November 21st, 2013
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after noon we'll have a slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Blackwell's Six-Man, Division II regional playoff game against Grandfalls-Royalty has been moved up one day due to the anticipated bad weather this weekend.
According to Blackwell head coach Clint Lowry, the game will now be played at 7 p.m. Thursday in Rankin. Grandfalls-Royalty will be considered the home team.
Both teams are 10-1 this season. Grandfalls-Royalty is ranked No. 2 in the state and Blackwell is ranked No. 10.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently awarded $1,498,860 in Skills Development job training grants to eight community colleges across the state, including Texas State Technical College West Texas. These grants will help support the collegesâ€™ ability to address the training needs of oil and gas exploration employers in the Cline and Permian Shales.
The Sweetwater Fire Department is welcoming three new firefighters to the station.
Zachary Williams of Hawley, Texas is one of three new additions to the Sweetwater Fire Department. Williams, a firefighter and paramedic who studied at Cisco College and Texas State Technical College, was influenced by his father, Tommy, who retired from the Abilene Fire Department after 18 years. Williams is married to Lacy, and the couple have a two-year-old named Bryson.
Sweetwater swept its first boys-girls basketball doubleheader of the season on Tuesday, as both squads won their games at Early.
The boys rallied for a 58-50 win in their opener. The girls also won, 52-48, in a game that saw Sweetwater shoot an amazing 52 free throws â€” though the Lady Mustangs made just 23.
Sweetwater girls 52, Early girls 48
Taylor McPherson, who by herself attempted 24 free throws, scored 19 points to pace Sweetwater (2-2).
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect a 20% chance of showers and mostly cloudy skies. The low will be around 61 wit southern winds around 15 mph.
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Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The West Texas Energy Consortium (â€śConsortiumâ€ť) announced that it will hold its Inaugural Conference in Big Spring on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The Consortium is a collaborative forum for business and industry representatives and partners in education, workforce, housing, local government and the non-profit sector, within the various counties comprising the West Central Texas, Concho Valley and Permian Basin Regions to further the development and economic opportunities associated with the unconventional resource shale plays in the area.
Several businesses hosted open houses in Sweetwater on Monday, offering refreshments and sales at their stores.
Shown above are Tristen Jones, Diamond Heredia, Stacey Borders and Sherry Tollison at The Open Window.
Find more photos from the open houses in Tuesday's edition.
Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.Â
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.