From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand.
"The Skeeter Brush Truck is a wonderful addition to the fleet. It is replacing a very work out 2006 Ford truck that saw its lifetime of service back in 2011 with all the big and frequent fires we had back then. It has been pieced back together and still runs and drives, but has major issues …
Massive crowds are expected to gather at India’s northern city of Haridwar throughout April 2021 for the religious festival of Kumbh Mela, despite the country’s grappling with a COVID-19 surge.
Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border.
Lita McEachern -President of Woman’s Forum (left) , Diamond (center)and Jimmie Bender-Library Tag Day Co-Chair (right) were out in force to make the annual County-City Library Tag Day a success.
President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment."
After a long absence due to COVID-19 precautions, After Hours (formerly Young Professionals) is returning to Sweetwater on Thursday, April 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Argos Brewhouse and Bookseller. Professionals of all ages are encouraged to participate in this unique Sweetwater networking opportunity.
The State’s Special Prosecution Unit says they have been investigating a drug ring at the French Robertson Unit since 2019. Hilary Brennan, 52, and her inmate boyfriend at the Robertson Unit were implicated by the Special Prosecution Unit. The inmate is not being identified in court documents.
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a "vaccine passport" requirement, or otherwise conditioning receipt of services on an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The order also prohibits organizati…
The 18-year U.S. Capitol Police veteran killed in the line of duty is being remembered as a man with a sense of humor who loved baseball and golf and was most proud of one particular title: Dad.
Efforts to bring the United States back into the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program stepped up a gear Tuesday as Iran and the five world powers still in the accord met in Vienna while Washington is due to start indirect talks with Tehran.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) continues to administer the Covid 19 vaccine. We will have a Covid 19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 7 from 8-11 & 1-4 at the Nolan County Annex to administer the Moderna vaccine. This clinic is open to all people 18 years and old…
The Annual Roscoe Community Center Spring Trade Show will be taking place on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children's Book, Beef by the pound, T-Shirts, Wooden Signs, Crafts, Distressed Furniture, Knives, Baked Goods, Car Freshies and much more! There will also be a food truck at the event.…
France's top diplomat spoke with his Iranian counterpart Saturday and urged Iran to be “constructive” and avoid further nuclear escalation ahead of talks next week aimed at trying to salvage a global accord curbing the Iranian nuclear program.
A Capitol Police officer has died after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to heal from the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn't take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling in conservative circles.
The latest deadly breach of the Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Pictured Left to Right: Travis Gardner - President of the Jaycees, Lita McEachern - President of Woman’s Forum, Erica Caballero - Library Tag Day Co-Chair, Mayra Salazar - Assistant Librarian.
A Holy Thursday service in Paris was held at Notre Dame cathedral, which is still under construction after it was ravaged by flames just days before Easter in 2019, its spire crumbling in a shocking blaze.
President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties.
The 9th annual Beat the Street for Little Feet benefiting Cornerstone Christian School is coming Saturday, May 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event includes: a Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run, 71-Mile Bike Race, 49-Mile Bike Race, and 33-Mile Bike Race.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees/Jayteens East Egg Hunt will be this Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at Fraley Park in Sweetwater. Bring your basket and join in on the fun.
When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously absent from the list: Mike Pence.
More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines.
Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt's vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could have billions of dollars in legal repercussions: What went wrong?
RPMH will be having a FREE vaccination clinic on Thursday, April 1st, and Tuesday, April 6th from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
A year ago, Giordana Grego's parents spent Passover at home in Israel, alone but grateful that they had escaped the worst of the pandemic in Italy. This year, the whole family will get together to mark the Jewish feast of liberation and deliverance from the pandemic.
A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping.
Mike Pence led the coronavirus task force only to be constantly overruled by the White House. Al Gore's efforts to “reinvent government" were largely forgotten during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Dan Quayle's revamping of space policy never got much notice to begin with.
Elmer Maldonado spent a week in immigration custody with his 1-year-old son after crossing the Rio Grande through Texas to request asylum. One night, the Honduran father and son slept on the dirt under a bridge shivering from the cold temperatures at an intake site where large groups of migr…
Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday as the number of stacked-up vessels unable to pass through the vital waterway climbed to 150 and losses to global shipping mounted.
The Midland Vet Center is hosting a Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony. During the event, Vietnam War Veterans and surviving spouses will be recognized with a pinning ceremony. Refreshments will be served.
The Southeast Early Childhood Center Early Head Start will hold registration on April 10 and April 24 for ages birth-2 years from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Israelis began voting on Tuesday in the country's fourth parliamentary election in two years — a highly charged referendum on the divisive rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Mexican banks of the Suchiate river dawned Sunday with a heavy presence of immigration agents in place to enforce Mexico’s new limits on all but essential travel at its shared border with Guatemala.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women.
The mood is so bad at the U.S. Capitol that a Democratic congressman recently let an elevator pass him by rather than ride with Republican colleagues who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election.
- Highland's Allen earns all-state basketball recognition
- SHS girls team and boys medalist Soles advance to regional golf tourneys
- Blackwell athlete will play basketball at Howard Payne
- Local, area track results
- Sweetwater boys doubles team wins in district tuneup
- Lady Mustangs still unbeaten in district action after 20-3 win
- Mustangs are defeated at Snyder
- St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives
- Chambliss Found Guilty of Four Counts of Indecency with Child
- City Employee Arrested for Theft of Property
- Former Sweetwater school teacher arrested in alleged “drug ring” at State Prison
- Superintendent: Exciting New Opportunities Within Sweetwater ISD
- SHS girls team and boys medalist Soles advance to regional golf tourneys
- Gilbert Carreon Running for Sweetwater ISD Board
- Fatal Crash in Jones County
- Roscoe Community Center Spring Trade Show, Saturday April 10
- Sweetwater Jaycees Present Check to Library for Tag Day
- SNCHD Continues to Administer the Covid vaccine
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