December 8th

VIDEO: How Big 12 should adjust after missing the Playoff

December 8, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples discusses why the Big 12 will need to reevaluate their format after missing out on a College Football Playoff spot.

December 5th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 5, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

Local churches plan Christmas activities

December 5, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and Lamar Street Baptist Church.

Learn more by picking up Friday's edition.

Bonfire for Mustangs

December 5, 2014

The Mustang Moms sponsored a bonfire on Thursday evening to show student athletes that the community is proud of their success. Sweetwater High School football secured a fourth round playoff seat against Celina High School at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Wichita Falls.

Nolan County receives new AgriLife agent

December 5, 2014

Nolan County has a new AgriLife Extension agent in Labeth Carter.
A West Texas native, Carter is prepared to develop and present a number of educational programs the organization is versed in instructing.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Amahl and the Night Visitors this Saturday at Auditorium

December 5, 2014

The APPLAUSE Music Series presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (400 Locust Street).
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or in advanced by calling the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce at 325-235-5488.

Learn more in Friday's edition.

Melinda Michelle Torres

December 5, 2014

Funeral services for Melinda Michelle Torres, 40, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Torres died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Dallas.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Linnie Rowlett

December 5, 2014

Linnie Rowlett, age 92, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

This weekend's local events

December 5, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, the Junior High NASP Archery Qualifiers Tournament will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the PE gym at Sweetwater High School on 1200 Crane. There is an entry fee at the gate.
Sixth through eighth graders from Sweetwater, Colorado City, Snyder and Big Spring will compete. Qualifiers are determined by state scores and could go to the state tournament in Belton in March.
Also, Sweetwater's 41st annual Christmas Craft Show will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Local weekend weather outlook

December 5, 2014

Today, we'll have areas of fog before 9 a.m., but after that we'll have mostly sunny skies with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 43 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we should see highs in the mid to upper 50s with lows in the low to mid 40s. On Saturday night, a 20% chance of rain will enter the area, increasing to 30% on Sunday. Winds will vary at 5 to 10 mph.
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