November 11th, 2014
Ricky Cunningham, Brookshire's store director, presented Peggy Parrott (center) and Madison Black of the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center a $2,000 check Monday as part of a company-wide fundraising project.
The 2014-15 girls basketball season begins today for all four Nolan County high school varsity teams. Two of them â€” Sweetwater and Highland â€” will be playing each other at Highland with tip-off at 6:30 p.m. Roscoe will host Robert Lee starting at 6:15 p.m. and Blackwell entertains Loraine at 6 p.m.
Read more and find schedules in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
The final game of the season saw both eighth grade Sweetwater Middle School football teams come out vic-torious against Lamesa.
The seventh grade Sweet-water Middle School White team finally got a win by beating Lamesa 28-0 in its season finale on Thursday.
Read more in Tuesday's edition in Sports.
Today, November 11, Sweetwater American Legion Auxiliary Unit #109 will be distributing poppies at K-Mart from 9 a.m. until noon.
Proceeds from the donations for the poppies are used for rehabilitation and welfare programs for veterans. The poppies are made by hospitalized and disabled veterans.
Also, the 10th annual KXOX Veterans Shout-Out will air from 1-4 p.m. with host Kyle Davian. It will include patriotic shout-outs, music and information on help sources and volunteer opportunities.
Your Veterans' Day forecast will be sunny with a high near 46. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 24 and wind chill values between 13 and 18. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Bray Amos (3) and Isaiah McGee pose with the gold ball that the Mustangs received for winning the outright District 2-4A, Division II title on Friday after their 57-6 win over Lamesa.
One of the players was misidentified in the Sunday edition of the paper.
Nolan County will be well represented when the Texas high school football playoffs begin this week.
All four county schools are participating. Sweetwater and Roscoe will both have games Thursday, and Highland and Blackwell are set to have their bi-district games Friday.
Read more in Monday's edition.
Texas National Bank recently donated water to the Sweetwater Fire Department. Pictured from left to right are Evan Goodman, Casey King, Zach Williams and Mike Fernandez.
John C. Anz was born to John Edward Anz and Minnie Schrader Anz on May 15, 1924 in Spur, Dickens County, Texas. He was the first of their five children. The Anz family moved to Sweetwater, Texas in 1936.
After graduation from Newman High School in Sweetwater, John was inducted into the Navy in 1944. He completed Submarine school in New London, Connecticut in 1945. In 1946, he served on the Submarine boat SS406 the USS Sea Poacher receiving the rank of torpedo manâ€™s mate third class. He served in active duty during World War II from June 29, 1944 to Oct. 30, 1946.
MONDAY, NOV. 10
Roscoe junior high girls will host Hamlin starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 11
Sweetwater JV girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls will host Robert Lee (season opener). 5 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls will host Robert Lee (season opener), 6:15 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls will host Loraine (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13
Roscoe junior high boys will play at Hamlin (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.