April 22nd, 2015

Maryneal crossing bridge now operational

April 22, 2015

August 15, 2014 was not a good day for Larry Locke, Owner/Operator of Logistic Support on the Texas and Oklahoma Railroad (TXOR). This was the day one of the 18 rail crossing bridges they cross on their way to Maryneal burnt to the ground during a wildfire.

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TSTC 50-year celebration features Texas Governor

April 22, 2015

AUSTIN — Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be the keynote speaker at Texas State Technical College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a program and dinner at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Hilton Austin.

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Lady Mustangs trample Estacado

April 22, 2015

LUBBOCK — The last time Sweetwater met Lubbock Estacado, the Lady Mustangs trounced the Lady Matadors, 28-0.
Tuesday during the squads' second district meeting, the Lady 'Stangs were hot again, pulling off a 25-7 victory on the road.

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Wednesday's local weather

April 22, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and after 3 p.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will decrease to 10% through 7 p.m., with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 60. Winds will remain from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
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April 21st

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.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

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.

Learn more in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Sweetwater has made a change to its best-of-3 bi-district baseball playoff series with Borger this...
Hannah Allen is going back to the state meet. The Highland junior will be going for the third year...
ABILENE — Sweetwater’s district co-champion baseball team prepared for this weekend’s Class 4A bi-...


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