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December 10th

Mustangs win big over Brownwood

December 10, 2014

Rhett Torres scored 27 points Tuesday as the Sweetwater boys basketball team defeated Brownwood, 71-52, at Mustang Gym to improve to 2-1 this season.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Highland girls now 10-4 after latest win

December 10, 2014

Highland, which is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Class 1A girls poll by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, defeated Forsan 47-35 on Tuesday for its eighth straight win.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Local weather for Wednesday

December 10, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 60. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph, and we'll have a 20% chance of showers.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with patchy fog and cloudy skies. Expect a low around 51 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 9th

Colorful lights installed in Auditorium towers

December 9, 2014

If you’ve driven by the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at night lately, you may have noticed something different. There are now colorful lights coming from the towers’ windows.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Suddenlink team earns top customer service honor

December 9, 2014

Suddenlink’s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater system team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year. The system also won the award in 2012.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Melba Aileen Gillis

December 9, 2014

Melba Aileen Gillis, 97, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2014. Aileen was born Aug. 30, 1917 in Jacksboro, TX.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Gillis and wife Billie of Sweetwater; one brother; four sisters; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Gillis; son, Clyde Gillis; grandson, David Gillis; brother; sister; and her parents.

All-district dominance

December 9, 2014

It comes as no surprise that the All-District 2-4A, Division II football team is loaded with Mustangs.
After a season that saw an outright district championship, unbeaten regular season and trip to the state quarterfinals, 24 Sweetwa-ter players have been given some kind of all-district recognition for their outstand-ing achievements.

Read more in Tuesday's edition in SPorts.

Tuesday's local events

December 9, 2014

Today, December 9, the RPMH Diabetic Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. They will be meeting in the hospital cafeteria for a Christmas party.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line to the North Pole again this year. Call in will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. Children are welcome to call and let Santa know what they want for Christmas. The numbers to call are 236-5812, 725-0113 or 933-9855.
Also, the Sweetwater Aglow Community Lighthouse will have their meeting at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, located at 412 Newman. Speaking will be Minnie Castro from the Aglow Team.

Local weather for Tuesday

December 9, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m, which will lead in to partly sunny skies and a high near 65. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 48 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 8th

Giving a bicycle for Christmas? Don’t forget the helmet

December 8, 2014

Bicycles are always a popular gift at Christmas time, and many parents are shopping now for that perfect new bicycle for their child – maybe even their first bicycle. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of wearing a helmet to protect their head. According to National Safe Kids, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injury by up to 88%, but only 45% of children wear bike helmets. Safe Kids also reports that bicycles are associated with more injuries in children than any other product except automobiles.

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