Archive - 2013 - News Article

December 16th

SHS Theatre Arts performs Copeland’s Christmas Carol

December 16, 2013

The Sweetwater High School Theatre Arts Department, along with several members of the community, performed Copeland’s Christmas Carol this past weekend, accepting non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys and monetary donations as admission for charity.
Shown above are Betty Carter as Marley Jacobs, Del Riley as Ebenezer Scrooge, Christian Gaxiola as Boogie Man, Zoe Fuqua as Ghost of Christmas Present, Joe Allen as host of Christmas Past and Jessica Galindo as Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come.

Various updates given at monthly SEED meeting

December 16, 2013

Updates were heard on various topics by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) staff during the board of directors' meeting on Monday morning.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, shared that the construction work by TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) on Lamar Street was ahead of schedule. The earliest date mentioned for completion was the first part of this summer.

Local weather for Monday

December 16, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
For the parade tonight, expect mostly clear skies, with a low around 36 and south-southwest winds around 5 mph.
Visit to learn more.

December 14th

WTEC attempts to guide region in potential growth

December 14, 2013

Former Texas Railroad Commission Victor Carrillo said his strong desire to see economic development in his hometown and surrounding area led to his acceptance of an offer to serve as chairman of the West Texas Energy Consortium.
The new organization will attempt to guide the region’s communities through the potential growth and subsequent problems that may develop from the growth spurred by an oil boom.

Donation made to McFaul Family

December 14, 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2479 Commander Lionel Mendez makes a donation to James McFaul, grandfather if Michael McFaul to help defray the cost of medical expenses for treatment at the burn center in Atlanta, Ga.

May announces candidacy for Nolan County Judge

December 14, 2013

With the support of family, friends, and colleagues, Whitley May, a local business owner, is announcing his Republican candidacy for Nolan County Judge.
May is a fourth generation Nolan County native and is raising the fifth generation in Nolan County. He and his family are members of First United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and working on the farm.

Muncy announces candidacy for Precinct 2 Nolan County Commissioner

December 14, 2013

Terry Muncy is announcing his Democratic candidacy for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 2.
Nolan County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes on the early voting dates of Feb. 18 through Feb. 28, 2014. They may also vote on March 4, 2014 in the primary election. Muncy would sincerely appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.
He is a lifelong resident of Nolan County, with a family history of grandfather Buster Adams and father Billy Muncy both serving as County Commissioners in Precinct 4.

Bids open for hunter well field project

December 14, 2013

During Tuesday's meeting of the City Commission, a bid was awarded to drill water wells at the Hunter Well Field.
Three bids were received and opened at the meeting; all three included a base bid and three alternate bids. The bids were reviewed during the meeting by John Voller with Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd.
A recommendation was given to award the bid to Texas Water and Soil, which offered the low base bid of $763,602. The three alternate bids came in at $138,442; $144,250; and $172,442.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to have annual Christmas pageant

December 14, 2013

You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas pageant this Sunday at the Sweetwater City Auditorium at 11 a.m. This year’s pageant is entitled “Who Can Compare” and highlights the truth that no one and no thing can compare with our glorious savior. This is always a wonderful remembrance of the birth of Jesus with a special presentation by the kids of EFC, and we would love to have you celebrate with us!

DPS increases DWI enforcement during holidays

December 14, 2013

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From Dec. 13 to Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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