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August 17th, 2012

County proposes tax rate

August 17, 2012

At the special meeting held by the Nolan County Commissioners on Thursday morning, August 12, at the Nolan County Courthouse, discussion was held on the tax rate for 2012-2013.
The proposed total tax rate comes in at .394635 (39 cents) per $100 valuation. This number is the combination of the general fund rate of .340670 per $100 valuation and the farm to market fund rate of .053965 per $100 valuation.

Mobley, staff meet the public at Dairy Queen

August 17, 2012

Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley, left, talks with County Judge Tim Fambrough and County Court at Law Judge David Hall during a "Meet the Mustang Coaches" event held Thursday at the local Dairy Queen on 1608 Lamar.
After meeting with the public, Mobley and his fellow coaches were served a "heart attack" hamburger meal by local Dairy Queen owner Jerry Hulcy. The gathering was held prior to Sweetwater's opening scrimmage on Saturday at Mustang Bowl against Wichita Falls Hirschi.
See related story in today's Sports section.

Public hearings held during city meeting

August 17, 2012

A couple of public hearings took place during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at City Hall.
One of the public hearings was held in regard to the proposed budget for 2012-2013. While no input was heard from those in attendance, it was noted that this budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by $320,726, or 19.74%; of that amount, $73,002.55 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.

138 graduate, success stories abound

August 17, 2012

(Abilene) – Texas State Technical College West Texas will graduate 138 highly-skilled graduates for the Texas workforce.  As the oil and gas industries boom throughout West Texas, engineers are being snapped up.  Aaron Hall, the student speaker at graduation on Friday, has been working full-time at Stellar Automation for three months. Stellar Automation, located in Big Spring, focuses on engineering needs for the oil and gas industries. 

Blotters for August 15, 2012

August 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 15, 2012.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Stephanie Smith, 23 — Theft.
• Jennifer Arispe, 40 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Aug. 15, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Ellie “Jack” Parker

August 17, 2012

Ellie "Jack" Parker, 65, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, a Nolan Nursing and Rehab. His wishes were to be cremated and no other services are planned. McCoy Funeral Home carried out his wishes.
Parker was born January 20, 1947, in Waterloo, Alabama.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Parker, of Roby, Texas; brother, David Parker & wife Shirley of Emery, Texas; and sister-in-law, Vicki Newman of Roby, Texas.

Mustangs get 1st test Saturday at the Bowl

August 17, 2012

After leading his players through two weeks of prac-tices and a week in pads, Shane Mobley is eager to see how his players do when they get in some licks against outside competition.
The first-year Sweetwater head football coach and his staff will finally get that chance Saturday, when the Mustangs host Wichita Falls Hirschi in their first of two preseason scrimmages.

Hornets prepare for season

August 17, 2012

Blackwell football players are shown here during a recent practice as they prepare for a new season. The Hornets go to Hermleigh for their first scrimmage today.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

August 17, 2012

Chances of rain will be with us all weekend in the Sweetwater area, with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday, along with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 94. Winds will be south-southwest around 5 mph.
Friday night, expect a low around 73 under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will come from the south at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to light, south-southeast winds. Chance of rain and thunderstorms will be 30%.
Saturday, our chances of rain peak at 50% with a high near 94 and mostly cloudy. Winds will be from the south-southeast ranging from 5 to 10 mph.

August 16th

Publisher speaks at Kiwanis meeting

August 16, 2012

Rarely will a media outlet make the news itself, but during the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting on Wednesday, August 15, the local newspaper was the topic of discussion.
The program for the day was given by Terri Leifeste, the interim publisher at the Sweetwater Reporter. Joined by her husband Alvin--who also oversees the local newspaper, the positive changes being made were presented to the civic club.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...

 

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