Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Nolan County Crime Stoppers has announced this week's Crime of the Week.
The Sixth Annual Transmission Summit was held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex this week.
Over 100 people were registered. The Summit is hosted and sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
The ONCOR presentation talked about the issues West Texas would have without the CREZ expansion. Mr. Collin Martin with ONCOR mentioned that their business has increased 20% year over year.
It is mainly due to the growth of the oil and gas industry and the related support service and manufacturing industry.
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in the Brownwood District worked overnight to clear snow and ice from roads and bridges. Although conditions have improved, some counties are reporting patches of black ice. McCulloch, San Saba, Mills and Lampasas Counties were most affected by the storm, and drivers should be cautious if traveling in these areas.
All areas of the Abilene District are reporting dry roads.
Icy conditions are affecting other regions of the state. Drivers are strongly encouraged to check road conditions before deciding to travel this morning.
Lionel Mendez, VFW Post 2479 Commander is shown presenting a check to Judy Leighow, Service Unit Manager with the Girl Scouts of America.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 45, with wind chill values between 7 and 17 early in the morning. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 30 and southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 60s/low 70s, with lows in the mid 30s/low 40s. Wind direction will vary throughout the weekend, ranging from 5 to 15 mph.
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Representative Randy Neugebauer has been on a quick district tour this week â€” before ending up in Washington, D.C. this Friday â€” visiting many cities in the 19th Congressional District.
While visiting Sweetwater on Wednesday, the congressman took a moment to discuss how things are going for the community and also talked about the Farm Bill, the upcoming State of the Union address next week and Obamacare.
Texas State Technical College West Texas awarded T-STEM scholarships to 28 students. The recipients were awarded $550 for the spring 2014 semester. Two of the awardees are first-time college students, while four others are repeat recipients who received a T-STEM scholarship last semester. The recipients for this semester are enrolled in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Computer Aided-Drafting and Design, Computer Networking Systems and Administration and Computer Science and Database and Web Programming programs.
Sydni Jackson, Devin Gutierrez and Natalie Barela were selected byÂ their piano teacher, Noreen Carson, to performÂ on the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Honors Recital, an event featuring students from Abilene and the surrounding area selected by their teachers for their dedication, ability and preparation of memorized repertoire.
Sydni performed Lunar Eclipse by Faber, Devin performed Toccatina by Kabalevsky and Natalie performed Journey's End by Rocherolle.
Today will be cloudy and cold with a high near 30. Wind chill values will be between 12 and 17, with blustery winds from the north-northeast around 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
Expect a 20 percent chance of snow tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 16. Wind chill values will be between 9 and 14, with a north-northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
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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.