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Avondale Baptist to have work day Saturday

September 19, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Sweetwater Tractor Supply to host Pet Appreciation Week event Saturday

September 19, 2014

Tractor Supply Co. in the Sweetwater area will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Pet Appreciation Week.
Held Sept. 17-21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals.

Read the full story in Friday's print edition.

Construction underway on first compressed natural gas station in Sweetwater

September 19, 2014

Amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNGâ„¢, announced that construction has begun on the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater. Located at 9409 S. I-20 Frontage Road, the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It will be the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be built as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks. The station is set to open in late October.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 19, 2014

Nolan County is no stranger to energy innovation. Oil derricks and pump jacks have dotted the rugged landscape for as long as most residents can remember. When wind energy was embraced by the area, the countryside gave way to towering turbines.
There is a different kind of boom which has begun here recently.
It too, involves extracting oil from the depths of the earth. But instead of drilling vertically into the ground until hitting pay dirt, alternative methods are being utilized such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing — more commonly known as fracking.

Weekend events in Sweetwater

September 19, 2014

Tonight, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will host their annual Pancake Supper at the SHS Cafeteria, just before the Sweetwater vs. Snyder football game. Serving will be from 5-7 p.m.
Take out orders are welcome. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

September 19, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 80. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will bump up to 70% tonight, and some storms could produce heavy rainfall. Expect cloudy conditions, with a low around 69 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
The chances for rain will slowly decrease throughout Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-80s, with lows in the upper 60s. Winds will vary from the east and southeast through the weekend.
Visit weather.gov for a fully weekend preview.

Several enter pleas in District Court

September 18, 2014

Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings in Nolan County.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Swab station to be set up at football game

September 18, 2014

During the Sweetwater-Snyder football game this Friday, Sept. 19, a swab station will be set up for those wishing to see if they are a potential bone marrow donor in honor of Melinda Torres

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Fierro pleads guilty in apartment shooting

September 18, 2014

Miguel Angel Fierro, Jr., 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.
Around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about shots fired at Apple Creek Apartments on Grand Avenue in Sweetwater.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Leadership Sweetwater class begins

September 18, 2014

The 2013-2014 Leadership Sweetwater class started their nine month course recently at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. The program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and is a hands-on, interactive experience that allows members to have fun and bond while they learn.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Story Hour set for today

September 18, 2014

Today, September 18, 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.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

September 18, 2014

Today, we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy skies and a high near 80. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect those rain chances to drop to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds will come from the east-southeast around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

Red Steagall to be at local Round-Up for Rehab event

September 17, 2014

Cowboy poet/musician Red Steagall is the Honorary Chairman for Round-Up for Rehab. He will be in Sweetwater for this year’s Shrimp Peel and Auction on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Sweetwater Country Club. The public is invited to attend and meet Red personally at the event that raises much needed dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Last year’s event in Sweetwater raised over $51,000.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit grand opening event begins Thursday in Sweetwater

September 17, 2014

Jay and Ratna Devdhara’s love for cooking is what attracted them to opening a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in their hometown of Snyder. On Thursday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m., the couple will expand their business with a new location in Sweetwater. To celebrate their expansion, they are hosting a three-day grand opening. The first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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