January 26th, 2015

Highland boys and girls pick up W

January 26, 2015

Highland came away with a pair of basketball wins for the third straight time in District 12-1A when it went to Loraine, without playing two games on Friday.

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January 23rd

Highland Heights UMC to emphasize outreach ministry on Samaritan Hospitality House

January 23, 2015

Churches highlighted in this week's Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Glenn Mollette authors book

January 23, 2015

Columnist Glenn Mollette authors his eleventh book. His recent endeavor is titled, "Grandpa's Store, A Reflection of My Childhood," Published by Johnny House Press, an imprint of Liberty Torch Press in Newburgh, Indiana.

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Million Dollar Quartet to perform on Jan. 27

January 23, 2015

Tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $20 to $58 and will be available online by visiting, by calling (800) 869-1451 or in person at the Civic Center box office. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (800) 869-1451 x220.

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Forecast: warmer weather on the way

January 23, 2015

West Texas isn't known for its wintry weather, but area residents have had a taste of low temperatures in recent months, including an ice storm around the new year, blanketing Nolan and surrounding counties in frozen crystalline wonder. Beautiful, until you had to drive in it.

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SW begins road swing today

January 23, 2015

Sweetwater’s basketball teams hit the road for their next three games, starting today when both squads — each winless in district play — will travel to Big Spring.

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Local weekend weather outlook

January 23, 2015

This morning, we'll have a 20% chance of snow, which will mix with rain after 9 a.m. and gradually end. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, which will change to sunny skies with a high near 46. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies. The low will be around 29, with western winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll have a warming trend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday climbing up to the 60s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the mid 30s.
Visit to learn more.

January 22nd

Coliseum hosts 7th Annual Transmission Summit

January 22, 2015

A lot has changed since former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham started the Transmission Summit seven years ago. Mostly for the better, if you ask Wortham, the multifaceted energy ambassador and coordinator of the summit.

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Pioneer Museum holds thousands of memories in pictures

January 22, 2015

If pictures are worth a thousand words then the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has millions.
Melonnie Hicks, Executive Director at the museum, says they have thousands and thousands of photos.

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Local sports calendar

January 22, 2015

Roscoe junior high teams will host tournament.
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe hosts Stamford — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls and boys at Loraine starting at 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Bronte starting at 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Grady tournament.

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