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August 22nd, 2011
In last weekâs article it stated, âThere is no central repository of vaccination records;â that is no longer true due to ImmTrac, the Texas immunization registry.
ImmTrac is a free service from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure, confidential registry that stores childrenâs, Texas first respondersâ and first responder family membersâ vaccine information electronically in one centralized system.
Students within the Sweetwater Independent School District were ready to learn on Monday, Aug. 22, the first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year. Shown are Kindergarten and first grade students at Southeast Elementary School, waiting in the gym to be taken to their classes.
A suspect is dead following a shooting in Sweetwater Saturday night that stemmed from a police chase, according to DPS troopers.
Senior Trooper Sparky Dean says information remains sketchy at this point. However, it's his understanding a suspect stole a truck at gunpoint in Runnels County.
Troopers then chased the truck into Sweetwater where the driver reportedly wrecked into a car on Lamar Street and pulled into the Gill's Chicken parking lot.
Two Sweetwater players bring down a San Angelo Lake View ball carrier during the teams' final scrimmage Friday night at Mustang Bowl. Sweetwater will begin the 2011 regular season this Friday by hosting Vernon.
Every 10 years, Texas requires that marks and brands be re-registered in the county or counties in which you operate.Â
The next re-registration period begins Aug. 31, 2011, and concludes Feb. 29, 2012.Â After the conclusion date, all marks and brands that have not been re-registered are automatically available for registration by another party.Â
The cost of registering brands in Nolan County is $16 per location.Â Payment may be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.
State Representative Susan L. King will be the host for the September 2011 Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee to be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater County Club. The coffee event is usually held the first Wednesday of the month, but has been changed for this event.
Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâs annual Silver Clover Recognition Banquet celebrated its 44th year on Aug. 11 at the Zentners Daughter Steak House in San Angelo.
This yearâs event recognized 28 individuals who are instrumental to the success of AgriLife Extensionâs West Central District 4-H youth program, said Kathy Aycock, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County and the banquetâs coordinator.
âTop volunteers are the backbone of all successful 4-H programs,â said Aycock. âThey put in countless hours of work helping 4-H members become successful.
Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceâs Big Country Beef Conference has been set for Aug. 25.Â The biennial conference starts with registration at 8 a.m. in the Display Building next to the Extension offices at the Taylor County Expo Center grounds.Â This yearâs event will cover everything from the current status of the industry and 2012 Farm Bill to maintaining herd performance with limited forage resources.
The conference is the largest and most comprehensive educational beef program in the Big Country. We typically draw speakers and participants from across Texas.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.48, five cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
The national average is $3.58. The statewide average price is ten cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline averages in the state are in Austin, Galveston, and San Antonio at $3.48.Â Beaumont, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Texarkana are reporting the least expensive averages in the state at $3.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The current cost of gasoline in Sweetwater is $3.59.
Texas Senator Robert Duncan met with local community leaders on Thursday morning, Aug. 18, 2011 for a Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas. The meeting took place at the campus in the President's Board Room in the Sears Building.
The Senator not only offered some oversight into the 82nd Legislative Session but also allowed for the audience to discuss important matters that impact the community.