March 25th, 2015

American Pickers to film in Sweetwater

March 25, 2015

“Sweetwater is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area,” stated an e-mail from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The team will film episodes of their hit series ‘American Pickers’ throughout Western Texas. Filming is scheduled to begin next month.

Find out more in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Heading for home

March 25, 2015

Sweetwater's Michael Lawrence rounds third base to score in the first inning of the Mustangs' District 2-4A baseball opener at Sportsman's Park on Tuesday against Levelland. Lawrence had three hits, including a pair of doubles, in a 10-3 win over the Lobos.

Sweetwater's softball team also won, beating Levelland 20-9. See those stories in Wednesday's Sports section on Page 7 or in our e-edition (subscription required).

Mayor proclaims Library Tag Day

March 25, 2015

Sweetwater Mayor Jim McKenzie joins members of the Women's Forum at City Hall Tuesday, where McKenzie
proclaimed that the first Wednesday in April be Library Tag Day.

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

SW hits 4 HRs to crush L’land

March 25, 2015

After a rough start that saw it fall behind 7-1 after just 1 1/2 innings, the Sweetwater softball team produced runs here Tuesday at a furious pace — with the help of four home runs — the rest of the way to claim a 20-9 win over Levelland in five innings and its first win in district play.

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Mustangs roar in their 2-4A opener

March 25, 2015

Down 1-0 before coming to bat, Sweetwater roared back to beat Levelland 10-3 in its District 2-4A baseball opener here Tuesday.

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Lady Hornets’ trio win honors

March 25, 2015

Three Highland girls bas-ketball players have earned Class 1A all-state honors for their outstanding play this past season.

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Local weather for Wednesday

March 25, 2015

Today we'll see mostly sunny skies with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 44 and breezy winds from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming northern at 20 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
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March 24th

Author to speak about Bankhead Highway

March 24, 2015

Ready, set, drive!
Daniel L. Smith, author of the new nonfiction book "The Bankhead Highway In Texas," will make an appearance Sunday at the Lions Club in Sweetwater on 1510 Lamar Street.

Get all the details in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Local travel team brings home championship

March 24, 2015

Sweetwater's "Storm," an eighth grade travel basketball team, brought home the Championship this weekend after a tournament in Colorado City. Storm is a local youth sports travel team, founded by Anthony Knox.

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

Local sports calendar

March 24, 2015

Sweetwater JV Red will host Levelland (district opener), 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland (district opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls will be playing the first leg of district tournament at Snyder.
Sweetwater varsity will host Levelland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Levelland, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school boys and girls will be com-peting at Merkel meet.
Rescheduled: Sweetwater JV White hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 4 p.m.

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