Archive - Sep 2013 - News Article
A resolution honoring past Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) board trustee Wes Bishop was read during Monday night's school board meeting. Bishop served on the board for a decade, from 2000 to 2010.
He was praised for his commitment to and involvement in local education, along with his extraordinary performance and invaluable contributions to the district. The resolution also proclaimed Sept. 16 as Wes Bishop Day throughout Sweetwater ISD.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. To observe this, a free cholesterol screening sponsored by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be held on Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater.
Cholesterol can play a critical role in a person's health. It's important that all people know what their cholesterol level is and how it affects their risk of developing heart disease. People also need to learn about all risk factors for heart disease.
Sweetwater V.F.W. Post 2479 donated a $100 check to assist a local military mother in her endeavor to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan.
Shown (from left to right) is Post Commander Lionel Mendez making the presentation to Minnie Cortez.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 69 and winds remaining in the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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On Wednesday, Texas State Technical College West Texas Vocational Nursing students will hold a TB clinic at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The TSTC students will be performing TB tests for more than 600 employees at the center. Coming up in October, TSTC has been invited back to the center to provide employee flu shots.
The following are area rain totals for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Oak Creek: 0.30 inches
Lake Trammell: 0.70 inches
Lake Sweetwater : 0.42 inches
Filter Plant: 0.23 inches
Booster B: 0.10 inches
Wastewater Plant: 0.17 inches
Well Field P.S.: 0.30 inches
CR 151: 0.63 inches
Oak Creek is 22.30 percent full and Lake Sweetwater is 22.10 percent full.
A concern was expressed about the establishment of gas meters in residential areas during the public input portion of September's city commission meeting.
Glenn Wortham shared that on McCaulley Street, between 12th and 13th streets, Atmos Energy were placing the meters on the curbs. He also showed pictures to the commission of the newly-erected meters.
This same type of situation took place in the past, but Wortham was informed that the company would discontinue the practice.
On Sept. 10, longtime Lion member Alton Pyburn was responsible for the program. His first thought turned to his own church pastor, Rev. Brian Brownlow who serves First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater.
Donnie Cornutt, a 21-year veteran of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), retired from the departmentâ€™s Mitchell County maintenance office on August 31. Cornutt began his TxDOT career in 1992 in the Nolan County maintenance section. At the time of his retirement, he served as Mitchell Countyâ€™s sign technician. Cornutt was a Champion resident for almost 40 years. He and his wife, Jarmila just moved to Ovalo after both of their retirements. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren.
Approval was given to continue with the funding opportunity presented by Texas Water Development Board toward the development of the Hunter Well Field and pipeline during the September meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The board recently determined that no grants were available to the city but offered a mainstream loan for the well field development, which is more favorable than market certificates of obligation. City staff make the recommendation to move forward with the loan for the well field, which currently has three wells on chart.