December 30th

Sweetwater Youth Ministerial Alliance hosting New Year's Eve lock-in

December 30, 2014

The Sweetwater Youth Ministerial Alliance will host a New Year's Eve Lock In on Wednesday, December 31.
The event is open to students in grades 6-12. It will take place at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, beginning at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 a.m. the next morning.
Students must be dropped off by 11:00 p.m. and picked up by 8:00 a.m. The charge is $10, which will provide access to the lock-in and most food and drinks for the night.

Jones earns RPMH Employee of the Year honors

December 30, 2014

If you ask Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employee Lori Jones what her job title is, she'd tell you she's the staffing coordinator. But she also handles the company's payroll, serves as secretary to five different nursing departments, and if that isn't enough, she also instructs CPR classes for her colleagues.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Many attend reception honoring outgoing county elected officials

December 30, 2014

A reception honoring elected officials leaving their offices at the Nolan County Courthouse — Patti Neill, District Clerk; Tim Fambrough, Nolan County Judge; and Terry Locklar, County Commissioner — took place on Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse. Shown are Fambrough, Neill and Locklar.

Find more photos in Tuesday's edition.

VIDEO: Charlie Strong on 31-7 loss to Arkansas: 'Texas has got to mean something'

December 30, 2014

Texas Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong had some strong words following his team’s 31-7 loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.

Local forecast for Tuesday

December 30, 2014

We'll have a 40% chance of freezing rain for today, with freezing drizzle also possible. It will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 31 and blustery winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 22.
For tonight, a 40% chance of freezing drizzle and sleet will enter the area, with cloudy skies and a low around 20. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 15 mph, with wind chill values between 6 and 16. Little to no sleet accumulation is expected.
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December 29th

Three local Tae Kwon Do students test for black belts

December 29, 2014

Three students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Sweetwater recently tested for different levels of black belt. Those three were Kadence Martinez, 7; Adam Foust, 9; and Owner of Team Chip Sweetwater, Lonnie Mendez.

Learn more and find photos in Monday's edition.

Local forecast for Monday

December 29, 2014

Today will be sunny, with a high near 61. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northwest in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 27 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values will range between 19 and 24.
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December 24th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced

December 24, 2014

The 2015 Pro Bowl roster was announced Tuesday. The Broncos led the league with nine players selected, followed by the Cowboys (six), Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, Eagles and Colts (five each).

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

December 24, 2014

Carla Councilman — Christmas at my grandmother's farm in Hico, Texas. All my aunts, uncles and cousins were there. My aunts would prepare the meal and my uncles would chop and gather fire word. Oh what wonderful memories!

Richard Trevino Jr. — I remember my grandmother always having the tin cans full of popcorn. I looked forward to going over and eating the flavored ones.

Peggy Kimbrell — Christmas 2005. Saddest Christmas ever but wouldn't trade a minute of it. Miss you Stephnie Francis Hambrick.

Marla Reddic — Watching Rudolph every year with my father.

Fantasy and Reality: a closer look at Christmas

December 24, 2014

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.

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