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March 18th, 2015

Sweetwater native receives Founders Award from International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

March 18, 2015

Dave Densmore, 70, eldest son of Beth Densmore of Sweetwater and the late Dr. Al Densmore, was among six honorees Thursday night at the 25th annual induction ceremonies for the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. Densmore received the Founders Award from Hall of Fame creator and drag racing legend Don Garlits.

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

Wednesday's local weather

March 18, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 68. Winds will be calm and then shift to the south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds around 5 mph.
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March 17th

FFB, SPD form partnership to stop financial exploitation of elderly

March 17, 2015

First Financial Bank, N.A., and the Sweetwater Police Department have joined together to launch an Elderly Financial Exploitation and Abuse awareness and prevention program. The program will begin immediately in all First Financial Bank locations in the Sweetwater area.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Softball celebration

March 17, 2015

Abby Garcia reacts after her three-run homer for Sweetwater in the seventh inning Monday gave her team an 8-5 softball win over Ballinger at the Jerry Collins Complex. The Lady Mustangs play again today at Midland and begin district play Friday when they entertain to Snyder.

See the story in Sports on Page 7 of Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Motion for new trial denied

March 17, 2015

Joe Frank Cuellar will not receive a new trial, according to Phillip Gill, chief investigator with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office.

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

'Dr. Burger Day' held at SIS, SMS

March 17, 2015

Math enthusiasm may be an oxymoron for many. But if anyone can get grade school kids fired up about arithmetic, it's Dr. Edward Burger.
Burger, who appeared at Sweetwater Intermediate School and Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, is a virtual rock star among mathematicians — as well as president of Southwestern University in Georgetown.

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

Tuesday's local weather outlook

March 17, 2015

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 65. Winds from the southwest around 5 mph will become northern in the afternoon.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 80% tonight after 8 p.m., with a low around 49. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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March 16th

Over 3K pounds of rattlesnake brought in for 57th Round-Up

March 16, 2015

Thousands attended the 57th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 3,780 pounds, a slight decrease from last year’s total of 3,890 pounds.

Find photos and get all the details in Monday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local forecast for Monday

March 16, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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March 14th

Thousands in Sweetwater for World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up

March 14, 2015

Attendees started packing the Nolan County Coliseum Friday for the 57th World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. See more photos in our weekend edition.

On Monday, Sweetwater High School held its 2014-15 Mustang Football Awards Banquet at “The Center”...
Isaiah McGee picked up the only win for Sweetwater’s boys track team Saturday at a meet held in...
Junior varsity softball players for Sweetwater this year include, bottom row kneeling from left,...


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