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September 20th

Homecoming weekend weather forecast

September 20, 2013

Expect showers and possibly a thunderstorm to kick off Homecoming weekend, with a high near 75 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances continue throughout the evening, with a low around 61. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
This weekend, our only other rain chances will be before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Otherwise, expect weekend highs in the high 70s/low 80s and nighttime lows in the upper 50s/low 60s.
Visit weather.gov now to get a full weekend weather preview.

September 19th

Warren named plant manager at Sweetwater wind farms

September 19, 2013

Infigen Energy (Infigen) announced that Greg Warren is the new plant manager for Sweetwater 1,2 and 3 wind farms in Texas. Warren is responsible for overseeing the safe and reliable operations of the facilities.
Warren comes to Infigen with more than seven years of procedures-driven operations experience in the wind business. He previously served as plant manager for GE, Invenergy and BP Wind. Warren also served 12 years as an Instrument and Electrical Manager at a large chemical plant in Houston.  

Homecoming ticket sales continue today

September 19, 2013

Ticket pre-sales for Friday's game against Wall will be on sale beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 20.
The prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students in advance. All tickets will be $6 at the gate.
The ball game will be played in Sweetwater with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For more information please call 235-8601 ext. 116.

Growth continues in Roscoe

September 19, 2013

A ribbon cutting was held at the Plowboy Center Lodge, run by Max and Tom Watt, in Roscoe this week. Located at 1000 Broadway, the small four unit lodge offers cosy nightly, weekly or monthly accommodations for travelers and locals.
"We've dedicated the whole property in honor of Raymond and Ina Althof, lifetime Plowboy fans," said Max.
Max and Tom, who were born and raised in Roscoe, decided to move from Clovis, NM upon retirement. The Plowboy Center Lodge officially opened in January of 2013. Call 575-799-0812 or stop by their location in Roscoe.

SISD to host junior high UIL meet

September 19, 2013

The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their meeting on Monday night, in which approval was given for an early release day on Wednesday, December 4.
The purpose of the shortened class day is due to the fact that the district will be hosting the junior high UIL (University Interscholastic League) academic meet, as they did last year. This year, Big Spring will be hosting the high school and elementary meets, while Snyder will host the one-act play competition.

Royce Porter to return for Homecoming

September 19, 2013

Royce Porter will return to Sweetwater this weekend during Homecoming. Porter will attend several events involving the Sweetwater/Newman High School All Class Reunion including an event after the football game on Friday at the Texas Theatre, hosted by Randy and Jolanda Hendricks. He is also expected to attend the 3 p.m. to midnight event at the WASP Museum and is looking for any of his students he taught and invites them to attend with guitar in hand. Porter is also expected to be the Homecoming parade marshal and will be given a key to the city this weekend.

Thursday's local weather forecast

September 19, 2013

Today, we have a 60% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rain. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 83 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances continue throughout the evening, with cloudy conditions in the area and a low around 69. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Will Homecoming weekend have the same type of weather? Get a preview now at weather.gov.

September 18th

Enrollment up more than 23 percent at TSTC West Texas

September 18, 2013

Enrollment at Texas State Technical College West Texas has increased significantly this fall. As of Sept. 17, 2013, there are 1,282 students enrolled at TSTC West Texas. On this same date last year, the college had 1,041 students enrolled.
“Business, industry and the community rely on TSTC to meet the demand of a skilled technical workforce," said TSTC West Texas President Gail Lawrence. "We, at TSTC West Texas, have worked diligently to provide programs that meet the specific needs of the Big Country," added Lawrence.

City issues notice for proper brush and debris disposal

September 18, 2013

The placing of junk, brush and/or debris in the alley and/or street right of way is littering and subject to a fine not to exceed $200 in addition to refuse surcharges to be applied.

FSA announces acreage reporting dates for 2014

September 18, 2013

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below, as some dates have changed for 2014.
“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Nolan County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," said Cumbie.

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