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September 11th, 2014

Bark For Life to team up with Make a Wish Foundation Saturday

September 11, 2014

Relay for Life of Nolan County is once again holding "Bark for Life" from 9-11 a.m. at Newman Park on Saturday, Sept. 13.
According to event organizer Cindy Hamlin, Bark For Life will team up with the Make a Wish Foundation, as there will be a parade and party for local first grader Randy Rodriguez at Newman Park beginning at 10 a.m. They will be collecting gifts for Randy and will present the gifts to him at the event. For those wishing to give a gift, contact Hamlin at 725-7615.

Homecoming events set for Friday in Sweetwater

September 11, 2014

At 2 p.m. the Sweetwater High School Exes Tea will take place in the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
At 3 p.m. SHS alumni can cheer on the Mustangs before the game at the pep rally in the Sweetwater High School gym.
There will be a parade at 4:30 p.m.

Get all the details on Homecoming activities in Thursday's print edition.

Man shot after firing at trooper

September 11, 2014

ROSCOE — Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting which occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 84 near Roscoe, according to Frederick Biddle, a DPS trooper.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe students participate in mock trial

September 11, 2014

The ninth grade ELA class at Roscoe Collegiate High School, taught by Kelly Jo Sexton, held a mock trial on Tuesday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse, which stemmed from their study of the short story "The Most Dangerous Game."

See the full story and more photos in Thursday's print edition, in our Roscoe page.

Thirteen years later: Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2014

Thirteen years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

Thursday's local events

September 11, 2014

Today, September 11, a free cholesterol screening, sponsored by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Also, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

September 11, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect cloudy skies and a high near 82, with northeast winds around 10 mph.
A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight, with cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit to learn more.

September 10th

Sweetwater to help make wish come true for first grader

September 10, 2014

In the midst of this weekend's Homecoming activities, an even greater celebration will take place to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, there will be a parade at Newman Park starting at 10 a.m this Saturday for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.
"Randy is very timid, and he doesn't believe that wishes come true," said Kent Wright, one of the event organizers.

Perry wins Senate seat

September 10, 2014

Former Mayor Wortham earns 13 percent of votes
AUSTIN — Six candidates vied for the vacant Senate District 28 seat, but it was TEA Party-backed Republican Charles Perry — a 1980 Sweetwater grad — who claimed the victory.
Perry, a CPA in the private sector for 30 years and two-time District 83 Texas House Representative, nabbed just over 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Senate District 28 comprises 51 counties, including Nolan.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Kids on the Land, Buzzi Unicem USA to host students at plant

September 10, 2014

Richard Zimmel, Buzzi Unicem USA Plant Manager and Darrell Doggett, Environmental and Energy Manager, recently met with Peggy Maddox and Katherine Dickson from Kids On the Land to make plans for an upcoming event at the plant for sixth grade students from Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe school districts.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

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