Archive - Apr 2014 - News Article

April 30th

Suddenlink launches Suddenlink2GO app

April 30, 2014

Suddenlink announced that it has launched its Suddenlink2GO mobile app. Using Synacor technology, the app allows customers to watch live TV networks and on-demand TV shows on an iOS tablet anywhere at home or on the go. The app is available to download free of charge at the Apple iTunes App Store.
With the Suddenlink2GO app, authenticated customers initially can watch programming from networks that include Bravo, NBC, NBC Sports, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business, Oxygen, USA Network, E!, Golf Channel, Syfy and more. 

Region 14 to host BlockFest this weekend

April 30, 2014

The Region 14 ESC: Migrant/Bilingual/ESL will be hosting a BlockFest on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the Nolan Room of Region 14, located at 1850 State Highway 351, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The free event is for families with children from 8 months to 8 years of age.
The hands-on, block-building extravaganza will teach math and science through block play. The event will increase parent knowledge of early development in the areas of math and science education, while also providing opportunities to increase social skills and literacy opportunities for young children.

Hospital bond election approaches

April 30, 2014

An update on the bond election activities for the Phase 4 renovation and expansion at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was given by hospital administrator Donna Boatright during her monthly report at the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors meeting held on Monday night.
Around 60 people came to vote on the first day of early voting. Early voting will take place at the RPMH administration office weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., now through Tuesday, May 6.

Lightning hits the area

April 30, 2014

This lightning photo was recently taken by local photographer Ryan Smith.
A composite lightning photo of Smith’s was recently shared via the Weather Channel’s Facebook page.

Wednesday's local weather

April 30, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 67. Winds will be breezy and from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 44 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will come from the south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

April 29th

Meet the Candidate event set for Thursday

April 29, 2014

The Republican Women of West Texas will host a Meet the Candidate event Thursday, May 1, 2014. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the TJB Outdoors building on the corner of Lamar and Colorado Streets.
The speakers will be City Commissioner Precinct 4 candidates, Jerod Peek (incumbent) and Jeremy Wilks; Precinct 2 candidates, Jim McKenzie (incumbent) and Miesha Hand and School Board District 5 candidates, Danny Escobar and Jana Hall.

Career Day planned for Thursday at SHS

April 29, 2014

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas will host Sweetwater Career Day for several area high schools on Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This will be an opportunity for area organizations and businesses to share information with hundreds of students about what their profession has to offer.

Grass fire burns 40 acres

April 29, 2014

Area firefighters battled a blaze at Lake Sweetwater on Monday during a red flag warning day.
At around 10:30 a.m. a Lake Sweetwater resident was mowing his lawn when the engine may have over heated, causing his lawn to catch fire and begin the blaze near FM 2035 and CR 303. A couple of sheds were lost in the blaze, but no homes were damaged.
Some residents near the fire began to evacuate, but firefighters quickly turned the fire in the opposite direction, protecting the homes.

County-wide burn ban still in effect

April 29, 2014

In light of the lack of precipitation and grass fires in the county and surrounding areas, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to leave the burn ban in effect during their meeting on Monday morning.
Also during the meeting, approval was given to replace page 2.021 of the Nolan County employees' shared sick leave pool. Some discussion was also held in considering whether each request to use sick pool time should go before the sick pool committee.

Deadline approaches for TNB Financial Literacy Essay Contest

April 29, 2014

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Texas National Bank recognizes the importance of financial literacy in the community and seeks to actively create a more secure financial future for the citizens of Nolan County.

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