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Car catches fire on I-20

March 5, 2015

A vehicle became fully engulfed in flames around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the vehicle hit the center cable on Interstate 20. According to Fire Chief Grant Madden, the vehicle became engulfed quickly, but was quickly extinguished upon arrival of the Sweetwater Fire Department.

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

Car show cancelled

March 5, 2015

The Sweetwater Auto-Tire car show which was slated for Saturday at 700 E. Broadway has been cancelled to due potentially bad weather.
The car show may be postponed until the 4th of July, according to Manny Gutierrez, owner of Sweetwater Auto-Tire and car show organizer. Details will be printed as a date is finalized.

TNB hosts Chamber Coffee

March 5, 2015

Texas National Bank was this month’s host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many Chamber members attended the networking event and enjoyed refreshments.

See more photos of the event in page 3 of Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

TNB hosts Chamber Coffee

March 5, 2015

Texas National Bank was this month’s host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many Chamber members attended the networking event and enjoyed refreshments.

See more photos of the event in page 3 of Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Local forecast for Thursday

March 5, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 36. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will becoming southern.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Jayteens follow in Jaycees' civic footsteps

March 4, 2015

The Jaycees are well-known around Sweetwater. Each year, the civic organization donates time, money and resources to a wide array of causes, as well as hosts the annual World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.

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

Blood drives in Sweetwater on March 11

March 4, 2015

Blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Wednesday, March 11, from noon until 6 p.m. One bloodmobile will be parked at First Financial Bank and the other bloodmobile will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street.

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

VFW presents certificate to school board

March 4, 2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2479 Commander, Lionel Mendez, presented a certificate of appreciation to the Sweetwater ISD School Board at their recent meeting. He is shown presenting the certificate to Mark Meneses.

Wednesday's local weather

March 4, 2015

Today, we should see some rain before 1 p.m., then an 80% chance of freezing rain and sleet. Temperatures will decrease throughout the day, falling to around 29 by 5 p.m. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph. Total daytime ice/sleet accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Expect freezing rain and sleet tonight before 7 p.m., then snow and sleet likely between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. and then a chance of snow thereafter.

TNB to host Chamber Coffee

March 3, 2015

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the bank’s lobby at 400 East Broadway.

Get all the details in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

School board recognizes Intermediate robotics team

March 3, 2015

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Robotics Team, the Master Builders, recently advanced to state competition. Members of the team are Brenna Von Atzigen, Amariz Garcia and Addison Torres. Steve Withrow is their robotics coach. Shown, the team was honored at the recent Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees meeting with a resolution.

Hepatitis B: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

March 3, 2015

“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

Learn more in Tuesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Tuesday's local forecast

March 3, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, becoming light, south-southeast winds in the afternoon.
Expect a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 42. Winds will be light and variable wind, shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Highland girls' season ends

March 2, 2015

The Highland girls basketball team’s great season came to an end Saturday, when Garden City rallied for a 37-33 win in their Region II-1A semifinal that was played in Abilene. Pictured is Madison Moseley (12) driving past a Garden City defender.

See the story in today's Sports section in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Help for the asking and more

March 2, 2015

Hidden away in sometimes the most quiet, unassuming places lies special resource places of interest for veterans, their families and supporters — a clearinghouse where one can find direction to help them initiate various processes that will help them in the quality of life issue.

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

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