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April 9th, 2015

Church teens to head to Tennessee for talent competition

April 9, 2015

A girl peers into a mirror, but instead of seeing herself, she sees a demonic reflection which aborts her unborn baby with a knife.
If that sounds a bit scary, it's because that's what the teens from the Pentecostal Church of God, located at 310 Pine Street, were going for when they created a silent skit containing such imagery.

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WTCAC holds Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 9, 2015

Katie Etringer was the guest speaker at the WTCAC (West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center) Child Abuse Awareness Banquet, held Tuesday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. She stressed the importance of having a center like the WTCAC by sharing her own story of how her youngest son was abused and how she dealt with the situation without the assistance of such a facility. Etringer was a founding member of the task force who founded the Children’s Alliance of South Texas and currently sits on its Board of Directors.

Thursday's local weather

April 9, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 53 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the northeast in the evening.
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April 8th

Roscoe students attend Operation Hope banquet

April 8, 2015

Jovanah Guzman, a sophomore and Zachary Rangel, a freshman from Roscoe Collegiate High School, were chosen to attend the Operation Hope Banquet in Lubbock on Saturday, March 28 with sponsors Mrs. Marsha Alexander and Mrs. Tamara Alexander.

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Wanted Wednesday

April 8, 2015

Investigators with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and the Sweetwater Police Department are actively searching for a 32-year-old fugitive, who’s been hiding to avoid detection by law enforcement. Joshua James Raney, a repeat offender who has compiled several arrests in Nolan County, is now wanted on outstanding warrant #11798 that was issued out of the 32nd Judicial District Court on Feb. 19, for the offense of possession of a controlled substance.

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Annual run to benefit local school

April 8, 2015

If you're looking for a way to enjoy the spring weather while raising money for a good cause, look no further than the 3rd Annual "Beat the Street for Little Feet".
A new race, the 31.07-mile ultra marathon, will kick off this year's event at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Cornerstone Christian School, part of 4th and Elm Church of Christ.

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

Local weather for Wednesday

April 8, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 30 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will continue to be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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April 7th

Destination Imagination teams honored by SISD school board

April 7, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Destination Imagination Teams; the Sneaky Snakes – Will Dempsey, Haylee Gartrell, Kate Hall, Mackenzie Hawkins, Justin Hefner and Brenna vonAtzigen; and the Stone-Agers – Tabatha Baugh, Mea Cedillo, Jackson Dodd, Trey Jimenez, Tyler Marlett, Noah Hannah and Claire Paty were recently honored by the Sweetwater ISD School Board.

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

House Resolution commemorating TSTC penned by State Rep.

April 7, 2015

State Representative Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, authored House Resolution 825 last week commemorating Texas State Technical College's 50th anniversary and honoring its administration, staff and students.
The resolution was read on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 84th Texas Legislature and among other things also recognized TSTC's collaboration with industry, government agencies and other institutions of higher learning.

Find out more in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Nolan County Heart Walk set for April 18

April 7, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Nolan County Heart Walk will be held to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment while raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
Registration will take place at 9 a.m., with the official walk starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School field house.

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

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