Archive - 2014 - News Article

March 20th

Sweetwater ISD participating in Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving program

March 20, 2014

From March 22 to April 7, community members shopping at Wal-Mart, located at 407 NE Georgia Avenue will have a chance to donate oral care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), and breakfast foods (from April 22 to May 5) to students in their district as a part of Champions for Kids' SIMPLE Giving program.

Luncheon to discuss the economics of tourism

March 20, 2014

Bronte community leaders will host a regional network luncheon sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) on Tuesday, March 25, at the Bronte Community Center, 116 NE Railroad Street. Community leaders from neighboring communities are invited to attend, enjoy the local cuisine and discuss mutual concerns. The luncheon is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and cost is $12.50 per person; reservations are requested.

Thursday's local forecast

March 20, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 55 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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March 19th

Two local elementary schools honored by Imagine Learning

March 19, 2014

East Ridge Elementary School has been selected as a World-Class School, the highest distinction in the Imagine Nation customer recognition program. Only 26 schools met the rigorous usage standards required of World-Class Schools for the 2012–2013 school year. "We congratulate you on achieving this high honor through your consistent use of Imagine Learning and welcome you as a citizen of Imagine Nation," said Imagine Nation representatives.

Business consortium partners with TSTC West Texas for $955,052 job-training grant

March 19, 2014

Buzzi Unicem USA, Ludlum Measurements Inc., UpWind Solutions Inc. and Wind Energy Turbine Services Inc. have partnered with Texas State Technical College West Texas (TSTC West Texas) to provide job training using a $955,052 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

2014 TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Awards announced

March 19, 2014

Texas State Technical College is honoring 14 members of its faculty and staff with the TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Award. Three employees from TSTC West Texas earned the award this year; Jay Burks, Welding Instructor; Ray Fried, Vice President of Administrative Services and Mayra Juarez, Assistant Financial Aid Officer. The TSTC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas.

Local weather for Wednesday

March 19, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 41 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
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March 18th

Nolan County United Way gun raffle another success

March 18, 2014

“This was the third year for Nolan County United Way to host the raffle at the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club, Gun, Knife and Coin show and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up and once again it was a huge success," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt. "On behalf of the Nolan County United Way board, I would like to thank our sponsors; Smartt Move and Wind Energy Turbine Services (W.E.T.S.), the Gun, Knife and Coin Show board and Sweetwater Jaycees for allowing us to set up at their events and all who participated in and supported the raffle.

Nolan County Foundation Golf Classic approaches

March 18, 2014

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.

Nolan County TxDOT employee earns service award

March 18, 2014

A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for his years of service to the agency.
Kenneth Terry, a crew chief for the Nolan County maintenance office, was recognized for his 10 years of service to the department. TxDOT Abilene District Engineer Stan Swiatek (pictured at left), presented the award.


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