Archive - Feb 2, 2011 - News Article

Meeting held to discuss Round-Up plans

February 2, 2011

In less than eight weeks, the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesn’t come together without preparation. A meeting about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.

Wear Red Day events planned

February 2, 2011

On Friday, Feb. 4, wearing red won't just be for showing off that Mustang pride.
Judge Tim Fambrough has issued a proclamation for Feb. 4, to be declared as National Wear Red Day® in Nolan County, in an effort to promote women's health and increase awareness of heart disease in women.
According to the proclamation, heart disease is the number one killer of women. One in four American women dies of heart disease, due in part that many women are unaware of the problem, leading to a lack of concern.

Fundraiser held for local softball team

February 2, 2011

This past Sunday marked the first fundraiser of the year for West Texas Heat. The traveling girls softball team is based out of Sweetwater and is made up of 13 girls from Sweetwater, Snyder, Roby, Colorado City, Hawley and Stanford. This year will be their first year competing in the 14 and under age group. Last year the girls’ record was 83-8 and two ties. They brought home first place in their biggest tournament called Goliath held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where teams from six different states competed. The team hopes to participate again this summer.

ERCOT: Statewide rolling power outages ordered to conserve energy

February 2, 2011

HOUSTON—The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather.
Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities. Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included.
It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last.

Sweetwater met up with Snyder on Friday for the 65th time, and quickly fell into a hole as the...
The two sub-varsity high school games on Thursday between Sweetwater and Snyder resulted in a split...
Nolan County’s three area teams lost Friday as Roscoe dropped a squeaker at Jim Ned while Highland...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes