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August 28th, 2014

Sammy Baugh exhibit to debut at Pioneer Museum

August 28, 2014

The Pioneer Museum will debut an exhibit on Sammy Baugh this weekend as the Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic continues in Sweetwater.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Mitchell County senior citizen dance to be held tonight

August 28, 2014

Tonight, August 28, the Mitchell County Senior Citizen Dance will be held at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 W. 2nd Street from 7-10 p.m. There will be live music and everyone is welcome.
Snacks are also welcome. There will be an entry fee per person; call Faye at 254-654-5785.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 28, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph, and after 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 50 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
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August 27th

Sweetwater residents accept 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

August 27, 2014

You may have heard about the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which has been sweeping the nation for the past few weeks. Even in Sweetwater, dozens of people of all ages have accepted the frigid task in the hopes of spreading awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The challenge is simple: one must donate at least $100 to the ALS Foundation, or have a large, frigid bucket of ice water dumped over their head. Upon completing the challenge, that person can nominate others to complete the task.

Family RV will serve as sponsor for 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic

August 27, 2014

Starting on Thursday, the high school football season will officially kick off in Sweetwater when the 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic starts a three-day, three-game run at Mustang Bowl.
Grape Creek and Haskell meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Classic opener. On Friday, Sweetwater hosts Lubbock High with kickoff also set for 7:30 p.m. The Classic will then conclude its run Saturday when a pair of Class 6A schools — Lubbock Coronado and Weatherford — meet in an afternoon game at 3 p.m.

Wednesday's local weather

August 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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August 26th

APPLAUSE music series coming to Sweetwater

August 26, 2014

Jim and Marjorie Wilks are welcomed by Richard Smola (Board President, far right) as the first members of the new Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE music series.
This series, which will run from October 2014 to May 2015, includes five great shows. Anyone interested in joining can contact the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken until Friday

August 26, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, mulls financial decisions

August 26, 2014

A lack of rain across Nolan County has forced the local commissioners court to leave the current burn ban in place.
More precipitation is needed, said members of the commission at Monday's meeting, before the panel can consider repealing the ban. The issue will be revisited at the group's next regular session.
A request was made by Precinct 2 Commissioner Terry Locklar to purchase a 90-inch contour/packer roller for road construction.

One transport made in wreck

August 26, 2014

Sweetwater Emergency Services transported the driver of the 18-wheeler shown after a wreck after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning on FM 608, between Roscoe and Highland school.
The driver was unresponsive and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. The truck was carrying dry cement at the time of the crash.

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