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January 5th, 2011
Shown is one of the new transmission towers being installed at the east entrance to Sweetwater off of I-20. This is part of the Texas Public Utility Commission's (PUC) $5 billion transmission line expansion to move West Texas wind power toward North Texas and Houston. These lines and routes were established as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ). Oncor was one of the successful bidders to build the lines. Of the $5 billion dollar project, Oncor received $1.34 billion for their part of the construction and installation of the new transmission lines.
A broken water line from the second floor of Adkins Supply in Sweetwater flooded the lower level area of the building on Tuesday. A water cleaning crew was cleaning up the water damage that covered the lower level flooring throughout the day.
As stated in Brookshireâ€™s Thanks A Million Collect And Win Game rules, if specific prizes werenâ€™t claimed during the contest period, there would be random drawings held Dec. 10 among all eligible sweepstakes entries received in the Food Club Carnival Cruise Sweepstakes, and Kim Lewis from Sweetwater, Texas, has won the Ford F-150 prize valued at $50,000.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum, located at 1699 Cypress Street in Sweetwater. Use the East entrance to the Coliseum. The Nolan County Coliseum is a beehive of activity virtually every weekend of the year. Not only does it host the Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest annual Rattlesnake Round-Up, but it also has livestock shows, cutting horse shows, rodeos, civic events, arts and crafts shows, specialty products expositions and a variety of community events.
It has been a week since a 13-year-old girl from Colorado City has been missing.
Hailey Darlene Dunn was last seen on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1804 Chestnut Street in Colorado City around 1 p.m., wearing navy blue sweatpants, a short sleeved light colored T-shirt and pink and white tennis shoes. Hailey has hazel eyes, pierced ears and brown hair with blondish streaks. She is 5'1" and weighs 120 pounds.
New elected officials were sworn in for 2011 on Monday during a ceremony held at the Nolan County Courthouse. 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison swore in nine officials during the ceremony including Nolan County Court at Law Judge David Hall, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough, Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Terry Locklar, Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Tony Lara, District Clerk, Patti Neill, County Clerk Pat McGowan, County Treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff, Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner and County Surveyor, Stanley Morris.
Sweetwater Independent School District students got back into the swing of things on Monday when school began again after the Christmas and New Year holiday. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School students beginning their school day, (bottom row, from left to right) Mason Hernandez, fourth grade; Taiden Smith, fourth grade; Laykin Gotcher, fifth grade; (top row, from left to right) Kaci Webb, fourth grade; Heaven Martinez, fourth grade; Ky Hoover, fifth grade; Mason Maxwell, fifth grade; and Latimer Burnett, fifth grade.
December 31st, 2010
President Barack Obama named Ray Smola as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nationâ€™s highest honor for math and science teachers. Smola has been a physics teacher at Heidelberg High School in Germany for the past eight years and is among the 103 recipients of the award. He has also taught at Mannheim Middle School, Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan (all for the Department of Defense Education Activity), and Stephenville High School in Texas.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Sweetwater Christian Schools. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Rodney Foster this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
Anytime Fitness, the world largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it is open for business in Sweetwater, next to Hibbetts and Hastings in the Nolan County Plaza. A grand opening celebration took place on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and members of the community, as well as owners of the club, were present at the facility for a ribbon cutting and open house.