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December 16th

Tuesday's local activities

December 16, 2014

Today, December 16, Doug Sitter State Farm will host the Third Annual Cocoa with Santa.
Residents are invited to visit Santa, enjoy free cookies and cocoa and register to win prizes. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar Street.

Local forecast for Tuesday

December 16, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 42 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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December 15th

TSTC graduation ceremony tonight

December 15, 2014

(West Texas) – The Texas State Technical College fall graduation ceremony will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
There will be 155 graduates with 81 graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree (13 Associate Degree Nursing) and 74 Certificates of Completion will be awarded.
There will be 15 graduates receiving Board of Regents – 4.000 GPA every term; 49 graduates receiving With Honors – 3.500-3.999 Cumulative GPA; 25 Phi Theta Kappa Honors; and seven Wind Energy graduates will receive The Texas Skills Standards Board – Recognized Credential Seal.

Large oil and gas pipeline south of Sweetwater

December 15, 2014

A large Sunoco oil pipeline is being laid, with sites visible on the south side of I-20 towards Roscoe and west of highway 70 south of Sweetwater.
Though contractors at the sites are tight-lipped, the line is likely a part of Sunoco's Permian Express II project, which its website shows is slated to run through Nolan County.

Scout builds flight simulator for WASP Museum

December 15, 2014

When Kyle Brauneck needed to complete a major project in his quest to become an Eagle Scout, he contacted the National WASP WWII Museum.
Museum director Michael Ables had the perfect task in mind: to build a World War II-era flight simulator to be displayed on the exhibit floor in Hangar One.

Read more in Monday's edition.

TSTC nursing students pinned during ceremony

December 15, 2014

The Texas State Technical College-West Texas 2014 vocational nursing class was honored with a pinning ceremony on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.

VIDEO: Cowboys beat Eagles, stay perfect on the road

December 15, 2014

Kirk Morrison breaks down the Cowboys' win.

Local activities for Monday

December 15, 2014

Today, December 15, Richard Fergeson State Farm will host a Night With Santa event from 4:30-6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies and take a free photo with Santa. Photos will be printed and given to the families.
Mustang Youth Basketball will hold signups at Rolling Plains Hospital’s conference room (located at the front of the hospital) for the 2015 league from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be no late registrations this year.

Monday's local forecast

December 15, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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December 12th

Mustangs show off their hardware

December 13, 2014

The 2014 Sweetwater Mustangs finished 13-1 and captured district, bi-district, area and regional semifinal trophies before a loss to Celina in the Class 4A, D-II quarterfinals. This year’s players were Jacoby Hunt, Bray Amos, Michael Green, Isaiah McGee, J’Corey Amos, Deshaun Williams, Kaegan Jeffrey, Hunter Mobley, Michael Lawrence, Max Gomez, Jordan McGee, Scott Warner, Mark Lawrence, Denzell Moore, T.C.

Arkansas and Texas revisit an old rivalry in the 2014 Texas Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse...
Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....

 

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