Archive - 2013 - News Article
Shown is city attorney Pete Sheridan (left) administering the oath of office at Tuesday's City Commission meeting to Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and Precinct 1 city commissioner Larry May. Not pictured is Precinct 3 commissioner Ricky Castro.
Prior to the swearing in, the results from the Saturday, May 11 city election were canvassed and approved, while a resolution declaring the official results from the election was approved as well. Approval was also given to adopt the resolution appointing the mayors pro-tem for the city, which is on a quarterly rotation.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors approved the financial participation in a Cline Shale study performed by the University of Texas at San Antonio during their meeting on Monday morning.
Prior to the approval, the board met in a 45-minute executive session held to discuss economic development/real property negotiations/personnel matters. Upon returning from the closed session, approval was given on the item.
Today will be warm, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through 1 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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A press conference was held on Tuesday morning at City Hall to announce a new school security system to be implemented within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
A program already in use by local law enforcement known as COPsync, Inc. has offered the local school district the opportunity to implement the COPsync 911 system. Thus, Sweetwater ISD will become the first district in the nation to test and implement the security system.
Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will welcome the chefs and students from the TSTC Culinary Institute (Abilene) to their campus to prepare and serve a series of luncheons on the campus. The complete menus will not be posted, because the class for the week will determine what is served. These are not classes for the people attending, just for participants to attend and enjoy.
Due to excellent support, both in sponsors and in having 83 players participate in the annual Nolan County Foundation Golf Classic for Scholarships held April 20, at the Sweetwater Country Club, the Nolan County Foundation is announcing awards to 32 spring graduates from Blackwell High School, Highland High School, Roscoe High School and Sweetwater High School.
According to Homer Taylor, President/Executive Director of the NCF, this year's awardees will bring the total number of $1,000 scholarships awarded by the NCF since the Golf Classic began to 199 Nolan County spring graduates.
The Board of Trustees of Sweetwater Independent School District recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School ATSSB All-State Band Qualifier, Crysten Ivy.
"Crysten Ivy has brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2012-2013 school year and has excelled in her performance by earning a seat in the ATSSB All State Band," stated the resolution.
The Friends of the Library have started a newborn project at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
They are giving new parents at the hospital a bag to take home with a new book, information about the library and other goodies. Marie Leach, Friends of the Library president and Barbara Keeney, secretary/treasurer, tookÂ 25 bags to the hospital and Misty Whoolery-Pratt, RN accepted the gift bags.
Shown are (from left to right) Misty Whoolery-Pratt, RN, Marie Leach and Barbara Keeney.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will last throughout the nighttime hours.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 64. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
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More than 50 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are affected by arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the United States. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) aims to help the community understand more about arthritis with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on May 15.
The Lunch and Learn Seminar is a free program presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH. Using his expansive knowledge and medical expertise, Dr. Seibel will explain the basics of arthritis and its impact on people with the disorder.