April 21st, 2015

Local runner prepares for "Beat the Street" 50K

April 21, 2015

At 2 a.m., most of us are sound asleep, resting up for the day to come. But for Andy Wilson, his wife Rhonda has dropped him off in a random location to begin a 22-mile run.

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Heart Walk raises over $20K

April 21, 2015

The Nolan County Heart Walk took place on Saturday, April 18, at Sweetwater High School. This year's route took place in the residential areas around the field house, instead of the high school track. At this year's Heart Walk, there were two Grand Marshals, both of whom serve on the local American Heart Association board and have been directly impacted by cardiovascular concerns — Kirk Maberry and Jim Petrie.

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New scoreboard to be donated to Mustang Bowl

April 21, 2015

It was announced Monday during a regular meeting of the Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees that Mustang Bowl will receive a new scoreboard.

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Local sports calendar

April 21, 2015

Sweetwater JV Red at Lubbock Estacado, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Lubbock Estacado, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Lubbock Estacado, 5 p.m.
Highland’s Isaac Rios and Kevin Box (boys doubles team) at Region II-1A tournament, Bentwood Country Club, San Angelo.
Roscoe varsity boys and girls qualifiers compete at District 7-2A/8-2A area meet, McMurry University, Abilene.
Highland varsity boys and girls qualifiers compete at District 11-1A/12-1A area meet, Hermleigh.

Firing one to the plate

April 21, 2015

Sweetwater’s Annaliese Espinoza delivers a pitch during a game against Lubbock Estacado earlier this year. The playoff-bound Lady Mustangs will be playing at Estacado at 5 p.m. today.

Richburg, Allen lead area track meet qualifiers for Highland

April 21, 2015

GAIL — Hannah Allen and Jacob Richburg will lead Highland’s contingent of athletes who earned top-four finishes at the District 12-1A track meet Friday to qualify for this week’s area track competition.

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Local forecast for Tuesday

April 21, 2015

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and southern winds around 10 mph. After 3 p.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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April 20th

SHS art students honored by SISD school board

April 20, 2015

Sweetwater High School art students, Abby Lynch, Katie Melendrez, Kendra Pack and Keegan Von Atzigen were recognized at the recent Sweetwater ISD school board meeting.

Hospital construction moving along

April 20, 2015

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has always been held in high regard by the patients that pass through its doors. Patient satisfaction surveys, third party evaluations and medical research has shown RPMH to be at the head of the class when it comes to rural hospitals.

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County proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 20, 2015

A proclamation was approved by the Nolan County Commissioners at their meeting held last Monday morning to declare the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The proclamation noted that preventing child abuse is a community-wide effort where solutions can be found by involving everyone.

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Saturday’s key district baseball game between Sweetwater and Big Spring had two changes Friday. The...
Subject to change MONDAY, APRIL20 Baseball Sweetwater JV White vs. Abilene High JV, 6 p.m. TUESDAY...
CANYON — Sweetwater qualified six track athletes Friday for the Region I-4A meet after they earned...


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