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March 19th, 2013

Local weather for Tueday

March 19, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45 and northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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March 18th

Body found in Scurry County, autopsy ordered

March 18, 2013

SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Investigators are trying to identify a badly decomposed body found in West Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says law officers Sunday removed the remains from an undisclosed location in Scurry County near Snyder. Trooper Sparky Dean says further details on the site have not been made public as investigators seek to preserve the scene.
A person whose name hasn't been released reported finding the remains Saturday afternoon. Officials have not said the possible gender or age of the person. Dean says an autopsy has been ordered.

DI team advances to state tournament

March 18, 2013

The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School — as winners at the Northwest Plains DI competition — will join approximately 300 Texas Destination Imagination regional winners at the affiliate tournament.

Public hearing held on abandonment, closure of right-of-way

March 18, 2013

A public hearing was held during the regular March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission to consider the request for the abandonment and closure of a right-of-way.
The right-of-way is a twelve-and-a-half foot by 482.6 foot platted but undeveloped dead-end alley located between Bowie and Henderson Streets (west to east) and west Bradford Lane (north to south). Numerous portions of streets and alleys are already closed in this area.

Bids to be obtained, presented at city meeting

March 18, 2013

At the March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission meeting, several bids were discussed on items that are necessary for city operations.
Bids were opened and considered on AC10 asphalt and grade 4 crushed rock, which will be used in the 2013 street seal coating projects. Three companies submitted bids, which were reviewed by city staff prior to any action being taken.

Monday's local weather

March 18, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph will decrease to about 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 45 with eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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March 15th

Nolan VFD to host pancake supper fundraiser

March 15, 2013

Seriously...who isn’t a fan of breakfast for supper? If you’re in the mood for the morning meal in the evening, you won’t have to wait too long.
On Saturday, March 23, the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake supper fundraiser. The event will be held at the Nolan/Divide Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
There is no set cost for the meal, as donations will be accepted. All of the items used during the pancake supper will be donated by Dewayne Morgan, and 100% of the funds raised from the dinner will be used for the construction of a new fire station.

Ordinances help city prepare for anticipated oil activity

March 15, 2013

Various ordinances were discussed at the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday. Many of the matters that have been and continue to be discussed are the result of the city making preparations for the anticipated activity from the Cline Shale oil development.
The second and final reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 19 of the city’s Code of Ordinances — entitled “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” — was approved, which prohibits the parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) in public streets, as well as other commercial and recreational equipment.

City ordinance for RV parks in the works

March 15, 2013

While no action was taken during Tuesday's city commission meeting, discussion was held on the criteria for a proposed RV (recreational vehicle) park ordinance.
A third rendition of the ordinance draft was discussed, which defines what classifies as an RV park, what an RV is and what amenities must be placed inside an RV park. Various other specifications were also noted, including individual utilities and hook-ups per vehicle.

Sisters advance in Bible Drill

March 15, 2013

First Baptist Church of Sweetwater recently held their Church Bible Drill during a prayer meeting. Brooklynn Petty (left), sixth grader, scored perfect and Justynne Petty (right), third grader, scored good. Both are daughters of Rolan and Leigh Petty of Sweetwater. They will advance to Network Bible Drill on Sunday March 24. Their leader is Natile Woodrow (center).

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