December 24th

Fourth graders perform Christmas play

December 24, 2014

Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders recently put on a holiday musical infestation for family and friends at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium with the play "A Bugz Christmas."
Shown are the termites, Grant Rios, Tyler Slaton, Curtis Williams, Jadon Reddic and Ryan Alvarez.

VIDEO: Texas Bowl Preview

December 24, 2014

Arkansas and Texas revisit an old rivalry in the 2014 Texas Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse, and Campus Insiders’ Kristen Keith sit down to preview the matchup.

Local forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 24, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 49. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15, shifting to the west-southwest in the afternoon.
Your Christmas Eve forecast is looking to be mostly clear, with a low around 35 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
For Christmas Day, we're looking at mostly sunny skies with a high near 60. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 42 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.

December 23rd

SPAC donates to dog rescue center

December 23, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of giving and continuing a Sweetwater Performing Arts Center Christmas tradition, SPAC owner Maggie Dickey and her students collected and donated food and supplies for dogs and cats in shelters. The donations this year will be given to Second Chance Dog Rescue in Snyder.

Richard Fergeson State Farm hosts night with Santa

December 23, 2014

Richard Fergeson State Farm will hosted a Night With Santa event for the public.
All that attended enjoyed free hot chocolate and cookies and took a free photo with Santa. Photos will be printed and given to the families.

Tuesday's local forecast

December 23, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 46 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 31 and northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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December 22nd

Rotary offers hand to those who need shoed feet

December 22, 2014

For some children, the prospect of not getting the latest iPhone from Santa is the least of their concerns. These children lack even basic items such as shoes and socks.
That's where the Rotary Club of Sweetwater comes in.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Municipal Band performs for community

December 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Band recently hosted their annual Christmas concert at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium with featured performances by local singers and dancers from the Sweetwater Performing Arts Center. Shown is the band performing.

Local forecast for Monday

December 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with northern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A 60% chance of rain is likely tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 39. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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December 20th

Buzzi Unicem expansion to double plant's capacity

December 21, 2014

MARYNEAL — To say the cement plant operated by Buzzi Unicem USA is getting an upgrade is like saying Muhammed Ali was a pretty good boxer — it’s a major understatement.
The plant, which has been in operation since 1951, will soon be replaced almost completely with a state-of-the-art facility that will more than double its present production output.
Growing demands that stem from increased oilfield activity in the region, as well as Buzzi’s desire to diversify its market share, are the primary reasons for the expansion — which will cost about $250 million.

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