Archive - 2014 - News Article
A bid was awarded for the Union Pacific Railroad right of way waterline and relocation project at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
John Voller of Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd opened the five bids, which were then reviewed by city staff. The five submitted bids included a total base bid along with three alternate bids.
The Sweetwater City Commission approved directing city staff to initiate annexation proceedings for approximately 400 acres located in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) during their meeting held on Tuesday.
The "Emerging American Talent Fundraiser Series" presents Nashville singer Lillie Syracuse to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 22 starting at 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the concert fundraiser will go toward renovations for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
In a phone interview, Syracuse called her opportunity to perform in Sweetwater "happenstance", as she found out about Sweetwater when she met Scott and Carla Morgan in Nashville. The Morgans attended one of her shows, and by keeping in touch with her, Syracuse was asked to perform for the local benefit concert.
Pictured are Shelby and Morgan Rasco presenting a plaque of appreciation to Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough for all the time and support he has given to the Girl Scouts of Nolan County. Shelby and Morgan are the daughters of Jamie Rasco of Blackwell, a Girl Scout troop leader. The plaque was made by Liz Sands of Sweetwater.
Jim McKenzie announced that he will seek re-election to the City Commission Precinct 2, in the May 10 City Election. He has served four terms.
McKenzie has resided in Sweetwater for over 30 years. He and his wife Linda have three grown children and four grandchildren. Jim has been Regional Manager of Lone Star Transportation for the last 17 years.
"I love my job and feel that the knowledge and experience that you gain in overseeing a successful multi-million dollar company helps ensure the citizens of Sweetwater that their tax dollars are being used wisely."
Broadway Baptist Church
There was a farmer who had a big brush pile that he wanted to burn. As he began to prepare it for burning, he noticed a little bird had built a nest in it. Out of concern for the bird, he destroyed the nest. When he came back days later, he found that the bird had rebuilt the nest. He destroyed the nest again, but the bird built it again, and again the farmer destroyed it. Finally, the little bird gave up. Can you imagine that little bird going home and saying to
Various purchases were approved by the Sweetwater City Commission during their meeting held on Tuesday.
Among them were three pickup trucks to be purchased through the Texas Buy Board. A half-ton, four-door crew cab will be used by Code Enforcement; a 3/4-ton, extended cab four-wheel-drive truck will be used by Source of Supply; and a half-ton, extended cab four-wheel-drive truck will be used at the Purification Plant.
Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Steve Garcia Lopez pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a third degree felony. He was sentenced to three years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, $782 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have 208 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail. He will also have to register as a sex offender no more than 30 days after his release.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2479 recently donated $300 to the Sweetwater Farm League (7 and 8 years old) Marlins baseball team.
Shown (from left) is Linda Posey accepting the check on behalf of the baseball team from Richard Posey with the VFW.
On Tuesday, the Sweetwater City Commission approved making a change to the address of the Nolan County Coliseum during their regular monthly meeting.
A request from the Nolan County Coliseum board was submitted to the commission to change a portion of 17th Street and Jack Hazard Drive (located within Newman Park), starting at FM 419 and ending at Cypress Street which passes by the front of the Coliseum, to âColiseum Driveâ.