November 14th, 2013
During the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown at Tuesday's city commission meeting, it was noted that the city will stay in Stage 1 of the Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan.
The recommendation was given by Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, who conducts regular reviews. Stage 1 does not require conservation and is only voluntary.
Brown explained that during this time of year, the water usage tends to drop. On average, around 2 million gallons of water are used on a daily basis.
Gordon Gloria, Community Programs Service Coordinator for West Central Texas Council of Governments in Abilene, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn Seminar hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gloria spoke to attendees about the free services his office provides for the elderly in Nolan and 18 other counties. Some of those services are: homemaker services, respite care, caregiver support, chore maintenance, personal assistant care and income support.
Her father Brent went to Abilene Christian University on an athletic scholarship. So did mother Michelle.
And Wednesday, High-landâ€™s Sierra Allen did her part to make sure that her family tradition would continue when she signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at ACU.
â€śItâ€™s kind of like a dream come true for me,â€ť the 6-0 senior said after a ceremony to announce her signing was held at Highlandâ€™s gym.
â€śIâ€™ve been going to basketball camp (at ACU) since I was real young. For this to happen, itâ€™s unbelievable.â€ť
The Highland girls bas-ketball team is now 3-0 this season following a 50-27 win over Aspermont on Tuesday.
Highland, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, led 18-2 after one quarter and was up by double digits the rest of the game. Sierra Allen led the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Hannah Allen (11) was also in double figures while Madison Moseley and Beth Richburg had seven, Schyler Kimbrell and Kay-lee Martin four and Sydny Helbert two.
Robert Lee and Loraine meet in a Six-Man, Division II bi-district playoff today in Blackwell at 7:30 p.m.
For Robert Lee, it will be the teamâ€™s second trip to Blackwell this month.
Back on Nov. 1, the Steers (4-4) made their first trip to Blackwell and lost to the Hornets, 84-56, in what es-sentially was the champion-ship game for District 8, Division II.
Loraine (9-1) is also familiar with playoffs involving Blackwell. Last year, the teams met in Hermleigh in bi-district with Loraine winning 49-22. Loraine is ranked No. 7 in the state in Division II Six-Man.
Ty Davis, a senior linebacker, has been named the final Sweetwater Football Player of the Week for the 2013 season.
He had three solo tackles, assisted on seven others and also hurried two passes in the Mustangsâ€™ season-ending 42-28 loss to Wylie.
Davis is one of 23 Sweetwater seniors who suited up for the final time this past Friday.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 42 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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To welcome the more than 300 people expected at J.P. Cowen Elementary Schoolâ€™s annual Fall Festival, ClearTalk Wireless will be handing out free giveaways including water bottles, small gym bags and 100 Whataburger certificates that are redeemable for one free Justaburger kidâ€™s meal. The certificates will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
The Fall Festival will run from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and will also include food, fun and games for the entire family.
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Expo Center- Round Building (170 Hwy 36, Abilene, TX 79602).
All veterans, active duty, and family members are invited to participate.
Make sure to bring your resume and other relevant documents with you.
The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female â€” one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.