Archive - 2013 - News Article
The newly-named 2013 Shale Show Sammy Baugh Classic begins this weekend at Mustang Bowl with a new sponsor and â at least for this year â a new and rather unique scheduling setup.
A total of three games will be played this year in the Classic, which is now in its ninth year. But instead of having its traditional Thursday through Saturday lineup, all games at the 2013 event will be played on the weekend â starting with the opening game at 11 a.m. Saturday between Quanah and Miles.
For the first time, the Classic is on two weekends.
Area fire crews battled a blaze just west of Lake Trammell on Wednesday when a fire began around 11:45 a.m.
According to firefighters, the dry conditions and rugged terrain made the fire very difficult to reach. The fire was contained at about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Fire departments that helped to extinguish the blaze include the Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe VFD, Lake Sweetwater VFD, Maryneal VFD and Nolan VFD. Nolan County workers and members of the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office also assisted with the blaze.
The fire was said to be started by a train.
Sweetwater Independent School District was the host of this monthâs Chamber Coffee. The event took place at the East Ridge Elementary Schoolâs new library.
Those who attended toured the facility and enjoyed refreshments and networking. Door prizes were also given away, including Sweetwater Strong T-shirts, Mustang football tickets, chocolates and SISD lunch passes.
Shown are students who helped with greeting and drawing for door prizes including Chloee Jones, Abraham Rodriguez, Hadlee Hardin and Joseph Milner.
During last Thursdayâs meeting of the Nolan County Hospital Districtâs board of directors, discussion and action was taken regarding the budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
The 2014 operating budget, as well as the proposed tax rate for the new year, were both reviewed and approved by the board.
For the budget, a package presented to board members included a line-by-line breakdown by department. The proposed tax rate for the new year is at .25237--an increase from last yearâs rate of .22176, but the same rate from the 2012 fiscal year.
Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
We'll see mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invite the public, and any organization or agencies with an interest in agriculture or conservation to attend a local work group meeting/listening session to be held at the Maryneal Community Center in Maryneal. This meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. Â
The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will also host the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an all classes reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning and Sunday morning church services at Newman Park according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.
Shown (at right) is Mica Parker, the newest member of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors.
Parker's appointment was approved by the board during their meeting held Thursday, Aug. 29, and she will serve as the District 1 trustee.
Administering the oath of office to Parker is board president Steve Holcomb.
Ticket pre-sales for Friday's Sweetwater Mustang football game against Andrews will be on sale beginning today through Friday.
The prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Prices will be the same at the gate.
The ball game will be played in Andrews with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 235-8601 ext. 116.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a major project to reconstruct 1.3 miles of Lamar Street (US Highway 70-Business) in Sweetwater this week.
The project will completely rehabilitate Lamar Street, which is one of the communityâs major streets, from I-20 to Avenue B by rebuilding the road base, laying new asphalt and building concrete intersections to improve drainage. The project also includes new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, retaining walls and upgraded signals.