Archive - 2014 - News Article
Everyone wants to win. Whether it's to attain victory, maintain a winning streak or to overcome the odds, the goal is to succeed. Especially in business.
The local Sheetrock company United States Gypsum, or USG, has a plan to win. And according to Jeff Grimland, the new plant manager at USG in Sweetwater, one way the company wants to implement the plan is through a new brand logo and tagline.
The new logo boasts two building blocks that represent who they are. The red block exudes confidence, while the gray block stands for humility.
The Highland girls basketball team has faced a lot of shorter teams â€” most much shorter â€” on its way to a second straight appearance at the state tournament held in Austin.
Garden City, whom the Lady Hornets defeated 51-37 in the regional finals at Abilene Christian University, was the latest team to have trouble dealing with a Highland team that has four starters who stand 5-10 or taller.
Local farmer Randy Petty has directed a $2,500 donation to the Cornerstone Christian School. Funded by Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school purchase new technology for kindergarten and first grade classes.
Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.
The 2013 Human Resources (HR) report was presented at the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors' meeting, which was held on Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Ame Monroe, the new HR director, gave an overview of the report to the board, in which she stated that a new evaluation tool is being used. Overall, totals and results were comparable to last year's report.
11:17 a.m., The suspect has been identified as Roger Davidson.
11:07 a.m., The suspect is now in custody of local law enforcement.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, Sweetwater Police Department and Department of Public Safety are currently involved in an on-foot chase of a male individual near the TSTC West Texas - Sweetwater campus.
Also involved in the search are canine units and a helicopter.
More information will be presented as it becomes available to the Sweetwater Reporter.
Today will be sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 49 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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Several AVID students attended the January school board meeting and thanked the board members for their service.
AVID t-shirts and thank you letters were presented to each member. The AVID teacher/coach is Christie Adams.
Progress continues toward the county project to obtain grant funding from TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation), as approval was given on two items at Monday's county commissioners' meeting.
The first action item approved was the recommendation of the advisory board for the Nolan County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone #1 regarding the application to TxDOT. The advisory board is made up of Tom Oliver, Carter Scott, Mark Morrow, Jason Freeman and Rick Alley.
Expect a slight, 20% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon. Otherwise, today will be cloudy, with a high near 38 and wind chill values between 12 and 22. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 28 and northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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The Republican Women of West Texas recently installed new officers at a recent meeting.
Pictured are Teresa Beckmeyer, Legislative Committee Chair; Kimberly McKinney, Vice President; Alice Rhoades, Secretary; Lynda Apel, Treasurer; and Amy Basye, President.