Archive - 2014 - News Article

November 14th

Nolan County Food Pantry receives huge donation from USG plant

November 14, 2014

The Nolan County Food Pantry was the recipient of a giant donation this week.
More than 200 employees at the United States Gypsum (USG) plant in Sweetwater collected over 10,000 pounds of fare in its first company-wide food drive after the donation was given to the pantry earlier this week. Dozens of workers at the plant helped load the massive haul, which required a flatbed trailer to move it.

See the full story in our Friday edition.

See the SHS robotics team in action online

November 14, 2014

The Sweetwater High School robotics team left Friday morning to travel to Garland to compete in the U.S. Regional BEST Robotics Competition. Today will be the marketing events and the robotics competition is on Saturday. Live streaming of the game is available for families or friends who cannot attend. Feel free to join in at this link: The stream will start at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Cheer on the team from the comfort of your home. The team's shirts are light blue with the symbol shown.

November 13th

Update: Final score

November 13, 2014

The final score is Sweetwater-50 Perryton-13.

The score is now 50-13 Sweetwater.

Sweetwater is currently up 36-13 against Perryton at their playoff game in Canton.

Mustang playoff score update

November 13, 2014

Early in the second quarter the Mustangs were up 24-13 at the playoff game in Canyon.

Run for the WASP this Saturday

November 13, 2014

The Fifth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile fun walk, and a 1 mile kids race, as part of the celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the WASP Museum parking lot. The race — both the run and walk — will begin at 1 p.m. The kids race will take place as results from the run and walk are being compiled.

Community supports playoff bound teams

November 13, 2014

Many braved the cold temperatures in Sweetwater on Wednesday evening to support the Sweetwater Mustang football team and the Lady Mustang volleyball team during a community pep rally hosted in their honor at the Nolan County Courthouse.

Ritchey hopes SW has long playoff run

November 13, 2014

He has been one of Sweetwater's biggest — and best-known — fans since his retirement nearly 17 years ago.
But Tom Ritchey, the Mustangs' head football coach for 12 seasons from 1986-97 who racked up by far the most victories (120) in school history, doesn't get to see many of his old team's games any more.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Jaycees host Veterans Day dinner

November 13, 2014

The Sweetwater Jaycees held its first annual Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday night at the Jaycee Barn. All local veterans and their immediate families enjoyed a hamburger dinner. The Jaycees resumed the yearly gathering in honoring local veterans which was initially started by the Elks Lodge.

Find more photos in Thursday's edition.

Local events for Thursday

November 13, 2014

Today, November 13, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet in the Community Room of the County-City Library at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Glenn Dromgoole of Abilene, who will talk about 101 Essential Texas Books.

Thursday's local forecast

November 13, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 32. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 25, with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph shifting to southeast after midnight. Wind chill values will range between 16 and 21.
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