Archive - 2013 - News Article

October 16th

SPD recommends online system to help citizens keep track of valuables

October 16, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable -- and invaluable -- personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, the Sweetwater Police Department says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.

Several items discussed at county meeting

October 16, 2013

Discussion was held during Monday's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on the possibility of having a county credit card for travel purposes.
Zach Wilcox with the Nolan County Extension Office made the presentation to the commissioners. He is currently in the process of booking hotel rooms for stock shows coming up in the first part of 2014, and it has continued to be a challenge to do so without a credit card and through the use of checks in the past.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

October 16, 2013

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 58. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

October 15th

Milestone year for TMCN

October 15, 2013

Sweetwater is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme “Making a Difference.” It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Leah Andrews and Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Executive Director Ken Becker represent Sweetwater on the TMCN Council.

Woman’s Forum begins annual ticket sales

October 15, 2013

Sweetwater's Woman's Forum is kicking off their annual holiday give away today. The monies raised will be used for their Civic Improvement and Beautification program.
Pictured is Richard Fergeson of State Farm Insurance who bought the first ticket, sold by chairperson Lita McEachern. He now has a chance to win a 50' LED color TV, iPad or a laptop computer.
The drawing will be held at the Christmas Craft Show at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Tickets are $1 and are being sold by any member of Woman's Forum beginning today and ending at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Officials break ground for new jail

October 15, 2013

City and county officials, along with many in the community were on hand on Monday afternoon to break ground on the new jail and Sheriff's Office at 211 Avenger Field Road.
The facility will include a county jail with 96 beds along with a sheriff's office.

Roscoe to host Wind Festival

October 15, 2013

The West Texas Wind Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday in Roscoe. The event will have a kid's area with bounce houses, food and craft vendors, a Mud Bog, fireworks and live music including Rance Norton and the Cadillac Boys, country music legend Moe Bandy and Band, and other area bands. The Festival continues to grow each year and Roscoe looks forward to hosting the event. Food and craft vendor applications may be picked up at Roscoe City Hall (325-766-3871) or by calling Kelly Etheredge at 325-725-0756.

Local forecast for Tuesday

October 15, 2013

Today will be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be falling all day to around 55 by 5 p.m. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon.
Rain chances will drop down to 30% tonight, with cloudy conditions remaining and a low near 46. Winds will be from the north around 10 mph.
Find out how long the cool weather will last on weather.gov.

October 14th

Students learning science in the great outdoors with Kids on the Land program

October 14, 2013

Recently, 122 students from Blackwell, Highland, and Roscoe visited the 69 Ranch for another day of hands-on learning with Kids On the Land volunteers. This is the third year for the program due to the generosity of the Dickson Family, Buzzi Unicem, Infigen Energy, Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation Board and Hydraulic Supply and Service Company. Others in the Maryneal community provided food and volunteers.

Melanie Martinez to perform at local Sweetest Day event

October 14, 2013

Melanie Martinez, a contestant from The Voice, will perform at the Municipal Auditorium with Kimberly Dunn and Kristine Mirelle Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Sweetest Day Benefit concert.
Martinez finished at #5 on last Fall’s season of The Voice as part of Adam Levine’s team. Levine said many times on the show that he liked her because her voice and style were unique. Her uniqueness was obvious from the beginning as she played a tambourine with her feet while she played the guitar, singing Britney Spears’, “Toxic” with her own softer, Indie approach to the song.

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