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Two jailed after pleading guilty

October 31, 2013

Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Wade Eliot Kolb pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. Kolb was sentenced to one year confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $423 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 216 days credit towards hi sentence for time already served in jail.

Singer songwriter clinic to take place at Texas Theatre

October 31, 2013

Susan Herndon, along with friends Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp, will be hosting a singer songwriter clinic at the Texas Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 2. Herndon is an Oklahoma girl and a woman of the world. While the patina of Sooner State red dirt is apparent in everything she sings, her music is more about where she's been than from where she hails. A degree in French led her to south France for many years where her musical odyssey began. "Music really is our universal language," says Susan, "and I do believe that good songs, in any language, can truly touch souls."

Area schools participate in BEST Robotics competition

October 31, 2013

The Big Country BEST Robotics competition took place Saturday Texas State Technical College West Texas in Sweetwater. This year’s theme was "Gatekeeper" and 13 area teams participated including included ATEMS, Ballinger ISD, Colorado Middle School, Comanche High School, Gustine High School, Highland High School, Jim Ned High School, Potter's Hand Christian School, Rising Star High School, Robert Lee High School, Roscoe Collegiate High School, Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School.
The winners are:
BEST award:
1st-Roscoe Collegiate
2nd-Sweetwater High School
3rd-ATEMS

Hospital discusses more renovations

October 31, 2013

During Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given toward the reimbursement resolution from McKinstry. The meeting was held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Should the board move forward with Phase 4 of the hospital renovations — which includes, but is not limited to, work on the surgery, intensive care and obstetrics departments, the resolution allows the board to add the costs on planning with the bond issue. This cost of this tentative project is expected to not exceed $17 million.

Local Halloween forecast

October 31, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be breezy, with a west northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
For trick-or-treating tonight, it will be clear, with a low around 48 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south-southwest.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

October 30th

Grand Jury indicts seven

October 30, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted seven people this month. Five of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Teresa Ann Williams was indicted for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a second degree felony. Williams possessed more than a gram, but less than four grams of cocaine on Dec. 8, 2012, according to court documents. Her bond was set at $20,000.

TSTC Health Fair next week

October 30, 2013

Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus will again play host to the annual Nolan County Health Fair. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center, will feature approximately 40 Big Country area vendors. 

Hospital board meets with Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians

October 30, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board of directors met with the president of the Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians during their monthly meeting held Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
This month, RPMH began using doctors from this group within the emergency department. The group not only provides coverage for the Sweetwater hospital but for Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene as well.

Man dies at local oil field site

October 30, 2013

A 33-year-old Shackelford County man died Tuesday afternoon at an oil well site in southeastern Nolan County.
Sheriff David Warren said that were three men working on a pulling unit at a lease approximately 26 miles southeast of Sweetwater and just east of Highway 153 in Nolan County. According to the co-workers, the deceased man began feeling dizzy and fell to the ground. They turned him over and immediately called 9-1-1 for medical assistance. Sweetwater Fire Department, Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and a Texas DPS Trooper responded to the call.

Health officials host mock emergency exercise for county

October 30, 2013

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and several other agencies held a mock exercise simulating how they would handle a flu outbreak in Sweetwater. The exercise was held at the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
Shown are members from several agencies as they funnel cars and trucks down the line. Forms were given to the occupants of the vehicles to fill out concerning their general health.

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