October 30th, 2014

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

October 30, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming northwestern in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 49 and north-northeast winds around 10 mph. Before 1 a.m., we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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October 29th

Goodfellows sign up begins today

October 29, 2014

It's that time of the year again, and Goodfellows is getting ready. This past week the Goodfellows had a meeting and were excited to see so many new faces and volunteers. 

Lady Mustangs celebrate

October 29, 2014

Members of the Sweetwater High School volleyball team react after their five-set win Tuesday over Big Spring. The Lady Mustangs will take a 22-12 season record into the playoffs next week.

See the story in Sports on page 7 of Wednesday's edition.

SW comes back, tops Big Spring

October 29, 2014

When visiting Big Spring took an early 8-0 lead in Game 1 of Tuesday’s match at Mustang Gym, the Sweet-water volleyball team knew it was in an uphill battle. And things got even worse, as Big Spring won the first two games of the match and needed just one more win to complete the sweep and celebrate no worse than a district co-championship.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Local events for Wednesday

October 29, 2014

Today, October 29, the Nolan County Sign Ups for Goodfellows will take place through the 31st, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1-3 p.m. each day at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway. Applicants need to bring latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for T.A.N.F.
Also, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday's local weather

October 29, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and east-southeastern winds around 5 mph.
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October 28th

TSTC hosts Big Country BEST Robotics competition

October 28, 2014

The Big Country Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics hub, which is managed by Texas State Technical College, took place on Saturday, Oct. 25. This year’s topic was Blade Runner, which is all about the engineering challenges associated with the implementation of modern wind energy technology. 

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

County Commission leaves burn ban off

October 28, 2014

Nolan County Commissioners voted Monday to leave the burn ban off for at least two more weeks, as the area is still moist, thanks to recent rainfall.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Light Crust Doughboys to perform Saturday

October 28, 2014

On Saturday night, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will welcome a timeless musical act as part of the APPLAUSE music series.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Clyde H. Walker

October 28, 2014

Graveside services for Clyde H. Walker, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Mike Ensminger officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Big Spring Nursing Home.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1930 in Vanoss, Okla. He married Mary Kathryn Richardson on June 19, 1954 in Sand Springs, Okla.

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