Archive - 2013 - News Article
Two ordinances were read and approved during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission at City Hall.
Approval was given toward the first reading of the amended Chapter 18 city ordinance entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," which allows freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The first passage of the ordinance was earlier this year, but was brought back for consideration after a request was made by the commissioners.
Nolan County residents will now need to provide proof of eligibility at the Nolan County Tax Assessor-Collector's office in order to obtain farm license plates which have a reduced registration fee.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles wants all vehicles on the road to be properly registered. While this rule requires an additional step for farm vehicle owners, it is important to ensure that only eligible farm vehicles pay the reduced fee.
We'll have partly sunny skies today, with a high near 90 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through the nighttime hours; otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
The only other rain chance we'll have this weekend is on Saturday morning. Expect weekend highs ranging in the upper 80s to mid 90s, with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the south with gusts up to 20 mph.
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Gwendolyn Boyd was the Lucky One Sweepstakes Mini iPad winner for the month of April.
This contest has been running from Feb. 1 and ended on May 31. First Financial has given away three Mini iPads and has one more to announce soon.
Pictured also is Debbie Anthony of First Financial Bank.
During Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, a public hearing was held to consider a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission on a rezoning request.
Eric and Mindy von Atzigen, Pastors at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater, recently returned from a 10-day mission trip to Croatia, Macedonia and Albania.
Eric and Mindy traveled with Randy Boyd of Prepare International to train and encourage church leaders in these countries.
Shown is Mindy von Atzigen teaching in Sibinik, Croatia. Find more photos on Page 1 in today's edition.
A brief City Manager's report was heard during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, as Eddie Brown gave updates on current city projects.
Construction on the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building is underway, as windows are being placed. The expectation is for the building to be a nice facility where participants can return, and in a timely manner.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 94. Winds will come from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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Teen Night at The Lumberyard in Roscoe will be from 7-11 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The event will be a dance for students entering the ninth through 12th grades. There will be a $5 cover charge and plenty of adult supervision. For more information, call 325-436-8279.
On Tuesday night, June 11, 2013, at approximately 9:46 p.m., a jailer in the Nolan County Jail was performing routine duties in the main population area of the facility when the jailer was notified of an inmate that appeared to be in some form of medical distress. The inmate was in fact observed to be in distress and the jailer had emergency medical personnel notified immediately.
An ambulance and emergency medical personnel from the Sweetwater Fire Department were dispatched and jail personnel immediately began performing CPR life saving measures.