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April 17th, 2015

Nolan County Heart Walk takes place Saturday

April 17, 2015

The Nolan County Heart Walk will be held this Saturday, April 18, with registration taking place at 9 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School field house.
The official walk will start at 9:30 a.m. from the field house, with this year's route taking place in the residential areas around the field house.

Get all the details in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

TSTC hosts first Windy Day

April 17, 2015

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) hosted the First Annual Windy Day for dual enrollment students. The students, parents and counselors from Colorado City, ATEMS and Eastland high schools visited the Sweetwater campus where they met with TSTC faculty, toured the facilities, climbed in the training lab and took a field trip to TSTC’s wind turbine which is located eight miles from campus. 

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Weekend weather for Sweetwater

April 17, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph. We'll also have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms; some storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds.
Those rain chances will decrease to 30 percent tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s, with lows in the low to mid 50s. Winds from the southwest on Saturday will transition to the north by Sunday evening.
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April 16th

Sweetwater ISD offers tuition based Pre-K program

April 16, 2015

Sweetwater ISD offers a tuition-supported pre-kindergarten program (Pre-K) at the Southeast Elementary campus for the 2015-2016 school year.

Find some facts about the program in Thursday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

NCF scholarship deadline set for May 1, benefit tournament this Saturday

April 16, 2015

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board of Directors are announcing that this year's deadline for applying for the annual NCF Golf Classic Scholarship has been set for Friday, May 1, 2015.
Funds for scholarship awards are currently being secured by sponsors for the 11th Annual Golf Classic golf scramble that is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at the Sweetwater Country Club.

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

Most Wanted suspect caught after chase

April 16, 2015

A Nolan County man who was reported to be hiding from law enforcement was captured yesterday after a high-speed chase in Sweetwater.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Hospital volunteers honored during National Volunteer Week

April 16, 2015

Volunteerism is one of the most direct ways anyone can give back to their community. At Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), volunteers play a vital role in continuing the healthcare provider’s mission to provide compassionate care to the people of their community.

Local weather for Thursday

April 16, 2015

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe.
Those rain chances will decrease to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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April 15th

Local Loan donates bottled water to SFD

April 15, 2015

Bill Haley (right) is shown with a truck full of bottled water that he donated to the Sweetwater Fire Department on behalf of his business, Local Loan & Pawn, which he co-owns with his son, Mike Haley. Bill Haley said the donation was simply a token of their appreciation.

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

City to recoup more than $1M in bonds

April 15, 2015

The Sweetwater City Commission covered a lot of ground during Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, including the exploration of a way to save the city over $1.2 million in interest on obligational bonds that are designated to finance public works.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

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