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February 10th, 2011
Speaker Joe Straus announced the Texas House committee assignments for the 82nd Legislative Session. Rep. Susan L. King was honored to once again be selected to serve on the Appropriations and Public Health Committees. In addition, Rep. King was also appointed to serve on the House Administration Committee.
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Sweetwater Independent School District for having two schools in their district make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The following schools received the honor and Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:
â€˘ Southeast Elementary School, Math and Reading - Higher Performing in all Areas.
â€˘ Sweetwater Intermediate School, Math and Reading.
The City Commission met for their regular session meeting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 8 at City Hall.
Several items for approval were presented at the meeting. Among them was the ordinance ordering for an election to be held on May 14. During this city election, voters would be electing for mayor and city commissioners in Precincts 1 and 3. The ordinance was approved.
Robert R. Petty, Jr. of Nolan, Texas, owns two bulls listed in the Spring 2011 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus AssociationÂ® in Saint Joseph, Mo. National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis; however a biannual report is still pr http://www.angus.org/ inted. Issued in both the spring and fall, the Sire Evaluation Report features the latest performance information available on 4,765 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.
The second annual â€śRidinâ€™ for Cashâ€ť Bull Bash will be an even larger event than last year, with many vendor booths being set up before the action begins. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Doors will open at 5 p.m. so that those attending will have time to visit vendor booths, the silent auction and the concession stand.
There will be about 30 vendors that will be selling many items including leather goods, jewelry, candles, Scentsy items, clothes, crosses and much more.
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were on hand at Sweetwater Auto-Tire on Tuesday for a ribbon cutting and open house for the new business. The business is located at 1509 Lamar Street and provides auto services including oil changes and unlocking vehicles and provides new and used tires including Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper and more. Owners are Bill and Candace Jones and the manager is Manny Gutierrez. They can be reached at 325-236-8180.
The National Weather Service in San Angelo issued a special weather statement for area cities including Sweetwater, Roby, Rotan and Abilene.
Another arctic front with an ice, sleet and snow mix is possible tonight and early Wednesday across West Central Texas.
Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union personnel were commended for their quick thinking and safety procedures in keeping a troubled woman from entering the establishment on Thursday.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a woman was trying to gain access to the building on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The woman was said to have a note, back pack and stun gun knuckles in her possession.
"The personnel at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union took every necessary step to keep the woman out of the building," said Chief Kelley.
High Sky Children's Ranch, Inc. in Midland opened its doors in 1963 under the direction of a concerned citizen, Joan Nobles, as a home for girls who had no place to go. In 1985, they changed their license to accept both boys and girls, enabling them to keep sibling groups together. High Sky was re-licensed yet again in 1987 as a treatment facility to work with more traumatized, higher level of care children and later as a therapeutic foster care. The programs provide a structure with life skills as well as therapeutic services.
The February art exhibit at the County-City Library is a quilling display by Betty Oliver of Abilene.
Oliver began quilling in 2004, when her husband first became ill. "I had seen the work in art digest books for many years and thought it was interesting. When my husband got sick I decided to take up the art because he would get anxious when I left the room. I purchased the materials I needed for the art and worked on it while I stayed in the room with my husband."
Oliver has been an artist for many years, specializing in oil paintings before she went to quilling.