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Sweetwater High School announces Top 10 graduates

May 26, 2015

This year's Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Sweetwater High School is Corynn Martin with a grade point average of 100.889. Caroline Brennan is the Salutatorian with a grade point average of 99.408.

Find photos and grade point averages of the Top 10 graduates at Sweetwater High School in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by e-edition (subscription required).

Construction progresses on RPMH dialysis center

May 26, 2015

Construction on Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s new dialysis center continues. Progress on the project represents a milestone toward advancing the availability of much-needed medical services locally.

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

Memorial Day ceremony held at Courthouse

May 26, 2015

A flag raising ceremony was held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Nolan County Honor Guard is shown during the ceremony.
Several wreaths were laid next to the World War II memorial at the courthouse. Members of Team Chip Tae Kwon Do raised the flag during the ceremony.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 26, 2015

Today, some patchy fog may be in the area before 10 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We'll have a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 67. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
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WASP Homecoming 2015

May 23, 2015

Twenty-one WASP traveled back to Sweetwater for the Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming held Saturday, May 23. Pictured (in no particular order) are Bee Haydu, Dorothy Lucas, Roby Anderson, Nell Bright, Irene Stortz, Shutsy Reynolds, Marty Wyall, Millie Young, Jean McCreery, Kay Hilbrandt, Marcia Fertig, Florence Mascot, Susie Bain, Pat Young, Polly White, Mary Helen Foster, Betty Berkstresser, Alice Starr, Lilliam Yonally, Dawn Seymour and Chris Lent.

Thoze Guyz set to release third genre-busting album

May 22, 2015

Brotherhood. That's the title of the third album set to be released by Thoze Guyz, a Sweetwater-based group which has quickly gained popularity from coast-to-coast, in many places Tejano music is popular.
Led by singer and guitarist Steve Lujan and Esteven "Chapo" Cerda, who plays the accordion and provides vocals, Thoze Guyz' roots go deep. According to Lujan, it truly is a brotherhood. He and Cerda began playing music together when they were about 10 years old.

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Sweetwater Healthcare Center celebrates Nursing Home Week

May 22, 2015

Sweetwater Healthcare Center showed their appreciation to their employees by hosting a barbecue lunch catered by Bee’s Décor. Shown are several employees including Fran Kirchgater, Maegen Davison, Shannon Haseman, Ester Paquin, Janice Boil, Joyce Spaulding, Kala Spaulding, Angela Turney, Brandie Thompson, Leslie Lane, Zela Armstrong and Rosa Gonzalez.

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Missionary Dan Charland and wife Jennifer to be special guests at Broadway Baptist

May 22, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion section are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Get all the information in Friday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

History of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

May 22, 2015

One thousand eight hundred thirty women pilots — ages 18 to 35, with a private or commercial pilot’s license and at least 500 hours cockpit time (later lowered to 200 and then 35 hours) — answered the call of their country in the fall of 1942-1944 and joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to train at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Avenger Field was and is the only all-female training base in U.S. military history.

Five SHS students receive ASU Carr Scholarship

May 22, 2015

Five students signed letters of receipt for the Carr Scholarship at Angelo State University in a ceremony on April 21. ASU’s Carr Scholarship Program is designed for entering students and honors their dedication to learning by recognizing their previous academic achievements. Awards are based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores. Sweetwater seniors left to right are  Columbus Hickmon, Jasmine Reddic, Natalie Cox, Patrick Reyna and Sierra Flores. Also in attendance from Sweetwater High School was SHS Principal, Dr.

Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Scott to attend WASP Homecoming

May 22, 2015

For the 10th year WASP will return to Avenger Field for Homecoming to celebrate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 23, honoring all American veterans. The ashes of WASP June Braun Bent 44-3 will be disbursed over Avenger Field during the evening Memorial Ceremony.
The luncheon speaker is Lt. Col. Samantha Weeks USAF, former Thunderbird pilot. Lt. Kimberly Scott USAF, C-17 pilot will attend representing the Tuskegee Airmen.

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

SRPC presents scholarships to several local seniors

May 22, 2015

Shown are Veeda Jeter, scholarship award winner from Blackwell CISD and Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club member Robert Peterson. Jeter is the winner of a $1000 scholarship.
Also awarded scholarships were Alice Bell from Highland High School and Jesenia Peña from Roscoe Collegiate High School.

VIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce

May 22, 2015

Amp up your next barbecue with your own, homemade BBQ sauce. This recipe pairs perfectly with all your go to favorites from ribs to chicken.

Local weekend weather outlook

May 22, 2015

Today, we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 73. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll have rain chances in the area through Sunday morning, with weekend highs in the lower 70s and upper 80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s, with winds from the south throughout Saturday and Sunday.
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VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Letterman has a star-studded finale

These 13 graduating Sweetwater High School seniors have been selected to participate next month in...
In conjunction with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Sweetwater Country Club will host a golf...
A Lady Mustang Vol-leyball Skills Camp has been scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, June 9-12 at...


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