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January 8th, 2015

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 www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
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 weather.gov 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.

Wednesday's local weather

January 7, 2015

Today will be sunny and cold with a high near 31. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Wind chill values will vary between 8 and 18.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 15 and blustery winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to light and variable.
Learn more at weather.gov.

January 6th

Fire consumes Avenue D home

January 6, 2015

A Sweetwater family lost their home and all of their belongings in a late evening blaze on Sunday.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Here’s one to save lives, including your own

January 6, 2015

While eating more fruits and vegetables and parking as far away from the supermarket as possible will help improve your health in 2015, here’s a resolution that can impact the lives of others, as well as your own life. Make a resolution in 2015 to put down the phone when you are driving and to not drive distracted.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Sweetwater Reporter to host Chamber Coffee

January 6, 2015

The Sweetwater Reporter will host this month's Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7.
The Sweetwater Reporter was founded by C.E. Gilbert in 1881--the year Nolan County was organized, under the name "Sweetwater Advance." Later published as the "Nolan County Review," it was purchased in 1906 by John W. Millsapps, who modernized the operation. In 1911, Millsapps and his partner W.A. Perry, with the assistance of managing editor C.A. Wade, began publishing daily editions under the Sweetwater Reporter banner.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

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