April 29th, 2015
The Applause Music Series is ending their inaugural concert season with a celebration of Hispanic culture â days following Cinco de Mayo. âMĂșsica Latinaâ is a one-night only event that will take place on May 9, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, featuring Angelique, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Grammy Award-winning recording artists Los Texmaniacs.
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Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the grand reopening celebration of the Sears Hometown Store in Sweetwater recently. The store now includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes. Owner Pete Porter in shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Friday's event.
FRIDAY, MAY 1
Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff
Game 1: Sweetwater vs. Pampa at Lubbock Coronado High School, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-4A meet, Texas Tech Universityâs Fuller Track in Lubbock.
Roscoe varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region I-2A meet, Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
Highland and Blackwell varsity boys and girls qualifiers at Region II-1A meet, Angelo State Universityâs LeGrand Stadium in San Angelo.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
Class 4A best-of-3 bi-district playoff
It wasnât easy, but after a 4-3 win over Snyder here Tuesday, Sweetwater is the District 2-4A co-champion.
And while not as good as winning an outright title, the result left the Mustangs feeling good in many ways. They defeated a big rival Tuesday to end the regular season, are in the playoffs for the third consecutive year and start the postseason on a positive note thanks to some clutch play at Sportsmanâs Park.
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Sweetwater tuned up for its bi-district playoff series later this week by crushing Merkel, 11-0, in a warm-up game Tuesday at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex that lasted just six innings due to the 10-run rule.
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Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) Director, Tonya Challis, is preparing for her department's final major fundraiser of the year.
In addition to the Taste of Sweetwater and charging for Rattlesnake Round-Up parking, SNAP holds an annual rummage sale at its 1701 Elm Street location, with this year's sale slated for June 6.
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Nolan County 4-Hers served sweet tea and lemonade to show their appreciation to the people who supported the 4-H program Saturday morning at Tractor Supply Company in Sweetwater. âNolan County 4-H greatly appreciates the partnership with the Tractor Supply Company. "We are so thankful for the support of the Nolan County residents who have been and will be contributing to the Tractor Supply Clover Campaign which will run through May 3 at Tractor Supply,â said Nolan County Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent Labeth Carter.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2015, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. For students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.
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Celebrate El Dia de Los Ninos (Children's Day) at the County-City Library on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
"We are excited to have guest speaker Consuelo Samarripa join us with a special presentation," said library staff.
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