Archive - 2014 - News Article


March 7th

Free colorectal cancer screening offered

March 7, 2014

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 13. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.

Dr. Jerod Peek files for re-election to the Sweetwater City Commission

March 7, 2014

Jerod Peek has announced he will seek re-election to the Sweetwater City Commission for the fourth precinct in the May 10, city election. Peek, who is completing his fourth term on the commission, has filed the necessary paperwork with the city.

United Way gun raffle drawing Saturday

March 7, 2014

Nolan County United Way along with co-sponsors; Smartt Move, LLC and WETS, Inc. are set to kick off the Nolan County United Way's Third Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up Gun Raffle, benefiting NCUW's nine local agencies and the thousands of Nolan County residents they support.  These agencies are Boy Scouts of America-Texas Trails Council, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts-Caprock Council,  Medical Reserve Corp, Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, SNAP, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.

Hannah Smith of Snyder is crowned Miss Snake Charmer

March 7, 2014

Snyder High School junior Hannah Smith was crowned Miss Snake Charmer 2014 during the Sweetwater Jaycees annual Miss Snake Charmer scholarship pageant Thursday night at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Smith is the daughter of Ben and Christy Smith of Snyder.
Smith also tied with Crysten Ivy in the talent portion of the competition with her rendition of “My Hallelujah Song”. Ivy performed a song on her clarinet.
Caroline Lawrence, a senior at Sweetwater High School, was selected as first runner-up by the judges. She is the daughter of Jay and Carolyn Lawrence of Sweetwater.

Remember to set clocks forward

March 7, 2014

Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.

March 6th

SEED, NTE Energy host luncheon

March 6, 2014

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) and NTE Energy hosted a luncheon at the Sweetwater Country Club on Tuesday to introduce the Pecan Creek Energy Center project to various leaders in Sweetwater and Nolan County.
The plant will be located on Highway 70, 18 miles south of Sweetwater. The 200-300 MW natural gas electric generating peaking facility will be one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

March 6, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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March 5th

Terry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice opens for season

March 5, 2014

Terry's Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice has re-opened their doors for the warmer season. The business offers homemade ice cream and Italian ice made right in the shop, located at 109 Locust Street (the blue building behind the Texas Theater). The shop first opened on Labor Day weekend last year. Terry's is owned and operated by Terry and Carol Frye of Sweetwater. Karen Peyton is the store manager with Mikeilah Foust helping out as well.

Shuttle to be offered at Rattlesnake Round-Up

March 5, 2014

The Sweetwater Jaycee’s World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is here! This world famous event brings approximately 30 thousand guests to the community and area. "This event is a great asset to our community," said Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Leah Andrews. "It helps so many organizations in the area raise much needed funds.

Highland ISD debate team heads to State competition

March 5, 2014

Highland ISD has qualified four students for the 2013-2014 UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held on March 10-11 at the University of Texas in Austin.
Qualifiers include First place winners, Junior Teammates Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja; and second place winners, Freshmen Teammates Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...


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