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March 17th, 2014

New Animal Control truck will keep animals comfortable

March 17, 2014

Pictured are Animal Control workers Don Kite and Natalie Templeton with the new Animal Services truck. The Ford Super Duty truck was ordered back in October and was received this past Monday.
The bed of the truck is custom made with six temperature controlled compartments to keep animals comfortable and out of the elements when being transported. The very back of the bed also houses a storage compartment.
The cab of the truck is also fitted with a temperature monitor for the compartments in the bed of the truck.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals 2014 set for March 28

March 17, 2014

BIG SPRING – The 10th Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2014 competition is set for March 28, at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
“Hoops, Dreams and Goals is our highly anticipated basketball tournament involving our entire Intellectual and Developmental Disability program in Big Spring and the rural counties we serve in Texas,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
Hoops, Dreams and Goals kicked off 10 years ago and has not lost any of the enthusiasm from its inaugural season, Smith said.

TNB awards Good Grades Pay winners

March 17, 2014

Sixty-two Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the fourth six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the fourth six seeks were Kaitlyn Foster (9th grade), Elizabeth Gray (10th grade), Caroline Brennan (11th grade) and Brynn Torres (12th grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:

Cancer awareness and screening topic of March Lunch and Learn Seminar

March 17, 2014

When it comes to cancer, early detection is key to a successful outcome. Noting that half of all men and nearly one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is holding a lunch and learn seminar on March 19, to focus on early cancer detection by educating attendees on risks and screening schedules.

Monday's weather for Sweetwater

March 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
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March 14th

Bid awarded for waterline relocation project

March 14, 2014

A bid was awarded for the Union Pacific Railroad right of way waterline and relocation project at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
John Voller of Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd opened the five bids, which were then reviewed by city staff. The five submitted bids included a total base bid along with three alternate bids.

Annexation discussed at city meeting

March 14, 2014

The Sweetwater City Commission approved directing city staff to initiate annexation proceedings for approximately 400 acres located in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) during their meeting held on Tuesday.

Lillie Syracuse to perform at Municipal Auditorium

March 14, 2014

The "Emerging American Talent Fundraiser Series" presents Nashville singer Lillie Syracuse to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 22 starting at 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the concert fundraiser will go toward renovations for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
In a phone interview, Syracuse called her opportunity to perform in Sweetwater "happenstance", as she found out about Sweetwater when she met Scott and Carla Morgan in Nashville. The Morgans attended one of her shows, and by keeping in touch with her, Syracuse was asked to perform for the local benefit concert.

Girl Scouts show their appreciation

March 14, 2014

Pictured are Shelby and Morgan Rasco presenting a plaque of appreciation to Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough for all the time and support he has given to the Girl Scouts of Nolan County. Shelby and Morgan are the daughters of Jamie Rasco of Blackwell, a Girl Scout troop leader. The plaque was made by Liz Sands of Sweetwater.

McKenzie seeking re-election for City Commission of Pct. 2

March 14, 2014

Jim McKenzie announced that he will seek re-election to the City Commission Precinct 2, in the May 10 City Election. He has served four terms.
McKenzie has resided in Sweetwater for over 30 years. He and his wife Linda have three grown children and four grandchildren. Jim has been Regional Manager of Lone Star Transportation for the last 17 years.
"I love my job and feel that the knowledge and experience that you gain in overseeing a successful multi-million dollar company helps ensure the citizens of Sweetwater that their tax dollars are being used wisely."

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