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July 24th, 2013

Bridge work to be rescheduled

July 24, 2013

The closure of westbound Interstate 20 will once again be postponed on the US 84 overpass that is currently under construction and the lanes will remain open. Closure was scheduled to allow crews to pour the deck of the new bridge. The closure and work will be rescheduled for a later date. The entire project is expected to be completed by early fall.

Roscoe preparing for school year

July 24, 2013

Roscoe Collegiate Junior High and High School will be having laptop orientation on Friday, Aug. 9, from 1-3 p.m. for all eighth grade students and any new ninth through twelfth grade students.
Seventh through twelfth grade students may pick up their registration packets and schedules Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Work continues in Sweetwater Business Park

July 24, 2013

Shown is the expansion of Crest Pumping Technologies. They are building a new regional yard for their Chile Shale and Permian Basin East operation. 
Crest Pumping Technologies works in the “down hole” cement process for conventional and hydraulic fractured wells. Crest Pumping Technologies purchased 15 acres in the Sweetwater Business Park located on Interstate 20 near the west entrance to Sweetwater from Select Energy.

Potential roads discussed at county meeting

July 24, 2013

During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a presentation was made by Kaleb Brewer with Carter Surveying and Mapping regarding county roads within an industrial park.
The park is located six and a half miles east of Sweetwater toward Interstate 20, near County Road 220. These initial steps are the first phase of a larger subdivision for the industrial park.

Digging up a good book at the library

July 24, 2013

Many children dove into the Oceans of Fun show flippers first where puppets came alive as a pirate boy, rainbow fish and a beautiful mermaid told stories and sang songs about life under the seas at the County-City Library on Tuesday. A magical gold fish multiplied before the children's eyes, then a dancing skeleton came alive while bone moving music was played. A big treasure was found and the children had have a big splash learning about the ocean while digging in the books.

County burn ban remains lifted

July 24, 2013

After the much-needed rainfall in the area, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough lifted the county-wide burn ban on Wednesday, July 17. And during the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning, approval was given to leave the burn ban off.
The burn ban will be considered again by the commissioners at their next regular meeting. During Monday's meeting, Fambrough stated that he was "pleased" that the burn ban could remain lifted.

Pleas entered in District Court

July 24, 2013

Several entered pleas this week during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Sylvia Martinez Castillo pleaded guilty to forgery, a state jail felony. She was sentenced to five years of community supervision and will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. She will also have to pay restitution to the following: $31,141.75 to Paul Hanneman of Sweetwater; $3,396.24 to Texas National Bank of Sweetwater; and $3,056.88 to First Financial Bank of Sweetwater. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Jonathan Michael Smith-Aguilar

July 24, 2013

Jonathan Michael Smith-Aguilar, age 21, of Midland passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at an Odessa hospital after an auto accident. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater. Interment will follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery. Mike Ensminger and Sarah Cardiel will officiate.
A visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Wednesday's weather for Sweetwater

July 24, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 97, although heat index values could get as high as 100. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

July 23rd

Local family attends, volunteers at Abbott for Governor event

July 23, 2013

Kimberly McKinney, President of The Republican Women of West Texas, and family, attended the Abbott for Governor event in Midland on Wednesday. Michallah McKinney, who will be attending Hardin Simmons University in the fall, is currently an intern for Attorney General Greg Abbott. Michallah McKinney also served as a page for Representative Susan King in the House of Representatives. Her younger sister, Ashleigh McKinney worked as a volunteer at the Abbott for Governor event. She greeted people at the door and handed out Abbott for Governor stickers.

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