May 1st, 2015

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

May 1, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 56 and southeastern winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 80s with lows in the upper 50s/lower 60s. Winds will gradually increase throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday evening.
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April 30th

Tim Fambrough honored for service to Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board

April 30, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, former Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was honored by the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board for his 12 years of commitment and service.

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

RPMH welcomes new occupational therapist to team

April 30, 2015

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Kaitlyn Dunn to the hospital’s rehabilitation department as an occupational therapist. Dunn has been added to the department to assist with the growing patient load for those seeking rehabilitation help.

Learn more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host fundraiser for Haiti mission trip

April 30, 2015

Haiti, a country of nearly 10 million where 80 percent live in poverty, 54 percent in abject poverty, can be an unrelenting misery tour, one scene of chaos and gut-wrenching poverty worse than the last. This was the condition even before being hit by a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The devastation it left behind is almost unimaginable. This coupled with a government reputation known for corruption and incompetence, left many Haitians without hope.

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

Regional track schedules

April 30, 2015

Times and events for local athletes only
Texas Tech University’s
Fuller Track,
Field Events
9 a.m. — Boys high jump (Deshaun Williams)
Running Prelims
5 p.m. — Girls 200 dash (Nisha Williams)
5:40 p.m. — Boys 1600 relay (Mark Lawrence, Michael Lawrence, Isaiah McGee, Deshaun Williams)
Field Events
9 a.m. — Girls high jump (Abby Garcia; Boys long jump (Isaiah McGee)
Running Finals
4:25 p.m. — Girls 200 dash
4:55 p.m. — Boys 1600 relay
Ratliff Stadium, Odessa

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

April 30, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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April 29th

Applause music series wraps up season with ‘Música Latina’ May 9

April 29, 2015

The Applause Music Series is ending their inaugural concert season with a celebration of Hispanic culture – days following Cinco de Mayo. “Música Latina” is a one-night only event that will take place on May 9, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, featuring Angelique, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Grammy Award-winning recording artists Los Texmaniacs.

Get all the details in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand reopening of Sears Hometown Store

April 29, 2015

Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the grand reopening celebration of the Sears Hometown Store in Sweetwater recently. The store now includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes. Owner Pete Porter in shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Friday's event.

Local sports calendar

April 29, 2015

Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff
Game 1: Sweetwater vs. Pampa at Lubbock Coronado High School, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-4A meet, Texas Tech University’s Fuller Track in Lubbock.
Roscoe varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-2A meet, Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
Highland and Blackwell varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region II-1A meet, Angelo State University’s LeGrand Stadium in San Angelo.
Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff

FRIDAY, MAY 1 SOFTBALL Class 4A Best-of-3 Bi-district Playoff Game 1 — Sweetwater vs. Pampa at...
Two years ago when a history-making Sweetwater softball team last made it to the playoffs, the Lady...
Sweetwater’s baseball team will be the No. 2 seed from District 2-4A entering this year’s playoffs...


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