Archive - 2013 - News Article
Pictured (standing, far right) is Scott Davis, retired United States Air Force and Sweetwater citizen, who taught â€śVerbal Judoâ€ť to members of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps.
In a natural or man-made disaster where many citizens, especially children are involved, â€śVerbal Judoâ€ť is the means for calming a potentially volatile situation before it can manifest into physical violence. This kind of â€śconflict managementâ€ť involves using posture, body language, tone of voice, choice of words and many more examples were given by Mr. Davis.
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren gave an update on the county jail project during the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club meeting held on Wednesday at Broadway Baptist Church.
Construction at the new facility, located on 211 Avenger Field Road, began on Monday, Sept. 30. A groundbreaking has been set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The facility will include a county jail with 96 beds along with a sheriff's office. At this time, Nolan County is one of just a few counties that still has their jail within their courthouse.
One airman had a goal to deploy once before his career came to a close, another was scheduled to deploy in September but had to depart earlier because of a shortfall. Each was destined for this particular base in Southwest Asia.
Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Doss is a 22-year veteran deployed from the 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron at March Air Force Base, Calif. He's a traditional reservist who is getting ready to complete his military career. But he wanted to deploy at least once before that career was over.
Maria C. Aguirre-AcuĂ±a, Associate Vice President Enrollment Management at Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the Executive Committee for the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACARO).
AcuĂ±a has been with TSTC West Texas for 27 years. She graduated with her AAS from TSTC in 1986 and began working as a student recruitment officer at the college. AcuĂ±a continued her education earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Management from Wayland Baptist University.
Patti Neill, Nolan County District Clerk, announced today that she would not seek another term. Her current term will end on Dec. 31, 2014, and she intends to complete her commitment.
Neill began her career with the county in 1977 as a deputy for Betty Bryant in the County Tax Assessor-Collector's office, then began working for District Clerk Vera Holloman in 1990. She ran for the office 16 years later when Holloman decided to run for re-election. At the time of her retirement, Neill will have served two terms.
Kimberly Dunn is one of three female artists performing for the Sweetest Day Benefit Concert Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The three young women represent multiple genres of music, offering a variety of entertainment to music lovers â€“ pop, soul and Texas country.
The Trinity Baptist Church Family welcomes Dr. Ken Lyle, Sr. as Interim Pastor, effective Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. â€śBro. Kenâ€ť was born in Houston. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Judy, for 56 years. The Lyles have four married children, Christine Waddail, Sandra Hammack, Dr. Ken Lyle, Jr. and Scott Lyle. They have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bro. Ken and Judy live in Abilene where they enjoy reading, writing and travel.
Amanda Morrow (right) is the newest member to be inducted to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. She is shown receiving her membership certificate from Mitch Moore, club president.
Also, the Kiwanis Club recently inducted new officers to the club for the 2013-2014 year. The induction ceremony was led by William Smith, the Lieutenant Governor for Division 35.
Officers inducted were Jerrie Gee (president), Chris Stephens (vice president), Rachel Newberry (secretary), and Jared Monday (treasurer). Find photos of the induction ceremony on Page 3 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater City Commission held a brief discussion on Tuesday on the bids for the construction of a new police department.
During the September 10 meeting, six bids were opened, with the price ranging from $5.3 to $6.7 million. The item was tabled at that meeting, however, in order for the architect to review the bids in detail.
At Tuesday's meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown expressed that the bids came in higher than expected, which left the commissioners with the option to accept the low bid or reject all of the bids. Thus, approval was given to reject the bids.