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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced

December 24, 2014

The 2015 Pro Bowl roster was announced Tuesday. The Broncos led the league with nine players selected, followed by the Cowboys (six), Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, Eagles and Colts (five each).

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

December 24, 2014

Carla Councilman — Christmas at my grandmother's farm in Hico, Texas. All my aunts, uncles and cousins were there. My aunts would prepare the meal and my uncles would chop and gather fire word. Oh what wonderful memories!

Richard Trevino Jr. — I remember my grandmother always having the tin cans full of popcorn. I looked forward to going over and eating the flavored ones.

Peggy Kimbrell — Christmas 2005. Saddest Christmas ever but wouldn't trade a minute of it. Miss you Stephnie Francis Hambrick.

Marla Reddic — Watching Rudolph every year with my father.

Fantasy and Reality: a closer look at Christmas

December 24, 2014

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.

Chamber welcomes new doctor to Sweetwater

December 24, 2014

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Chamber members and hospital personnel attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Dr. April Enard, D.O. to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Grand Jury indicts six

December 24, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted six people. Three of those indictments were sealed. Some cases were true-billed.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Fourth graders perform Christmas play

December 24, 2014

Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders recently put on a holiday musical infestation for family and friends at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium with the play "A Bugz Christmas."
Shown are the termites, Grant Rios, Tyler Slaton, Curtis Williams, Jadon Reddic and Ryan Alvarez.

Local forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 24, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 49. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15, shifting to the west-southwest in the afternoon.
Your Christmas Eve forecast is looking to be mostly clear, with a low around 35 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
For Christmas Day, we're looking at mostly sunny skies with a high near 60. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 42 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.

SPAC donates to dog rescue center

December 23, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of giving and continuing a Sweetwater Performing Arts Center Christmas tradition, SPAC owner Maggie Dickey and her students collected and donated food and supplies for dogs and cats in shelters. The donations this year will be given to Second Chance Dog Rescue in Snyder.

Richard Fergeson State Farm hosts night with Santa

December 23, 2014

Richard Fergeson State Farm will hosted a Night With Santa event for the public.
All that attended enjoyed free hot chocolate and cookies and took a free photo with Santa. Photos will be printed and given to the families.

Tuesday's local forecast

December 23, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 46 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 31 and northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Rotary offers hand to those who need shoed feet

December 22, 2014

For some children, the prospect of not getting the latest iPhone from Santa is the least of their concerns. These children lack even basic items such as shoes and socks.
That's where the Rotary Club of Sweetwater comes in.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Municipal Band performs for community

December 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Band recently hosted their annual Christmas concert at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium with featured performances by local singers and dancers from the Sweetwater Performing Arts Center. Shown is the band performing.

Local forecast for Monday

December 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with northern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A 60% chance of rain is likely tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 39. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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Buzzi Unicem expansion to double plant's capacity

December 21, 2014

MARYNEAL — To say the cement plant operated by Buzzi Unicem USA is getting an upgrade is like saying Muhammed Ali was a pretty good boxer — it’s a major understatement.
The plant, which has been in operation since 1951, will soon be replaced almost completely with a state-of-the-art facility that will more than double its present production output.
Growing demands that stem from increased oilfield activity in the region, as well as Buzzi’s desire to diversify its market share, are the primary reasons for the expansion — which will cost about $250 million.

Carter speaks at annual interpretive luncheon

December 21, 2014

Pictured is Labeth Carter, the new Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Nolan County, introducing herself to attendees at the Annual Interpretive Luncheon held on Wednesday at the Nolan County Courthouse. The event allows the Nolan County Extension Office to show their appreciation to elected officials and other community members who support their initiatives.

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