Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article

February 12th

Former editor dies at age 90

February 12, 2014

Lt. Col. Ret. Charles William "Larry" Lawrence, Sr., 90, of Sweetwater died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Known to many as "Colonel Larry" Lawrence was editor at the Sweetwater Reporter from 1957-1960, also serving at several other newspapers. He is most know for his military service and military coverage as a newspaperman.

Man jailed for sexual assault

February 12, 2014

Several have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Gary Lynn Thomas pleaded guilty to sexual assault, a second degree felony. Thomas was sentenced to eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $782 in court costs and $2,100 in attorney's fees. He will also have to register as a sex offender. Thomas will receive 292 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.

Wednesday's local forecast

February 12, 2014

Today will be sunny, with a high near 54 and wind chill values between 18 and 28 early. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 10 mph, becoming north in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 33 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
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February 11th

RPMH welcomes new diabetes educator

February 11, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Christine Baumann, RN has joined the RPMH staff as the Outreach Diabetic Educator. Mrs. Baumann has worked for a number of years in various health care settings which include patient care, nursing education, marketing and in a regional director position.

Weather causes several wrecks

February 11, 2014

The wet and icy weather caused several wrecks in Nolan County yesterday, including one on Highway 70, just south of 153.
The patient was in stable condition after the rollover.

Multi-court Court at Law discussed at county meeting

February 11, 2014

The Nolan County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss several agenda items.
It was decided to leave the burn ban in place for the next two weeks as the wet weather and cold temperatures will be gone by Wednesday.
Commissioners approved the reappointment of Richard Smola as the county appointee to the Municipal Auditorium board for February 2014 to February 2016. Commissioners also approved the appointment of Myla Gibson as the joint city-county appointee to the Municipal Auditorium board for February 2014 to February 2016.

February 10th

Special guest speaker at Let's Talk Books tomorrow

February 10, 2014

Join Pamela Fagan Hutchins, bestselling author of the award-winning Katie & Annalise mystery series, to discuss Saving Grace at Let's Talk Books on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the County-City Library. Guests are not required to read the book to attend the meeting, just come and hear about it. Sack lunches will be provided for the first 20 people for a donation. Please call 325-235-4978 for more information.

Residents assist woman in weekend house fire

February 10, 2014

A woman was flown to a Lubbock hospital with burns to her face and arms and is in stable condition after a faulty gas line caused a fire in her home on Sunday morning, according to emergency officials.
The fire started around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday on the 300 block of W. Texas in Sweetwater.

TSTC Nursing program receives full approval from board

February 10, 2014

The Texas State Technical College West Texas LVN to RN program has received full approval from the Texas Board of Nursing. TSTC West Texas launched the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in 2007. Since then, more than 120 students have graduated and are helping combat the nursing shortage in the West Texas region.

RPMH to host Affordable Care Act information and signup clinic

February 10, 2014

After an extraordinary reception at an event last month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced a special information and signup clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to help locals comply with federal laws. “We’ve received many calls over the last couple of weeks with members of our community requesting that we hold another event on healthcare reform and how to get covered,” explained Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH.

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