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January 9th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

This weekend's local events

January 9, 2015

Today, January 9, Team Chip TKD will hold a free Anti-Bully Seminar for kids ages 5-11 from 7-8:30 p.m. at 2015 Lamar Suite C, Sweetwater.
This is a school-wide event across two states and five schools. Anyone with questions may can call (325) 933-4239.
On Saturday, January 10, the "Just Keep Swimming" concert fighting cancer featuring Jerrod Medulla will be held at the Sweetwater Jaycee Barn at 307 W. 4th Street from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
There is a cover charge (BYOB-no cooler charge). Proceeds will benefit Julie Sawyers.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

January 9, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 31 and winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, with wind chill values between 12 and 22.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 21 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.

January 8th

One arrest made in Sunday morning shooting

January 8, 2015

Sweetwater police officers responded early Sunday morning to a family dispute at the 1200 block of Avondale Boulevard, where they found one man with a gun shot wound to the foot.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

West Texas Energy Consortium receives Industry Sector Outreach Award

January 8, 2015

At a recent regularly scheduled Workforce Solutions Board meeting, the West Texas Energy Consortium was honored for their commitment to workforce development by developing and implementing strategies to address labor shortages, employer training needs and employee retention in competing sectors.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Community Captains host local toy drive

January 8, 2015

The Community Captains hosted a toy drive at the local K-Mart. With the generous donations from the community, they were able to provide a family of eight with a Christmas and toys for the local CPS office.

Local events for Thursday

January 8, 2015

Today, January 8, 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
Also, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel’s monthly meeting will be held at the Country Club.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and a short business meeting will follow. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.

Thursday's local weather outlook

January 8, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 41. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wind chill values will be between 5 and 15.
For tonight, we'll see increasing clouds, with a low around 26 and winds from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the north-northeast and a 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet will enter the area. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 20.
Visit to learn more.

January 7th

Rep. King visits Sweetwater before legislative session begins

January 7, 2015

A sendoff for Rep. Susan King, whose District 71 includes Nolan County, was held Tuesday at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
King talked to several community leaders about her plans for the upcoming legislative session in Austin. "You will see a lot of hype about this session coming forth," she said of the 84th Legislature, which begins Jan. 13.

Read more in Wednesday's paper.

West Texas native takes the reins of top Boy Scout Council

January 7, 2015

The Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is proud to announce Ben Turner as its new Board President. Turner’s commitment to youth, charity and ethical business has made him a leader in multiple areas and communities.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition.

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