Archive - Jul 29, 2013 - News Article

Two major wrecks Monday, one fatal

July 29, 2013

One person was killed in a one vehicle crash at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in Nolan County.  The crash occurred on State Highway 70, 1.7 miles south of Mile Post 324, east of Sweetwater.

Technical college faces questions and a Paradigm Shift

July 29, 2013

SWEETWATER — Striking a tone that has become increasingly fashionable among Texas politicians, House Speaker Joe Straus urged his fellow lawmakers at the outset of this year’s legislative session to “expand opportunity in Texas this session by improving coordination among high schools, community and technical colleges and the private sector so that no young person feels destined to spend life drifting from one low-skilled, minimum-wage job to the next.”

USDA announces policy change for CRP emergency grazing

July 29, 2013

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that the Texas FSA State Committee revised a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency grazing policy that limited eligibility on acres grazed in previous fiscal years.
Based on a revised policy decision made by the Texas FSA State Committee, CRP acres grazed during fiscal year 2011 or 2012 will be considered eligible for emergency grazing if NRCS verifies, on a case-by-case basis, that the conservation cover will sustain grazing.

Nolan County TxDOT employees honored with service awards

July 29, 2013

Local employees of the Texas Department of Transportation were recently honored for their years of service to the agency.
Elmer Green Jr. (shown), an engineering technician for the Nolan County maintenance office, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the department.
Cammy Guelker, office manager and John Scifres, a transportation technician, each were honored for 15 years of service.

Monday's local weather

July 29, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 95, even though heat index values could be as high as 98. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We'll see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in our area after 1 p.m., but dwindling down to around 10% before 11 p.m. Otherwise, tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 76 and south-southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
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