Archive - 2013 - News Article
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced the development of a new BNSF Logistics Center as well as improvements to an existing rail yard and mainline infrastructure at a groundbreaking ceremony in Sweetwater. The new Logistics Center is designed to meet the growing supply chain needs of a strong energy corridor across Texas for many energy-related commodities in the Permian Basin and Cline Shale. The facility will also support the strength of Texas agriculture.
Today will be sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 45 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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NOLAN COUNTY â€“ Traffic on westbound I-20 at US 84 will be diverted from the main lanes for most of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 23, to allow maintenance crews to restore the pavement surface near the recently completed overpass. Work will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m.Â Drivers should follow the posted detour to US 84 Business during this time.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host a Human Resource Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital conference room for all Chamber members.
Becky Green, Management Specialist from the Small Business Development Center Texas Tech at Abilene will be the speaker. Green was born in Sweetwater and moved away her sophomore year in high school. She returned to Sweetwater for a few years, then moved around the state.
SWEETWATER â€“ As construction on Lamar Street continues, temporary closures are planned for this week at Jenny George Lane and Arizona Avenue where they intersect with Lamar.
The closures will take place during the daytime and on the cross streets only and Lamar Street will remain open to traffic. Crews will only close one street at a time. Access to the hospital will be maintained at all times. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes at this time.
Southeast Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.
On Monday, students showed their pride in being drug free by wearing their favorite college, trade school or military shirts. Shown are Mikey Duke, Miguel Juarez, Lexi DeLeon, Mingo Mendoza, Brycen Cantu and Addison Phillips.
The students of Sweetwater High School started the new school year on the right foot with 63 students making the A-Honor Roll, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the first six seeks were Kaitlyn Gholson (9th grade), Keegan vonAtzigen (10th grade), Holly Johnson (11th grade) and Jamison Whoolery-Pratt (12th grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:
Today will be sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Located at 815 Lamar Street, Suite A is Side Effects, a funky, fun and stylish fashion boutique owned and operated by Kelly Putnam and her mother, Vivian Heffernan. Reflecting both women's personalities and fashion sense, the boutique is bright and full of flare, selling up-to-date fashion for girls and women of all sizes at reasonable prices. "You don't have to spend an outrageous amount of money to be fashionable," said Kelly.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is administering the flu vaccine during regular immunization clinic every Wednesday from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for all adults and children 3-18 years of age, even if they have insurance. Medicare, part B is accepted. The cost for children who do not have insurance is $6 and Medicaid and CHIP are accepted. For more information regarding immunizations, call 235-5463.