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November 6th

Local events for Thursday

November 6, 2014

Today, November 6, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting at Bee's Flowers and Gifts, at 311 Oak Street, for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
A program and a short business meeting will follow. Zach Wilcox, the Nolan County Agriculture Extension Agent, will speak. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.
For more information please call Frances Pilsner at 325-766-3425.
Also, the Republican Women of West Texas will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the TJB Outdoor building on Lamar Street.

Thursday's local forecast

November 6, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
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November 5th

May, Alexander and Clem winners of local elections

November 5, 2014

As press time today, it appears Whitley May has emerged victorious in his race to become the new Nolan County Judge.
On Tuesday night, May defeated City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan by only three votes (1,312-1,309) for Nolan County Judge in the most hotly contested local race of the evening.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Kids On the Land provides Nolan County students another unique outdoor learning program

November 5, 2014

The expanded Kids On the Land (KOL) program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch near Maryneal was attended by over 200 third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland schools. The KOL programs brings students out on the land to learn about the place where they live. Many local volunteers joined the experienced leaders of KOL events to help the students learn more about their Rolling Plains eco-region.

Learn more and find photos in Wednesday's edition.

VIDEO: Governor Rick Perry speaks on Greg Abbott's win

November 5, 2014

Governor Rick Perry speaks on the future of the Republican Party in Texas, at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater where Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott's 2014 Texas Victory Election Night party is being held.

Local weather for Wednesday

November 5, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 56. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph.
Expect those rain chances to decrease to 20 percent tonight, with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 44. Winds from the northeast around 5 mph will shift to the northwest in the evening.
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November 4th

Early voting, mail results released for 2014 Election

November 4, 2014

Early voting and mail results have been released for the 2014 Election in Nolan County.

Straight Party
Republican Party — 280
Democratic Party — 88
Libertarian Party — 3
Green Party — 2

United States Senator*:
John Cornyn (R) — 882
David M. Alameeel (D) — 191
Rebecca Paddock (L) — 32
Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez (G) — 5

United States Representative, District 19*:
Randy Neugebauer (R) — 774
Neal Marchbanks (D) — 220
Richard (Chip) Peterson (L) — 63

Greg Abbott (R) — 823
Wendy R. Davis (D) — 219
Kathie Glass (L) — 15
Brandom Parmer (G) — 9

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Benefit fashion show this weekend at SHS

November 4, 2014

Sweetwater High School DECA marketing students, FIDM Fashion Club and drama department are having a benefit fashion show for Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the SHS Auditorium.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Polls open for Election

November 4, 2014

Election Day is today, Tuesday, Nov. 4, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the respective polling places for the nine voting precincts in Nolan County.

Find a list of all the candidates and polling places in Tuesday's edition.

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