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March 5th, 2015

Local forecast for Thursday

March 5, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 36. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will becoming southern.
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March 4th

Jayteens follow in Jaycees' civic footsteps

March 4, 2015

The Jaycees are well-known around Sweetwater. Each year, the civic organization donates time, money and resources to a wide array of causes, as well as hosts the annual World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.

Learn more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Blood drives in Sweetwater on March 11

March 4, 2015

Blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Wednesday, March 11, from noon until 6 p.m. One bloodmobile will be parked at First Financial Bank and the other bloodmobile will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

VFW presents certificate to school board

March 4, 2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2479 Commander, Lionel Mendez, presented a certificate of appreciation to the Sweetwater ISD School Board at their recent meeting. He is shown presenting the certificate to Mark Meneses.

Wood Bat Classic schedule

March 4, 2015

At Sportsman’s Park
(Newman Park field)
THURSDAY
11:30 a.m. — San Angelo Lake View vs. Ballinger
2 p.m. — Ballinger vs. Lub-bock Christian
4:30 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. San Angelo Lake View
7 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Pampa
FRIDAY
9 a.m. — Sweetwater vs. Ranger Junior College
11:30 a.m. — Ranger Junior College vs. Ballinger
2 p.m. — San Angelo Lake View vs. Pampa
4:30 p.m. — Lubbock Chris-tian vs. San Angelo Lake View
7 p.m. — Pampa vs. Lubbock Christian
SATURDAY
9 a.m. — Pampa vs. Ballinger
11:30 a.m. — Ranger Junior College vs. San Angelo Lake View

Local sports calendar

March 4, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic, Sportsman’s Park.
Sweetwater JV Red at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV White at Hamlin tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity teams at Brownwood tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Track
SEASON OPENERS
Sweetwater middle school teams at Lamesa meet.
Roscoe junior high teams host Blackland-Divide meet.
Highland junior high teams at Roscoe meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic, Sportsman’s Park.

‘Stangs smack the Rangers in opener

March 4, 2015

After losing its first week of play to bad weather, Sweetwater’s baseball sea-son finally began Tuesday at Midland Greenwood — and so did the Mustang offense as Sweetwater smacked 14 hits in a 9-2 victory.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Wednesday's local weather

March 4, 2015

Today, we should see some rain before 1 p.m., then an 80% chance of freezing rain and sleet. Temperatures will decrease throughout the day, falling to around 29 by 5 p.m. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph. Total daytime ice/sleet accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Expect freezing rain and sleet tonight before 7 p.m., then snow and sleet likely between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. and then a chance of snow thereafter.

March 3rd

TNB to host Chamber Coffee

March 3, 2015

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the bank’s lobby at 400 East Broadway.

Get all the details in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

School board recognizes Intermediate robotics team

March 3, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Robotics Team, the Master Builders, recently advanced to state competition. Members of the team are Brenna Von Atzigen, Amariz Garcia and Addison Torres. Steve Withrow is their robotics coach. Shown, the team was honored at the recent Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees meeting with a resolution.

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