January 23rd, 2015

Local weekend weather outlook

January 23, 2015

This morning, we'll have a 20% chance of snow, which will mix with rain after 9 a.m. and gradually end. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, which will change to sunny skies with a high near 46. Winds will be from the west around 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies. The low will be around 29, with western winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll have a warming trend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday climbing up to the 60s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the mid 30s.
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January 22nd

Coliseum hosts 7th Annual Transmission Summit

January 22, 2015

A lot has changed since former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham started the Transmission Summit seven years ago. Mostly for the better, if you ask Wortham, the multifaceted energy ambassador and coordinator of the summit.

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Pioneer Museum holds thousands of memories in pictures

January 22, 2015

If pictures are worth a thousand words then the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has millions.
Melonnie Hicks, Executive Director at the museum, says they have thousands and thousands of photos.

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Local sports calendar

January 22, 2015

Roscoe junior high teams will host tournament.
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe hosts Stamford — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland varsity girls and boys at Loraine starting at 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Bronte starting at 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Grady tournament.

Highland teams lead 12-1A

January 22, 2015

Tuesday was another big day for Highland’s basketball teams, as both won their games easily to stay at the top of the District 12-1A standings. The girls are 4-0 in district after a 72-28 win against Hermleigh; the boys beat Hermleigh, 60-42, as they improved to 2-0.

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JV girls get 3rd straight victory

January 22, 2015

The Sweetwater JV girls basketball team is on a roll with a three-game winning streak entering this Friday’s game at Big Spring. The Lady Mustangs are now 3-1 in district play and 13-7 for the season after defeating Lamesa’s JV 32-23, last Fri-day and Lubbock Estacado, 53-42, here on Tuesday.

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Three locals to coach in FCA all-star games

January 22, 2015

A trio of Nolan County high school coaches — two from Roscoe and one from Sweetwater — will be guiding area athletes during the 2015 Big Country Chevy Dealer’s FCA All-Star Festival.

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

Final LL registration to be held on Friday

January 22, 2015

Sweetwater Little League will have a final registration on Friday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Middle School choir room.

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Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

January 22, 2015

We'll have an 80% chance of rain and snow today, with a high near 34 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.
Those rain and snow chances will drop to 70% tonight, which will turn entirely to snow after midnight. Expect cloudy skies and a low around 27, with northern winds at 5 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.
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January 21st

Mustang Robotics to test its LEGO mettle

January 21, 2015

If you’ve ever played with LEGOs — and I am sure most of you have — you already know that they are toys with a wide array of applications.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

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