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TxDOT releases travel alert

December 31, 2014

Hazardous driving conditions continue today. TxDOT urges drivers to reconsider any travel plans over the next few days until conditions improve. 
TxDOT maintenance crews across the Abilene District’s 13 counties are monitoring road conditions and treat bridges, overpasses and critical areas with salting materials. Crews will continue to work around the clock throughout the duration of this storm to ensure roads remain passable, but travel should be avoided.

What is your New Year's Resolution?

December 31, 2014

Nicole Garcia McArthur — To get healthy!

Maria Mermella — Get healthy and save some money.

Lana McCain — To take one day at a time, rejoice in the great life my family and I have been blessed with and be happy with what we have.

Sarah N. Gomez — Not to make any! Will only disappoint myself.

Marcie Crisp — To wake up earlier and become a morning person!

Rob McCann — Stop sweating the petty.

Joe Twister — Find a gf.

Daniel Cowart — To not make a resolution I won't keep.

Anna Ratliff — Don't have a New Year's resolution, just pick one word!

Make your New Year's resolution come true

December 31, 2014

New Year's resolutions provide a perfect opportunity to set positive goals for the year to come. Old habits can be hard to break, which can make it difficult for men and women to stay committed to their New Year's resolutions. But a new year marks a new chapter, and the following are some ways you can ensure this year's resolutions don't go unresolved.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Goldthreate receives PEO grant

December 31, 2014

Tabitha Goldthreate of Sweetwater has received a grant from Chapter BH of P.E.O. International. The Program for Continuing Education Grant is a need-based grant to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization that educates women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. Chapter BH has been active in Sweetwater since 1946.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

O’Neal recognized for 25 years of service

December 31, 2014

Pat O'Neal (right) celebrated 25 years of service with the Sweetwater Fire Department. He is a fireman EMT on C shift. He is shown being congratulated by Sweetwater Fie Chief Grant Madden.

December 30th

New Year's Eve fundraiser dance to be held in Roscoe

December 30, 2014

A New Year's Eve fundraiser and dance will be held at the Roscoe Community Center on December 31 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
DJ Anthony El Guero will provide Tejano and country music. There is a $5 cover charge.
A food and soda concession stand will also be open. Money raised will go to Kevin Pantoja for his trip to Japan as a student ambassador representing Texas.

Sweetwater Youth Ministerial Alliance hosting New Year's Eve lock-in

December 30, 2014

The Sweetwater Youth Ministerial Alliance will host a New Year's Eve Lock In on Wednesday, December 31.
The event is open to students in grades 6-12. It will take place at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, beginning at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 a.m. the next morning.
Students must be dropped off by 11:00 p.m. and picked up by 8:00 a.m. The charge is $10, which will provide access to the lock-in and most food and drinks for the night.

Jones earns RPMH Employee of the Year honors

December 30, 2014

If you ask Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employee Lori Jones what her job title is, she'd tell you she's the staffing coordinator. But she also handles the company's payroll, serves as secretary to five different nursing departments, and if that isn't enough, she also instructs CPR classes for her colleagues.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Many attend reception honoring outgoing county elected officials

December 30, 2014

A reception honoring elected officials leaving their offices at the Nolan County Courthouse — Patti Neill, District Clerk; Tim Fambrough, Nolan County Judge; and Terry Locklar, County Commissioner — took place on Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse. Shown are Fambrough, Neill and Locklar.

Find more photos in Tuesday's edition.

Local forecast for Tuesday

December 30, 2014

We'll have a 40% chance of freezing rain for today, with freezing drizzle also possible. It will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 31 and blustery winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 22.
For tonight, a 40% chance of freezing drizzle and sleet will enter the area, with cloudy skies and a low around 20. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 15 mph, with wind chill values between 6 and 16. Little to no sleet accumulation is expected.
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