January 30th, 2015

Highland ISD receives prestigious nomination

January 30, 2015

On Jan. 29, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. The schools that have been selected were chosen as exemplary high performing schools according to state and national assessments. Each school also has a 25 percent or greater portion of their population that is economically disadvantaged.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Prop Betters Guide

January 30, 2015

Prop Bets Guide To the Big Game

For the biggest game in all of football, you can bet on just about anything. What we have done here is selected some of our favorite things to bet on and give bold predictions. If you want some free money, read on!

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?

Over/Under: 2 minutes 1 second

Sweetwater Bethel Assembly studying “Thrive” series

January 30, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Adames sworn in as RPMH board member

January 30, 2015

Shown (at right) is Ray Adames, the newest member of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors. Adames’ appointment was approved by the board during their meeting held Monday, Jan. 26, and he will serve as the District 1 trustee. Administering the oath of office to Adames is board president Steve Holcomb.

Cuellar gets life

January 30, 2015

A Sweetwater man accused of sexually assaulting at least three minor children received three life sentences on Thursday.

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Emmanuel Fellowship Church adding third service

January 30, 2015

Due to overcrowding at Emmanuel Fellowship Church’s worship services, plans are underway to add a third service to the Sunday morning schedule. The launch date is this Sunday, Feb. 1.

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Local hoops

January 30, 2015

Sweetwater girls will play at Levelland — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will play at Levelland — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe will play at Albany — 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 will play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will host Water Valley starting at 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host tournament.
Roscoe junior high teams at Highland tournament.

SW teams go to Levelland today

January 30, 2015

It’s back on the road for Sweetwater’s teams today, as they head west again to Levelland to end a three-game stretch of games away from Sweetwater. The girls tip off their game at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m. Sweetwater’s girls (0-6) are still looking for their first district win after losing to Snyder, 62-49, on Tuesday while the boys (1-3) are coming off a 57-50 victory at Snyder that pulled them out of a tie for last place in District 2-4A.

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Highland teams battle Ira for 1st

January 30, 2015

Highland’s teams visit Ira today for a pair of basket-ball games involving teams who are currently at the top of the District 12-1A stand-ings. Highland’s girls (6-0) will play Ira (5-1) at 6:30 p.m., while the boys game between Ira (4-0) and High-land (3-1) follows at about 8 p.m. Highland’s boys are playing Ira for the first time in district play, and trying to rebound from a loss to Borden County on Tuesday that dropped them out of a tie for first place.

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