January 3rd, 2014
Sweetwater meeting slated for Jan. 17
AUSTIN â€“Â The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing an amendment to the Parks and Wildlife Code that would make it illegal to use noxious or toxic substances to disturb or collect nongame wildlife as well as prohibiting the possession of nongame wildlife collected using these substances.
The technique, often used to collect rattlesnakes, is commonly referred to as â€śgassing.â€ť Persons engaged in structural or agricultural pest control activities would be exempted from the rule.
This monthâ€™s featured artist at the County-City Library is Ryan Smith. Using a Nikon D7000 and various lenses â€” Tokina 11-16mm, Nikon 18-105mm, Nikon 55-200mm and Nikon 80-400mm â€” Smith is able to capture astonishing nature photos.
â€śItâ€™s hard to pinpoint exactly, but my interest in photography really stemmed from a general admiration of nature and the outdoors in all facets: weather, wildlife, scenery, insects, etc.,â€ť says Smith. â€śAs a child, I was fascinated with National Geographic and all of their nature photographs.â€ť
The Nolan County Commissioners met for a final time in 2013 on Tuesday morning to discuss and take action on a proposed project to obtain grant funding from TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) for the planning, construction, reconstruction and maintenance of public roads, bridges and culverts in the county damaged by the exploration, development or production of oil or gas.
The project is pursuant to Senate Bill 1747, which was enacted in 2013 by the Texas Legislature in chapters 222 and 256 of the Texas Transportation Code.
FORT WORTH â€” Malcolm R. Mulanax, 56, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. His strength and humor carried us throughout the fight.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at Eagleâ€™s View Church in Saginaw. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery. on Thursday prior to the funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Memorial services for Delores Hollon, 51, of Snyder, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Dewayne Oden will officiate and cremation will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hollon died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Snyder.
She was born Sept. 26, 196,2 in Sweetwater.
Delores was a loving mother, sister and friend. She loved cars and working on cars. She was a member of Faith Harvest Pentecostal Church.
Services for Cornelio H. DeLaCerda, 83, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Rev. Francisco Ortega will officiate and cremation will follow the services under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Victor Rubio at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
DeLaCerda died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence.
First Financial Bank has kept up a yearly tradition of handing out cans of black-eyed peas to customers in the drive through and inside the bank on New Yearâ€™s Eve. Shown is Renee Garcia giving a can of black-eyed peas to customer Jessica Eivens.
December 31st, 2013
Anna L. Newman, 81, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 in Sweetwater.
No services are planned, as she was cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She was born on May 23, 1932 in Ventura, Calif. She married John Newman in Fort Worth.
She was born to parents John and Beulla Johnson on May 23, 1932. She loved to camp. She lived in Sweetwater since 2008.
Survivors include her sons, Billy Briggs of Sweetwater and Michael Briggs of Sweetwater; many grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille â€śLuckyâ€ť Turley of Missouri.
The BridgeTex Pipeline is a joint venture between Magallan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Occidental Petroleum.Â Magallan is constructing the pipeline to transport crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Houston area and will also be the pipeline operator.Â The project consists of approximately 450 miles of 20â€ť to 24â€ť pipe from Colorado City to Houston with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day.Â Construction is expected to be complete by July 2014. Shown is construction in southern Fisher County crossing under Highway 70.
TxDOT is planning signal work this week at Arizona Avenue near Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital as work progresses on the Lamar Street (SH 70) reconstruction project.
The intersection at Lamar and Arizona will temporarily be posted as a four-way stop beginning Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 to allow crews to replace the existing traffic signals. Warning signs will be posted to alert traffic of the change. Traffic flow and access in the vicinity of the hospital will be maintained at all times.
The new signals should be installed and functioning within about a week.