener), 6:15 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls will host Loraine (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13
Roscoe junior high boys will play at Hamlin (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
It took the Sweetwater football team four quarters to wrap up a perfect regular season here Friday.
But the teamâ€™s first 10-0 regular season since 1997 was virtually guaranteed a lot sooner than that.
Get all the details in our weekend edition in Sports.
LAMESA â€” Using a combination of JV and freshman football players, Sweetwater defeated Lamesa, 40-24, in its final game on Thursday.
Learn more in our weekend edition in Sports.
BRONTE â€” It was just three years ago that Roscoeâ€™s football team failed to win a game. But after Fridayâ€™s convincing 44-20 Plowboys win over Bronte, that seems like a distant memory.
Thanks to Fridayâ€™s victo-ry, Roscoe is headed back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season.
Read more in our weekend edition in Sports.
Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be breezy with a southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 38 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north after midnight and could get as high as 25 mph.
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Sweetwaterâ€™s Bray Amos (3) and Isaiah McGee pose with the gold ball that the Mustangs received for winning the outright District 2-4A, Division II title on Friday after their 57-6 win over Lamesa. The Mustangs, 10-0 overall, now begin the playoffs where they will face Perryton in a bi-district matchup held in Canyon starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Read more about the Lamesa win in our weekend edition.
Whitley May has formally won the seat of Nolan County Judge, according to local officials in charge of a second vote count that was held Friday at the courthouse.
The final count put May ahead by a 23-vote margin with 1,336 votes. His opponent, Sweetwater City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan, had 1,313 votes in an election that turned out to be more hotly contested than those in charge of counting local votes could have anticipated.
See the full story in our weekend edition.