Archive - 2014 - News Article

December 12th

Buck's to expand its bar, Sweetwater nightlife

December 13, 2014

Popular Sweetwater eatery Buck's Steaks & Bar-B-Que began work this past week on what will be its second major expansion in under two years.
This time, the restaurant — located at 103 SW Georgia Avenue — will be adding on to its bar and dance floor area, which will more than quadruple the establishment's current tap room occupancy.
Since the completion of the first expansion — which added a room that was partitioned off from the restaurant to accommodate drinking patrons — manager Mike Buckner said business has been booming.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Morris wins shopping spree

December 13, 2014

Mary Morris, a Sweetwater High School student, was the winner of a $500 shopping spree sponsored by the Woman's Forum. Her family recently moved to Sweetwater. He father is the new principal of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Ron Morris and her mother is a teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Tammy Morris. Holding the winning ticket is Lita McEachern, chairperson of the Woman's Forum holiday give away. Also shown are Gayle Greer (far left), Woman's Forum member and Taylor Horn (center) who drew the winning ticket at the Sweetwater Craft Show last Sunday.

Municipal Band to host Christmas concert

December 13, 2014

All are invited to enjoy some Christmas spirit and attend the Sweetwater Municipal Band’s Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium.
Band Director Billy Weems said the band and its sub-elements like the Mistletoe Brass will play mostly traditional, upbeat Big Band songs, including “Silver Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” Let it Snow,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” This Christmas,” and “Merry Christmas Darling.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

Christmas Eve services planned at local churches

December 12, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons).

Read Friday's edition to learn more.

Neff’s greenhouses primed with poinsettias

December 12, 2014

The Christmas season is in full swing, and among all the decorations will be one holiday staple: the poinsettia.
In Colorado City, Neff's Nursery and Greenhouses offer a wide variety of poinsettias. While most people opt for the traditional red plant, the area provider also has poinsettias in pink, white and jingle bell--red speckled with white, among others.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Doug Sitter State Farm hosts toiletry drive for WTCAC

December 12, 2014

Chris Stevens, Kiwanis Club Vice President, representing the Kiwanis Club, is shown with Brandi Sitter with Doug Sitter State Farm, Kelsey Zimmerman, Executive Director of West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and Peggy Parrott with WTCAC.
The Kiwanis Club donated $200 toward toiletries during a drive held at Doug Sitter State Farm. The remainder of the toiletries were donated by Doug Sitter State Farm and the community.

Local weekend activities

December 12, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, the last Trade Days for 2014 will be at the Roscoe Community Center building, located at 100 Bois D'Arc, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be breakfast and lunch and treats available at the concession stand (to go plates will be available). There will be many vendors with something for everyone: Christmas ornaments, handmade crafts and jewelry, Scentsy, unique gifts, seasons and refurbished items, collectibles and more.
The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have a brisket fundraiser at Wal-Mart starting at 9 a.m.

This weekend's weather outlook

December 12, 2014

This morning, we'll see patchy fog before 10am; otherwise, we should have partly sunny skies and a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll have highs in the upper 60s with lows in the upper 50s dropping down to the low 40s on Sunday night. Starting on Saturday evening, rain chances will enter the area but will clear out by Sunday night.
Visit to learn more.

December 11th

Leadership Sweetwater tours local plants during economy session

December 11, 2014

During the economy session of Leadership Sweetwater, the class toured Buzzi Unicem, USA in Maryneal and United States Gypsum (USG) in Sweetwater.
Shown are USG Plant Manager Jeff Grimland, Chris Bibb, USG General Foreman Russell Davis, Mary Reeves, Sylvia Lomas, Tatiana Rodriguez, Stacy Dove, Debbie Johnson, Larissa Place, Andy Vaselaar, Jared Kupcak, Michael Ables, Orlando Lara, Dr. Ron Morris and USG Service and Quality Manager David Sanchez.

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