February 11th, 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.
Visiting teams have not had a lot of trouble adjusting to their surroundings at Sweetwaterâ€™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).
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.
Learn more at weather.gov.
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 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.
The Nolan County Commissioners Court decided Monday that the intermittent, but ongoing rain the area has experienced has made it safe enough to leave the burn ban off within Nolan County for at least another two weeks.
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TUESDAY, FEB. 10
Sweetwater girls will host Big Spring â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p..m.
Sweetwater boys will host Big Spring â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe will host Hamlin â€” 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 boys will host Loraine, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will play at Veribest starting at 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host season-opening dual match vs. Abilene Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 12
Sweetwater vs. Big Spring usually means something in terms of playoff possibilities. And that will once again be the case tonight when the teams meet up for their final basketball doubleheader of the year at Mustang Gym.
Learn more in Tuesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.
The Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association plans to have additional signups for the 2015 season this week for girls 5-14 years of age.
The signups will be held from 6-8 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 13 at the Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ warehouse. Please bring a copy of your daughterâ€™s birth certificate. Girls must be five years old by Jan. 1, 2015. The cost is $75 per child. No late signups.
Persons are also asked to bring used gloves, bats, helmets, cleats, pants and belts for an equipment swap.
The opening ceremonies for all Sweetwater Minor League (ages 9-10 as of April 1) and Major League (ages 11-12 as of April 1) baseball players will be Saturday, Feb. 28. Opening ceremonies for all T-Ball (ages 4-6 as of Jan. 1) and Farm League (ages 7-8 as of Jan. 1) players will be held Saturday, March 7.
For more information, persons are asked to contact Darrell Doggett at (325) 235-6902.