Archive - 2013

December 6th

Inaugural meeting of WTEC well attended

December 6, 2013

The inaugural meeting of the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTEC) was held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the campus of Howard College in Big Spring. The conference was opened by WTxEC Chairman Victor G. Carrillo, former Taylor County Judge and Commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 

Weather cancels tourneys

December 6, 2013

Several Sweetwater bas-ketball teams had to cancel scheduled games Thursday at local and area tourna-ments due to icy weather conditions. The same was true for the Highland and Roscoe boys and girls bas-ketball teams, who were to begin play at Highland’s an-nual Hilltop Classic.
Blackwell’s two varsity teams were the only ones from Nolan County to play as the weather took its toll around the state.
Also, the Graham-Shal-lowater quarterfinal playoff at Sweetwater’s Mustang Bowl was moved from 7 p.m. today to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Doug Alexander for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 2

December 6, 2013

Doug Alexander is announcing his Republican candidacy for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 2.
Nolan County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes on the early voting dates of February 18, 2014 thru February 28, 2014. They may also opt to vote in the primary election on March 4, 2014. Doug would sincerely appreciate your vote in this upcoming election.

Jeanne Palafox Wells to run for County Treasurer

December 6, 2013

Jeanne Palafox Wells is announcing her candidacy for Nolan County Treasurer.
Wells has served as County Treasurer since  March 1, 2013, when she was appointed by the Nolan County Commissioners to fill the rest of the unexpired term vacated by former county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff.
Prior to her appointment, she worked in the County Auditor's office for six years as an Assistant Auditor. In this role, she audited various county offices, including the Treasurer's office. 

Local churches planning Christmas activities, services

December 6, 2013

Sweetwater Community Lighthouse:
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will have their Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. We will have a time of worship, fellowship and singing. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. For more information, call 766-2245 or 338-8924.

Broadway Baptist Church:

Doug Sitter State Farm to host second annual Cocoa with Santa

December 6, 2013

Doug Sitter State Farm will host the Second Annual Cocoa with Santa from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Come and share in the holiday spirit with Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar Street. Visit Santa, enjoy free cookies and cocoa and register to win prizes," said Doug Sitter. "We hope you will come and share the holiday spirit with us at Doug Sitter State Farm. You can take photos with Santa (bring your camera), enjoy free cookies and cocoa." 

School cancelled, residents encouraged to stay off roads

December 6, 2013

Many area schools have cancelled classes for Friday as roads began to ice over on Thursday, causing many wrecks in Nolan County and the surrounding areas.
School closings include Highland ISD, Blackwell CISD, Roscoe ISD and Sweetwater ISD. Roby CISD and Rotan ISD will begin classes at 10 a.m. but no buses will run.

Goodfellows distribution postponed

December 6, 2013

Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution has been postponed until Monday, Dec. 9, due to the bad weather.
Recipients need to come at there scheduled times Monday between 9-11 a.m. at The Lamar Street Baptist Church Gymnasium.
The Christmas party will be that afternoon at 3:45 p.m.

A day which will live in infamy

December 6, 2013

It's been known as "a day which will live in infamy," and the attack on the U.S Naval base on Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, on Dec. 7, marks an anniversary that most Americans will remember for years to come.

Wintry weekend weather for Sweetwater

December 6, 2013

Today, there will be a 30% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon. Expect cloudy and cold conditions, with a high near 24 and northern winds around 15 mph. Wind chill values will be between 3 and 12. Total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch are possible.
Tonight will be cloudy, with a low around 13 and wind chill values between -1 and 7. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

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