July 26th, 2013
During the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors on Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), the 2014 Capital Budget was reviewed and approved.
The board's finance committee held a previous meeting, in which they went through the budget line by line. At Monday's meeting, the board was informed while the items have been requested, it does not mean that all of them will be purchased.
LeRoy Edward Pietzsch. 87, of Roscoe, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Lubbock.
A private burial will take place on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Lindale Cemetery in Bowie under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Pietzsch was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Nolan County. He married Glenna Mae Kilcrease on April 20, 1963 in Roscoe. He was a member of First Salem Lutheran Church in Roscoe. LeRoy was a Veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post #227 and VFW Post #2479.
The 8-and-under West Texas Stampede girls softball team from Sweetwater went to the Abilene Summer Slam Tournament held July 20-21 and compiled a 5-2 record at the round-robin event for a second-place finish.
On the front row from left are Bethanee Rodriguez, Marissa Garcia, Halle Martinez, Samaria Sarabia, Hanna Vera, Kaidy Ornelas, Laâ€™Vona Sarabia; middle row, Hadyn Rotan, Jaylan Deleon, Sara Vera, Gracie Rawlings; back row, coaches Daniel Rodriguez, Harry Rotan and Israel Vera.
Not pictured are player Aubrey Galindo and coach Errbey Galindo.
Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, becoming northern in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy skies remain in the forecast tonight, with a low around 68 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the low to mid 90s with lows in the low to mid 70s. Winds will be light on Saturday, but jump up to around 20 mph by Sunday evening.
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Roscoe Elementary School will host the 2013 Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m.
The event will begin in the cafeteria where the annual Title I meeting is conducted and faculty and staff will be introduced. Student class assignments will be posted at the cafeteria as well.
Students and parents will be dismissed from the cafeteria to visit their classes and meet their teachers.Â Families are asked to bring all school supplies that evening as well.
The Nolan County Commissioners were given a report on the courthouse faĂ§ade during the afternoon portion of Mondayâ€™s meeting by Turner Construction.
On the north side of the building, the scaffolding has been erected. The entrance on the north side will be accessible to everyone until the west side stairs are completed.
Eight girls recently participated in the Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp at Roscoe Collegiate High School. The students built fully submersible robots.
Using a great variety of Lego pieces, their robots become increasingly complex and able to complete sophisticated underwater tasks. In the process, the students gained knowledge in several areas of science, engineering and technology.
A couple of action items were presented during the afternoon portion of the Nolan County Commissioners meeting held Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Approval was given to enter into an amended interlocal agreement with the City of Sweetwater for easement on the Hunter Well Field. Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown was in attendance to make the presentation.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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Ten years ago at the age of 30, Tarran McCoy of Sweetwater left his home-town for the Washington Redskinsâ€™ training camp in Landover, Md. to try out for a job, and survived the first cut before being let go about a month before the start of the regular season.
A decade later at age 40 â€” an age when NFL players are usually well into their next careers â€” he is ready to try again.