Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article

September 26th

Several items addressed at county meeting

September 26, 2013

Approval was given toward the purchase of a new server during Monday morning's Nolan County commissioners' meeting, which will help begin the transition for a new financial software upgrade for the county auditor and treasurer.
The server will be purchased from Your Way Computer Tech Team at the cost of around $4,828. The software upgrade was first approved during a special-called meeting on September 3, and initial steps toward the transition could begin anytime after October 1.

RPMH board approves 2014 tax rate, budget

September 26, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) board of directors held two meetings on Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The first meeting, briefly held prior to the board's regular monthly meeting, resulted in the approval of the 2014 tax rate and operating budget for the new fiscal year.
Two special-called meetings were held to give the public a chance to speak on the issues on September 10 and 13. The minutes for those meetings, along with the minutes from last month's regular meeting, were all approved during the regular meeting for the month.

Construction finished on US 84 overpass

September 26, 2013

NOLAN COUNTY – Construction on the US 84 overpass at westbound I-20 in Nolan County is now complete. The bridge has been opened to traffic. Drivers are urged to use caution in the area today as crews finish removing signs and barricades.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

September 26, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 66 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 25th

County Commissioners meet with architects

September 25, 2013

County Commissioners held a meeting on Monday afternoon with representatives of Turner Construction and Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects (WHJ) to discuss the continuing construction on the Nolan County Courthouse and new jail/Sheriff's office.

Students gather for SYATP

September 25, 2013

Many students gathered this morning at Sweetwater High School for the annual See You At The Pole (SYATP) event.
Each year, more than three million students from all over the world participate in See You at the Pole.

County, hospital vote on tax abatement for Buzzi Unicem

September 25, 2013

A proposal for a modernization project for the Buzzi Unicem plant in Maryneal was presented to two groups on Monday--the Nolan County Commissioners and the board of directors of the Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD).
The presentation offered a recap of the previous project in Maryneal, an update on the industry as a whole, a group overview of Buzzi Unicem USA, the current status of the plant, and the proposed project.

Groundbreaking ceremony takes place for RPMH Cardiac Rehab

September 25, 2013

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday morning at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital for their new Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
Hospital Board members Kirby Andrews, Steve Holcomb, Jose Villafranca, Vickie May and Cheyenne Smith, along with Donna Boatright, Hospital Administrator, and Wes Stafford, Director of Cardiac Rehab, threw the first shovelful of dirt with golden shovels to mark the occasion.
Hospital Department Managers, Chamber of Commerce members and community members attended the ceremony as well.

Wednesday's local weather

September 25, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 66 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 24th

Pre-sale tickets available for Friday’s football game

September 24, 2013

Ticket pre-sales for Friday's game against Breckenridge will be on sale between Wednesday through Friday.
The ball game will be played in Sweetwater with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 235-8601 ext. 116.

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