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March 5th, 2011
The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation (STTAR) board of directors announces "Live on Stage at the Texas", a live music performance on the original stage of the Texas Theatre, on Saturday, March 12, with Jay Boy Adams.
Several guests were on hand at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting held on Monday, Feb. 28 at the Texas State Technical College banquet room. The meeting held a double purpose in raising funds for the End Polio campaign spearheaded by Rotary International and highlighting the Rotary Youth Exchange program with a Powerpoint presentation from Jack Campbell.
FORT HOOD, TX--The United States Army Operational Test Command inducted long-time director Wayland Smith into the Testersâ€™ Hall of Fame during a ceremony celebrating the 17th year of the program recently at west Fort Hood.
Smith, a 1959 graduate of Sweetwater High School, is the son of Stella M. Smith, formerly of Sweetwater, and the late Cleave A. Smith. He is a 1966 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in electrical engineering and a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University with a masterâ€™s degree in industrial engineering.
First Baptist Church of Sweetwater invites the public to join in celebrating the opening of the newly remodeled Education Building. The building will provide safe and functional meeting rooms and multi-purpose rooms for church education and community events.
Motorists in Texas are paying on average $3.30 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, a 22 cents hike in one week which represents the biggest one-week increase since September, 2005. Nationally prices also jumped 20 cents to $3.43 a gallon according to AAA Texas.
Between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, 2005, the days before and after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, prices in Texas increased 40 cents in one week. Nationally during that same period, the average price for gasoline increased 35 cents.
The tallest aerial platform in North America is currently stationed within the local wind farm region â€” south of Sweetwater on Highway 70 at FM 608, west towards Maryneal. Abilene High Lift Aerial have brought their Steiger TTS 1000 platform to lift up technicians to inspect and repair the blades on the wind turbines.
During the Commissioners' Court meeting held on Feb. 28, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office presented their 2010 Racial Profiling Report.
Submitted and presented by Sheriff David Warren, Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a total of 704 people. The majority of the stops were White, summing up to on overwhelming 486, or 69%. The White population stands at 59.9% in the county, compared to the state population of 46.7%.
Texas National Bank hosted the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee event on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, and also celebrated Texas Independence Day.
The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, a group of medically trained volunteers who provide medical and public health assistance to the community, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, BCMRC Director Don Ware announced today.
"On behalf of the BCMRC and our sponsor, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution in support of our work to preserve and enhance the health and safety of our area citizens," he said.
Jay Lawrence and Sammy Hancock, both with Lawrence Bros. were recently recognized for their support of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Countryâ€™s Hearts Remembered fundraiser.Â Shown are Dev Ohre, Director of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Country, Sammy Hancock, Lawrence Bros., Jay Lawrence, Lawrence Bros., Mike Alexander, WTRCâ€™s board president and Marjorie Cloud with WTRC Donor Relations Department.