Archive - 2014

November 21st

KXOX celebrates 75 years on the air

November 21, 2014

Thursday was a special day for KXOX radio in Sweetwater, as the station hit a new milestone: 75 years of local broadcasting.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Many attend black out pep rally

November 21, 2014

The Sweetwater High School Auditorium was glowing on Thursday evening during the black out community pep rally. Many members of the community attended to cheer on the Sweetwater Mustangs on their way to their second playoff game in Stephenville on Friday.

Local sports calendar

November 21, 2014

Roscoe varsity girls at Lueders-Avoca tournament.
Roscoe JV girls at Cross Plains tournament.
Highland varsity boys at Rotan (season opener), 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls at Abilene’s Key City tournament.
Blackwell varsity girls at Westbrook tournament.
Sweetwater vs. Bridge-port (Class 4A, Division II area playoff), 7:30 p.m., Tarleton State University’s Memorial Stadium, Steph-enville.
Post vs. Cisco (Class 3A, Division II area playoff), 7 p.m., Sweetwater’s Mustang Bowl.

Blackwell hopes to extend year vs. Sands

November 21, 2014

The past two years saw Blackwell win a district title and make consecutive play-off appearances.
Now, despite heavy graduation losses, the Hornets are once again in the play-offs and in the area round for the second year in a row after crushing Rising Star, 52-6, last week.

Learn more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Mustang Express heading for S’ville

November 21, 2014

After surviving a series of close encounters during the first six weeks of the 2014 season, this year’s 11-0 Sweetwater football team has been an unstoppable force since mid-October.
In their last five games, the Mustangs have won by an average score of 51-15.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

This weekend's local events

November 21, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, the Second Annual Creative Country Crafts Show will be held at the Nolan Community Center in downtown Nolan from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be crochet items, woodworking, jewelry, homemade goodies, wall hangings and much more.
Proceeds will benefit the Nolan/Divide community. For more information contact Stacy Dove at 325-236-0196.
Also, the Dark Horse Roller Derby will have a Thanksgiving smash-up at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Local weekend weather outlook

November 21, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 55 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will increase to 80% on Saturday but fade out by the evening. Weekend highs will be in the mid-60s, with lows in the upper 40s dropping down to the upper 30s by Sunday night.
Visit to learn more.

November 20th

RPMH supports the Great American Smokeout

November 20, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) reminds Nolan County residents that a great time to quit smoking is during the "Great American Smokeout", Thursday, Nov. 20, according to Donna Boatright, administrator of the hospital
"The 'Smokeout' is a good-natured effort by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes for one day," Boatright said. "If smokers see they can quit for 24 hours, they may quit forever."

Sandra (Sandy) Hale Stephenson

November 20, 2014

Sandra L. (Sandy) Hale Stephenson, age 78, went to Heaven on Nov. 17, 2014.
“Sass” as she was lovingly known by her grandchildren and great-children, as well as her close friends, was preceded in death by her parents O.C. (Spot) Hale and Madeline (Tootie) Hale.
She is survived by “my sweet baby,” husband Roger Stephenson; sons, Brad and wife Mindy, Britt and wife Christy and Kyle. Roger’s “girlfriend” and “sweet bride” is also survived by Randy and wife Roberta Donahoe.

TNB recognizes two with True Texan Award

November 20, 2014

The True Texan Award is a quarterly award given to team members at Texas National Bank who take pride in their work, do what’s best for the team and always put the customer first. Award recipients are given an extra paid day of vacation and a small cash prize. The True Texans for the third quarter 2014 are Deadra Kelley (left) and Kathy Staggs (right).

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