Archive - 2014 - News Article

September 23rd

Commission leaves burn ban off

September 23, 2014

The Nolan County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to leave the countywide burn ban off for at least another two weeks Monday during an otherwise routine meeting.
As precipitation adds up across the county, even local lakes have seen a boost in levels, with Lake Sweetwater gaining a quarter-inch and Oak Creek Reservoir gaining three-eighths of an inch.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Color Dash benefits TSTC Project SAVE program

September 23, 2014

More than 50 people ran in the Color Dash at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater despite the rain. Shown are Matt McGowen, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Betty Carter with Dark Horse Roller Derby and TSTC Executive Director of Career Services Nick Alvarado.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition.

Sweetwater Rotary Club undefeated

September 23, 2014

The Sweetwater Rotary Club remains undefeated in the field goal challenge for the sixth year in a row against the Snyder Rotary Club. Each year, five members from each club have two chances to kick a field goal before the Sweetwater vs. Snyder football game. This year Sweetwater defeated Snyder 8-5.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Pre-show dinner planned before first APPLAUSE performance

September 23, 2014

There will be a pre-show Broadway Lights Opening Night dinner hosted by Linda Hunter and Millie Lawrence at the Sweetwater Country Club.
APPLAUSE members and interested potential members are invited to attend the dinner. Due to limited seating, RSVP responses must be returned by Thursday, Sept. 25.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

September 23, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Before 1 a.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 22nd

WASP Museum receive loan for $5.8 million expansion

September 22, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum has been on a two year fundraising campaign and effort to secure loans, grants and funds to enable the museum to undertake a $5.8 million expansion and renovation of the existing museum facilities. Recently, the museum received approval for a long-term USDA loan which, coupled with the generous donations and other lending agreements, allows the museum to move forward. The board met this past week and approved the USDA loan proposal. 

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

SYATP set for Sept. 24

September 22, 2014

This student led, student initiated morning prayer service will take place Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 a.m. on campuses across the country including those in our county, such as Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland. The 2014 theme verse “Never Stop Praying” (Ephesians 6:18a) follows Paul’s famous passage on the armor of God, challenging and encouraging Christ followers to stand strong in the Lord and be His representatives to share the Good News of the Gospel.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Infigen Energy donates to KOL

September 22, 2014

Again Infigen Energy has joined with Kids On the Land (KOL) to help sponsor the event on the 69 Ranch for students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland. Infigen Energy, a renewable energy business specialist, operates Sweetwater Wind Farm 4 & 5. The company believes community relationships are very important. They actively support local communities and schools.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Local weather for Monday

September 22, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 22, 2014

Economic impacts vs. Environmental impacts
The short-term economic impacts in the area due to fracking are certain to be positive.
An increase in population means a wider tax base, which in turn means more funds for public works. The availability of high-paying jobs helps to lift communities out of poverty and reduces unemployment rates. The more businesses which come in, the more diverse the local economy becomes. There are a lot of reasons to smile when a boom hits.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity at Irion County meet held in Mertzon. Tennis...
Both Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade teams defeated Snyder in football action this past...
SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL AT MILES Varsity Boys: 3rd place — 65 points (3 miles) JV Girls: 1st place...

 

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