Archive - 2013 - News Article
During Thursday's meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, discussion was held on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the changes made by the federal government on health insurance--and how it will affect the school district.
According to SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman, substitute teachers who work over 30 hours a week would have to be offered health care by the district. The ACA specifies that an employee who works 30 hours a week is at full-time work status.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital staff and administration, gift shop Purple People Greeters, and Sweetwater community members gathered at the newly remodeled RPMH gift shop for a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Tuesday morning.
Purple People Greeters, volunteers who run the gift shop among many other duties, are Barbara Williams, Peggy Otwell, Pearl Atkins, Edna Sowell, Billie Diddle, Rose Ann Elston, Phyllis Morris and Johnnie Gainey.
Several appointments were approved during Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
The appointment of Rut Crawley as manager for the Nolan County Welfare Office was approved, while Carol Flint was given approval to serve on the Nolan County Welfare Board. For the Sick Pool Committee, approval was given for Kathy Bowen to serve.
Also during the meeting, in a three-to-one vote, the burn ban for Nolan County was approved to remain lifted for the next two weeks.
It's hot again today!
Expect sunny skies and a high near 104, with heat index values as high as 107. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 78 and southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Any chances of rain or cooler temps in sight? Find the answer at weather.gov.
If you happened to be out and about downtown Sweetwater at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, you may have seen a whole lot of people on what appeared to be miniature motorcycles. What were those funny little bikes, and who were those people? The National Cushman Club of America members.
Those funny little bikes are actually Nebraska-made scooters that were built from 1936 to 1965. Sometimes dubbed "Baby Harleys," Cushman scooters reached their height in popularity during the late '50s and early '60s.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, in which action was taken on two different insurances for the district.
For the first time in two years, bids were obtained on property and casualty insurance. The district is currently covered by TAPS (Texas Association of Public Schools) with blanket coverage, which means that in the instance coverage is needed, the insurance would cover the entire cost, even if the amount exceeds the appraised value.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda invited a special guest at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting on Monday. Dr. Steve Lyons gave a presentation on hurricanes and how they impact our area and other inland areas.
It's going to be quite hot today, with sunny skies and a high near 104. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 76 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to find out how long the triple-digit heat will last.
Three entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
David Wayne Suddock pleaded guilty to credit card or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. He was sentenced to 18 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice with 206 days of credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees, $82.98 in restitution to First Financial Bank of Sweetwater and $1,500 in restitution to Texas National Bank of Sweetwater.
CĂ©sar Caro presents Rotary Club President Gil Cherry with a Paul Harris Society Member certificate at Monday's Rotary Club meeting.
Membership in the Paul Harris Society is based on a â€śnew moneyâ€ť aggregate gift of $1,000 a year to the annual programs fund of the Rotary Foundation.