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December 2nd

New Microtel Inn & Suites completes ‘the topping out’ for Sweetwater’s newest hotel

December 2, 2014

A milestone in the construction of the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham located at 9416 N. Interstate 20 was celebrated as Harmon Construction watched as a truss crane hoisted one of the beams atop the new tower keeping the anticipated Spring opening on schedule.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Local forecast for Tuesday

December 2, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 54. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Some patchy fog will come into the area after 4 a.m.
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December 1st

Smith sworn in as constable

December 1, 2014

Stephen F. Smith II was sworn in as constable Wednesday by 32nd Judicial District Court Judge Glen Harrison. Smith was appointed by the Nolan County Commissioners Court to fill the unexpired term of former constable Will Lenoir, who passed away in September.

Learn more in Monday's edition.

Burned train trestle to be rebuilt

December 1, 2014

On August 15, 2014, a grass fire burned down a rail crossing bridge approximately nine miles south of Interstate 20. The Texas Oklahoma Railroad operates on the Shortline tracks that extend from Interstate 20 south to Maryneal.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Local forecast for Monday

December 1, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 37. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27, with breezy winds from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
We'll see mostly cloudy skies again tonight, with a low around 27 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become light and variable.
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November 29th

Lion escape

November 29, 2014

Isaiah McGee of Sweetwater escapes the grasp of a Vernon defender during a 49-27 win over the Lions on Friday, in the teams' Class 4A, Division II regional playoff held in Mineral Wells. The Mustangs will face Celina in the state quarterfinals this week.

Read about the big win on Page A6 of today's paper.

Sweetwater the setting for Lynn Sheffield Simmons children’s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch

November 29, 2014

Children’s book author Lynn Sheffield Simmons has made Sweetwater the setting for her latest children’s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch. Although the story is fiction Mrs. Simmons includes the names and professions of Sweetwater Veterinarian Dr. Bud Alldredge and former Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley in her new book.
The story begins with the low, rolling hills and wide-open skies of West Texas welcoming Mrs. Barnett and Bo, the loveable but mischievous black Labrador retriever, to their next adventure.

See the full story in the weekend edition.

Pioneer Museum to host closing reception of Turner exhibition

November 29, 2014

The Pioneer Museum will host Tom Turner for a closing reception of his photographic exhibition, Sublime Gestures, which is currently on display in the WASP Room where the Sammy Baugh display was set up this fall, on Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. This program was supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

November 28th

Sweetwater wins!

November 28, 2014

Halftime score: Sweetwater-28 Vernon-14
Score update: Sweetwater 42; Vernon 21
Final score: Sweetwater-49; Vernon-27

Update: Leanos arrested in Abilene

November 28, 2014

Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department were searching for a man wanted for three warrants — two being felonies — on Friday morning.
Juan Leanos was being sought for theft of property over $50 and under $500, a misdemeanor; theft of property over $1,500 and under $2,000, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, also a felony.

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