August 1st, 2011
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The 2011 Sweetwater Mustangs tried to beat the heat when they took to the field early today to begin working out for the upcoming football season at the high school practice field. Practices also began today for football players at Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell as well as for the Sweetwater volleyball team.
The unofficial start of the 2011-12 high school sports season arrives Monday, as Nolan County football and volleyball athletes report for their first workouts.
Aug. 5 â€” at San Angelo Central (Scrimmage â€” F, JV, V)
Aug. 6 â€” at Wolfforth Frenship (Scrimmage â€” F, JV, V)
Aug. 9 â€” Seminole (F, JV, V)
Aug. 12 â€” Albany tournament (F, JV)
Aug. 12-13 â€” Abilene tournament (V)
Aug. 15 â€” at Grape Creek (F, JV, V)
Aug. 16 â€” Seminole/Midland Lee at Seminole (F, JV, V)
Aug. 19-20 â€” San Angelo tournament (V)
Aug. 20 â€“ Abilene tournament (F)
Aug. 23 â€” Water Valley/SA Lake View at Water Valley (F, JV, V)
Aug. 26-27 â€” Frenship tournament (V)
Aug. 30 â€” at Abilene Cooper (F, JV, V)
Sept. 2-3 â€” Lamesa tournament (JV)
Sept. 6 â€” Lamesa (F, JV, V)
The Texas Education Agency released school accountability ratings for 2011.
Highland School received the highest rating in Nolan County, receiving an Exemplary rating. Blackwell School received an Academically Acceptable rating and Roscoe Collegiate High School received a Recognized rating. Roscoe Elementary was Academically Acceptable and Hobbs Alternative Education Co-op received an AEA (Alternative Education Accountability) Academically Acceptable rating.
The theft of scrap metal has become a fast growing crime in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. Metals such as brass, copper, aluminum, nickel and stainless steel are being sought after by thieves looking to make money by selling it to recyclers.Â Items that are stolen have included gutters, window units, fence posts, gate doors, old appliances and junk cars.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 80 calls for service, issued eight citations and made four arrests on July 28, 2011.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sex offender's duty to register lifetime â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Theft â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Assault â€” 900 block of Pine.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle/theft of firearm â€” 2400 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 200 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 2100 block of E. Broadway.
Ann Griffin Gleszer was born to Frank and Catherine Golick of Columbia, Connecticut onÂ June 21, 1916.Â She graduated fromÂ the University of Connecticut with a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education. WhileÂ attending college, she also took flying lessons and got her privateÂ pilotâ€™s license, eventually becoming an air traffic controller at Rentschler Field in EastÂ Hartford.
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That time has come, and the coming months will reveal if those reservoirs are equal to the task.
The outcome is anything but certain. As shown by the thunderstorms that swept across extreme North Texas in early summer and boosted water levels in lakes around Dallas-Fort Worth, one exceptional rain event can go far toward relieving an exceptional drought, at least in the short term.