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Snyder High School junior Hannah Smith was crowned Miss Snake Charmer 2014 during the Sweetwater Jaycees annual Miss Snake Charmer scholarship pageant Thursday night at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Smith is the daughter of Ben and Christy Smith of Snyder.
Smith also tied with Crysten Ivy in the talent portion of the competition with her rendition of âMy Hallelujah Songâ. Ivy performed a song on her clarinet.
Caroline Lawrence, a senior at Sweetwater High School, was selected as first runner-up by the judges. She is the daughter of Jay and Carolyn Lawrence of Sweetwater.
Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) and NTE Energy hosted a luncheon at the Sweetwater Country Club on Tuesday to introduce the Pecan Creek Energy Center project to various leaders in Sweetwater and Nolan County.
The plant will be located on Highway 70, 18 miles south of Sweetwater. The 200-300 MW natural gas electric generating peaking facility will be one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
Today will be sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Terry's Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice has re-opened their doors for the warmer season. The business offers homemade ice cream and Italian ice made right in the shop, located at 109 Locust Street (the blue building behind the Texas Theater). The shop first opened on Labor Day weekend last year. Terry's is owned and operated by Terry and Carol Frye of Sweetwater. Karen Peyton is the store manager with Mikeilah Foust helping out as well.
The Sweetwater Jayceeâs Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is here! This world famous event brings approximately 30 thousand guests to the community and area. "This event is a great asset to our community," said Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Leah Andrews. "ItÂ helps so many organizations in the areaÂ raise much needed funds.
Highland ISD has qualified four students for the 2013-2014 UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held on March 10-11 at the University of Texas in Austin.
Qualifiers include First place winners, Junior Teammates Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja; and second place winners, Freshmen Teammates Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty.
The Texas Primary election was held yesterday, with 1,635 ballots being cast in Nolan County. From that total, 1,171 ballots were from the Republican party, with 464 from the Democratic party.
Listed are the results from Tuesday's election. The candidate with the most votes in a contested race will be identified with an asterisk (*).
United State Senator:
Michael "Fjet" Fjetland-31
David M. Alameel-77
Maxey Marie Scherr-73
United States Representative, District 19:
Wendy R. Davis-281*
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 57. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 32 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, winds will decrease to 5 to 10 mph.
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Clint Parks, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 56th Annual Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 7-9, 2014. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $15 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.