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September 27th

Local weekend weather forecast

September 27, 2013

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.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 26th

TSTC West Texas work on Project Mustang, to revive classic car

September 26, 2013

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.

Rooster Rally this weekend

September 26, 2013

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.

Rep. Susan King hosts Town Hall Meeting

September 26, 2013

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.

Several items addressed at county meeting

September 26, 2013

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.

RPMH board approves 2014 tax rate, budget

September 26, 2013

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.

Construction finished on US 84 overpass

September 26, 2013

NOLAN COUNTY – 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.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

September 26, 2013

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.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 25th

County Commissioners meet with architects

September 25, 2013

County Commissioners held a meeting on Monday afternoon with representatives of Turner Construction and Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects (WHJ) to discuss the continuing construction on the Nolan County Courthouse and new jail/Sheriff's office.

Students gather for SYATP

September 25, 2013

Many students gathered this morning at Sweetwater High School for the annual See You At The Pole (SYATP) event.
Each year, more than three million students from all over the world participate in See You at the Pole.

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