Archive - 2014 - News Article

November 12th

Rollover spills gasoline mixture in Nolan County

November 12, 2014

The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying a mixture of gasoline and diesel was transferred to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition on Tuesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled over on Highway 70 in Nolan County, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief and Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. He was later transferred to a Lubbock Hospital.

Get all the details in Wednesday's edition.

TSTC registering for spring semester

November 12, 2014

Students are registering for the spring semester at Texas State Technical College. TSTC offers affordable, accelerated training for in-demand careers. TSTC Career Services provides assistance with resumes, interview skills and career placement. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 73% of jobs require an Associate’s degree or less, while only 27% require a Bachelor’s degree or more.
Apply at tstc.edu/spring15 or call 325.235.7300 today. TSTC has four campuses in the Big Country — Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater.

RPMH hosts special lunch and learn seminar on Veterans Day

November 12, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held a special Lunch and Learn seminar this month on Tuesday as one of its employees recounted his personal military experience.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Wednesday's local events

November 12, 2014

Today, November 12, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information
And tonight, a community pep rally will take place for the Sweetwater Mustangs and Lady Mustangs as they are playoff bound. The pep rally will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse with the Pop Sensations performing at 7:30 p.m. and the pep rally beginning at 8 p.m.

Local weather for Wednesday

November 12, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 36. Winds will be breezy with a north-northeast wind at 15 to 20 mph, making chill values between 10 and 20.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 21 and north-northeast winds remaining around 15 mph. Wind chill values could range between 8 and 18.
Learn more at weather.gov.

November 11th

Sweetwater ISD team prepares for Nov. 12 community pep rally

November 11, 2014

On Nov. 10, 2014, a group of Sweetwater ISD sponsors and administrators were walking the square just north of the Nolan County Courthouse in preparation for the community-wide pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Community member, Beth Maxwell said, "It's great to see them prepare for a special event like our community pep rally. We are proud of the Sweetwater teams and want to show our appreciation at the pep rally."

Local VFW hosts flag raising ceremony

November 11, 2014

Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 hosted its annual flag raising ceremonies this morning at 7 a.m. Shown are members of the Nolan County Honor Guard Tommy Millett, Lionel Mendez and Richard Posey and bugler Billy Weems during the ceremony.

Find more photos in Tuesday's edition.

Brookshire’s donates to WTCAC

November 11, 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.

Tuesday's local activities

November 11, 2014

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.

Local Veterans Day forecast

November 11, 2014

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.

The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday...
If the bad weather that has made a mess of this week’s local high school sports schedule improves...
The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden...

 

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