Archive - Jan 22, 2014 - News Article
The state proposal to ban gassing as a way to capture rattlesnakes has been postponed.
This is big news for Sweetwater, where dozens of people spoke out last week in opposition to the proposal.
If it had passed, Sweetwater's biggest economic event of the year â€” The Rattlesnake Roundup â€” could have been in jeopardy.
According to State Representative Susan King's office, the Texas Parks and Wildlife department sent out an e-mail stating it has pulled the snake gassing item for consideration at this week's meetings.
Shown are businesses in the Sweetwater Business Park including Washita Valley Enterprises, new construction for Select Energy and Crest Pumping Technologies.
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Across the US, school districts are working to incorporate common core state standards and hands-on learning opportunities into their math and science curriculum.Â These new opportunities are designed to provide real world experiences that help grow the next generation by preparing them for success in college and in their careers. Now in its third year, the Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is once again gearing up to help rural school districts by investing over $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural communities.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 59. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 27 and wind chill values between 18 and 23. Winds will be blustery and from the northeast at 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight and gusts as high as 35 mph.
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