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March 4th, 2011
Motorists in Texas are paying on average $3.30 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, a 22 cents hike in one week which represents the biggest one-week increase since September, 2005. Nationally prices also jumped 20 cents to $3.43 a gallon according to AAA Texas.
Between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, 2005, the days before and after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, prices in Texas increased 40 cents in one week. Nationally during that same period, the average price for gasoline increased 35 cents.
The tallest aerial platform in North America is currently stationed within the local wind farm region â€” south of Sweetwater on Highway 70 at FM 608, west towards Maryneal. Abilene High Lift Aerial have brought their Steiger TTS 1000 platform to lift up technicians to inspect and repair the blades on the wind turbines.
During the Commissioners' Court meeting held on Feb. 28, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office presented their 2010 Racial Profiling Report.
Submitted and presented by Sheriff David Warren, Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a total of 704 people. The majority of the stops were White, summing up to on overwhelming 486, or 69%. The White population stands at 59.9% in the county, compared to the state population of 46.7%.
Texas National Bank hosted the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee event on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, and also celebrated Texas Independence Day.
The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, a group of medically trained volunteers who provide medical and public health assistance to the community, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, BCMRC Director Don Ware announced today.
"On behalf of the BCMRC and our sponsor, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution in support of our work to preserve and enhance the health and safety of our area citizens," he said.
Jay Lawrence and Sammy Hancock, both with Lawrence Bros. were recently recognized for their support of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Countryâ€™s Hearts Remembered fundraiser.Â Shown are Dev Ohre, Director of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Country, Sammy Hancock, Lawrence Bros., Jay Lawrence, Lawrence Bros., Mike Alexander, WTRCâ€™s board president and Marjorie Cloud with WTRC Donor Relations Department.
West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Country will be providing a six-part series called â€śLife After Lossâ€ť for individuals who have lost loved ones in the past two years.Â This is open to the public.Â
The goal is to provide participants with appropriate information and peer support through the grieving process.Â Most people who attend find the information and support tremendously helpful.
The series beings Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the First Financial Bank Building located at 201 Elm Street in Sweetwater from 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Shronda Shannon at 325 793 5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Scramble for Scholarships set for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this year's event is being dedicated to the memory of Jere Lawrence, one of the NCF founders. Riggs stated that Jere Lawrence worked tirelessly for many local and area causes, but the NCF was one of great importance to all of Nolan County.
Sweetwater High School DECA students recently competed in district competition and took first place and moved on to the state competition. Adrian Lopez and Gabriel Medellin competed in a team event of sports marketing. Genea Cherry and Joselyn Gonzalez competed in retail. Sarah Romero competed in apparel and accessories. Tish Torrez competed in quick serve restaurant management. The group is shown with DECA sponsor Nina Wilson and SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the bankâ€™s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.