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The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, hosted the fall meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning committee on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The gathering allowed community leaders from various fields to converge and discuss the impact and consequences from the incoming Cline Shale oil development.
Among the opening discussion was an update on the public forum held on June 27, which featured speakers Jeff Labenz-Hough, Robert Reyes and Vanessa Zientek. Overall, the committee felt that the forum was very informative.
RPMH took the next step in considering future renovations to the campus by action of the board during Monday nightâ€™s meeting.
After obtaining some direction from the board at the August meeting, David White with McKinstry gave an update on potential Phase 4 upgrades of the 37 year old facility which would include, but not be limited to Surgery, Intensive Care and Obstetrics. Consideration of an outpatient dialysis center and in house MRI was also included.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds around 15 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms come in the area.
We have rain chances through Sunday evening, with our best chances of rain on Saturday at 70%. Expect highs in the upper 70s/low 80s and lows in the upper 50s/low 60s. Winds will be from the northeast most of the weekend, shifting to the east-southeast by Sunday night.
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Students from the Autobody program at Texas State Technical College West Texas traveled to Waco to begin restoration on a 1965 Rangoon Red Ford Mustang convertible for the upcoming Golden Anniversary of the college.
The Third Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters Fall Motorcycle Rally and Cook-Off will take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at Lake Sweetwater.
There will be a cook-off, bike games, bike shows, a poker run, raffles and a 50/50 drawing with many amenities available to those attending including campsites, bathrooms, showers, electricity and motels in town.
State Representative Susan King hosted a town hall meeting at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Tuesday afternoon. King briefly went over the latest legislative session in Austin and touched on subjects concerning education, TxDOT, water, second amendment rights and the upcoming constitutional amendments (Proposition 6) that will be brought to voters in November. Attendees of the meeting asked questions about CSCOPE and possible funding for an outpatient dialysis center in Sweetwater.
Approval was given toward the purchase of a new server during Monday morning's Nolan County commissioners' meeting, which will help begin the transition for a new financial software upgrade for the county auditor and treasurer.
The server will be purchased from Your Way Computer Tech Team at the cost of around $4,828. The software upgrade was first approved during a special-called meeting on September 3, and initial steps toward the transition could begin anytime after October 1.
The Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) board of directors held two meetings on Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The first meeting, briefly held prior to the board's regular monthly meeting, resulted in the approval of the 2014 tax rate and operating budget for the new fiscal year.
Two special-called meetings were held to give the public a chance to speak on the issues on September 10 and 13. The minutes for those meetings, along with the minutes from last month's regular meeting, were all approved during the regular meeting for the month.
NOLAN COUNTY â€“ Construction on the US 84 overpass at westbound I-20 in Nolan County is now complete. The bridge has been opened to traffic. Drivers are urged to use caution in the area today as crews finish removing signs and barricades.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 92. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 66 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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