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September 10th

Perry wins Senate seat

September 10, 2014

Former Mayor Wortham earns 13 percent of votes
AUSTIN — Six candidates vied for the vacant Senate District 28 seat, but it was TEA Party-backed Republican Charles Perry — a 1980 Sweetwater grad — who claimed the victory.
Perry, a CPA in the private sector for 30 years and two-time District 83 Texas House Representative, nabbed just over 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Senate District 28 comprises 51 counties, including Nolan.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Kids on the Land, Buzzi Unicem USA to host students at plant

September 10, 2014

Richard Zimmel, Buzzi Unicem USA Plant Manager and Darrell Doggett, Environmental and Energy Manager, recently met with Peggy Maddox and Katherine Dickson from Kids On the Land to make plans for an upcoming event at the plant for sixth grade students from Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe school districts.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Many attend ribbon cutting of RPMH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Center

September 10, 2014

Shown above is only a fraction of the crowd that showed up to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting at the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center. Tours of the facility were also given.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Local weather for Wednesday

September 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 69 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.
 

Brookshire’s to donate $170K to local schools through ExtraPoint Program

September 9, 2014

Brookshire’s will donate more than $170,000 to local high schools throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas during the upcoming football season as part of its ExtraPoint Program.

Water to shut off Wednesday evening

September 9, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the City of Sweetwater staff and WhiteWater Construction Contractors will shut the water off for 12 inch water line repairs and tie-ins. The water will be shut off at approximately 10 p.m. and should be back on by 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
The areas affected will be between E. Broadway and N. Highway 70 and Hailey and Hoyt. There will be low pressure in this area. After repairs all lines will be flushed and brought back into service.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Polls open today for Election Day

September 9, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

September 9, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and southern winds around 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 8th

Update: High speed pursuit leaves one dead

September 8, 2014

One man was pronounced dead Monday after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Sweetwater which ended in a fatal, one-vehicle wreck.
According to Police Chief Brian Frieda, a gray Camaro reported stolen out of Mitchell County was spotted by an investigator with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office at 1:57 p.m.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on West Broadway, but the driver, who has been identified as 32-year-old Merced Flores of Sweetwater, refused to step out of the vehicle after being ordered to multiple times, Frieda said.

 

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