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February 26th, 2015

More wintry weather in store

February 26, 2015

Area residents awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning and according to the National Weather Service, more wintry weather is on the way.

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

Local forecast for Thursday

February 26, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow before noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 32. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Wind chill values could get between 14 and 21.
Those mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight, with a low around 19 and wind chill values between 7 and 17. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
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February 25th

Bender volunteers as event chair for Lift Every Voice concert

February 25, 2015

Jimmie Bender is the event chair for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE Music Series’ fourth concert, Lift Every Voice. She has recruited volunteers, helped organize the reception, served as a liaison with choirs and local community leaders and volunteered as a primary fundraiser for the event.

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

Lady Hornets 'net' another trip to the regional tourney

February 25, 2015

Highland's Hannah Allen begins trimming down the net after a 56-39 win over Grady on Tuesday that advanced her team back to the Region II-1A tournament in Abilene later this week. The Lady Hornets, who won the tournament and advanced to state the last two years, face Garden City in the II-1A semis at 1 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.

See more in today's page 7 in Sports, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Veteran benefits undergo changes

February 25, 2015

Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride said there's been some changes in how veteran's benefits work that could have an effect on how former servicemen and women receive medical care.

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

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 25, 2015

February is American Heart Month and to observe this occasion, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

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

Wednesday's local weather outlook

February 25, 2015

We may see a slight chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 58 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 28 and blustery winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the north at 15 to 20 mph, with wind chill values between 18 and 23.
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February 24th

WxTEC hosts first membership reception of 2015

February 24, 2015

The West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC) welcomed Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, to West Texas for an afternoon of networking with members and local officials. The event, hosted by WTxEC business partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, featured remarks from U.S. Congressman, Mike Conaway and Pioneer Natural Resources VP of Permian Affairs, Susan Spratlen in addition to special guest speaker, Todd Staples.

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

Local soloist Annie Franklin to be featured at Lift Every Voice event

February 24, 2015

“Lift Every Voice” — part of the APPLAUSE Music Series — will be held this Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, located at 400 Locust Street.

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

Local weather for Tuesday

February 24, 2015

We'll see some areas of freezing drizzle before 11 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 41. Wind chills could be between 19 and 29. Winds will be from the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon.
For tonight. we should see a slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of snow. Precipitation chances are at 50%. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 29 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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