November 5th, 2014

Kids On the Land provides Nolan County students another unique outdoor learning program

November 5, 2014

The expanded Kids On the Land (KOL) program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch near Maryneal was attended by over 200 third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland schools. The KOL programs brings students out on the land to learn about the place where they live. Many local volunteers joined the experienced leaders of KOL events to help the students learn more about their Rolling Plains eco-region.

Learn more and find photos in Wednesday's edition.

Betty Gale Davis

November 5, 2014

Betty Gale Davis, age 65, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at a Dallas Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cecil Deadman officiating. Burial will follow at Palava Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

William A. Maxfield

November 5, 2014

Mr. William A. Maxfield, 87, of Snyder, died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Lubbock, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Services for Mr. Maxfield will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Reverend Nicky Johnson officiating. Internment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
W.A. (Yank) Maxfield was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Mount Carmel, Illinois to John Christian and Lena Bender Maxfield.

Thanet Kramer

November 5, 2014

Thanet Kramer never missed the opportunity to take one last picture of departing family, or, more specifically, to have husband Nick take the picture while she kept the subjects from escaping without the requisite memorial. The scene was repeated innumerable times, whether it was a daughter leaving home for the first day of school, a college sophomore returning to the dorm after a holiday or a grown son trying to load his family into the car for a long drive home.

Dalhart sweeps away S’water in 3

November 5, 2014

LUBBOCK — A week af-ter ending the regular sea-son with a thrilling, come-from-behind home win over Big Spring, the Sweetwater volleyball team hit the road to face another very talented team in the bi-district round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Highland, Ira to play for title on Thursday

November 5, 2014

Highland and Ira have moved their game at Ira for the District 7-1A, Division I title to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Both teams bring 2-0 dis-trict records into the game.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

7th graders still looking to get 1st win

November 5, 2014

Sweetwater’s two seventh grade teams lost at Pecos in football action last week to stay winless this season. Both will host Lamesa on Thursday in their finales.
The seventh grade Red lost to Pecos 42-0, while the seventh grade White team lost its game 36-0.

VIDEO: Governor Rick Perry speaks on Greg Abbott's win

November 5, 2014

Governor Rick Perry speaks on the future of the Republican Party in Texas, at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater where Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott's 2014 Texas Victory Election Night party is being held.

Local weather for Wednesday

November 5, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 56. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20 percent tonight, with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 44. Winds from the northeast around 5 mph will shift to the northwest in the evening.
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November 4th

Early voting, mail results released for 2014 Election

November 4, 2014

Early voting and mail results have been released for the 2014 Election in Nolan County.

Straight Party
Republican Party — 280
Democratic Party — 88
Libertarian Party — 3
Green Party — 2

United States Senator*:
John Cornyn (R) — 882
David M. Alameeel (D) — 191
Rebecca Paddock (L) — 32
Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez (G) — 5

United States Representative, District 19*:
Randy Neugebauer (R) — 774
Neal Marchbanks (D) — 220
Richard (Chip) Peterson (L) — 63

Greg Abbott (R) — 823
Wendy R. Davis (D) — 219
Kathie Glass (L) — 15
Brandom Parmer (G) — 9

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