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February 11th, 2015

Highland debate teams advance to state

February 11, 2015

Highland High School has qualified four students for the 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-21 at the University of Texas in Austin.

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

Local weather for Wednesday

February 11, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a slight chance of sprinkles.
Those rain chances will increase to 20% tonight. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 35 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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February 10th

Rep. King hosts Sweetwater Jaycees in the Texas Capitol

February 10, 2015

Representative Susan Lewis King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees have held the Rattlesnake Round-Up for 56 years and have made these safety demonstrations in the Capitol a tradition.

Find more information and photos in Tuesday's e-edition or in print.

Valentine’s Day daddy daughter dance planned

February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day became a whole lot sweeter with the "Daughter of the King" Daddy-Daughter Ball taking place in Sweetwater.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, Queen B Royal Events from Abilene will partner with First United Methodist Church to hold the event at the church, located at 309 Cedar.

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

Burn ban remains off; reappointments made at commission meeting

February 10, 2015

The Nolan County Commissioners Court decided Monday that the intermittent, but ongoing rain the area has experienced has made it safe enough to leave the burn ban off within Nolan County for at least another two weeks.

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

Tuesday's local forecast

February 10, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 48 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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February 9th

TNB awards Good Grades Pay winners

February 9, 2015

Forty-two Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the third six weeks of the 2014-2015 school year and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50.

Learn more in Monday's print or e-edition.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer professional food manager certification training course

February 9, 2015

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.
If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.

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

SHS seniors receive scholarships

February 9, 2015

Sweetwater High School Seniors Mark Ruiz and Bray Amos were recipients of the Panhandle Plains Higher Education Authority Scholarship. They will each receive $100.

Local forecast for Monday

February 9, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the morning.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 47 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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