Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article

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January 30th

Purchases approved by hospital board

January 30, 2014

Various purchases were approved by the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors at their meeting on Monday night, which was held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The purchase of 10 hospital beds and mattresses was approved, which came to the overall total of $128,000. Also, approval was given to purchase an infant warmer at the cost of around $9,700.
In addition, the purchase of a GE Logic E9 ultrasound unit was approved, which costs around $150,000. The unit will replace the current, older model, which will now be used as a back-up.

Progress on BNSF expansion

January 30, 2014

Shown is the new concrete road (off of FM 419) for the BNSF expansion as workers are setting forms and pouring concrete.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

January 30, 2014

Tonight will be mostly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be breezy with a south-southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and breezy winds from the south-southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

January 29th

Fans fill the stands

January 29, 2014

Sweetwater Mustang and Lady Mustang fans filled the stands on Tuesday evening supporting their basketball teams, as well as the Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team.

Presentations heard at county meeting

January 29, 2014

Discussion was held on plans for developing a large rail terminal on Eskota Road during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Steve Roth with USA Rail Terminals made the presentation, as he wanted to familiarize the commissioners with the project. The company has served the oil and gas industry for 20 years, with current projects ongoing in Louisiana and south Texas.

Jump Rope Team performs

January 29, 2014

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team had their first performance of the year on Tuesday evening during half time of the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs basketball game.
The team showed their jump rope and dance skills to the crowded gym.

City awards bid for police station construction project

January 29, 2014

The Sweetwater City Commission met on Tuesday morning, in which Ratcliff Constructors, LP was awarded the bid for the proposed police station construction project.
During the commission meeting held on the 14th, nine bids were submitted and read, in which the selection committee reviewed and scored the bids. While the bid price was the main scoring factor, company experience and their team members were also considered.

Wednesday's local weather

January 29, 2014

Today will be sunny, with a high near 47 and wind chill values between 13 and 23 early in the day. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight with a low around 36. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

January 28th

Nolan County service awards presented

January 28, 2014

Several county employees received service awards at Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Pictured are Luciano Chavez, Sheriff's Department Jailer; Michael Lotzenhiser, Sheriff's Department Jailer; Jennifer Underwood, Justice of the Peace-Civil Clerk; and Marie Torrez-Veteran's Service Secretary receiving their five-year service award.
Mary Margaret Cox, the District Court Reporter, received her ten-year county service award during the meeting on Monday.

County moves forward to apply for TxDOT grant

January 28, 2014

Nolan County continues to move forward with the process of applying for a grant from TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) for county roads damaged by the exploration, development or production of oil or gas, as some discussion was held at Monday morning's county commissioners meeting.
The supplemental road report from Precinct 4 was received and approved, which cited two additional roads which were already listed on the project list. Brief dialogue was also exchanged on possible county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

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