Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a Sweetwater Area College Fair on Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Student Center Gym on the Sweetwater campus. This event is open to all area high school students, counselors and parents. This event is co-sponsored by Sweetwater High School and sanctioned by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrarâ€™s and Admissions Officers.
Students, parents and counselors will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from more than 30 colleges, universities and armed forces.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 13 people this week. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Zachary Dearen Coe was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. According to court documents, Coe possessed less than one gram of the controlled substance on Nov. 5, 2012. His bond was set at $7,500.
Adam Jacob Aguilar was indicted for harassment a by person in a correctional facility, a third degree felony. His bond was set at $25,000.
Southeast Elementary held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new stage curtains on Thursday morning.
Principal Peggy Elliott cut the ribbon surrounded by Chamber Red Coats, several Southeast students, PTO President Jana Hall, Annie Miles, and contributors Dr. Larry May and wife Debbie.
A projector screen will be installed on stage in the coming weeks as well.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, hosted the fall meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning committee on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The gathering allowed community leaders from various fields to converge and discuss the impact and consequences from the incoming Cline Shale oil development.
Among the opening discussion was an update on the public forum held on June 27, which featured speakers Jeff Labenz-Hough, Robert Reyes and Vanessa Zientek. Overall, the committee felt that the forum was very informative.
RPMH took the next step in considering future renovations to the campus by action of the board during Monday nightâ€™s meeting.
After obtaining some direction from the board at the August meeting, David White with McKinstry gave an update on potential Phase 4 upgrades of the 37 year old facility which would include, but not be limited to Surgery, Intensive Care and Obstetrics. Consideration of an outpatient dialysis center and in house MRI was also included.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds around 15 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms come in the area.
We have rain chances through Sunday evening, with our best chances of rain on Saturday at 70%. Expect highs in the upper 70s/low 80s and lows in the upper 50s/low 60s. Winds will be from the northeast most of the weekend, shifting to the east-southeast by Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Students from the Autobody program at Texas State Technical College West Texas traveled to Waco to begin restoration on a 1965 Rangoon Red Ford Mustang convertible for the upcoming Golden Anniversary of the college.
The Third Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters Fall Motorcycle Rally and Cook-Off will take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at Lake Sweetwater.
There will be a cook-off, bike games, bike shows, a poker run, raffles and a 50/50 drawing with many amenities available to those attending including campsites, bathrooms, showers, electricity and motels in town.
State Representative Susan King hosted a town hall meeting at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Tuesday afternoon. King briefly went over the latest legislative session in Austin and touched on subjects concerning education, TxDOT, water, second amendment rights and the upcoming constitutional amendments (Proposition 6) that will be brought to voters in November. Attendees of the meeting asked questions about CSCOPE and possible funding for an outpatient dialysis center in Sweetwater.