September 24th, 2014

Commission green lights WASP museum expansion

September 24, 2014

Of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War Two, there were 38 specific casualties which stand out in the hearts and minds of many.
It's those 38 lives — lives of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) — which will be commemorated with the expansion of the WASP WWII Museum, located just west of Sweetwater, according to Alan Carmichael, a local attorney representing the WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

TSTC to host Sweetwater area college day

September 24, 2014

Texas State Technical College will host the Sweetwater Area College Day on Monday, Sept. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. at TSTC Student Center Gym. This event is open to all area high school students, counselors and parents. This event is co-sponsored by Sweetwater High School and sanctioned by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Betty Jo Gavit

September 24, 2014

Betty Jo Gavit, 80, of Sweetwater, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, as Mrs. Gavit was cremated.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1934, in San Angelo. She moved to Sweetwater in 1980 and was a homemaker.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Minnie (Rhoades) Akins; husband, Walter Gavit on July 17, 1991; sisters, Mary Guelker, Alva Taylor and Birtie Arnold; and her brother, Charles Edward Akins.

SW-Andrews tickets can be bought early at SISD office

September 24, 2014

Presale tickets for Friday’s Sweetwater-Andrews foot-ball game in Andrews can be purchased at the Sweet-water Independent School District office on 207 Mus-grove through noon Friday. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

SHS falls to AHS in last tuneup

September 24, 2014

ABILENE — Sweetwater High School’s volleyball team made the short trip to Class 6A Abilene High on Tuesday to play its last non-district match of the season, and the 4A Lady Mustangs were swept by the Lady Eagles in three games by scores of 14-25, 17-25 and 17-25.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition in Sports.

Adult literacy/ESL class meets today

September 24, 2014

Today, September 24, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Wednesday's local weather

September 24, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 82. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 62. Winds will remain in the east around 5 mph.
Visit to learn more.

September 23rd

Commission leaves burn ban off

September 23, 2014

The Nolan County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to leave the countywide burn ban off for at least another two weeks Monday during an otherwise routine meeting.
As precipitation adds up across the county, even local lakes have seen a boost in levels, with Lake Sweetwater gaining a quarter-inch and Oak Creek Reservoir gaining three-eighths of an inch.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Color Dash benefits TSTC Project SAVE program

September 23, 2014

More than 50 people ran in the Color Dash at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater despite the rain. Shown are Matt McGowen, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Betty Carter with Dark Horse Roller Derby and TSTC Executive Director of Career Services Nick Alvarado.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition.

Sweetwater Rotary Club undefeated

September 23, 2014

The Sweetwater Rotary Club remains undefeated in the field goal challenge for the sixth year in a row against the Snyder Rotary Club. Each year, five members from each club have two chances to kick a field goal before the Sweetwater vs. Snyder football game. This year Sweetwater defeated Snyder 8-5.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

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