Archive - 2014

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Archery range moves closer to Sweetwater

December 17, 2014

The archery range which has been located near Lake Trammell for many years has been moved closer to Sweetwater. The range and its maintenance is a cooperative effort between Sweetwater Bow Hunters Association, Sweetwater Jaycees, Sweetwater Roosters, 4H and Nolan County.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Coliseum, TNB host open house events

December 17, 2014

The Nolan County Coliseum (shown) and Texas National Bank held their respective Open House events on Tuesday. Refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed by many at the Coliseum, while guests were treated to a performance by Cornerstone Christian School at Texas National Bank.

Find more photos on page 3 of Wednesday's edition.

Mumps: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department's monthly focus on diseases

December 17, 2014

Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands. Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection or from vaccination can get mumps.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

SW rolls by Grape Creek

December 17, 2014

GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek, 67-37, on Tuesday in a non-district basketball game.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Four earn APSE mention

December 17, 2014

Four Sweetwater High School athletes — offensive lineman Ty Crain, receiver Michael Lawrence, quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey and defensive back Isaiah McGee — have earned honorable mention on the Class 4A all-state football team from the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Wednesday's local weather

December 17, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 55. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Those mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight, with a low around 44 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph. Winds will shift to the southwest after midnight.
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December 16th

Local, area basketball

December 16, 2014

Sweetwater boys at Grape Creek — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls host Haskell (district openers) — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls at Jim Ned starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls will host Bronte, 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Bangs — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls at Stamford — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams host Guthrie starting at 2 p.m.

Hoop teams to be in action as ‘14 winds down

December 16, 2014

The high school basket-ball season resumes today for some local teams as the 2014 portion of their sched-ules begins to wind down.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.

JV girls get split at Abilene

December 16, 2014

Sweetwater’s JV girls fin-ished with a 2-2 record at Abilene High’s tournament. Sweetwater’s victories came against Graham (45-29) and Jim Ned (31-30) while the team lost its games with Abilene High (29-35) and Midland High (42-43).

Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.

Michael Lawrence was named the Sweetwater Mustangs Player of the Week.
Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...


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