August 30th, 2013
Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 73 and southeastern winds around 5 mph.
This weekend will be sunny and hot, with highs in the upper 90s. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s, and winds will range from the southeast and southwest.
On Labor Day Monday, the high will be 94 with light winds, with a nighttime low of 71.
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Beginning this weekend, the Sweetwater Reporter will change the Sunday edition newspaper to the Weekend Edition newspaper.
Our Weekend Edition will hit the streets sooner on the weekend, by Saturday afternoon, much like the daily newspaper, and will feature a full-color B Section, boasting area sports.
Be sure to grab a copy to get local news and see local faces!
Nolan County hosted the West Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (WTASWCD) meeting in Sweetwater on Tuesday. The group, consisting of members from several west Texas counties, toured the WASP Museum in the morning, then met at the Student Center of Texas State Technical College for lunch and a business meeting. Carol Cain and Sandra Spears led a tour at the WASP Museum and gave a brief history of the women and how they served their country during World War II.
A bid was awarded for the construction of the Nolan County Coliseum roof during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Three bids were presented at the previous meeting held on August 12 and since that time were reviewed. At the meeting, a representative from one of the companies who submitted a bid, CMG Construction, was in attendance and discussed the construction process.
Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Friday around 1:23 a.m. on IH-20 at mile marker 238, two miles east of Roscoe in Nolan County.
Vehicles involved included a 2009 Ford four-door vehicle driven by Randy B. Blake III of Alamogordo, N.M. and a 2009 Volvo 18-wheeler, driven by Marsha Marie Bolin of Balch Springs.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Eastland at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV hosts De Leon, time TBA.
Highland JV hosts Spur, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV hosts West-brook, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater varsity plays at Eastland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at De Leon, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at West-brook, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Highland varsity vs. Mot-ley County, 8 p.m., Jayton.
The final score was just 23-13 when Sweetwater opened its 2012 season by defeating Eastland at home in Shane Mobleyâ€™s debut as head coach.
But the teams combined for 710 yards, and with Sweetwater having a year to adjust to Mobleyâ€™s spread offense, that number could go higher in Fridayâ€™s season-opening rematch at 7:30 p.m. in Eastland.
After defeating Graham in five games, Sweetwater lost a 3-0 decision Tuesday against Breckenridge in a dual volleyball match that was played at Graham.
Kayla Chowning had sev-en kills, Maddie Berry five and Shaneese Brown, Kensi Chowning and Ziggy Collins four apiece against Graham as Sweetwater won 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-9.
But the Lady Mustangs couldnâ€™t stop Breckenridge, which won 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, forcing Sweetwater (7-11) to settle for a split.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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The Sweetwater Youth Football League (SYFL) Cheerleaders will be holding a Spirit Night fundraiser at the Sweetwater Taco Bell on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. When you order, please mention Spirit Night and a percentage of your bill will be given to the SYFL cheerleaders.