April 18th, 2013
Presentations on two upcoming projects in the area were discussed during the Cline Shale Alliance's quarterly luncheon, held recently at TSTC (Texas State Technical College) in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham examined the BridgeTex Pipeline and oil storage terminal, which is coming about through the joint efforts of Magellan Midstream Partners and Occidental Petroleum (OXY) in 2014. The latter company will lead oil expertise services, while Magellan will assist in the construction.
Several Roscoe Collegiate High School students were recently inducted into the Psi Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Western Texas College.Â Newly inducted members from Roscoe Collegiate include Eva Aguayo, Brant Burnett, Amber Craig, Rene Diaz, Shelby Higgins, Kendall Moses, Jose Rangel, Luke Rovig, Shelton Toliver and Whitney Williams.
By Edwin Duncan
Roscoe Hard Times
Preparations are now in their final stages for Roscoeâ€™s Spring Fling festival, and once again a large crowd is expected. In addition to the usual street vendors, kidsâ€™ bounce houses, free concert, fireworks show and other attractions downtown on Broadway and Cypress Streets, other events will be taking place all day long in various venues.
Little League Baseballâ€™s Opening Ceremonies and GamesÂ â€” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City of Roscoe approved March minutes and bills paid during their April city council meeting to begin their action items.
Jesse Gonzales and Roxanna Reyna requested permission from the city to hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Roscoe on Saturday, May 4, and the council approved the event with a DJ and live music expected at the event.
Roscoe resident Minnie Herrrera asked the city council to consider granting her an extension of time to bring her properties up to code. She was granted a 90-day extension.
Having successful baseball and softball teams at Sweetwater High School is something people here havenâ€™t been accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.
In fact, having both teams in the playoffs the same year has never happened. Thatâ€™s why the past week at SHS has been, well ... historic.
Dating back to 1996, the first year Sweetwater played softball, each of the teams had been to the playoffs on three occasions â€” but never in the same year.
For most of that 17-year period, the losses â€” especially against district competition â€” have far outnumbered the wins.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 16, 2013.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1400 block of McCauley.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Agency assist â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Information â€” 1300 block of E. 14th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of W. Arizona.
â€˘ Driving while intoxicated â€” 100 block of E. Alabama.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ David Ruiz, 49 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
Spicy, sweet or zesty, itâ€™s never been easier to enjoy the crisp, tangy taste of homemade pickles. And with recipes like these you can preserve perfect pickles for any palate.
Here are a few tips from the pickling pros at Mrs. Wages to help you give your cukes a kick of great homemade flavor:
n Choose pickling cucumbers, not slicing cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers are short and blocky â€” about 4 inches long. They should be firm and green in color with no blemishes.
Regional updates were heard at the Cline Shale Alliance luncheon, held this past Friday at The Center of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) in Sweetwater.
Nine counties were represented in the updates, which cited significant growth as the Cline Shale oil exploration and development continues. Many entities offered brief reports and presentations from their respective area, such as Howard County.
The Annual County-City Library Book Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. There will be a brown bag special on Saturday. Books available include fiction, nonfiction, paperback, childrenâ€™s books, religious books, craft and cookbooks, magazines and special collectorâ€™s items. For more information call 235-4978 or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org. All proceeds benefit the library.
Following a 20-year run of Star Search, the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.