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February 4th, 2011
Education is 44% of the state budget. With the projected deficits in the State of Texas current budget, school leaders across the state are busy brainstorming on how education can survive the inevitable cuts. Sweetwater ISD could suffer as much as a million dollar shortfall for at least the next two years.
Today's Sweetwater-Wylie basketball games at Mustang Gym have been cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7. The JV girls and boys will play their games at 4:30 p.m., while the varsity girls and freshman boys will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys and freshman girls will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
Many 18-wheelers slowly drove along Interstate 20 on Thursday night. With temperatures remaining below freezing, it'll be at least another day until the roads clear up. As TxDOT has warned this week, don't travel unless you need to. Crews are working to clear accidents, but they keep happening, so it's very slow going for the drivers on Interstate 20 in Nolan, Taylor and Callahan Counties.
J.B. Roberts, the Rotary International Chairman of Hunger Plus, will be making a special presentation on feeding the hungry at a meeting held by the Rotary Club on Monday, Feb. 7, at noon. It will be held at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus in the banquet room located north of the cafeteria. Guests are welcome to attend the Monday lunch meeting and hear Roberts' presentation on Hunger Plus.
Java Jax is bringing in not just one performer this coming Saturday, but two in the same night. Performing together will be Will T. Massey and fiddler Richard Bowden. This will be their first visit to Java Jax this weekend.
Bowden did not grow up in West Texas. He moved to Lubbock in the 1970s and spent over 10 years in the Lubbock music scene. Bowden played approximately 10 years with the The Main Brothers Band in Lubbock as the fiddler and mandolin player in the group.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS â€“ Elizabeth Rozzlle of Blackwell, a Blackwell FFA student, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the Jan. 30, 7:30 evening performance of the Rodeo at the 115th edition of the legendary Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. Parents of the winner are Jerry and Laura Rozzlle. Sponsors for Elizabeth's effort are Marty and Mary Martha Richter of Fort Worth.
For the second time in two years, a longtime and highly-successful Nolan County high school football coach is resigning to pursue other ventures.
Highlandâ€™s Karry Owens, after building one of the top six-man programs in Texas in 18 years as head coach, confirmed this week he is stepping down at the end of the current school year.
According to Owens, he made the decision last week to resign for personal reasons. While he did not elaborate, he said it was not due to any problems with the school or the administration.
Many braved the cold weather on Wednesday to make it to the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event hosted by Ludlum Measurements. Tours of the building were given to those in attendance.
Availon Inc., a wind turbine service provider, has announced the appointment of Nancy Howlett as the sales account manager for Sweetwater, Texas. In this role she will be responsible for Availonâ€™s sales efforts in the West Texas region.
There have been a number of cases of flu in the area, therefore, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) encourages residents to get vaccinated this flu season. Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of flu. "It's important to get vaccinated now to help keep yourself and your family healthy," stated Linda Kite, SNCHD public promotions coordinator.