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November 11th, 2014

Local VFW hosts flag raising ceremony

November 11, 2014

Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 hosted its annual flag raising ceremonies this morning at 7 a.m. Shown are members of the Nolan County Honor Guard Tommy Millett, Lionel Mendez and Richard Posey and bugler Billy Weems during the ceremony.

Find more photos in Tuesday's edition.

Brookshire’s donates to WTCAC

November 11, 2014

Ricky Cunningham, Brookshire's store director, presented Peggy Parrott (center) and Madison Black of the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center a $2,000 check Monday as part of a company-wide fundraising project.

Tuesday's local activities

November 11, 2014

Today, November 11, Sweetwater American Legion Auxiliary Unit #109 will be distributing poppies at K-Mart from 9 a.m. until noon.
Proceeds from the donations for the poppies are used for rehabilitation and welfare programs for veterans. The poppies are made by hospitalized and disabled veterans.
Also, the 10th annual KXOX Veterans Shout-Out will air from 1-4 p.m. with host Kyle Davian. It will include patriotic shout-outs, music and information on help sources and volunteer opportunities.

Local Veterans Day forecast

November 11, 2014

Your Veterans' Day forecast will be sunny with a high near 46. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 24 and wind chill values between 13 and 18. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
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November 10th

Golden moment

November 10, 2014

Sweetwater’s Bray Amos (3) and Isaiah McGee pose with the gold ball that the Mustangs received for winning the outright District 2-4A, Division II title on Friday after their 57-6 win over Lamesa.
One of the players was misidentified in the Sunday edition of the paper.

Four area football teams will begin playoffs this week

November 10, 2014

Nolan County will be well represented when the Texas high school football playoffs begin this week.
All four county schools are participating. Sweetwater and Roscoe will both have games Thursday, and Highland and Blackwell are set to have their bi-district games Friday.

Read more in Monday's edition.

TNB donates water to Sweetwater Fire Department

November 10, 2014

Texas National Bank recently donated water to the Sweetwater Fire Department. Pictured from left to right are Evan Goodman, Casey King, Zach Williams and Mike Fernandez.

Monday's local weather

November 10, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be breezy with a southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 38 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north after midnight and could get as high as 25 mph.
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November 8th

Golden moment

November 8, 2014

Sweetwater’s Bray Amos (3) and Isaiah McGee pose with the gold ball that the Mustangs received for winning the outright District 2-4A, Division II title on Friday after their 57-6 win over Lamesa. The Mustangs, 10-0 overall, now begin the playoffs where they will face Perryton in a bi-district matchup held in Canyon starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Read more about the Lamesa win in our weekend edition.

May winner of judgeship after votes tallied again

November 8, 2014

Whitley May has formally won the seat of Nolan County Judge, according to local officials in charge of a second vote count that was held Friday at the courthouse.
The final count put May ahead by a 23-vote margin with 1,336 votes. His opponent, Sweetwater City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan, had 1,313 votes in an election that turned out to be more hotly contested than those in charge of counting local votes could have anticipated.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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