Archive - Sep 2013
The burn ban for Nolan County was reinstated at the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara made the motion, which was seconded by Terry Willman, Precinct 1 Commissioner and then approved by all four commissioners. The burn ban will be considered again by the commissioners at their next regular meeting.
Also during the meeting, a public hearing was held on the 2013-2014 proposed budget. No input was heard, and no changes were noted for the proposed budget.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms through 8 p.m.
Expect partly cloudy conditions with a low around 69, with winds at 5 to 15 mph from the southeast.
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Marian Ann Montgomery and her husband, Barry, of Dallas, toured the WASP Museum Friday evening and visited with museum and community representatives. Marian Ann is a museum and textile consultant and has experience in museum administration, archival and curatorial projects and program development.
A resolution was read and approved at Monday's county commissioners meeting honoring Wes Bishop from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) Physical Therapy Department.
Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough read the resolution, which cited Bishop's distinguished service as a leader of the community. In 1977, Bishop helped establish the first physical therapy department at the hospital, in which his efforts improved the quality of life for many individuals.
The hit show Storage Wars Texas filmed a segment for the current season at Texas State Technical College West Texas. The showâ€™s contestants found a small wind turbine in a storage locker, so the show traveled to Sweetwater to meet up with local wind expert, Keith Plantier, Director of Energy Systems at TSTC West Texas. Keith powered up the turbine to ensure it was in working order then valued it for contestants Ricky and Bubba.
The episode featuring TSTC West Texas can be viewed at http://bit.ly/TSTCWT_StorageWarsTX. The episode will air again Friday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. on A&E.
Bray Amos is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Amos scored four touchdowns, two on receptions and two on runs, in a 39-31 win over Andrews last Friday. He also had two solo tackles and broke up a pass.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 2 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances remain through 8 p.m. tonight. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 68 and winds remaining from the south-southeast at 5 to 5 mph.
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Carroll Kearney, President of the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club (SRPC), presented Bearett Eckhardt, a student at Texas State Technical College, with a $1,000 scholarship Friday morning.
The SRPC has been giving Nolan County high school seniors scholarships for the past five years and to TSTC students for the past three years. Bearett was chosen based on his grades, need, application and resumÃ©, and plans for the future.
Pictured left to right are Kim Porter, admissions advisor, Bearett Eckhardt and SRPC President Carroll Kearney.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. The health department would like to say thank you to the hospital for their years of service providing free services to the public at the facility.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are, when, where or why the photo was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.