Archive - 2014 - News Article

June 12th

Request made to county for use of property for archery range

June 12, 2014

At Mondays's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a presentation was given by Mike Hart requesting the use of county property located at the Nolan County Coliseum for an Olympic-sized archery range for local youth and the overall public.
Interest in the sport has grown in the county and surrounding communities, with 90 students taking part in the elective class offered this year at Sweetwater Middle School. Throughout the state, hundreds of schools are teaching archery.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

June 12, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91, Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 65 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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June 11th

SFD makes rescue truck demo for nursing students at TSTC

June 11, 2014

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden and firefighters Ronnie Stegge and Bryan Buckley of the Sweetwater Fire Department traveled to Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater to visit with students in the nursing program. SFD brought along one of their rescue trucks to go over the various tools and equipment that are used in rescue situations.
"We're currently learning emergency care," said third semester nursing student Kristen Hall. "With the things Grant, Ronnie and Bryan have taught us we'll be better prepared to help at the scene of an accident if we ever drive up on one."

Jump Rope Camp slated for August

June 11, 2014

Jump Rope Camp will take place August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth grade.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Forms need to be turned in by June 30. Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail

Wednesday's local weather

June 11, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95 and southern winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and after 4 p.m. a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
Those rain chances will remain through the evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 72. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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June 10th

Big Country BEST Robotics hub is full for 2014

June 10, 2014

The Big Country Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics hub, which is managed by Texas State Technical College, has a full roster for the 2014 season.

SNCHD urges residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus

June 10, 2014

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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Book sale raises over $3K for library

June 10, 2014

Many members of the community showed support for the County-City Library recently by donating and purchasing books, magazines and other items for the annual library book sale.
All money raised from the book sale benefits the local library. A total of $3,324.25 was raised during the weekend event.
Shown are shoppers browsing through books at the sale.

Local forecast for Tuesday

June 10, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 66 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south-southeast after midnight.
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June 9th

Free blood sugar checks at SNCHD

June 9, 2014

Chris Bauman from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions patients may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.

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