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Today, December 16, Doug Sitter State Farm will host theÂ Third Annual Cocoa with Santa.
Residents are invited to visit Santa, enjoy free cookies and cocoa and register to win prizes.Â The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar Street.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 42 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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(West Texas) â€“ The Texas State Technical College fall graduation ceremony will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
There will be 155 graduates with 81 graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree (13 Associate Degree Nursing) and 74 Certificates of Completion will be awarded.
There will be 15 graduates receiving Board of Regents â€“ 4.000 GPA every term; 49 graduates receiving With Honors â€“ 3.500-3.999 Cumulative GPA; 25 Phi Theta Kappa Honors; and seven Wind Energy graduates will receive The Texas Skills Standards Board â€“ Recognized Credential Seal.
A large Sunoco oil pipeline is being laid, with sites visible on the south side of I-20 towards Roscoe and west of highway 70 south of Sweetwater.
Though contractors at the sites are tight-lipped, the line is likely a part of Sunoco's Permian Express II project, which its website shows is slated to run through Nolan County.
When Kyle Brauneck needed to complete a major project in his quest to become an Eagle Scout, he contacted the National WASP WWII Museum.
Museum director Michael Ables had the perfect task in mind: to build a World War II-era flight simulator to be displayed on the exhibit floor in Hangar One.
Read more in Monday's edition.
The Texas State Technical College-West Texas 2014 vocational nursing class was honored with a pinning ceremony on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.
Today, December 15, Richard Fergeson State Farm will host a Night With Santa event from 4:30-6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies and take a free photo with Santa. Photos will be printed and given to the families.
Mustang Youth Basketball will hold signups at Rolling Plains Hospitalâ€™s conference room (located at the front of the hospital) for the 2015 league from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be no late registrations this year.
Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Popular Sweetwater eatery Buck's Steaks & Bar-B-Que began work this past week on what will be its second major expansion in under two years.
This time, the restaurant â€” located at 103 SW Georgia Avenue â€” will be adding on to its bar and dance floor area, which will more than quadruple the establishment's current tap room occupancy.
Since the completion of the first expansion â€” which added a room that was partitioned off from the restaurant to accommodate drinking patrons â€” manager Mike Buckner said business has been booming.
See the full story in our weekend edition.
Mary Morris, a Sweetwater High School student, was the winner of a $500 shopping spree sponsored by the Woman's Forum. Her family recently moved to Sweetwater. He father is the new principal of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Ron Morris and her mother is a teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Tammy Morris. Holding the winning ticket is Lita McEachern, chairperson of the Woman's Forum holiday give away. Also shown are Gayle Greer (far left), Woman's Forum member and Taylor Horn (center) who drew the winning ticket at the Sweetwater Craft Show last Sunday.