Archive - Sep 2012
Friday's forecast should allow us to see the rain we were fortunately enough to receive yesterday, with a 20% chance of showers and a high near 68. We'll see cloudy skies and a north wind around 10 mph.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. North winds will remain at 5 mph.
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Members of the State Republican Executive Committee unanimously voted to contribute and endorse Jerry Hulcy of Sweetwater. Hulcy is a candidate for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 1.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent, this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.
Shown are Kirsten Smith, SEED Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; Kyle Lawrence, outgoing SEED board member; Arthur Maberry, SEED board member; Billy Whisenant, SEED board member; Bill Johnson, SEED board member; and Sweetwater City Manager, Eddie Brown.
Outgoing SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member and chairman Kyle Lawrence was honored for his eight years of service during their board meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 12.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Sept. 11, 2012.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 1100 block of Oak.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Harboring runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Oak.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jose Cruz, 24 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Charlene Carrington, 51 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
A variety of action items were presented and approved for the new fiscal year during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting held on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2012 at City Hall.
The two proposals for the self-insured group health, dental and life insurance employee benefit for the 2012-2013 fiscal year were considered. Tommy Morris and Nancy Johnson were at the meeting to present their comparison findings to the commission and made the recommendation to award the bid to Blue Cross, the city's current insurance provider, which was approved.
Mattie E. "Sue" Henley, age 69, of Sweetwater, went to be with Jesus on Sept. 12, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Sweetwater was on the verge of starting out 2-0 for the first time since 2006 â€” as well as overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit against Andrews.
Instead, it came up one yard short of the winning touchdown with nine seconds left in a 20-16 loss.
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An incentive proposal for Select Energy Services was approved during the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors on Monday morning, September 10, 2012.
A presentation was given by Allen Espinoza with Merit Advisors, a site selector for Select Energy Services.
As the company has been seeking for a place to locate, Espinoza noted that Sweetwater's placement to Interstate 20 proves to be very beneficial for transportation. The geographic location of the town was also noted as great in order to service clients.