April 16th, 2015
LEVELLAND â€” The first time they met, Sweetwater trailed Levelland 7-1 before rallying for a 20-9 win, its first in district play. In Wednesdayâ€™s rematch at Levelland, Sweetwater trailed 6-2 before rallying again for a 15-9 softball win as the Lady Mustangs â€” who are now 4-3 in district â€” broke out of a two-way tie with the Loboettes (3-4) and regained outright third place in the 2-4A standings.
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LUBBOCK â€” Sweetwa-terâ€™s Michael Hunt is among the boys medalist leaders after a 72 in Wednesdayâ€™s first round of the Region I-4A golf tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course.
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Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe.
Those rain chances will decrease to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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Bill Haley (right) is shown with a truck full of bottled water that he donated to the Sweetwater Fire Department on behalf of his business, Local Loan & Pawn, which he co-owns with his son, Mike Haley. Bill Haley said the donation was simply a token of their appreciation.
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The Sweetwater City Commission covered a lot of ground during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting at city hall, including the exploration of a way to save the city over $1.2 million in interest on obligational bonds that are designated to finance public works.
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In an effort to support Sweetwater High School, Trinity Baptist Church of Sweetwater surprised faculty and staff members last week by creating a hospitality room where staff members could get some relief during the stressful time of testing. Trinity's goal was to support teachers with snacks prepared by church members and Bee's DĂ©cor while providing a restful time for faculty to fellowship.
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LUBBOCK â€” The Region I-4A girls golf tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock was a 27-hole event this year due to wea-ther conditions that short-ened Mondayâ€™s first round to nine holes.
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Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low around 61. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
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It was a bit rainy and cool Monday evening â€”Â perfect weather for an event centered around eating â€” as the Taste of Sweetwater was held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
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Chris Casto and Homer Taylor of the Nolan County Foundation are shown with a driver and putter â€”Â valued at over $900 â€”Â that is being raffled off to benefit the NCF scholarship fund. To purchase a raffle ticket to have a shot at winning the clubs, or to secure a spot in the gold scramble, call Homer Taylor at (325) 669-9733, or Don Timm, SWCC's Gold Pro, at (325) 235-8093.
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