Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Shown are businesses in the Sweetwater Business Park including Washita Valley Enterprises, new construction for Select Energy and Crest Pumping Technologies.
Find more photos on page 1 in today's edition.
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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Lone Star Ag Credit and Texas Land Bank officially have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2014.Â Stockholders of both rural financing institutions approved the merger by vote in late 2013.
â€˘ The combined lending association will be called Lone Star Ag Credit and will be headquartered in Fort Worth.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Most people never wonder, let alone ask out loud, why local school board members are willing to give so much of their time and energy to their community.
Seventy-one Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the third six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the third six seeks were John Clift (9th Grade), Ashleigh Jimenez (10th Grade), Jasmine Reddic (11th Grade) and Ashley Johns (12thGrade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:
Sweetwater High School Spanish Teacher, Tina Melendez was honored as Arrow Ford's Teacher Tribute Winner.Â She was nominated by Joe Alaniz, a sophomore at Sweetwater High School.
The Affordable Care Act is now in full swing and many Nolan County residents are still puzzled as to what this means to them and their families. Helping resolve any uncertainties and getting you covered is what Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to accomplish at their next Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Christal Martin with the West Central Texas Council of Governments will be the guest speaker at the upcoming event. She will present critical information about the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as â€śObamacareâ€ť.
Crysten Ivy, a member of the Sweetwater Mighty Mustang Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. She was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels.