Archive - Sep 27, 2013
Although not yet widely celebrated in this part of the country, a group of Sweetwater residents hope to make it a community tradition to celebrate the unofficial holiday, Sweetest Day. A benefit concert featuring three up-and-coming female artists at the Municipal Auditorium will be the main event for that day in Sweetwater.
Sweetest Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of October, mostly in the northeastern part and Great Lakes region of the United States, having started in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. This year that day will be Oct. 19.
Sweetwater will be the focus of the nationâ€™s oil and gas industry this week as the first Shale Show 2013 will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwaterâ€™s Newman Park.
More than 150 exhibitors from all across the United States will have displays set up both inside and outside the Nolan County Coliseum Complex, according to Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and executive director of the Cline Shale Oil Alliance, which is sponsoring the event.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce has announced its new Executive Vice President and director Leah Andrews. She has been working with the Chamber for four years, in accounting and as a volunteer for many of their programs.
Andrews is a 1990 graduate of Abilene Christian University, a C.P.A., who has a heart for civic leadership and servant opportunity.
Various community leaders gave updates on their respective organizations during the fall meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning committee.
The meeting, held on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club, was hosted by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) and gave the participants a chance to learn about the ongoing activity from the Cline Shale oil development.
Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD): Dr. Kim Alexander, the superintendent of RCISD, discussed how the district is taking part in a new method of learning.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) held their monthly informational luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Petroleum Club in Midland.Â Mr. Jeffery Tillery, Director of Research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company, gave an overview of the oil and gas industry.Â He projected that by 2020, the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford could reach 4.5 million barrels of oil per day which would be approximately one-third of the total global crude supply.Â Mr.
Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a Sweetwater Area College Fair on Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Student Center Gym on the Sweetwater campus. This event is open to all area high school students, counselors and parents. This event is co-sponsored by Sweetwater High School and sanctioned by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrarâ€™s and Admissions Officers.
Students, parents and counselors will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from more than 30 colleges, universities and armed forces.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 13 people this week. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Zachary Dearen Coe was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. According to court documents, Coe possessed less than one gram of the controlled substance on Nov. 5, 2012. His bond was set at $7,500.
Adam Jacob Aguilar was indicted for harassment a by person in a correctional facility, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $25,000.
Southeast Elementary held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new stage curtains on Thursday morning.
Principal Peggy Elliott cut the ribbon surrounded by Chamber Red Coats, several Southeast students, PTO President Jana Hall, Annie Miles, and contributors Dr. Larry May and wife Debbie.
A projector screen will be installed on stage in the coming weeks as well.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, hosted the fall meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning committee on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The gathering allowed community leaders from various fields to converge and discuss the impact and consequences from the incoming Cline Shale oil development.
Among the opening discussion was an update on the public forum held on June 27, which featured speakers Jeff Labenz-Hough, Robert Reyes and Vanessa Zientek. Overall, the committee felt that the forum was very informative.