February 17th, 2015

Big Country Electric Cooperative announces Operation Round Up

February 17, 2015

Big Country Electric Cooperative has initiated Operation Round Up: to allow the cooperative and its members to partner together to provide financial assistance to those in need locally. This program is supported by co-op members whose electric bills are “Rounded Up” to the nearest dollar.

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

Pageant contestants attend tea

February 17, 2015

This year's Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants attended the pageant tea Sunday at Java Jax in Sweetwater. Pictured left to right are (top row) Mikeilah Foust, Karleigh Coldiron, Taylor Soliz, Samantha Ortega, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, (bottom row) Skye Henderson, Jacy Sparks, Cheyenne Hamilton and Krista Clower. Not pictured are Abigail McPherson, Marisa Moncada and Kala Wofford. The pageant contestants will attend Media Day on Friday.

Basketball, softball and baseball teams to all play here today

February 17, 2015

Sweetwater High School will have teams from three sports playing here today.
All three SHS boys bas-ketball teams will be hosting Levelland, starting with the freshmen at 5 p.m. fol-lowed by the JV at 6:30 and the varsity at 8 p.m., in their respective season finales.
The SHS softball team will begin its season by hosting Colorado City at 6 p.m. at Jerry Collins Complex. Also today, the Sweetwater baseball team will scrimmage Midland Lee at 5 p.m.

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Tuesday's local forecast

February 17, 2015

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of snow before noon, which will usher in mostly cloudy then sunny skies with a high near 49. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 5 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 31 and west-northwest winds around 5 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
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February 16th

College Basketball Round Up

February 16, 2015

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60

Do you know...

February 16, 2015

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547. Any and all information is appreciated.

NCF golf classic slated for April 18

February 16, 2015

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Sweetwater Country Club. According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event.

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

First graders learn about traffic safety

February 16, 2015

Valeria Zavaleta presented a traffic safety lesson to Mrs. Angie Alvarez's first grade class at Southeast Elementary. Zavaleta is a student in FCCLA and DECA at Sweetwater High School.

Robert Williams to perform at APPLAUSE concert

February 16, 2015

Robert Williams, guest artist for SMA APPLAUSE Music Series’ fourth concert “Lift Every Voice” is a native of Sweetwater. His singing began at Greater Zion Baptist Church when he was only a toddler.

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

Weekly sports calendar

February 16, 2015

Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Levelland — freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity boys at Stamford at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell varsity boys host Bronte, 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Colorado City (season opener), 6 p.m.

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