Archive - Nov 8, 2013 - News Article
Jerry Hunt recently announced her candidacy for the office of District Clerk. A longtime resident of Nolan County, she has over ten years' experience working with local attorneys. The last fourteen years have been spent as the assistant to Judge Tim Fambrough and the Commissioners' Court. As a result, she has a unique understanding of the work of the District Clerk's office, its place in the legal system, and the courthouse.
Terry Locklar announ-ced his candidacy for office of Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2 on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
A resident of Nolan County since 1989, he has over eight years experience working as county commissioner. As a result, he has the knowledge it takes to work as a Nolan County Commissioner and the understanding of the Courthouse and the offices within.
Patricia "Pat" McGowan is officially informing the citizens of Nolan County of her intent to once again have the privilege of running for the position of Nolan County Clerk.
"It has been both an honor and a privilege serving the people of Nolan County over the past 13 years and I am once again asking for your vote on March 4, 2014," said McGowan.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service along with the Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation, Dow, DuPont and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will conduct the Southern Rolling Plains Range Workshop beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Highland Crowning 2014 took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 7, during halftime of the Hornets' last football game.
Crowned were Football Hero â€” Laramie Thompson (senior) and Football Sweetheart â€” Beth Richburg (senior). Also shown are crown bearers Zachary McNeely, son of Pat and Brenda Turner and Brianna Baucom, daughter of Shea and Latrice Baucom.
The Sweetwater Aglow team would like to invite you to a time of praise, worship and fellowship on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. As the season of Thanksgiving comes near, we would like to share with you why the Aglow team is thankful. Come join us as we fellowship with the Lord and each other. For more information call 766-2245 or 338-8924.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Former Sweetwater Reporter editor, Donald A. Rogers from Grapevine, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the age of 79 years old due to a massive heart attack and stroke.
He was born Feb. 28, 1934.
In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $11.5 million for a project to improve nearly three miles of US 84 in Nolan County.
Price Construction, Ltd., of Big Spring was awarded the project to reconstruct, realign and widen US 84 from five miles east of the Mitchell County line to about a mile northwest of Roscoe. A start date for the project has not been set, but construction is expected to be under way by early 2014.
Randie Jones, Sweetwater Wal-Mart Manager was presented a certificate of appreciation by the Sweetwater Fire Department.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the donations your company has helped us with in the recent years. All the way back to about five years ago when Wal-Mart helped us purchase things like the ladder truck, help us buy a new dive boat, the gift card donations to help supply food for the community at our 105th anniversary party, and most recently, the gift cards to update our EOC here at the station," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Just over 18 percent of Texas households experience food insecurity, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An even more jarring statistic is that one in four Texas children live in these households.