June 14th, 2013
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday for Laundry Express, run by Gwen Boyd and Mechele Campa. Laundry Express is located at 12727 South IH20 in Roscoe, next to Retta Mae's restaurant and is the first business of its kind in Nolan County. The business offers laundry services and uses high quality and environmentally sensitive equipment. Their equipment uses true-steam technology which leaves clothing and other laundered items virtually wrinkle-free.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), the sales tax entity that is responsible for economic development in Sweetwater, will be hosting a â€śCline Shaleâ€ť public forum for those interested in learning more about the Cline Shale Oil Play and how it affects West Texas.Â
Several bids were opened during Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting at City Hall, including bids for five lots on two different blocks in the Southside Addition.
The bids for these lots were originally presented at the May meeting, but were rejected. On Tuesday, the unsolicited bids from C.D. Trimble Properties, LLC for lots 6, 9, 10 and 11 of Block 20 and lot 23 on Block 16 were for $2,000 and $500, respectively.
Two classes that are part of the Microsoft Office Short courses offered by the college this summer, on the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas, will be held during the week of July 15 through 19.
Both courses will be taught on campus, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, in the Graphics Building in Room 107.
An intermediate/advanced course for Microsoft Excel 2010--which is an eight-hour course--will be taught from Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
It is summer and people are vacationing. Some will drive hundreds of miles, get out of the car, stand by the car and take a picture while others will simply go visit family and friends. Still others will get on a plane and fly through the open skies. If you are one of those who will fly (by the way, I love flying) have you ever given thought to the pilotâ€™s job? He has but one â€” Get his passengers safely to their destination. Through bright sunshine, clouds or thunderstorms the pilotâ€™s responsibility never changes â€” get you to your destination safely.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development recently sponsored a tour of the Buzzi Unicem USA plant for a Sweetwater manufacturing group. The event was hosted by Mr. Robert Sagmeister, Buzzi General Manager.
Shown from left to right areÂ Chuck Stewart, Buzzi Maintenance Manager; Gabriel Acosta, EMA CFO; Shawn Wythe, Buzzi Production Manager; Larry Ludlum, Ludlum Vice President/Owner; John Spaulding, ADIT General Manager; and Frank Oâ€™Neill, Buzzi Project Manager.
Find more photos on Page 1 of today's edition.
Two ordinances were read and approved during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission at City Hall.
Approval was given toward the first reading of the amended Chapter 18 city ordinance entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," which allows freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The first passage of the ordinance was earlier this year, but was brought back for consideration after a request was made by the commissioners.
Nolan County residents will now need to provide proof of eligibility at the Nolan County Tax Assessor-Collector's office in order to obtain farm license plates which have a reduced registration fee.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles wants all vehicles on the road to be properly registered. While this rule requires an additional step for farm vehicle owners, it is important to ensure that only eligible farm vehicles pay the reduced fee.
Ruben C. Barrera, age 59, of Colorado City, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June l4, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Tony Lara officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
We'll have partly sunny skies today, with a high near 90 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through the nighttime hours; otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
The only other rain chance we'll have this weekend is on Saturday morning. Expect weekend highs ranging in the upper 80s to mid 90s, with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the south with gusts up to 20 mph.
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