Archive - 2014

March 12th

US 84 receives upgrade with upcoming project

March 12, 2014

NOLAN COUNTY — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project this week to make major improvements to US 84 in Nolan County from Roscoe to the Mitchell County line.

Update given on BNSF rail

March 12, 2014

At the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board meeting held on Monday morning, an update on the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) rail transload facility was given by Geoff Haney, president of Cape and Son.
By mid-June, 60% of the facility should be opened to handle the commodity market of wheat. The remaining 40% should open by mid-July.
An extensive amount of new track is being added, with 40,000 feet being added by BNSF. Cape and Son is also adding 18,000 feet of new track.

Wal-Mart partners with WTCAC

March 12, 2014

The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center is partnering with Wal-Mart of Sweetwater with the help of Angie White to provide information about raising healthy children. The project is called Every Little Step.
The WTCAC will have information about keeping children safe  from physical and sexual abuse. They had an information table at Wal-Mart in the baby section on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7, and will again on March 14, from 1-3:30 p.m.
Pictured is Peggy Parrott, child interviewer and Madison Black, client case manager.

City elections set for May 10

March 12, 2014

The City of Sweetwater will be having an election on Saturday, May 10 for two seats on the city commission.
Running for Precinct 2 Commissioner are incumbent Jim McKenzie and Miesha Hand. Jeremy Wilks is running against incumbent Jerod Peek for Precinct 4 Commissioner.
Only residents who live in Precincts 2 and 4 will vote for the two commission seats. Photos of the two precincts can be found on Page 3.
Precinct 2 includes residents who live on the southeast side of town--east of Robert Lee Street, south of West Texas Avenue, east of Lamar and south of East Avenue C.

Nathaniel Marcus Way

March 12, 2014

Nathaniel Marcus Way left this world March 4, 2014. He was born June 16, 1990 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Wednesday's weather for Sweetwater

March 12, 2014

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 58 and breezy winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, we'll have mostly clear conditions with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable.
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March 11th

Miss Texas is Sweetwater Strong

March 11, 2014

Miss Texas was the Grand Marshall at the Rattlesnake Review Parade, attended and signed photos at the Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant and attended the 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
She also visited campuses of Sweetwater Independent School District. See more photos on Page 5.

Nolan County Skywarn Storm Spotter Training to be offered

March 11, 2014

Right off the heels of last week (March 2-8) being declared Severe Weather Preparedness Week by the National Weather Service (NWS), an upcoming training seminar will be held locally to bring awareness on storm spotting.

Kiwanis Club to host first scholarship golf tournament

March 11, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater is hosting its first-ever scholarship golf tournament in conjunction with the Sweetwater Country Club.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 29, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and tee times starting at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $45 per person (pre-registration) or $50 for those registering on the day of the tournament.
Fees include green fee, cart and range balls. While the event is a four-person scramble, single participants can register and will be accepted.

Isidro Gonzalez

March 11, 2014

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Isidro Gonzalez, 94, of Roscoe, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Immaculate Heart (Holy Spirit Catholic Parish). Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Gonzalez died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
He was born May 15, 1919 in San Fernando, Mexico. He married Angelina Araquez on March 23, 1941 in Matamoros, Mexico.

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