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August 14th, 2013
Four county employees were recognized during Monday morning's county commissioners meeting held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
In attendance to receive their awards were Jerry Watts, who celebrated 10 years with the county as Assistant Jail Administrator, along with county auditor Judy Kasper for her 15 years of service.
Library Circulation Clerk Eloisa Hernandez and Coliseum worker Pablo Sosa were also honored, as they celebrated 5 and 10 years, respectively, serving the county in their positions.
The City of Sweetwater officially made an appointment for the position of City Secretary/City Comptroller during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
Approval was given for Patty Torres to fill the role, which will be effective this Friday. Following the resignation from Carolyn Lawrence a year ago, Torres has served in an interim role while also continuing her other duties.
A 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms are likely today. The high will be near 89 with partly sunny skies and a northeast wind around 10 mph.
The rain chances decrease tonight to about 30%; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 68. Winds from the north-northeast around 5 mph will become calm later on.
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Incoming Sweetwater Middle School seventh graders received Apple iPads for the coming school year on Monday, making it seventh through tenth grade with the devices at Sweetwater ISD. Sixth graders will also receive iPads in the fall.
Shown is Daniel Mendoza receiving his iPad from SMS Technology Director Sue Schlueter on Monday.
The Sweetwater Reporter staff recently received awards from the West Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
The newspaper received two third place wins â€” one in photography and one in advertising composition and first place in the General Excellence Division.
Shown are (back row) staff writer Melissa Winslow, sports editor Ron Howell, (front row) managing editor Tatiana Rodriguez, publisher Glenn Stifflemire and staff writer Belinda Serrano.
U.S. Representative Randy Neugebauer visited with Sweetwater and Nolan County business leaders on Monday morning at Texas State Technical College. Neugebauer talked about redistricting concerns and updated everyone on happenings in Washington.
A major point of concern he brought up was the national debt. Neugebauer stated "People, including the government, need to learn how to live within their means. We must get our fiscal house in order."
During Monday afternoon's session of the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, the commissioners met with Turner Construction and Wigington Hooker and Jeffry Architects in order to discuss and determine the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office and Jail.
Mike Kaiman, the vice president/general manager of Turner Construction, offered a history of the project. In mid-2012, a budget was established at the total of $9.8 million for the sheriff's office and jail.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, we should see partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 71 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the northeast.
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Highland Independent School District will be hosting their annual Meet the Teacher night and Big Blue Preview on Thursday, Aug. 22. There will be several activities during the evening including a brisket sandwich meal, meet-and-greet with teachers and an introduction of the football players and cross-country runners.Â
From 5-7 p.m., the Highland PTO will be serving brisket sandwich meals in the cafeteria, $6 per plate for adults and $4 per plate for children fifth grade and younger. They will also have several door prizes.Â
Students at Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District began their school year this morning.
The school was eligible to apply for an early start waiver for the 2013-2014 School Year to assist in facilitating the Early College High School/STEM Academy.
The waiver is applicable for two instructional years and allows the district to start classes two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August. Classes will conclude May 16, 2014.