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February 26th, 2011
A former Big Country resident is making huge strides at his Big Bend occupation.
Randy Guzman, the son of Jose and Gloria Guzman of Roscoe, was recently named as the interim general manager of Southwest Texas Municipal Gas (SWTMG) Corporation by the company's board of directors.
Two Rotary International programs will be the topics of discussion at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 28. The noon-time meeting will be held at the TSTC West Texas Sweetwater campus in the banquet room located north of the cafeteria.
Jack Campbell will be the guest speaker and will discuss the Rotary Youth Exchange. Campbell currently serves as the Rotary District 5730 Chairman of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Hastings Entertainment in Sweetwater has not only made some changes on the inside â€” they have some great events arriving visually for the readers and musically for those music listeners.
Speaking with Thomas Jowers, manager of the Hastings located at 1102 E. Broadway, he has arrived to the Sweetwater Hastings with many new ideas. He welcomes local artists of all kinds. Jowers wants to get all of the community involved with Hastings events. From children's Easter egg hunts, to cartoon character events, and much more for families and adults.
A Thursday afternoon fire consumed 1300 acres just West of Blackwell according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Madden stated that the fire began on County Road 265 on Diamond Plate Ranch. The fire is thought to have been started by a lit cigarette being thrown on the road. Several homes were threatened by the fire, but were all saved. It took several entities from 2-10 p.m. to contain the blaze.
Drought conditions, high winds and low humidity are prompting Texas Forest Service officials to predict a high risk for wildfire on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Big Country.
The combination of ongoing drought, gusty winds and low humidity creates the potential for large and threatening wildfires. Texans should use caution and refrain from outdoor burning or other activities that could start a wildfire. No outdoor burning is authorized under the current burn bans issued by county officials.
Rotary clubs here and around the world are determined to do whatever it takes to achieve a world free of the crippling disease polio. A key component of that effort is fundraising. Rotary members are working to raise $200 million in response to a challenge grant of $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Southeast Elementary recently made the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for 2010. Only 4% of the more than 8,000 public schools receive this honor and recognition. The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. Shown pictured in front of the banner of honor are the third grade teachers who traveled to Austin to be honored earlier this year.
The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital sponsored a free cholesterol screening on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Cholesterol can play a critical role in a person's health. It's important that all people know what their cholesterol level is and how it affects their risk of developing heart disease. People also need to learn about all the risk factors for heart disease.
Suddenlink expects to invest nearly $120 million this year in Texas, and by the end of the year will have invested nearly a half-billion dollars in the state since 2006.
Suddenlink is the third-largest operator of its kind in Texas, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services.Â It has increased its capital spending in the state in recent months to help introduce new and enhanced services.
The 2nd Annual Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash was once again "an amazing event," according to event organizers Matt and Annie Miles. "We are so proud of our home town for all of the support." According to Annie Miles, there were over 1,500 people that came through the front door of the Nolan County Coliseum for the event this year, with last year's total being 1,000. "We raised $11,026 total through tickets sales and the silent auction, among other things. Last year we raised $5,714," said Miles." We also had a great turn out for the dance that followed the event, with about 400 people."