Archive - Jul 25, 2013

Roscoe Elementary students to meet their teachers

July 25, 2013

Roscoe Elementary School will host the 2013 Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m.
The event will begin in the cafeteria where the annual Title I meeting is conducted and faculty and staff will be introduced. Student class assignments will be posted at the cafeteria as well.
Students and parents will be dismissed from the cafeteria to visit their classes and meet their teachers.  Families are asked to bring all school supplies that evening as well.

Update given on Nolan County Courthouse facade

July 25, 2013

The Nolan County Commissioners were given a report on the courthouse façade during the afternoon portion of Monday’s meeting by Turner Construction.
On the north side of the building, the scaffolding has been erected. The entrance on the north side will be accessible to everyone until the west side stairs are completed.

Girls participate in Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp

July 25, 2013

Eight girls recently participated in the Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp at Roscoe Collegiate High School. The students built fully submersible robots.
Using a great variety of Lego pieces, their robots become increasingly complex and able to complete sophisticated underwater tasks. In the process, the students gained knowledge in several areas of science, engineering and technology.

County, city amend agreement on Hunter Well Field

July 25, 2013

A couple of action items were presented during the afternoon portion of the Nolan County Commissioners meeting held Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Approval was given to enter into an amended interlocal agreement with the City of Sweetwater for easement on the Hunter Well Field. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown was in attendance to make the presentation.

What you need to know about West Nile Virus

July 25, 2013

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
 What is it?

McCoy plans 'Skins tryout

July 25, 2013

Ten years ago at the age of 30, Tarran McCoy of Sweetwater left his home-town for the Washington Redskins’ training camp in Landover, Md. to try out for a job, and survived the first cut before being let go about a month before the start of the regular season.
A decade later at age 40 — an age when NFL players are usually well into their next careers — he is ready to try again.

Banyard hopes to stay a Viking

July 25, 2013

After spending time with three different NFL teams a year ago, former Sweetwater High School football star Joseph Banyard is hoping to find a home this season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Banyard is scheduled to report to the Vikings’ training camp today, which will be at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and begins practicing Friday. He hopes to still be around after the Vikings’ current 90-man roster is cut to the 53-player limit for the team’s season opener on Sept. 8.

Local weather for Thursday

July 25, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 97. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 75 and south-southeast winds around 10 to 15 mph.
Get an early weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

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