Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
A woman was flown to an Abilene hospital in stable condition on Friday morning by Air Evac after a wreck on Interstate 20. It took members of the Sweetwater Fire Department 30 minutes to extricate her from the vehicle.
The new Allsupâ€™s opened at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and, even though itâ€™s store number one in
Sweetwater, itâ€™s the three hundred and nineteenth store in the Allsupâ€™s line-up; proving that initiative and hard work continue to pay off for Lonnie and Barbara Allsup.
The Allsupâ€™s bought their first store in 1956 in Roswell, N.M. They opened with $200 in stock, $5,000 worth of fixtures and $400 of working capital. Working the store himself, Allsup said he gave it his all and, within the first year and a half, he had increased the volume from $4,000 to $20,000 per month.
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, approval was given to an ordinance ordering the city election to be held on Saturday, May 10.
The purpose of the election, which is the date set for the state elections, is to vote for two city commissioners in Precincts 2 and 4. The seats are currently filled by Jim McKenzie and Jerod Peek, respectively.
At the meeting, all commissioners were given an election calendar in their packets, which outlines several dates and timelines that are part of the election process.
The driver of a Federal Express ground truck was making a daily pick-up at the office Creative Graphic Solutions on 1107 E. Broadway in Sweetwater on Thursday when the truck caught fire. The Sweetwater Fire Department extinguished the blaze quickly and no packages were lost to the fire.
There will be a shooting sports club meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the 4-H shooting range.
Allsupâ€™s officially opened for business on Wednesday morning in Sweetwater with many coming in to the store throughout the day, especially to try Allsupâ€™s famous beef and bean burritos.
Five years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Nolan County Coliseum. The "Bull Bash" was incepted by Matt and Annie Miles, whose oldest son Laramie Cash Miles was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Dysplasia. A person with this condition has a minimized optic nerve which prohibits the transfer of information from his eyes to his brain to process, resulting in blindness.
Various projects were discussed as part of the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown during Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) plans to re-stripe Broadway, which will cause the east-bound left lane to become a left turning lane onto Loop 1544. Thus, the right-hand, west-bound traffic on Broadway will turn right onto Loop 1544.
Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 40 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
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Best-selling author Pamela Fagan Hutchins, along with her husband Eric, visited the County-City Library yesterday to discuss her book Saving Grace during the Let's Talk Books monthly book club meeting.
Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator when she is not writing women's fiction mysteries and humorous nonfiction.