January 30th, 2015

Local weekend weather outlook

January 30, 2015

Today will be cloudy, with a high near 49 and winds from the east-northeast around 10 mph. After noon, we'll have a 20 percent chance of rain.
Those rain chances will increase to 60% tonight, with a low around 38 and east-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
For the weekend, we'll have rain chances throughout until Sunday night. Expect highs in the upper 40s with a Saturday night low around 40. Northern winds on Sunday will bring the nighttime low to around 27.
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January 29th

Pro Football Championship Preview and Prediction

January 29, 2015

Championship Preview and Predictions

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Abused testify in Day 2 of Cuellar sex crimes trial

January 29, 2015

The three minor children Joe Frank Cuellar is alleged to have sexually assaulted took the witness stand Wednesday, one by one detailing similar tales of abuse at the hands of Cuellar.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or e-edition (subscription required).

Chapman recognized as National Hispanic Scholar

January 29, 2015

This year Sweetwater High School announced Dean Cody Chapman as a National Hispanic Scholar. Chapman is the son of David and Gloria Chapman. He plans to attend Texas Tech University in the Fall and major in agriculture.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

NIE class thankful for sponsors

January 29, 2015

Newspaper in Education (NIE) sponsors Homer and Beth Taylor received a special card from Mrs. Christi Riley’s first grade class at Southeast Elementary, thanking them for their sponsorship in the program, allowing the class to have copies of the newspaper each week.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

SW-Snyder girls action

January 29, 2015

Sweetwater’s Nisha Williams (21) tries to maintain ball control in Tuesday’s game at Snyder. The Lady Mustangs and Mustangs play at Levelland on Friday.

Highland splits d’header at BC; Roscoe sweeps

January 29, 2015

A 46-35 win at Borden County on Tuesday kept the 6-0 Highland girls basketball team in first place in District 12-1A by a game, but the Highland boys lost 44-42 to fall to 3-1 in district and a game behind first-place Ira.

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

JV girls drop heartbreaker to Snyder; 9th grade boys win

January 29, 2015

The Sweetwater junior varsity girls basketball team has posted a perfect record against its District 2-4A opponents this season — except for Snyder. On Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs lost to the Lady Tigers for the second time as they suffered a heartbreaking 33-32 road loss.

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Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

January 29, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 36 and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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January 28th

Cuellar trial underway

January 28, 2015

After an arduous jury selection process, the trial for Joe Frank Cuellar began Tuesday in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
Cuellar is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault on three separate minor children who were living with Cuellar at his residence in Sweetwater until April 2012.

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

The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday...
If the bad weather that has made a mess of this week’s local high school sports schedule improves...
The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden...


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