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February 13th, 2012

Water demand to increase, conservation tips offered

February 13, 2012

The Nolan County West Texas Groundwater Conservation District is offering "water smart tips" for water efficiency in and around the home.
The Texas State Water Plan, from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), projects that by 2050, the state's population will increase by 90%, bringing total municipal water demand to increase by 67%.
And even though water savings projected by conservation will stand at 13.5% by that time, only 75% of the projected water demand will meet the water supply from existing sources.

All-State concert makes a memory

February 13, 2012

Last Saturday Sweetwater High School Band member Crysten Ivy gave the performance of a lifetime, performing with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio. The concert was witnessed by an enthusiastic audience of several thousand music educators, family members and supporters. It was the culmination of the annual Texas Music Educators Convention, which involves more than 10,000 elementary music teachers and band, choir and orchestra directors.

College students wreck on icy I-20

February 13, 2012

Two college students are lucky to be alive after icy roads caused a major accident near Sweetwater on Interstate 20, according to KTXS.
The students were heading to Lubbock when the driver hit a patch of ice causing her to lose control.
Her mustang hit the concrete median, ricocheted off and slid under an 18-wheeler.
Sweetwater emergency service personnel responded to the wreck. The passenger had to be pulled out of the vehicle through the window.

February 10th

Roscoe VFD remodels station

February 10, 2012

The Roscoe Fire Department has just remodeled the front of the station and a new display for their 1938 Town and Country Pumper.
"The project could not have been done without the help of the City of Roscoe, Tax Board and Cody Thompson," said Roscoe Fire Department Chief Gary Armstrong. "This is just one of the community projects that is going on in Roscoe."

Deadline Sunday for pageant entries

February 10, 2012

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

State Rep. Susan L. King hosts Sweetwater Jaycees at the Capitol

February 10, 2012

Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Feb. 8-10, at the Texas State Capitol. For the sixth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas in the Outdoor Rotunda. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 51 years ago and have been coming to the Capitol for several years.

Ludlum Measurements to celebrate 50 years in business

February 10, 2012

While droves of people will be celebrating love this Feb. 14, one local business will also commemorate 50 years of business.
On Feb. 14, 1962, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. was instituted in Sweetwater by Don Ludlum. The Oklahoma-born, Kansas-bred founder's early life encounters in business practices and customer service from his grandfather and father paved the way for Ludlum to glean experience.

Sweetwater ISD bands to host coffee house concert

February 10, 2012

On Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2012, the Sweetwater ISD Bands will treat the community to a “Coffee House Concert” in the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. From 6-8:30 p.m., student musicians will perform, as audience members snack on desserts and soft drinks.
For just $5, each listener can fill his plate with desserts! The evening will start with the sixth grade band (at 6 p.m.), followed by the seventh and eighth grade band and jazz band at 6:30 p.m., and finally the high school band at 7:45 p.m.

Statewide gas price average increases

February 10, 2012

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The current statewide average is $3.39.

FFB promotes Renee Garcia to Assistant VP

February 10, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas — First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater today announced the promotion of Renee Garcia to Assistant Vice President of retail banking.
“Renee is an experienced staff member who has proven her value to the bank,” said Kirby N. Andrews, President and CEO. “We are pleased to promote Renee to this important position and look forward to the contributions she will make to our customers and the Sweetwater community.”

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