Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for the final time in 2010 for a regular session on Monday morning, Dec. 27, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Women's Resource Center. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Adabelle Clark this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
Just when you think the boat is a float, it's hittin' the road.
Gregory Troy of Grand Rapids, Mich. is on his 15th voyage in his "Magic Boat," with a 95 Jimmy cargo van engine that gets 18 miles to the gallon, with 243,327 miles on it. Not to mention his $400 used boat purchase from his neighbor that's on top of it.
Troy's making his voyage down the highway at 50 miles per hour and making many frequent pit stops to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation, selling T-shirts at $20 each which feature him, with his Magic Boat on the front.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Meals on Wheels. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Tonya Chellin this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future. Serving the NCF board with Riggs are Glenn Bennett, Ronnie Cox, Bill Johnson, Rod Wetsel, Ronald Williams, J.V.
Not sure how to tell her you love her?Â Well, hereâ€™s one way no one has said it before in Texas.Â Put it on a plate. For the first time, Texans can order official Texas license plates with a heart symbol.
Order at www.myplates.com.Â
The heart joins the period, dash and Texas silhouette as symbols you can work into a personalized message on your plate.Â
Many enjoyed the music of the Sweetwater Municipal Band playing holiday music during the open house held at Texas National Bank this past week.
Although growth in the areaâ€™s wind industry slowed down a couple of years ago, Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse, said there are still things happening here with wind.
Third Planet Wind is in the middle of a $100 million project in Loraine. Wortham pointed out itâ€™s one of the few wind farm construction projects going on in the state right now. This current phase is the third for the Mitchell wind farm.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation certifying that 244 counties in Texas are currently threatened by an extreme fire hazard due to a disaster in several counties in Texas.
"I do hereby certify that 244 counties in Texas are
currently threatened by extreme fire hazard. Lack of precipitation has dried grass and other vegetation across the state, posing significant fire danger which is expected to continue," stated Governor Rick Perry.
You know it's almost Christmas in Sweetwater when Coach David Mayes has his lights up counting down the days to the 25th of December.
But how did the yearly tradition begin? Sweetwater resident Kandy Myers was curious â€” just as most of us are â€” and took her investigation directly to the Mayes to find out how the countdown started.
The Roscoe American Legion Unit #227 Women's Auxiliary recently donated a check to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center to help a family with Christmas gifts this holiday season. Shown are Amanda Fullwood with WTCAC and Kristi Williams with the Auxiliary, presenting the check.