May 30th, 2013
Nolan County residents will now need to provide proof of eligibility at the Nolan County Tax Assessor-Collector's office in order to obtain farm license plates which have a reduced registration fee.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles wants all vehicles on the road to be properly registered. While this rule requires an additional step for farm vehicle owners, it is important to ensure that only eligible farm vehicles pay the reduced fee.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) students were honored at a recent meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees for various achievements. Resolutions were presented to students, teachers and administrators, recognizing the accomplishments within the district.
Ricky Cunningham, a five-year Brookshire's Grocery Company employee, has been named store director at Brookshireâ€™s located at 501 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
Ricky joined the company as a grocery stocker in Albany, Texas, and was promoted to assistant store manager in 2007. He has served as assistant store manager at six different Texas stores.
The Sweetwater Fire Department has been testing their pumpers at the city pool.
"We are required to test the pumpers at various times throughout the year to make sure the trucks pump what they are supposed to," said Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 3-6 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8.
The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost of $35 includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Sportsman Park will play host today to the opening game of a best-of-3 regional baseball final between Bangs and Wall.
The teams will play Game 1 at 6:30 p.m. today, then relocate to Hunter Field in Abilene (Hardin-Simmons University) to play Game 2 at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, would begin 30 minutes following Game 2.
Bangs (25-8) finished as District 6-2A champion this season while Wall (32-4) was the third-place team in the same district. The Hawks lost both games in district play this season to the Dragons by scores of 7-6 and 13-3.
The flavors of these grilled vegetables are reminiscent of the French summer favorite, ratatouille, but grilling is so Texan! Next time you crank up the grill, grill these vegetables next to that Texas size steak, or add them on top of your burger. Serves 4
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence*
1 large ripe tomato, sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, caps halved
2 sweet bell peppers
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Texas Midwest Community Network Executive Director Nicki Harle has announced plans to step down by the end of the year. The organization is seeking a new executive and has posted information about the position and application process on the Texas Midwest website, www.texasmidwest.org.
TMCN is a regional non-profit organization of communities working together to accomplish what one community can not do alone. The mission of TMCN is to promote a regional approach to provide the resources and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth.
Steve Holcomb, Hospital Board Chairman, is shown swearing in Kirby Andrews-District 7 (At Large), Linda Kite-District 2 and Jose Villafranca-District 6 at the latest hospital board meeting.
Holcomb (District 4) was also sworn in during the meeting by Andrews.
On May 13, the county-wide burn ban was lifted by the Nolan County Commissioners. At Monday morningâ€™s meeting, approval was given for the burn ban to remain lifted, due to the recent rains that have fallen in the area.
Also during the meeting, the recommendation of Erica Caballero as the City-County Library Director was approved. Elsie Pierce, the chairperson of the library board, offered some information about the application process.