Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 30th

Rawlings named SMS Teacher of the Year

May 30, 2014

Tiffany Rawlings was named the Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Middle School and was also honored as Secondary Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater ISD.
She is the art teacher for grades 6 through 8 and has been teaching for a total of 21 years. Rawlings has been teaching at Sweetwater ISD for four years.
She earned her BFA in Art Education from Texas Tech University. She is a member of the Texas Art Education Association, as well as the National Art Education Association.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

May 30, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 and light winds from the north-northeast, which will shift to the north at 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 66 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become east-southeastern.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s/lower 90s. Lows will be in the upper 70s/lower 70s, with winds gradually increasing throughout the weekend.
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May 29th

Lather, Rinse, Donate: Armstrong donates hair for cancer patients

May 29, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, Staci Armstrong of Abilene was found at Shear Style salon in Eastland preparing to have 10 inches of hair cut away to be bagged and donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The hair will be made into a wig that will be given to a cancer survivor who has lost their own hair following necessary medical treatments. “My decision to support cancer patients in this way was heavily influenced by my desire to honor my mother, Zela,” said Armstrong. Her mother, Zela Armstrong of Sweetwater, is a cancer survivor who celebrates her two-year cancer-free anniversary today, May 29.

RPMH board members sworn in

May 29, 2014

Two board members were sworn into office at Tuesday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Cheyenne Smith and Vickie May will continue their service on the board for Districts 3 and 5, respectively. They were both unopposed for their respective position on the board.
The election of board officers was approved during the meeting as well, with Steve Holcomb remaining in the role as board chairman. Kirby Andrews will serve as vice-chairman, with Carla Howard as secretary.

County burn ban lifted

May 29, 2014

Following the rainfall received in the area over the weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County was lifted during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday morning.
Also during the meeting, County Clerk Pat McGowan led a discussion on e-filing, which will become mandatory by 2016. Information was presented to the commissioners, as the county is taking steps to work toward the new process.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

May 29, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 65 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will become southern after midnight.
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May 28th

Sixteen WASP attend Homecoming

May 28, 2014

Sixteen WASP traveled back to Sweetwater for the Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming held Saturday, May 24.
Pictured (in no particular order) are Lois Bristol Young, Roby Anderson, Bee Haydu, Nell Bright, Dawn Seymore, Betty Strohfus, Florence Shutsy Reynolds, Kathleen A. Hilbrandt, Norma (Penny) Halberg, Shirley Chase Kruse, Dorothy Lucas, Pauline White, Florence Moscott, Virginia Lee Doerr, Jean McCreary and Mary Helen Foster.

Runoff election results announced

May 28, 2014

The runoff election was held yesterday, with only 894 ballots cast in Nolan County. 790 ballots were submitted from the Republican Party, while 104 were from the Democratic party.
The race with local implications was for the Republican nomination for District Clerk. Jamie Clem took the spot with 477 votes, while her opponent, Connie Jamison, obtained 308 votes.
Listed below are the remaining results from Tuesday's election:

Republican Ballot:
Lieutenant Governor:
David Dewhurst - 290
Dan Patrick - 466

Attorney General:
Ken Paxton - 331
Dan Branch - 396

Chamber welcomes Washita Valley Enterprises

May 28, 2014

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with other Chamber members, welcomed Washita Valley Enterprises, Inc. to Sweetwater’s Industrial Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

Local forecast for Tuesday

May 28, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 63 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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