February 25th, 2015

Lady Hornets 'net' another trip to the regional tourney

February 25, 2015

Highland's Hannah Allen begins trimming down the net after a 56-39 win over Grady on Tuesday that advanced her team back to the Region II-1A tournament in Abilene later this week. The Lady Hornets, who won the tournament and advanced to state the last two years, face Garden City in the II-1A semis at 1 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.

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Veteran benefits undergo changes

February 25, 2015

Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride said there's been some changes in how veteran's benefits work that could have an effect on how former servicemen and women receive medical care.

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RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 25, 2015

February is American Heart Month and to observe this occasion, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

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Local sports calendar

February 25, 2015

Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater JV boys at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity (Field 1) and JV (Field 2) will host Abilene Cooper at 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams at season-opening Colorado City meet.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament.
Sweetwater varsity boys will compete at regional preview tournament held at Lubbock’s Shadow Hills course.

Highland girls’ win returns them to ACU

February 25, 2015

BIG SPRING — After a start that saw six lead chan-ges, the Highland girls bas-ketball team took charge of Tuesday’s Class 1A regional quarterfinal playoff with a 56-39 win over Grady — sending them to the Region II-1A tournament for the third straight year at Abilene Christian University, where the Lady Hornets are two-time defending champions.

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SW is 9-3 at Classic

February 25, 2015

After going 9-3 overall at their Lady Mustang Classic, Sweetwater has two softball teams in action again today as they host Abilene Cooper at 4 p.m. on both fields at the Jerry Collins Complex.

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SMS teams end season

February 25, 2015

Sweetwater Middle School basketball teams’ season-ending results--scores and individual stats--can be found in Wednesday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Sub-varsity boys end year vs. Snyder, Levelland

February 25, 2015

Here are results from the Sweetwater sub-varsity high school boys basketball teams’ season-ending games vs. Snyder and Levelland:

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Wednesday's local weather outlook

February 25, 2015

We may see a slight chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 58 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 28 and blustery winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the north at 15 to 20 mph, with wind chill values between 18 and 23.
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February 24th

WxTEC hosts first membership reception of 2015

February 24, 2015

The West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC) welcomed Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, to West Texas for an afternoon of networking with members and local officials. The event, hosted by WTxEC business partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, featured remarks from U.S. Congressman, Mike Conaway and Pioneer Natural Resources VP of Permian Affairs, Susan Spratlen in addition to special guest speaker, Todd Staples.

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