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April 8th, 2015

Local weather for Wednesday

April 8, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will continue to be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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April 7th

Destination Imagination teams honored by SISD school board

April 7, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Destination Imagination Teams; the Sneaky Snakes – Will Dempsey, Haylee Gartrell, Kate Hall, Mackenzie Hawkins, Justin Hefner and Brenna vonAtzigen; and the Stone-Agers – Tabatha Baugh, Mea Cedillo, Jackson Dodd, Trey Jimenez, Tyler Marlett, Noah Hannah and Claire Paty were recently honored by the Sweetwater ISD School Board.

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House Resolution commemorating TSTC penned by State Rep.

April 7, 2015

State Representative Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, authored House Resolution 825 last week commemorating Texas State Technical College's 50th anniversary and honoring its administration, staff and students.
The resolution was read on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 84th Texas Legislature and among other things also recognized TSTC's collaboration with industry, government agencies and other institutions of higher learning.

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Nolan County Heart Walk set for April 18

April 7, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Nolan County Heart Walk will be held to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment while raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
Registration will take place at 9 a.m., with the official walk starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School field house.

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Local weather for Tuesday

April 7, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 67 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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April 6th

Jaycees host annual Easter egg hunt

April 6, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park on Saturday morning. Many children enjoyed collecting plastic eggs filled with treats.

Highland's Hall to speak about bullying

April 6, 2015

Highland junior Kailee Hall will be heading to Waco later this month to tackle the topic of bullying. In Highland's small school, bullying isn't prevalent, but it can happen anywhere.
A speech about bullying, which was prepared by Hall, will be presented to a panel of three judges representing the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT). Hall is the lone state finalist from Highland and advanced to state by winning her grade at the regional competition in Abilene last month.

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Whiskers ‘N’ Wags now serving Nolan County

April 6, 2015

After three years in business, an area pet sitting company is extending its services to Nolan County.
Whiskers ‘N’ Wags, located at 5450 CR 161 in Colorado City, has served Mitchell and Scurry counties with professional pet sitting and in-home boarding. Owner Rebecca Corbell not only cares for dogs and cats, but other pets like reptiles, birds, farm animals, and exotics.

April 4th

Highland debate team shines at state

April 4, 2015

When Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty arrived at the University of Texas in Austin for the state debate finals in March, they weren't unnerved.
The Highland High School sophomores were used to debating above their University Interscholastic League (UIL) designated 1A class. There aren't many Class 1A schools in the area that even have a debate squad, so in order to compete, Cornett and Petty — along with sophomore team Dylan Miles and Emily Hamilton and seniors Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja — regularly squared off in matches of verbal wit with 3A, 4A and even 5A schools.

April 3rd

Book signing slated for April 11

April 3, 2015

A book signing for Blackwell native Charlene “Betty” Cole’s book, “How Long Will the Pain Last?: Every Bereaved Parent Wants to Know”, will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
At the come-and-go event, she will briefly talk about her book and answer any questions attendees may have.
“Though this book was written for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings,” Cole explained, “it is also for anyone suffering the pangs of grief after the death of a significant love.”

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