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June 9th, 2015

Wind power creates 30,000 Texas jobs, generates $85 million in taxes

June 9, 2015

The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office.

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Teen book club begins

June 9, 2015

The County-City Library’s teen book club had their first meeting of the summer on Monday. The club chose to read “Paper Towns,” by John Green.

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Road bore crossing agreement discussed at county meeting

June 9, 2015

The Nolan County Commissioners met Monday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse, in which discussion was held on a road bore crossing agreement with Brad French.
A representative for French was in attendance at the meeting, who noted that a natural gas pipeline--which would begin east of Midland and run all the way to Mont Belvieu, which is located east of Houston--would have between 10 to 12 crossings in Nolan County.

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DHRD sponsors SIS classes

June 9, 2015

Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD) sponsored the classes of Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Brooks, and Ms. Meeks at Sweetwater Intermediate School this past year for Accelerated Reader. Pictured are the classes holding a "thank you" sign while wearing their t-shirts promoting the team, along with DHRD members.

Tuesday's local weather outlook

June 9, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
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June 8th

Nolan County 4-H students help at WASP Museum

June 8, 2015

Nolan County 4-H students recently volunteered their services at the National WASP WWII Museum to set up before the annual WASP Homecoming. Pictured are (back row) Wyatt Foster, John Ellis, (middle row) Annabelle Snow, Katie Pantoja, (front row) Jack Foster, Emily Foster and Cody Kingston.

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Third rabies case confirmed in Nolan County

June 8, 2015

A third case of rabies has been confirmed in Nolan County, according to local veterinarian Dr. Bud Alldredge.
Following the two cases that were confirmed inside the city, an incident occurred last week on Lake Trammel Road (County Road 213). A resident heard noises in his yard, which led to his discovery of a skunk chasing some cats.

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Local forecast for Monday

June 8, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-southeast winds in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
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June 5th

Local volunteer Tom Henderson passes away

June 5, 2015

Tom Henderson, 66, a man very involved in many local organizations and activities, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at his residence in Sweetwater.
Services are pending with McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. He is survived by his daughter, Hillary Pitts, and her husband Ryan of Wewoka, Oklahoma.

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Highland students to host day-night golf tournament

June 5, 2015

he Highland Class of 2017 will be hosting a Day-Night Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club Golf Course.
The three-person scramble will cost $225 per team, with mulligans available for purchase. The event will be flighted after nine holes. There will be a cash payout, with food and drinks available as well.

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