Archive - Jan 15, 2014 - News Article

Golden algae bloom at Lake Sweetwater

January 15, 2014

A golden algae bloom is behind the death of these fish and many more at Lake Sweetwater.

Hospital update heard at SEED meeting

January 15, 2014

An update on the renovations at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was given by hospital administrator Donna Boatright at the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors held on Monday morning.
Construction at the local hospital began in 2010 with an energy savings and water conservation project. A performance contract with McKinstry was established to replace the lighting, autoclaves, boiler, HVAC, patient room units, the walk-in freezer/refrigerator and toilet.

Truancy grant approved by county commissioners

January 15, 2014

A resolution in support of the Nolan County Truancy/Juvenile Prevention grant was approved at Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
The grant is through the Criminal Justice Department of the Governor's office and would be used to partner with nine school districts in three counties, which includes Nolan. Already, eight school districts have agreed to the partnership.

Fire safety at RPMH

January 15, 2014

Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin and SFD Training Officer Billy Villanueva taught several employees at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital some fire safety exercises, as well as teaching employees how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Several employees tested out their fire fighting skills with a controlled fire outside of the campus.
Shown is Villanueva talking to RPMH employees.

Police station bids opened at city meeting

January 15, 2014

At Tuesday morning's City Commission meeting, nine bids were opened and read for the construction of the new police station.
Some area media outlets reported on Tuesday afternoon that there were ten bids, but the total of nine was confirmed by city staff.
For each bid, the base bid was noted as well as how many days the project would run. Although businesses from McAllen, Lubbock and Midland submitted bids, a few of the companies are located within the Metroplex.

Local weather for Wednesday

January 15, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 35 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph.
Visit to learn more.

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