January 9th, 2015
Today, we'll have a 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 31 and winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, with wind chill values between 12 and 22.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 21 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
Sweetwater police officers responded early Sunday morning to a family dispute at the 1200 block of Avondale Boulevard, where they found one man with a gun shot wound to the foot.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
At a recent regularly scheduled Workforce Solutions Board meeting, the West Texas Energy Consortium was honored for their commitment to workforce development by developing and implementing strategies to address labor shortages, employer training needs and employee retention in competing sectors.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
The Community Captains hosted a toy drive at the local K-Mart. With the generous donations from the community, they were able to provide a family of eight with a Christmas and toys for the local CPS office.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ girls will play at Clyde tournament through Saturday, Jan. 10.
All other Sweetwater middle school teams have an open date this week.
Roscoe junior high boys will host Hamlin starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls will play at Hamlin starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams will host Bronte star-ting at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 9
District openers: Sweet-water girls will host Snyder â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will play at Monahans â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Because of the possibility of icy road conditions this weekend, the starting time for the Sweetwater varsity girls District 2-4A basketball opener against Snyder â€” originally set for 6:30 p.m. at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Gym â€” has been moved to 5 p.m. The varsity game will be followed by a junior varsity girls contest between Sweetwater and Snyder if weather permits, said Sweetwater athletic director Shane Mobley.
Roscoe and Blackwell got their first district wins in area girls basketball action on Tuesday.
Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.
Today, January 8, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnelâ€™s monthly meeting will be held at the Country Club.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and a short business meeting will follow. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 41. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wind chill values will be between 5 and 15.
For tonight, we'll see increasing clouds, with a low around 26 and winds from the west-southwest at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the north-northeast and a 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet will enter the area. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 20.
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A sendoff for Rep. Susan King, whose District 71 includes Nolan County, was held Tuesday at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
King talked to several community leaders about her plans for the upcoming legislative session in Austin. "You will see a lot of hype about this session coming forth," she said of the 84th Legislature, which begins Jan. 13.
Read more in Wednesday's paper.