Archive - Jul 29, 2011
ATHENSâ€”Following the drought of record of the 1950s, Texas built dozens of reservoirs designed to maintain an adequate water supply should another drought of equal severity occur.
That time has come, and the coming months will reveal if those reservoirs are equal to the task.
The outcome is anything but certain. As shown by the thunderstorms that swept across extreme North Texas in early summer and boosted water levels in lakes around Dallas-Fort Worth, one exceptional rain event can go far toward relieving an exceptional drought, at least in the short term.
Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA) made a stop in Sweetwater at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 300 SE Georgia Ave. Buyers will be in town until Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The ICCA has been purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public. Shown is buyer Sergio Vigil examining a coin.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.62, a penny more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
The national average is $3.71.Â The statewide average price is nine cents less than the national average.Â Texans will find the least expensive average price for gasoline in the state is in El Paso at $3.52.Â Dallas and Ft. Worth are reporting the most expensive averages in the state at $3.66 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The current gas price in Sweetwater is $3.65.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds farmers, ranchers and landowners to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on July 27, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€¢ 400 block of E. 12th.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Information only â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Neff.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on July 27, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Vehicle accident â€”Â Highway 70 North.
â€¢Â Suspicious vehicle â€”Â CR 105.