Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article

November 14th

Southeast to host harvest festival

November 14, 2013

Southeast Elementary is gearing up for their Annual Harvest Festival that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The festival will take place on the Southeast Elementary campus and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. "Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the festival. This will be a fun family friendly event that people of all ages will enjoy," said festival organizers. "You can sit down for an exciting game of Bingo, win a delicious homemade cake from our cake walk or make the rounds and play all of the other fun games that will be set up throughout the school."

City remains in Stage 1 water conservation plan

November 14, 2013

During the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown at Tuesday's city commission meeting, it was noted that the city will stay in Stage 1 of the Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan.
The recommendation was given by Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, who conducts regular reviews. Stage 1 does not require conservation and is only voluntary.
Brown explained that during this time of year, the water usage tends to drop. On average, around 2 million gallons of water are used on a daily basis.

RPMH hosts Lunch and Learn seminar

November 14, 2013

Gordon Gloria, Community Programs Service Coordinator for West Central Texas Council of Governments in Abilene, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn Seminar hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gloria spoke to attendees about the free services his office provides for the elderly in Nolan and 18 other counties. Some of those services are: homemaker services, respite care, caregiver support, chore maintenance, personal assistant care and income support.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

November 14, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 42 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 13th

ClearTalk Wireless to distribute 100 certificates for a free kid’s meal at JPC Fall Festival

November 13, 2013

To welcome the more than 300 people expected at J.P. Cowen Elementary School’s annual Fall Festival, ClearTalk Wireless will be handing out free giveaways including water bottles, small gym bags and 100 Whataburger certificates that are redeemable for one free Justaburger kid’s meal. The certificates will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
The Fall Festival will run from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and will also include food, fun and games for the entire family.

Veterans Job Fair Thursday in Abilene

November 13, 2013

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Expo Center- Round Building (170 Hwy 36, Abilene, TX 79602).
All veterans, active duty, and family members are invited to participate.

JOB SEEKERS
Make sure to bring your resume and other relevant documents with you.

Military care package donations being accepted

November 13, 2013

The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female — one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.

New SNAP building accepted by city

November 13, 2013

The new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building was accepted by the city commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall.
John Voller with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd explained that in the letter submitted to the city by the company, the building is in compliance of the specifications, although a few minor details are still being dealt with. Overall, the building is ready to be occupied--a good building that was constructed at a good cost.

Sheridan to run for County Judge

November 13, 2013

Peter F. Sheridan, a local attorney, has announced his candidacy for Nolan County Judge.
He has practiced law in Sweetwater for almost 30 years and is familiar with the obligations and duties of the County Judge. He believes his experience as a practicing lawyer and knowledge of the County Court's various obligations will enable him to represent the citizens of Nolan County as County Judge.
Pictured are Peter F. Sheridan and Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.

Burn ban remains off

November 13, 2013

The Nolan County Commissioners met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting.
A resolution was approved to apply for an Indigent Defense Formula grant for the 2014 fiscal year from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. According to Judge David Hall, the grant is funded by the state and totals about $20,000.
Approval was given to advertise for bids on a used computer from the District Judge's office. County Commissioners voted to leave the burn ban off for another two weeks as well.

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