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June 13th, 2011
According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. The fire was said to have been caused by a person illegally burning during a burn ban. The person was given a citation.
Some eye-opening results coupled with some optimistic responses are being discovered following the SISD's "Aim For Success" abstinence education program.
The data taken from the 788 SISD students that completed and submitted the survey was compared to results from over 80,000 students nationwide who were surveyed during the 2009-10 school year through the Aim for Success initiative. The survey was broken down by gender into four age groups: 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, 15-16 year olds and 17-19 year olds.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Texas State Technical College. Many attended the event and heard several speakers including Jacque McCoy, Tom Rees, Helen Manroe, Ken Becker, Mark Mims and Bob Sagmeister.
An airplane from the Texas Forest Service drops fire retardant onto the fire near Lake Trammell in Nolan County.
Area firefighters were still battling a large blaze on Saturday afternoon in Nolan County near Lake Trammell. The fire began around 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, near a barn just off of County Road 145, near Camp Boothe Oaks according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. According to the Texas Forrest Service, 500 acres have already been burned. The Sweetwater Fire Department lost a truck during the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Nolan County authorities.
The Sweetwater Independent School District recently completed a process which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools.Â "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire.Â Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.Â "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage.Â The key will be consi
Nolan County's money is already hard at work.Â
The Nolan County United Way has distributed their first allocation for the year. This year there are nine agencies receiving funds: The American Red Cross, Gateway Family Services, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Back Pack Buddies, WTCAC (West Texas Child Advocacy Center), Cancer Services Network, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Women's Resource Center.Â
The Sweetwater Intermediate School cafeteria staff has Flaming Fling spirit. Pictured from left to right are Becky Gholson, Olivia Zuniga, Amy Mann and Gloria Chapman.
Itâ€™s a one-two punch to the competition from TXU Energy and its work with smartphones. Today, the company announced the launch of the TXU Energy Mobile App for the iPhoneÂ®. With this release, TXU Energy becomes the first and only electricity retailer in Texas to offer its customers mobile access to their accounts through an app for the iPhone, iPadÂ®, and iPod touchÂ®. Itâ€™s also the latest innovation in the companyâ€™s ongoing efforts to connect customers across the state with online and mobile solutions to support the ways they use and manage electricity.
In Texas the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline dropped five cents according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The national average also dropped five cents. This is the fourth week in a row gasoline prices have dropped and the average cost of gasoline in Texas is 31 cents less than it was a month ago.
The statewide average is $3.58 and the national average is $3.73.Â The Texas statewide average is 15 cents below the national average.