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February 16th, 2015

Ridin’ for Cash Bull Bash draws near

February 16, 2015

Six years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the “Ridin’ for Cash Bull Bash” is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Nolan County Coliseum.

Learn more in our weekend edition, either in print or in our e-edition (subscription required).

February 12th

Jump Rope Team performs

February 12, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team had their final Sweetwater performance of the year on Tuesday evening during half time of the Sweetwater Mustang basketball game. The team showed their jump rope and dance skills to the crowded gym. They will perform during half time of the San Antonio Spurs basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, March 8.

Find more photos in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Man accused of sexually assaulting a child rearrested

February 12, 2015

A Sweetwater man accused of sexually assaulting a child was arrested last Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant.

Read more in Thursday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Inspirational concert event opens in Sweetwater Feb. 28

February 12, 2015

The Applause Music Series is continuing its acclaimed programming with “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by Robert and Jimmie Bender, the upcoming concert is to feature a variety of artists and musical groups performing songs of inspiration.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Thursday's local weather

February 12, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will change to the south-southwest.
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February 11th

Free tax help offered by AARP

February 11, 2015

The AARP Free Tax Help, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will again be providing free income tax preparation service for all middle and low income taxpayers for the 2014 tax year beginning February 2015.

Find out the dates in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Students compete in Spelling Bee

February 11, 2015

Over 100 students from Sweetwater ISD ranging in grades fourth through eighth recently competed in the local spelling bees held at their respective campuses.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Golden algae killing fish in Lake Sweetwater

February 11, 2015

Low lake levels have put a damper on fishing and recreation at Lake Sweetwater. Now, there's another culprit which is leading to the decline of aquatic wildlife: golden algae.

Read more in Wednesday's print or e-edition (subscription required).

Highland debate teams advance to state

February 11, 2015

Highland High School has qualified four students for the 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-21 at the University of Texas in Austin.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weather for Wednesday

February 11, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a slight chance of sprinkles.
Those rain chances will increase to 20% tonight. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 35 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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