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March 1st, 2013
Texas State Technical College West Texas will display the college's new mobile welding lab during Spring Preview this Saturday in Sweetwater. This state-of-the-art tool is a self-contained lab/classroom. The mobile lab was designed and fabricated to allow TSTC West Texas to take welding instruction to remote locations to serve both industry and educational institutions. It is this flexibility that allows the school to customize training to fit the customerâ€™s needs.Â
At Monday's county commissioners' meeting, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren presented the state-mandated 2012 Racial Profiling Report for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), which was formally received by the commissioners.
For the 2012 calendar year, a total of 277 people were stopped by Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
From the total, six contacts led to a search, in which five of those contacts consented to the search. Ten contacts resulted in an arrest, and 189 total tickets were issued.
The 2012 Annual Human Resources report for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was presented during the Nolan County Hospital District's board meeting on Monday night.
The report was given by Gay Nell Cherry, the Director of Human Resources for the hospital.
While the report follows the format from the previous year, some changes were made in the last year in order to make scoring more accurate in the evaluation process. As a result, the user-friendly tool now offers a true performance evaluation in determining scores.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2013.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of Elm.
â€˘ 1000 block of Hickory.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of E. Louisiana.
â€˘ Information report â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kim Parcher, 48 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Gene Emerson, 31 â€” Possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 55 and north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to west-northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
We'll see a slight warm-up this weekend, with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and low in the low to upper 40s.
Learn all you need to know for your weekend plans now at weather.gov.
Hannah Vermillion,Â pianoÂ student of Noreen Carson,Â received second place honorsÂ in the Grade 5-6Â categoryÂ in the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Local Performance Contest held in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin Simmons University on Feb. 16.
She is the daughter of Chad and Mary Vermillion.
At the Monday evening board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), approval was given for the purchase of two Phillips EKG (electrocardiogram) modules for the Emergency Room department.
According to Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, the modules are portable, which leads to even quicker care for patients. The amount of time it takes to offer this type of care is a factor in quality measures and compliance scores.
The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Texas A&M students Ben and Adrian Lopez and Briana Munoz, Sweetwater High School graduates, recently participated in the Aggie replant project in Bastrop, Texas in an effort to bring back some of the forest that was lost in the great fire that devastated much of the town.
The project is a volunteer service of Texas A&M University students to replant pine seedlings in the area of the fire. Each student was committed to plant 30 pine seedling in a day-long effort.
Ben Lopez is a junior, Briana Munoz is a sophomore, and Adrian Lopez is a freshman at Texas A&M University College Station.
During the February meeting of the City Commission, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda offered the annual report regarding racial profiling statistics, which was formally accepted by the commissioners during the meeting.
The process of conducting the report has undergone some change, but not only from the leadership of Frieda. New state legislation states that the report must now specify if race was known prior to the officer interacting with the person.