Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
As more than 40 million Americans and 3.3 million Texans are experiencing Thanksgiving travel, theyâ€™ll find falling gasoline prices. According to the AAA Texas Fuel Gauge report, the statewide average in Texas dropped four cents to $2.68 from $2.72 a gallon last week. Nationally the drop was two cents from $2.89 to $2.87.
Texas continues to be well below the national average, this week the difference is 19 cents.
Many local stores saw many customers early this morning for Black Friday sales. Stores were lined with customers and had extra help on the floors and at doors. Above, receipts were checked at a local retailer.
Tanner Crain and Sarah Witt were the two senior winners of $100 scholarship each from Panhandle Plains Management and Servicing Corporation. Their names were drawn on Nov. 11, at the conclusion of the financial aid meeting which was held in the high school library.
A live music performance will be available in Sweetwater this weekend on Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 26 and 27, at JavaJax Live Music Venue. A musical trio comprised of Lesley Sawyer, Brian McRae and Aaron Hatmaker will be performing. Sawyer is from Lubbock, while McRae and Hatmaker are from Austin. These multi-instrument musicians play at venues in the Texas/New Mexico region, recently performing in Ruidoso, New Mexico, Saxon Pub in Austin, the Cactus Theatre in Lubbock and many other venues.
Marcus and Bea Monroe, along with the M3 Palace Theater in Colorado City, are pleased to announce that the Texas Theatre II in Sweetwater is finally up and running. With the recent installation of air conditioning and heating, the Texas Theater is now open and showing movies, starting this Friday.
This weekend's shows include "Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" and "Paranormal Activity 2." The films will run throughout the weekend from Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday Nov. 28.
As of Nov. 24, 2010, The City of Sweetwater Public Works Department will be winterizing all Parks, Sweetwater Cemetery and Lake Sweetwater campground restrooms by turning off the water to these facilities for the remainder of the cold season. For information concerning the use of park facilities, please contact the Sweetwater City Service Center at 325-235-1297 or 325-235-5003.
It's that time again. Time to wake up early, wait in line and see what Black Friday deals you can get.
Black Friday has been a yearly event, since the 1960s, but hasn't always meant what it means now. In the beginning, Black Friday was coined to describe the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Once retailers noticed that they could entice customers to their stores with major sales, the shopping extravaganza began.
For anyone who's an avid viewer of the annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, you might have an idea about how the first Thanksgiving celebration came about. Linus Van Pelt recalled the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 with Indian chief Massasoit, Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish. But, for the history buff, there was one Thanksgiving celebration that was held before.
The weather may be getting colder, but the moisture doesn't seem to be coming just yet. The area is still dry and the burn ban was left on at the regular Nolan County Commissioner's meeting on Monday, at least for the time being.
The topic of electricity was a hot one. Two presentations on possible ways to lower electricity costs were heard at the meeting; Bob Forman presented for Priority Power Management Company and Lee Washington also presented.
Wal-Mart has partnered with West Texas Children's Advocacy Center to provide a way for many children in the area to have a better Christmas. Angels on a Christmas tree at Wal-Mart represent children who have been served by the WTCAC this year. Each angel has a child's gender, ages, sizes and special needs or a favorite toy of character that the child would like.