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April 18th, 2014

DHRD presents check to WTCAC

April 18, 2014

Pictured are member of Dark Horse Roller Derby presenting a check to the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center. Proceeds from the recent DHRD Invitational bout that took place at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, made the donation possible.
From left to right, standing, are Amber Wingo, Teresa Zarate, Maddison Black, Melissa Sarabia, Jessica Parks, Angelique Wells, Midon Wingo, Clara Wingo and Ruth Wingo. Seated are Luke, Abigail and Elisabeth Wingo.

Local Easter weekend weather outlook

April 18, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m., but expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 73 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 55 and southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
For your Easter weekend forecast, we'll have rain chances ranging from 20-40% on Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s, with lows around 60. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph throughout the entire weekend.
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April 17th

County proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 17, 2014

A proclamation was approved by the Nolan County Commissioners at their meeting held on Monday morning to declare the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The proclamation noted that last year, over 40,000 cases of child abuse and neglect were confirmed. Preventing child abuse is a community-wide effort where solutions can be found by involving everyone.

SEED close to closing on new industrial property

April 17, 2014

At the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors meeting on Monday, approval was given for the purchase of some property to be used as an access point for SEED's new industrial property.
The new industrial property is located on West Broadway, and the approval during Monday's meeting was a purchase from Oncor Electric on CR 141. Negotiations had been taking place on the cost, which was agreed by both entities at the price of $35,000.

Easter treats from Nolan Nursing

April 17, 2014

Nolan Nursing and Rehab brought cupcakes to the Sweetwater Reporter to say thank you for always giving them coverage.
Pictured are Karla Knight, Activities Director at Nolan Nursing, Elsie Reynolds, a resident at Nolan Nursing, Belinda Serrano, Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer and Zela Armstrong, Sweetwater Reporter General Manager.

Local weather for Thursday

April 17, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph.
We'll have a 20 percent chance of showers tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 53. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
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April 16th

Local woman killed Tuesday in accident outside Roby

April 16, 2014

A Sweetwater woman was killed Tuesday morning in a two vehicle crash along US Highway 180 about 11.1 miles west of Roby.
Brenda Karen Rainey, 61, of Sweetwater was driving a 2001 Volkswagon Jetta west on U.S. Highway 180 around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday when she was struck by a man driving a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup heading east.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Frank Perez Reyes, Jr., 84, of Snyder. He crossed the center stripe, hitting Rainey’s vehicle head-on.

Taste of Sweetwater raises money for Meals on Wheels

April 16, 2014

The community of Sweetwater once again stepped to the plate to help those in need. The Nolan County Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), held the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum annex building.
Twenty three local food establishments participated in this year’s event, with all types of food represented. According to SNAP director, Tonya Challis, the crowd numbered at about 350 and helped to raise about $3,568 for the non-profit organization.

Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament slated for May

April 16, 2014

The Nolan County United Way's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament will benefit Nolan County United Way's nine local agencies: Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, SNAP, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
Pre-registration fees are $200 per team or $50 per individual. The cost to register at the tournament will be $240 and $55, respectively.

County commissioners discuss pending project from TxDOT road grant

April 16, 2014

Discussion was held at Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting regarding the county's pending project from the TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) grant which would be used to repair county roads from oil and gas exploration, development or production.
County Attorney Lisa Peterson shared that the county received $751,155, an increase from the $675,000 they were expecting to receive. While the application is available online, some issues were noted which led to concerns from the county's legal team.

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