Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article

February 25th

Rotary clubs take on $200 million challenge from the Gates Foundation

February 25, 2011

Rotary clubs here and around the world are determined to do whatever it takes to achieve a world free of the crippling disease polio. A key component of that effort is fundraising. Rotary members are working to raise $200 million in response to a challenge grant of $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

February 24th

Southeast named to prestigious honor roll

February 24, 2011

Southeast Elementary recently made the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for 2010. Only 4% of the more than 8,000 public schools receive this honor and recognition. The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. Shown pictured in front of the banner of honor are the third grade teachers who traveled to Austin to be honored earlier this year.

RPMH, SNCHD host cholesterol screening

February 24, 2011

The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital sponsored a free cholesterol screening on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Cholesterol can play a critical role in a person's health. It's important that all people know what their cholesterol level is and how it affects their risk of developing heart disease. People also need to learn about all the risk factors for heart disease.

Suddenlink plans $120 million TX investment  program

February 24, 2011

Suddenlink expects to invest nearly $120 million this year in Texas, and by the end of the year will have invested nearly a half-billion dollars in the state since 2006.
Suddenlink is the third-largest operator of its kind in Texas, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services. It has increased its capital spending in the state in recent months to help introduce new and enhanced services.

February 23rd

Bull Bash raises over $11K

February 23, 2011

The 2nd Annual Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash was once again "an amazing event," according to event organizers Matt and Annie Miles. "We are so proud of our home town for all of the support." According to Annie Miles, there were over 1,500 people that came through the front door of the Nolan County Coliseum for the event this year, with last year's total being 1,000. "We raised $11,026 total through tickets sales and the silent auction, among other things. Last year we raised $5,714," said Miles." We also had a great turn out for the dance that followed the event, with about 400 people."

Government contracting basics workshop planned

February 23, 2011

Over the next few years, millions of dollars in contracts will be awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Lubbock district office with the U.S. SBA will be holding a Government Contracting Basics workshop to help those interested find out how to sign up and gain access to these contracting jobs. The workshop will take place in Abilene on two upcoming dates.

Hastings to host book signing

February 23, 2011

Tears and smiles for triumph come naturally following the emotional but ‘easy read’ of “The Stories of Fay” in the book, Deprivation Trauma, by Texas author Zalora Price. The book will be presented from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Hastings Books, 1102 E. Broadway in Sweetwater. 
Purchased books will be signed by the author. 

TNB wears red for heart health

February 23, 2011

February is American Heart Month and Sweetwater residents are doing their part to raise awareness for heart health and funds for the American Heart Association. Texas National Bank employees organized a bake sale last week with all of the proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Shown are Carolyn Alexander, Jennifer Cantu, Jerrie Gee, Lynda Ensminger, Cynthia Serrano, Cindy Martinez, Jessica Galindo and Kathy Staggs. The Nolan County American Heart Association Board will be hosting their first Wear Red Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb.

February 22nd

Investigators Searching Landfill for Dunn Case Clues

February 22, 2011

Dogs are searching the landfill in Big Spring this afternoon looking for clues in the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, according to Colorado City city manager Pete Kampfer.
Investigators are searching the landfill as part of the elimination process of search areas.
The search may be related to follow ups on a combination of both new leads and old leads, Kampfer said.
Dunn, 13, was last seen on Dec. 27 at her home in Colorado City.

"Hailey's Angels" end search efforts after uprising at appreciation dinner

February 22, 2011

Freda Radcliff is one of "Hailey's Angels," a group of six who organized a volunteer appreciation dinner this weekend for search crews combing through the fields for the missing Colorado City teen.
"We weren't appreciated for what we tried to do for them," said Radcliff.
Radcliff says there's only one way to describe it.
"A big fiasco," she said.
The culprit, a video created by "Hailey's Angels" that chronicled search efforts from the 13-year old's disappearance to now.

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