Archive - 2013 - News Article

August 21st

Ribbon cutting at new Gas Card Site hosted by WTG Fuels

August 21, 2013

WTG Fuels, Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning at the new Gas Card Site, located at 2400 W. Broadway. The site is open to the public and offers highway diesel, red diesel and unleaded fuels. If you have a credit card or a bank card you can pump your fuel at this location at anytime, day or night.
Gas Card sites are located all over west Texas, up to Amarillo, down to San Angelo, and into New Mexico.

THSCEF’s Our Day to Shine

August 21, 2013

Sweetwater High School and San Angelo Lakeview High School will be participating in a scrimmage this Thursday, with all proceeds being donated to the THSCEF (Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation) Benevolence Fund. This day has become known as "Our Day to Shine."

Public hearing held on county tax rate

August 21, 2013

During Monday's special-called meeting of the county commissioners, the first public hearing was held on the proposed tax rate for 2013-2014.
The total proposed rate stands at .507552, which is the combination of the general fund's M&O (maintenance and operations) at .382542, the general fund I&S (interest and sinking) at .064469, and the farm to market fund at .060541. No input, however, was heard on the item.
Prior to the close of the public hearing, approval was given to hold the second public hearing on the proposed tax rate at the meeting on Monday, August 26.

Wednesday's local weather

August 21, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 93. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 71 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Are there rain chances on the horizon? Find out at weather.gov.

August 20th

Highland’s Meet the Teacher and Big Blue Preview set for Thursday

August 20, 2013

Highland ISD will be hosting their annual Meet the Teacher night and Big Blue Preview on Thursday, August 22nd.  There will be several activities during the evening including a brisket sandwich meal, meet-and-greet with teachers, and an introduction of the football players and cross-country runners. 
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Highland PTO will be serving brisket sandwich meals in the cafeteria, $6 per plate for adults and $4 per plate for children 5th grade and younger.  They will also have several door prizes. 

AgriLife Extension Big Country Beef Conference set for August 22

August 20, 2013

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Big Country Beef Conference has been set for Aug. 22. The biennial conference starts with registration at 8 a.m. in the Big Country Hall next to the Extension offices located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center. This year’s event will focus on the current state of the industry, stocker/yearling management and heifer development.
The conference is the largest and most comprehensive educational beef program in the Big Country. We typically draw speakers and participants from across Texas.

New teachers welcomed at luncheon

August 20, 2013

The New Teachers' Luncheon was held this past Friday at the seminar room located in the Center at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus in Sweetwater. The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Gil Cherry, the president of the Chamber Board, expressed his pride in the annual luncheon. As the future of the nation is based upon the education of children, he applauded the sacrifices, selflessness and courage of the incoming teachers.

GMP for County Jail and Sheriff’s Office discussed at special County Commissioners meeting

August 20, 2013

A special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners was held on Monday so that discussion could be held on the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for county jail and sheriff's office projects.
At last week's meeting, 100% of the construction documents were presented with lengthy discussion taking place to determine items to be altered in a way which would lower the GMP without compromising the quality of the building. The meeting on the 12th concluded with the total cost standing $964,000 over, and the contractor and architect were asked to return with a final plan to bring costs down.

Fourth and Elm Church of Christ hosts Super Chaos

August 20, 2013

"Super Chaos" was held at 4th and Elm Church of Christ on Wednesday night, August 8, 2012 on the church campus. Families of children attending the weekly summer children's program at the church, "Chaos", were invited to take part in the special event that included a bounce house, a meal and games for everyone.
"Chaos" started in June and has been held each Wednesday night this summer at 4th and Elm Church of Christ for elementary students, offering them a time of Bible stories, puppets, crafts and snacks. The program will wrap up on August 29.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

August 20, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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