Archive - 2013
The Nolan Coliseum Board will have a general board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Coliseum's old kitchen.
During Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for the new construction of the county jail and sheriff's offices was approved at the total of $10,492,047.
The GMP package was presented to the commissioners, which outlined the summary of the proposal. Pending the approval, the start date for the project would be September 30, with a substantial completion date of October 31, 2014--making it a 13 month project.
Members of the Roscoe Fire Department attended the Abilene Area Fire School last week.
The firefighters attended many classes on many topics including hazardous materials, wildland urban interface, 13 common mistakes on the fire ground and officer awareness and participated in a driving simulator, car fires, standpipes operations, search and rescue, L.P. gas and natural gas fires.
Firemen that attended was Chad Dornbusch, Terry Armstrong, Robert Hoffman, Josh Corzine and Gary Armstrong.
Thomas McRae, 72, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
His wishes were to be cremated. No further services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs volleyball team plays a dual match at Graham today after splitting its six games at a tournament in San Angelo over the weekend.
Sweetwater (6-10) had just one win in Fridayâs pool play, but got bracket wins Saturday over Odessa High (25-22, 25-11) and Bronte (25-20, 25-15).
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, becoming east-southeat in the afternoon.
Throughout the day, we'll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71, with winds from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more by visiting weather.gov.
School began this morning for all campuses within the Sweetwater Independent School District with students eager to learn and visit with their classmates.
Shown are students in Mrs. Beth Martin's fourth grade class at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
Richard Fergeson State Farm hosted a Back-to-School Bash on Friday afternoon.
Fergeson and his employees gave out hot dogs with chips and drinks as well as school supplies to students. A bounce house was also set up in the parking lot for children and adults to play in.
"We hope to make this a yearly thing for back to school," said Richard about the event. "It's a great way to end the summer."
Shown is Fergeson grilling hot dogs.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the two people in the photo are, when 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.
Sweetwaterâs Bray Amos has been named as a wide receiver to the All-Big Coun-try preseason Super Team announced Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News.
The 5-7, 160-pound jun-ior had 50 catches this past season for 652 yards. Sweetwaterâs Isaiah McGee (defensive back), Kaegan Jeffrey (quarterback) and Kaleb Hoover (wide recei-ver) were listed as âothers to watchâ by the newspaper, as were two other Nolan County athletes â Roscoe linebacker Vincent Pantoja and Blackwell defensive back Mason Magness.