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During Tuesday's meeting of the City Commission, a bid was awarded to drill water wells at the Hunter Well Field.
Three bids were received and opened at the meeting; all three included a base bid and three alternate bids. The bids were reviewed during the meeting by John Voller with Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd.
A recommendation was given to award the bid to Texas Water and Soil, which offered the low base bid of $763,602. The three alternate bids came in at $138,442; $144,250; and $172,442.
You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas pageant this Sunday at the Sweetwater City Auditorium at 11 a.m. This yearâ€™s pageant is entitled â€śWho Can Compareâ€ť and highlights the truth that no one and no thing can compare with our glorious savior. This is always a wonderful remembrance of the birth of Jesus with a special presentation by the kids of EFC, and we would love to have you celebrate with us!
AUSTIN â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From Dec. 13 to Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
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Can you believe that it is just 12 days until Christmas? Does it make you want to sing: â€śOn the first day of Christmas . . .â€ť? Well, maybe not. Does it make you want to ask your loved ones what they want for Christmas? When you ask that question, you sure will get different responses. Some will tell you, others will keep it a secret, but everyone seems to have that special gift they would like to receive.
Doug Sitter State Farm, located at 208 Lamar, was recently a drop-off center for toiletries to be donated to West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC).
The Kiwanis Club also donated about $200 worth of toiletries to the organization.
Pictured here are (left to right) Madison Black with WTCAC, Jessica Rangel, Brandi and Doug Sitter and Gloria Solis, all of Doug Sitter State Farm. The donations will go to families that have been served by the WTCAC.
The TEXAS Theatre in downtown Sweetwater and the Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation (STTAR) board of directors announce the 2nd Annual West Texas & Beyond Revue, hosted by Texas Music Ambassador Bob Livingston, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the TEXAS Theatre. Performing for the event this year will be guests from West Texas and beyond, including Blues Boy Willie (Memphis, Texas), Bob Livingston and Colin Gilmore (Austin) and Susan Herndon (Oklahoma) with musical accompaniment by Bradley Kopp and David Carroll (Austin) and local percussionist Tommy McCoy (Sweetwater).
Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
Following the first attempt, construction bids for the new proposed police stations are scheduled to be opened at the January City Commission meeting, as announced by City Manager Eddie Brown during his monthly report at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
The first set of bids obtained at the September meeting, but were much higher than expected. Since that time, plans have been amended to become a 15,000 square foot project with only one floor level.
Expect a 20 percent chance of showers before noon; otherwise we'll see mostly cloudy skies gradually becoming sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be breezy from the south southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 31 and south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the north-northwest.
This weekend, we'll see sunny skies but a slight cooling on Saturday with a high near 45. A warm up will come around on Sunday, with a high near 60. Expect weekend lows in the upper 20s/low 30s.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced that the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18. Residents of Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Nolan, Fisher and Taylor Counties are invited to submit their pecans for competition and judging.
To enter the 2013 Abilene Area Pecan Show, submit 42 nuts of each pecan variety in a resealable, plastic bag to the Taylor County Extension Office. Entries are now being accepted however, all entries are due to the Taylor County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.