Last Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Nolan County Jail was thoroughly inspected by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The inspection lasted most of the day and checked for compliance in all areas of the jail operation.
â€śIf you really want to see a Texas Sheriff smile; just let him pass jail inspection,â€ť said Sheriff David Warren. â€śOur jail facility is responsible and accountable for over 600 standards of responsibility under the Texas minimum jail standards. Jail inspections are tougher and more comprehensive than ever before and so I couldnâ€™t be more pleased to know that we are in compliance.â€ť
First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater has promoted Rodney G. Foster, a veteran banker and active civic leader, to Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer.
Foster has worked for First Financial Bank in Sweetwater since 1997, most recently as Senior Vice President. He received a Bachelorâ€™s degree in agricultural economics and a Masterâ€™s degree in agriculture from Texas Tech University. Foster is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the Management Development Program from the Texas Bankers Association.
A total of 3,548 ballots were cast in Nolan County including mail in, early voting and ballots cast on Election Day.
Many residents entered straight party votes including 652 for the Republican Party, 408 for the Democratic Party, 18 for the Libertarian Party and two for the Green Party.