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December 18th

Local weekend activities

December 18, 2014

Today, December 19, the Pioneer Museum, located at 610 E. Third Street, will have special hours. The museum will be open from 2-6 p.m. and will offer refreshments and cookies for guests.
On Saturday, Highland ISD will be having their local stockshow. This show is sponsored by the Highland Ag Boosters and will begin at 11 a.m. at the new Ag Facility located behind the school. 
There will be a dedication of the new building to Herman Henson, a past Ag teacher of Highland, around noon. The Ag Boosters will have a concession stand and will be cooking hamburgers for the noon meal. 

Weekend weather lookout

December 18, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 48 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
For this weekend, we should see highs in the middle to upper 50s, with winds from the south around 5 to 10 mph. Weekend lows will be in the lower 40s.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Sunoco pipeline crossing through Nolan County

December 18, 2014

Local residents may have noticed pipeline work that lately has been taking place around Sweetwater.
The line, which is owned by oil giant Sunoco, is being implemented to transport West Texas crude oil to the company's tank facility in Corsicana.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

DHRD donates to Goodfellows

December 18, 2014

Members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD) — Sweetwater's premiere roller derby league — donates a portion of its proceeds to a different charitable organization after each bout. The final recipient of the year was Goodfellows, which provides toys and gifts to local kids in need.
Accepting the check on behalf of Goodfellows was Audrey Turnbow (third from right), owner of Twisted T Liquor & Gifts. Representing DHRD were (from left) Midon Wingo (Above Rubies); Ashley Silva; Melissa Winslow (Maully Pop); Jessica Parks (Ariel Assault) and Angelique Wells (Tye or Die).

Friday’s basketball

December 18, 2014

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Bangs — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls at Stamford — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams host Guthrie starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams host Paint Rock (district opener for boys) starting at 6:15 p.m.

Plowgirls drop 7-2A opener

December 18, 2014

The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday.

Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Local forecast for Thursday

December 18, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog this morning before 9 am; otherwise, we should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 61. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming northern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After 9 p.m., a 40 percent chance of showers will come into the area.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Archery range moves closer to Sweetwater

December 17, 2014

The archery range which has been located near Lake Trammell for many years has been moved closer to Sweetwater. The range and its maintenance is a cooperative effort between Sweetwater Bow Hunters Association, Sweetwater Jaycees, Sweetwater Roosters, 4H and Nolan County.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Coliseum, TNB host open house events

December 17, 2014

The Nolan County Coliseum (shown) and Texas National Bank held their respective Open House events on Tuesday. Refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed by many at the Coliseum, while guests were treated to a performance by Cornerstone Christian School at Texas National Bank.

Find more photos on page 3 of Wednesday's edition.

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