Archive - 2013 - News Article

SIS students honored by SISD

May 31, 2013

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) students were honored at a recent meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees for various achievements. Resolutions were presented to students, teachers and administrators, recognizing the accomplishments within the district.
Shown are (from left to right) Makenna Milner, Rylan Hayes, Caden Von Atzigen, Collin Stafford and Reese Hayes, members of the Destination Imagination team that qualified for state. Not pictured is team member Michelle Zapata.
The team, led by teacher Kayla Scott, was recognized during the meeting for their accomplishment.

TNB awards financial literacy essay winners

May 31, 2013

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April, so in an effort to support healthy financial habits, Texas National Bank held an essay contest for eighth graders throughout Nolan County. In response to the first annual contest, Texas National Bank received 52 essays each addressing the topic, “Discuss three steps people can take to begin building wealth regardless of the size of their income.”

May 30th

New eligibility rule for farm license plates

May 30, 2013

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.

Resolutions presented at SISD board meeting

May 30, 2013

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) students were honored at a recent meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees for various achievements. Resolutions were presented to students, teachers and administrators, recognizing the accomplishments within the district.

Ricky Cunningham named Brookshire's store director

May 30, 2013

Ricky Cunningham, a five-year Brookshire's Grocery Company employee, has been named store director at Brookshire’s located at 501 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
Ricky joined the company as a grocery stocker in Albany, Texas, and was promoted to assistant store manager in 2007. He has served as assistant store manager at six different Texas stores.

Pump testing at the city pool

May 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Fire Department has been testing their pumpers at the city pool.
"We are required to test the pumpers at various times throughout the year to make sure the trucks pump what they are supposed to," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.

May 29th

Grilled Vegetable Provence Style

May 29, 2013

The flavors of these grilled vegetables are reminiscent of the French summer favorite, ratatouille, but grilling is so Texan! Next time you crank up the grill, grill these vegetables next to that Texas size steak, or add them on top of your burger. Serves 4
Ingredients:
1 eggplant
Salt
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence*
1 large ripe tomato, sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, caps halved
2 sweet bell peppers
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

TMCN seeks new executive

May 29, 2013

Texas Midwest Community Network Executive Director Nicki Harle has announced plans to step down by the end of the year. The organization is seeking a new executive and has posted information about the position and application process on the Texas Midwest website, www.texasmidwest.org.
TMCN is a regional non-profit organization of communities working together to accomplish what one community can not do alone. The mission of TMCN is to promote a regional approach to provide the resources and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth.

RPMH swears in board members

May 29, 2013

Steve Holcomb, Hospital Board Chairman, is shown swearing in Kirby Andrews-District 7 (At Large), Linda Kite-District 2 and Jose Villafranca-District 6 at the latest hospital board meeting.
Holcomb (District 4) was also sworn in during the meeting by Andrews.

Burn ban to remain lifted

May 29, 2013

On May 13, the county-wide burn ban was lifted by the Nolan County Commissioners. At Monday morning’s meeting, approval was given for the burn ban to remain lifted, due to the recent rains that have fallen in the area.
Also during the meeting, the recommendation of Erica Caballero as the City-County Library Director was approved. Elsie Pierce, the chairperson of the library board, offered some information about the application process.

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