Archive - 2013 - News Article

May 18th

Four transported in bus wreck

May 18, 2013

Four people were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Thursday after three school buses bumped together after school, causing only minor injuries. One bus was disabled as well.

May 17th

Churches begin planning summer camps, VBS

May 17, 2013

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Nolan County 4-H Meats Judging Team wins contest

May 17, 2013

The Nolan County 4-H Meats Judging Team recently won the District 7 4-H intermediate judging contest.
Shown are Kaitlyn Foster who won high individual; Kinsey Chowning, who won second place individual; and Brooke Hefner, who won fourth place individual.

Grand Jury indicts 11

May 17, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people this past week. Six of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethan Charles Stringer was indicted for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Stringer's victim was a male, younger than 17 years of age. His bond was set at $50,000.

Devon Energy donates to local fire departments

May 17, 2013

Devon Energy recently presented four local fire departments with checks for $1,000 each.
Shown are (from left to right) Grant Madden, Sweetwater Fire Department; Gary Armstrong, Roscoe Fire Department; Todd Donahoo, Devon Energy; John Lucky, Lake Sweetwater Fire Department; and Kevin Rivers, Roby Fire Department.

Negotiations continue on bait shop lease

May 17, 2013

During Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting, discussion was held on the lease agreement between the city and G.M. Morgan, Inc., the entity who is doing business as Sweetwater Lake Marina for the city-owned property known as the Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop.
City Manager Eddie Brown recently negotiated a deal with a prepared contract, which was then returned by the company with some changes that were noted by Brown at the meeting. Although approval was given at the April meeting for Brown to negotiate the deal, any changes would be brought before the city commission for final approval.

Local weekend weather

May 17, 2013

Today will be sunny and very hot with a high near 103, and south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 72. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon and evening, but expect highs this weekend in the high 90s and lows in the 70s. Winds will be moderately strong, with gusts from the south as high as 30 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

May 16th

Registration continues for TSTC, Ludlum robotics camp

May 16, 2013

TSTC (Texas State Technical College) and Ludlum Measurements are presenting a Summer Robotics Camp from June 3-6, 2013 at The Center on the TSTC Sweetwater campus for students entering grades four through seven.
Participants can experience the wonder and excitement of designing and programming robots in a collegial environment, while also choosing to experience other fun activities that include art, math, medicine or technology.
Sessions are broken into half-day and full-day camps so that students can select the best choice for them. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.

Courthouse work continues

May 16, 2013

Construction at the Nolan County Courthouse has been steady since work began on Monday, May 6.
The work is being done by Turner Construction, a San-Antonio based company, as the façade of the courthouse will be completely reconstructed. At least two entries will remain open throughout the duration of the construction, which is expected to be completed sometime this fall.

Law Enforcement Week recognized by city commission

May 16, 2013

At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, recognition was given toward the state's proclamation of May 12-18, 2013 as Law Enforcement Week.
A proclamation from Texas Governor Rick Perry was read by Mayor Greg Wortham, which praised the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public through their heroic actions. This week allows for an annual tribute to fallen heroes, in which all of Texas is invited to honor those who lay down their lives for others.

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