Archive - 2014 - News Article

December 4th

Buzzi Unicem announces major expansion project

December 4, 2014

Buzzi Unicem USA is pleased to announce it is implementing a major project to modernize and expand its cement production at the Maryneal Texas plant. This expansion project has an anticipated completion goal of early 2016.

Learn more in Thursday's edition.

RPMH to host holiday nutrition lunch and learn seminar on Dec. 10

December 4, 2014

The holiday season is a busy time for many of us with work, parties and other activities that keep us on-the-go. With limited time to focus on health and wellness, many Americans tend to slack on their diets. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to help diabetics manage their disease during the holidays with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Thursday's local events

December 4, 2014

Today, December 4, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to
Also, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel will hold a meeting at the Country Club and wish to invite all retired school personnel to attend. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the SHS Ensemble will present a Christmas program.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

December 4, 2014

We'll have areas of dense fog before 10 a.m. this morning, with a 20 percent chance of showers after that time. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 63 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 55. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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December 3rd

Amy's Angel Tree located at Walmart

December 3, 2014

Amy Rainey, a beloved Sweetwater resident, died nearly four years ago during a domestic altercation. As tragic as her untimely death was, Rainey's memory lives on in the form of Amy's Angel Tree. The tree is located at Walmart, where Rainey worked as a pharmacist.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

High school bon fire returns to Sweetwater for community wide pep rally event

December 3, 2014

Sweetwater High School football secured a fourth round playoff seat against Celina High School on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichita Falls. The school announced today that Mustang Moms will sponsor a bon fire and pep rally on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

West Texas Energy Consortium receives Industry Sector Outreach Award

December 3, 2014

Sweetwater – Recently, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) received the Industry Sector Outreach Award from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. Honoring significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive impacts made to employers, the award includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in just one short year with the Consortium’s exceptional, integrated approach.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

Local activities for Wednesday

December 3, 2014

Today, December 3, 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 or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Also, the Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, at noon in the WASP room.

Wednesday's local weather

December 3, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly sunny skies and a high near 62. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 46. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening.
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December 2nd

Goodfellows toy drive raises over $900

December 2, 2014

Many donated toys, food and money during the annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive on Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Volunteers gave out free hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee to those who donated.

Learn how much was raised in Tuesday's edition.

Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...
The high school football season officially began Monday, as Sweetwater football players reported to...


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