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September 5th, 2014

Broadway Baptist to honor area teachers this Sunday

September 5, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church, located at 710 East Third in Sweetwater, will have a Teacher Appreciation Service on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. to honor all Nolan County teachers.
The special service will recognize the efforts made by area teachers as they work with their students on a daily basis. A gift will be given and a prayer of blessing and encouragement will also be made over the teachers as they continue with the school year.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

Several events slated for this weekend

September 5, 2014

For tonight's varsity football game, September 5 at Muleshoe, there will be no pre-sale tickets. They will sell all tickets at the gate at the time of the game.
On Saturday, September 6, the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club will conduct a Sight-In Day for anyone wanting to sight in their rifles for the up and coming hunting season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Their range is located on the east side of Avenger Field Airport. The gate entrance is on the north side of Loop 170 to the airport just across from the SRPC building.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

September 5, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chance will increase to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 69. Winds will come from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll start off with a 50% chance of rain, which will gradually increase to 20% by Sunday. Highs will in the mid 80s with lows in the upper 60s/lower 70s. Winds will come from the north and northeast throughout most of the weekend.
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September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

New police building on track for 2015 opening

September 4, 2014

The new facilities being built at Avenue A and Musgrove to house the Sweetwater Police Department will be completed by the target date of early January.
"If you drive by, you can see the progress," said Police Chief Brian Frieda. "The roof has pretty much been completed, along with the exterior walls. By Sept. 12, it may look like it's slowing down, but that's because a lot of the work will be moving inside."

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Early voting ends tomorrow

September 4, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Discarded cigarette causes fire

September 4, 2014

A fire on the corner of 11th and Oak began in the yard of a residence on the 100 block of 11th Street. The blaze is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Several events lined up for Thursday

September 4, 2014

Today, September 4, there will be a free clothes distribution at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe at 301 Cypress on Thursday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Also, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be today at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead their parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to

Local weather for Thursday

September 4, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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September 3rd

Blackwell announces Homecoming Court

September 3, 2014

Pictured is the 2014 Blackwell CISD Homecoming Court, along with the Homecoming mascots. Homecoming will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....


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