Archive - Jan 2014
Today will be sunny, with a high near 47 and wind chill values between 13 and 23 early in the day. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight with a low around 36. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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Several county employees received service awards at Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Pictured are Luciano Chavez, Sheriff's Department Jailer; Michael Lotzenhiser, Sheriff's Department Jailer; Jennifer Underwood, Justice of the Peace-Civil Clerk; and Marie Torrez-Veteran's Service Secretary receiving their five-year service award.
Mary Margaret Cox, the District Court Reporter, received her ten-year county service award during the meeting on Monday.
Nolan County continues to move forward with the process of applying for a grant from TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) for county roads damaged by the exploration, development or production of oil or gas, as some discussion was held at Monday morning's county commissioners meeting.
The supplemental road report from Precinct 4 was received and approved, which cited two additional roads which were already listed on the project list. Brief dialogue was also exchanged on possible county energy transportation reinvestment zones.
At the January meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, a proclamation was presented by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham declaring January as School Board Appreciation Month.
The document explained the role of a school board member, whose commitment to children in becoming successful learners comes about by tailoring education to a child's individual needs. By working closely with parents, educational professionals and other community members, school board members have the responsibility of ensuring a foundational structure for the school system.
Funeral services for Carroll Nelms Reed, 64, of Sweetwater will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Mike Sells will officiate and interment will follow at Pyron Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Reed died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Rankin, TX.
He was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Dequeen, AK. He married Marilee Gwiazdowski on Jan. 31, 1972, in Nanticoke, PA.
He loved golfing and fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a hard and honest working man.
The 2013-14 Sweetwater junior varsity boys basketball team is pictured here.
Standing from left are coach Chris Carruthers, Matthew Trevino, Denzell Moore, Mark Lawrence, Deshaun Williams and Colby Greenwood.
Seated from left are Hardy Escobar, Max Gomez, Gage Han-nah, Adan Sanchez, Mich-ael Lawrence and Jordan Jones.
After failing to sweep a basketball doubleheader here in its three previous opportunities, Sweetwater will get a final chance today when it hosts Monahans.
Itâ€™s also a chance for both the Mustang boys (1-4 in District 4-3A) and the Lady Mustang girls (3-4) to im-prove their playoff chances with a pair of victories.
Despite having five games still to play in their season, the boys have more urgen-cy after losing three straight to fall into fifth place.
Sweetwater High School won three of its four games in sub-varsity basketball action here this past Friday vs. Midland Greenwood.
The JV boys (2-3 in dist-rict) won 47-46; the freshman boys (1-4) lost 41-38. The JV girls (2-5) won 35-21; and the freshman girls (4-3) won 28-10.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Wind chill values will be between 6 and 16, with a north-northeast wind around 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 16 and wind chill values between 6 and 11. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
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Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.