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August 27th, 2013
During Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, the GMP (guaranteed maximum price) for the new construction of the county jail and sheriff's offices was approved at the total of $10,492,047.
The GMP package was presented to the commissioners, which outlined the summary of the proposal. Pending the approval, the start date for the project would be September 30, with a substantial completion date of October 31, 2014--making it a 13 month project.
Members of the Roscoe Fire Department attended the Abilene Area Fire School last week.
The firefighters attended many classes on many topics including hazardous materials, wildland urban interface, 13 common mistakes on the fire ground and officer awareness and participated in a driving simulator, car fires, standpipes operations, search and rescue, L.P. gas and natural gas fires.
Firemen that attended was Chad Dornbusch, Terry Armstrong, Robert Hoffman, Josh Corzine and Gary Armstrong.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, becoming east-southeat in the afternoon.
Throughout the day, we'll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71, with winds from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
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School began this morning for all campuses within the Sweetwater Independent School District with students eager to learn and visit with their classmates.
Shown are students in Mrs. Beth Martin's fourth grade class at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
Richard Fergeson State Farm hosted a Back-to-School Bash on Friday afternoon.
Fergeson and his employees gave out hot dogs with chips and drinks as well as school supplies to students. A bounce house was also set up in the parking lot for children and adults to play in.
"We hope to make this a yearly thing for back to school," said Richard about the event. "It's a great way to end the summer."
Shown is Fergeson grilling hot dogs.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the two people in the photo are, when the photo was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to remain through 1 a.m., but we'll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
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RPMH ER staff showed their support for Nick Barton by wearing their Nick Barton Benefit shirts this week.
Pictured are Blace Garcia, Tasha Soto, Rosa Cooper, Linda Jones, Jeri Lopez and Ryan Moore.
Nick Barton is a Sweetwater Fire Department paramedic that was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in August. An account has been set up in his name at the 1st State Bank in Tuscola, Texas.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2013. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.
Deadline for submission of nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. Honorees will be announced at the annual Chamber Banquet planned for Monday, Sept. 30.
The Housing Authority of the City of Sweetwater, Texas presented Mr. Don McDorman with a service plaque commemorating 42 years of service, from 1971-2013, at its monthly Board meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2013, following his resignation.