Archive - Oct 3, 2013 - News Article
A benefit golf tournament will be hosted on Saturday to benefit the family of local paramedic Nick Barton who was injured in a motorcycle accident in Fisher County in August.
Barton was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition after the wreck occurred and he sustained several broken bones and brain damage.
The Barton family is facing a number of visits to the hospital and rehab facilities in the future. Barton is not expected to return to work anytime in the near future and the family is on the verge of having very little income and needs help.
The first Shale Show took place this week at the Nolan County Coliseum complex in Sweetwater with roughly 200 indoor and outdoor oil industry exhibits set-up.
Exhibitors arrived from more than a dozen states and from all energy regions of Texas. Exhibits include drilling rigs, helicopter ambulance, dozens of heavy vehicles indoors and out, two buildings of indoor trade show booths, high-profile speakers, etc.
Shown is local business Crane Services, Inc. with Chris Martin at the booth. Find more photos in Page 3 of today's edition.
George P. Bush, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made a stop in Sweetwater for the Shale Show on Wednesday afternoon. Bush, who is a candidate for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is the founding partner of St. Augustine Partners, LLC, of Fort Worth.
Bush briefly touched on two areas he feels need the most improvement in the state of Texas - education and energy. He explained that, as Texans, we can do a better job in education. "We need to raise our standards," said Bush.
Doug Sitter State Farm hosted a âDoug Dynastyâ themed Chamber Coffee Wednesday morning.
Doug and his wife Brandi, along with his staff, dressed up as Duck Dynasty characters. Halloween themed treats were served and a door prize was given away.
Shown above are Gloria Solis, Jessica Rangel, Tanessa Chance, Brandi Sitter, one of the door prize winners Terilyn Ludlum and Doug Sitter.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 70 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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