Archive - 2014 - News Article
Sweetwater High School student Payton Moore was named Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year for the 2013-14 school year. She is the daughter of Mitch and Ryan Moore.
The date for this year's Taste of Sweetwater has been set, as announced by City Manager Eddie Brown during his report at Tuesday's city commission meeting.
The event will be held on Monday, April 14 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, which shows the restaurant availability within Sweetwater. Proceeds from the Taste of Sweetwater benefit the local Senior Nutrition Activities Program, or SNAP.
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) delegates have been selected from Sweetwater High School. Mickenzie Brownlow will serve as a delegate and Hannah Heredia as an alternate.
Every spring, more than 9,000 deserving high school sophomores from across the country are chosen to represent their high schools in HOBY State Leadership Seminars. The seminars allow students to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective leaders in their home, school and community.
Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff David Warren today announced that Nolan County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas.
Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several days, and in fact some local citizens may have already received a letter of invitation.
The dates for the Senior Interview Days were announced at Monday's meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors.
Kirstin Smith, the Marketing and Administrative Director for SEED, shared in her report that on March 31 and April 1, seniors from three area schools will take part in mock interviews to prepare them for the future workforce. Highland will participate in this year's event, along with Sweetwater ISD and Roscoe Collegiate ISD.
Today will be sunny with a high near 67. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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NOLAN COUNTY â€” The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project this week to make major improvements to US 84 in Nolan County from Roscoe to the Mitchell County line.
At the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board meeting held on Monday morning, an update on the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) rail transload facility was given by Geoff Haney, president of Cape and Son.
By mid-June, 60% of the facility should be opened to handle the commodity market of wheat. The remaining 40% should open by mid-July.
An extensive amount of new track is being added, with 40,000 feet being added by BNSF. Cape and Son is also adding 18,000 feet of new track.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center is partnering with Wal-Mart of Sweetwater with the help of Angie White to provide information about raising healthy children. The project is called Every Little Step.
The WTCAC will have information about keeping children safe Â from physical and sexual abuse. They had an information table at Wal-Mart in the baby section on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7, and will again on March 14, from 1-3:30 p.m.
Pictured is Peggy Parrott, child interviewer and Madison Black, client case manager.
The City of Sweetwater will be having an election on Saturday, May 10 for two seats on the city commission.
Running for Precinct 2 Commissioner are incumbent Jim McKenzie and Miesha Hand. Jeremy Wilks is running against incumbent Jerod Peek for Precinct 4 Commissioner.
Only residents who live in Precincts 2 and 4 will vote for the two commission seats. Photos of the two precincts can be found on Page 3.
Precinct 2 includes residents who live on the southeast side of town--east of Robert Lee Street, south of West Texas Avenue, east of Lamar and south of East Avenue C.