February 6th, 2015

Texas Tech meat judging team grills competition at Fort Worth Stock Show

February 6, 2015

The Texas Tech University Meat Judging Team in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences had its second dominant performance of the season, taking top honors at the Southwestern Livestock Exposition’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth.

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Highland Heights to delivery Valentine’s Day remembrances to homebound

February 6, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion Page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, and Trinity Baptist Church.

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Let’s Talk Books celebrates eight years

February 6, 2015

Almost a decade ago, four people began a book club. On Tuesday, "Let's Talk Books"--the book club of the County-City Library--celebrated its eighth anniversary.

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Practical Prodigies learn about the stock market

February 6, 2015

Two local cultural centers, the National WASP WWII Museum and the Pioneer Museum have formed an alliance with Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) to create a new program: Practical Prodigies. Ten Sweetwater Intermediate School students, who were chosen after a unique application process, will attend 10 sessions, each with a different theme and focal point.

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More all-state recognition

February 6, 2015

The postseason all-state football accolades continue to mount for Sweetwater.
On Wednesday, five Mus-tangs received Class 4A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association, and Sweetwater’s Isaiah McGee was honored at two different positions.

Read more in Friday's edition, in print or e-edition.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

February 6, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 46 and southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll warm up to around 80 on Saturday and dip down to the low 70s by Sunday. Lows will be in the mid to upper 40s, with winds from the southwest on Saturday shifting to the north and northeast on Sunday.
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February 5th

Mustangs stay close to home on National Signing Day

February 5, 2015

Sweetwater's Ty Crain and Isaiah McGee will be taking their football talents to the college ranks. On Wednesday (National Signing Day), the two Mustangs made the announcement at a special ceremony that was held at the Sweetwater High School library.

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RPMH once again holds 24-hour treadmill walkathon

February 5, 2015

In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of cardiovascular diseases, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will once again hold a 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon, Feb. 20-21, 2015. Set to step off at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20, the event will take place at the hospital’s new Community Wellness Center with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

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Local sports calendar

February 5, 2015

Blackwell junior high boys will play at district tournament in Sterling City.
Sweetwater girls at Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe at Hawley — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Hermleigh starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will host Garden City starting at 6:15 p.m.

Lady Hornets stop W’brook, wrap up No. 1 seed in 12-1A

February 5, 2015

The No. 4-ranked High-land girls basketball team clinched the No. 1 seed from District 12-1A with a 67-33 win over Westbrook on Tuesday. Highland (8-0 in district) led 20-6, 37-18 and 50-26 at the breaks to maintain its two-game lead over Ira, which got a forfeit win Tuesday over Loraine, with two to play. Highland, however, has already defeated Ira in both of their district meetings.

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