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December 15th

TSTC graduation ceremony tonight

December 15, 2014

(West Texas) – 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 – 4.000 GPA every term; 49 graduates receiving With Honors – 3.500-3.999 Cumulative GPA; 25 Phi Theta Kappa Honors; and seven Wind Energy graduates will receive The Texas Skills Standards Board – Recognized Credential Seal.

Large oil and gas pipeline south of Sweetwater

December 15, 2014

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.

Scout builds flight simulator for WASP Museum

December 15, 2014

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.

TSTC nursing students pinned during ceremony

December 15, 2014

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.

Local activities for Monday

December 15, 2014

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 Hospital’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.

Monday's local forecast

December 15, 2014

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.
Visit to learn more.

December 12th

Buck's to expand its bar, Sweetwater nightlife

December 13, 2014

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 — located at 103 SW Georgia Avenue — 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 — which added a room that was partitioned off from the restaurant to accommodate drinking patrons — manager Mike Buckner said business has been booming.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Morris wins shopping spree

December 13, 2014

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.

Municipal Band to host Christmas concert

December 13, 2014

All are invited to enjoy some Christmas spirit and attend the Sweetwater Municipal Band’s Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium.
Band Director Billy Weems said the band and its sub-elements like the Mistletoe Brass will play mostly traditional, upbeat Big Band songs, including “Silver Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” Let it Snow,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” This Christmas,” and “Merry Christmas Darling.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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