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March 25th, 2014

Bids received at County Commission meeting

March 25, 2014

Several bids were received during Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting.
Two bids were received for 70,000 tons of grade 3 or 4 crushed rock, while one bid was received for approximately 165,000 gallons of AC5 paving materials and an unspecified amount of MC30. In addition, two bids were received for crushed 1-3/4" minus flex-based road base materials.
However, a decision for the awarding of the bids will be made at a later date so that the commissioners can take time to look over the bids.

Nolan County Republican Party hosts convention, fills seven delegate seats

March 25, 2014

The Nolan County Republican Party held its Republican Convention on Saturday, March 22.
Larry May, Nolan County Republican Chairman, was elected unanimously as presiding Chairman of the Nolan County Republican Convention 2014.
The Nolan County Republican Convention also elected Donnie McKinney as Precinct Chairman for Nolan County Precinct 1. McKinney was officially placed as Chairman Precinct 1 by Republican Chairman, Larry May.

Sweetwater's forecast for Tuesday

March 25, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the east-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 43 and breezy winds from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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March 24th

East Ridge students welcome Spring

March 24, 2014

Mrs. Mulanax's third grade class at East Ridge Elementary School welcomed in Spring with the daffodils they planted in the fall.
They collected the most box tops in the third grade for one period and their reward was getting to plant bulbs with PTO member Jana Hall.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers' Crime of the Week

March 24, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a building located in the 6000 block of Interstate Highway 20 in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime on Friday, March 7, 2014 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:12 p.m. an unknown person(s) entered a building and took an assortment of tools ranging from power drills, impacts, a toolbox, drill bits, handsaw, battery charger, timing light and a welding machine. The combined value of the items taken is valued at approximately $4,295.82.

Twenty seven cars involved in Sunday afternoon wrecks

March 24, 2014

One wreck turned into many more on Sunday afternoon in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
West bound vehicles kept rear ending each other coming over hills to stopped traffic after a crash had slowed down the traffic. There had been 27 vehicles involved in a multitude of different accidents that stretched from mile marker 242 to nearly mile marker 231 on Interstate 20.
According to police, most of the accidents were minor fender benders. The evening sun may have been a contributing factor to many of the wrecks.

Town hall public forum tonight

March 24, 2014

Sweetwater 2020 will host a town hall public forum on Monday night, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 400 Locust Street downtown. Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham will moderate the event.
Sweetwater 2020 is an unofficial initiative to bring together groups and individuals in the community to discuss community concerns and perceptions and to highlight ideas and actions across the community to launch creative solutions and strategies, Wortham said.

Monday's local forecast

March 24, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 38 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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March 21st

Sweetwater ISD recognized by TASB Risk Management Fund

March 21, 2014

Shown are Sweetwater ISD Business Manager Nathan Ehlert, SISD board president Ginny Mayes and Dan Wilkinson with the TASB Risk Management Fund.
A plaque was presented at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees recognizing the district's 40 continuous years of membership. Sweetwater ISD was one of 52 members who have been with the Fund's Workers' Compensation since its inception in 1974.
The district was also presented with a $1,000 membership award toward the 2014-2015 coverage.

Roller derby hits Sweetwater

March 21, 2014

Roller derby is officially in Sweetwater!
Wait, what's roller derby?
Head on out to the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Saturday, April 12 and you'll find out!
Sweetwater's first women's roller derby league, Dark Horse Roller Derby, is hosting a "mash up" bout to introduce the sport they love to the community they live in.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back...


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