Archive - Jan 2013
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Betty Turner or Franzas Cupp at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
During the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, approval was given toward a general services agreement with the Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta law firm.
The agreement would allow the firm to assist the county attorney in various civil matters, which includes advising and representing Nolan County for a set fee. Since the agreement is a professional service, a finding will be entered that it is exempt from the competitive bidding requirements of the local government code.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Jan. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â¢ 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â¢ Runaway âÂ 1900 block of Bristol.
â¢ Theft âÂ 900 block of Silas.
â¢ Theft âÂ 400 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Female juvenile, 10 â Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
â¢ Female juvenile, 16 â Runaway.
â¢ Chad Parsons, 19 â Possession of a controlled substance.
EASTLAND â O.C. âSpotâ Hale, 101, of Eastland, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Eastland. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ with Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastland City Cemetery directed by Edwards Funeral Home.
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host season-ending district tournament which ends on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Roscoe junior high teams at season-ending district tournament in Highland through Saturday, Feb. 2.
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood in season-opening dual match starting at 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Sweetwater girls host Snyder â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
MONAHANS â The Sweetwater girls basketball team did what it had to do Tuesday in order to keep its playoff hopes alive this season as it went to Monahans and won, 54-43, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The win for Sweetwater (18-13, 4-4 district) came in its final road game of the year and, coupled with Big Springâs 60-24 loss to first-place Wylie on Tuesday, moved Sweetwater into a third-place tie in District 4-3A with the Lady Steers.
Nita Faye Clark Giesler, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Boerne, Texas, of complications from a hip fracture.Â She was a native of Sweetwater, Texas and was born April 13, 1931, to Garland Felix (G.F.) and Helen Sawyer Clark.Â Nita attended Sweetwater High School.Â
Nita married Daniel Lee (Dan) Giesler in the First United Methodist Church, Colorado City, Texas, June 28, 1948. Married for 64 years, they were always best friends; their bond was a partnership forged from love and laughter, enduring through lifeâs hardships and trials.
It will be much cooler and less windy today, with a high near 52 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25.
Expect clear skies with a low around 33 tonight. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.