Archive - 2013 - News Article

November 1st

Check ‘n Go opens new location in SW

November 1, 2013

Check ‘n Go, a leading provider of lending and financial services, has opened a new store in Sweetwater.
The grand opening was held on Oct. 28, at the new store, which is located at 811 Lamar Street. This storefront replaces a previous location on Northeast Georgia Avenue.
This Check ‘n Go will offer consumers many financial solutions, including:
• Retail loans
• Check cashing
• Western Union services
• Prepaid cards
"Check ‘n Go operates over 200 stores in Texas and we are excited to extend our operations in this new location," said store representatives.

Halloween in Sweetwater

November 1, 2013

The Boyd home in Sweetwater was one of many houses adorned with elaborate Halloween décor this season.
Shown is the greeter, Tyrone Boyd. He lives in the home with his wife, Daneal and their two daughters Shania and Faith.
Find more photos of Halloween around town throughout today's edition.

Weekend forecast for Sweetwater

November 1, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 15 mph, becoming north-northwest winds in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southwest.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid to upper 60s, with lows in the mid 40s/low 50s. Winds will gradually increase throughout, with gusts up to 25 mph on Sunday night.
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October 31st

Two jailed after pleading guilty

October 31, 2013

Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Wade Eliot Kolb pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony. Kolb was sentenced to one year confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $423 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 216 days credit towards hi sentence for time already served in jail.

Singer songwriter clinic to take place at Texas Theatre

October 31, 2013

Susan Herndon, along with friends Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp, will be hosting a singer songwriter clinic at the Texas Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 2. Herndon is an Oklahoma girl and a woman of the world. While the patina of Sooner State red dirt is apparent in everything she sings, her music is more about where she's been than from where she hails. A degree in French led her to south France for many years where her musical odyssey began. "Music really is our universal language," says Susan, "and I do believe that good songs, in any language, can truly touch souls."

Area schools participate in BEST Robotics competition

October 31, 2013

The Big Country BEST Robotics competition took place Saturday Texas State Technical College West Texas in Sweetwater. This year’s theme was "Gatekeeper" and 13 area teams participated including included ATEMS, Ballinger ISD, Colorado Middle School, Comanche High School, Gustine High School, Highland High School, Jim Ned High School, Potter's Hand Christian School, Rising Star High School, Robert Lee High School, Roscoe Collegiate High School, Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School.
The winners are:
BEST award:
1st-Roscoe Collegiate
2nd-Sweetwater High School

Hospital discusses more renovations

October 31, 2013

During Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given toward the reimbursement resolution from McKinstry. The meeting was held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Should the board move forward with Phase 4 of the hospital renovations — which includes, but is not limited to, work on the surgery, intensive care and obstetrics departments, the resolution allows the board to add the costs on planning with the bond issue. This cost of this tentative project is expected to not exceed $17 million.

Local Halloween forecast

October 31, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be breezy, with a west northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
For trick-or-treating tonight, it will be clear, with a low around 48 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south-southwest.
Visit to learn more.

October 30th

Grand Jury indicts seven

October 30, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted seven people this month. Five of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Teresa Ann Williams was indicted for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a second degree felony. Williams possessed more than a gram, but less than four grams of cocaine on Dec. 8, 2012, according to court documents. Her bond was set at $20,000.

TSTC Health Fair next week

October 30, 2013

Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus will again play host to the annual Nolan County Health Fair. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center, will feature approximately 40 Big Country area vendors. 

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