February 12th, 2015

Highland girls set warmup

February 12, 2015

After ending its regular season Tuesday with a for-feit win over Loraine, the District 12-1A champion Highland girls basketball team has scheduled a play-off warmup game for this Saturday at 11 a.m. against Valley at Spur High School.
Highland, which has a 23-5 season record, finished 10-0 in 12-1A and was given a first-round bye. The Lady Hornets begin their playoff run late next week against the District 11-1A runnerup.

Thursday's local weather

February 12, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 36 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will change to the south-southwest.
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February 11th

Free tax help offered by AARP

February 11, 2015

The AARP Free Tax Help, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will again be providing free income tax preparation service for all middle and low income taxpayers for the 2014 tax year beginning February 2015.

Find out the dates in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Students compete in Spelling Bee

February 11, 2015

Over 100 students from Sweetwater ISD ranging in grades fourth through eighth recently competed in the local spelling bees held at their respective campuses.

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

Golden algae killing fish in Lake Sweetwater

February 11, 2015

Low lake levels have put a damper on fishing and recreation at Lake Sweetwater. Now, there's another culprit which is leading to the decline of aquatic wildlife: golden algae.

Read more in Wednesday's print or e-edition (subscription required).

Highland debate teams advance to state

February 11, 2015

Highland High School has qualified four students for the 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-21 at the University of Texas in Austin.

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

SW teams lose to Big Spring in final hoops doubleheader

February 11, 2015

Visiting teams have not had a lot of trouble adjusting to their surroundings at Sweetwater’s Mustang Gym during district play. On Tuesday, it happened again as Big Spring won both ends of a varsity basketball doubleheader by lopsided scores in preparation for the playoffs that begin later this month.

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

Local weather for Wednesday

February 11, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 55. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a slight chance of sprinkles.
Those rain chances will increase to 20% tonight. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 35 and breezy winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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February 10th

Rep. King hosts Sweetwater Jaycees in the Texas Capitol

February 10, 2015

Representative Susan Lewis King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees have held the Rattlesnake Round-Up for 56 years and have made these safety demonstrations in the Capitol a tradition.

Find more information and photos in Tuesday's e-edition or in print.

Valentine’s Day daddy daughter dance planned

February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day became a whole lot sweeter with the "Daughter of the King" Daddy-Daughter Ball taking place in Sweetwater.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, Queen B Royal Events from Abilene will partner with First United Methodist Church to hold the event at the church, located at 309 Cedar.

Find out more in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

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