Archive - 2013 - News Article
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.
Cicada shells are usually a sign that summer has arrived and that the insects have burst onto our summer scene in Texas, but rarely does one get the chance to witness the process as it happens. This particular cicada was attached to the side of a Sweetwater home as it molted.
Shown, the cicada is next to its abandoned shell, now split and fully empty. The cicada will eventually adopt different colors once its new body hardens.
Find more photos of the process on Page 1 of today's edition.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one puppy available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male pit mix puppy.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
A benefit lunch for Fidel "Pancho" Albarran, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, will be held Sunday, June 9 at the Roscoe Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mr. Albarran has been an employee for the City of Roscoe for over 20 years. Menu items are homemade beef or chicken enchiladas, beans, rice, tea, and banana pudding. Dine in or carry out. All proceeds will go towards Mr. Albarran's trips to Lubbock for treatment. For more information, please call Margaret Vega at 766-2112.
The Fourth Annual "Blue Agave" Bar-B-Que and Chili Cook-Off will be held today in Blackwell. The event is "Lone Star" and "CASI" sanctioned, which will include brisket, ribs, chicken and beans. There will also be margarita and Bloody Mary pour-offs. A concert and dance featuring Mark David Manders will be held thirty minutes after dark. All activities will be held at the AMA Tech/Tel pavilion, located east on Highway FM 1170 in Blackwell. For more information and concert cover charge prices, call 325-668-3552 or 325-370-1119.
The Maryneal Homecoming will take place today. A steak dinner will be served at noon by Royce Randell and Acey Hurn. For more information, call Carol at 325-288-4434.
The 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Nolan County. KXOX AM/FM will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special.
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers have announced two Crimes of the Week.
On Thursday, May 16, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Sweetwater Police Department. It was reported that sometime between Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a business located on the north side of town near FM 1544 and Elm. The unknown person(s) stole several large items as well as tools, ladders and smaller items.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension's Family Consumer Sciences agent Tasha Baxter (Nolan County) provided a program entitled, "Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes" for patients with diabetes and their families, as well as any others interested in attending. The Sweetwater-Nolan County Heath Department sponsored the location and Alice Velez with the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Outreach Program provided free blood glucose testing. The program was divided and presented into four different areas with four different speakers with special knowledge in those areas.