February 2nd, 2011
ERCOT continues in EEA LEVEL 3. All load has been restoredÂ to areas that were affected by the rolling scheduled outages. ERCOT is still at 3000 Mw's on short supply but generation is still being restored to the system.
Oncor continues to work outages in the service area from other causes. Anyone that is still without power should contact the outage reporting number at 888-313-4747.
In less than eight weeks, the Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesnâ€™t come together without preparation. A meeting about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.
On Friday, Feb. 4, wearing red won't just be for showing off that Mustang pride.
Judge Tim Fambrough has issued a proclamation for Feb. 4, to be declared as National Wear Red DayÂ® in Nolan County, in an effort to promote women's health and increase awareness of heart disease in women.
According to the proclamation, heart disease is the number one killer of women. One in four American women dies of heart disease, due in part that many women are unaware of the problem, leading to a lack of concern.
This past Sunday marked the first fundraiser of the year for West Texas Heat. The traveling girls softball team is based out of Sweetwater and is made up of 13 girls from Sweetwater, Snyder, Roby, Colorado City, Hawley and Stanford. This year will be their first year competing in the 14 and under age group. Last year the girlsâ€™ record was 83-8 and two ties. They brought home first place in their biggest tournament called Goliath held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where teams from six different states competed. The team hopes to participate again this summer.
Shane Gholson, age 39, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
After the icy weather that moved in late Monday night forced the cancellation of their games here Tuesday, Sweetwater and Big Spring will try again to play their varsity doubleheader today. As of early today, the varsity girls game is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Mustang Gym, followed by the varsity boys game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdayâ€™s JV and freshman games were not rescheduled.
The Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team has a 13-5 overall record this season and is 3-2 in district play. Pictured are, standing from left, manager Brittany Green, Karlee Murff, Shaneese Brown, Larissa Locklar, Sydney Vanderbilt, Taylor McPherson, coach Amy Clark; seated, Kayla Chowning, Mikki Reschman, Alexis Williams and Taylor Ramsey.
The Sweetwater High School girls placed first and the SHS boys placed second on Saturday at the Lamesa powerlifting meet.
The girls put on a domi-nant showing at Lamesa as Sweetwaterâ€™s 45 points more than doubled the 19 by Colorado City, which came in a distant second.
HOUSTONâ€”The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather.
Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood. The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities. Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included.
It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last.
As of 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, all streets and roadways in Nolan County remain very hazardous.
Any and all travel, of any distance, is highly discouraged.Â Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers are overwhelmed with numerous accidents and stalled or stranded vehicles.