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May 16th, 2013
Construction at the Nolan County Courthouse has been steady since work began on Monday, May 6.
The work is being done by Turner Construction, a San-Antonio based company, as the faĂ§ade of the courthouse will be completely reconstructed. At least two entries will remain open throughout the duration of the construction, which is expected to be completed sometime this fall.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, recognition was given toward the state's proclamation of May 12-18, 2013 as Law Enforcement Week.
A proclamation from Texas Governor Rick Perry was read by Mayor Greg Wortham, which praised the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public through their heroic actions. This week allows for an annual tribute to fallen heroes, in which all of Texas is invited to honor those who lay down their lives for others.
This year's Future Sweetwater participants â made up of Sweetwater High School sophomores â graduated on Wednesday evening with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College.
Shown are graduates including Bailey Bernal, Gabby Reyes, Lauren Young, Ty Crain, Caroline Brennan, Alexis Castillo, Madison Jones, Abigail McPherson, Megan Holsey, Corynn Martin, Jasmine Reddic and Blake Cumbie.
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 68 with east-southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become light and variable.
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This is a quick, easy and refreshing salad. In the spring and summer, many grocery store will sell the cactus paddles already âde-spinedâ and cut. If you are more adventurous, go out and forage and collect your own! Select the fresh new growth on the Prickly Pear Cactus and remove using pliers, or tongs. Carefully trim off all the spines by sliding a knife flat across the surface. Search for how-to videos on YouTube.
1 pound (about 3 cups) cleaned, trimmed, sliced 1/4 cactus paddles (nopales)
4 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/4
1 small red onion, diced 1/4
This year's Leadership Sweetwater participants graduated on Tuesday evening with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College.
A press conference was held on Tuesday morning at City Hall to announce a new school security system to be implemented within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
A program already in use by local law enforcement known as COPsync, Inc. has offered the local school district the opportunity to implement the COPsync 911 system. Thus, Sweetwater ISD will become the first district in the nation to test and implement the security system.
Shown is city attorney Pete Sheridan (left) administering the oath of office at Tuesday's City Commission meeting to Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and Precinct 1 city commissioner Larry May. Not pictured is Precinct 3 commissioner Ricky Castro.
Prior to the swearing in, the results from the Saturday, May 11 city election were canvassed and approved, while a resolution declaring the official results from the election was approved as well. Approval was also given to adopt the resolution appointing the mayors pro-tem for the city, which is on a quarterly rotation.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors approved the financial participation in a Cline Shale study performed by the University of Texas at San Antonio during their meeting on Monday morning.
Prior to the approval, the board met in a 45-minute executive session held to discuss economic development/real property negotiations/personnel matters. Upon returning from the closed session, approval was given on the item.
Today will be warm, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through 1 a.m.; otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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