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July 25th, 2013
Eight girls recently participated in the Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp at Roscoe Collegiate High School. The students built fully submersible robots.
Using a great variety of Lego pieces, their robots become increasingly complex and able to complete sophisticated underwater tasks. In the process, the students gained knowledge in several areas of science, engineering and technology.
A couple of action items were presented during the afternoon portion of the Nolan County Commissioners meeting held Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Approval was given to enter into an amended interlocal agreement with the City of Sweetwater for easement on the Hunter Well Field. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown was in attendance to make the presentation.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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The closure of westbound Interstate 20 will once again be postponed on the US 84 overpass that is currently under construction and the lanes will remain open. Closure was scheduled to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge. The closure and work will be rescheduled for a later date. The entire project is expected to be completed by early fall.
Roscoe Collegiate Junior High and High School will be having laptop orientation on Friday, Aug. 9, from 1-3 p.m. for all eighth grade students and any new ninth through twelfth grade students.
Seventh through twelfth grade students may pick up their registration packets and schedules Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Shown is the expansion of Crest Pumping Technologies.Â They are building a new regional yard for their Chile Shale and Permian Basin East operation.Â
Crest Pumping Technologies works in the â€śdown holeâ€ť cement process for conventional and hydraulic fractured wells. Crest Pumping Technologies purchased 15 acres in the Sweetwater Business Park located on Interstate 20 near the west entrance to Sweetwater from Select Energy.
During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a presentation was made by Kaleb Brewer with Carter Surveying and Mapping regarding county roads within an industrial park.
The park is located six and a half miles east of Sweetwater toward Interstate 20, near County Road 220. These initial steps are the first phase of a larger subdivision for the industrial park.
Many children dove into the Oceans of Fun show flippers first where puppets came alive as a pirate boy, rainbow fish and a beautiful mermaid told stories and sang songs about life under the seas at the County-City Library on Tuesday. A magical gold fish multiplied before the children's eyes, then a dancing skeleton came alive while bone moving music was played. A big treasure was found and the children had have a big splash learning about the ocean while digging in the books.
After the much-needed rainfall in the area, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough lifted the county-wide burn ban on Wednesday, July 17. And during the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning, approval was given to leave the burn ban off.
The burn ban will be considered again by the commissioners at their next regular meeting. During Monday's meeting, Fambrough stated that he was "pleased" that the burn ban could remain lifted.