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February 20th, 2014
Today will be sunny with a high near 62. Winds will be breezy and from the north-northwest at 20 to 25 mph, decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. â€“ NTE Energy announced today that it plans to develop, own and operate one of the most reliable and clean sources of capacity and energy in ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center, located near Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, will generate enough power to supply approximately 200,000 homes and will represent an investment of over $200 million.
Members of the Leadership Sweetwater class took a tour of local schools including Sweetwater ISD schools and Texas State Technical College. Shown above are members watching a performance by the Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team.
Broadway Baptist Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Feb. 26, 2014.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 51 and breezy winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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Natalie Cox, Alejandro Gamez, William Hardin, Keegan Von Atzigan and Kala Wofford participated with their artwork in the Visual Art Scholastic Event held at Abilene High School over the weekend. They received four superior ratings and two excellent ratings.
Keegan's Pet Portrait (not shown) advanced to state VASE which will be held April 4-5 at Bryan High School in Bryan.
On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, the Sweetwater Police Department received a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence located in the 900 block of Mulberry Street in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime between Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 and Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 an unknown person(s) used force to enter a building that is located on the said property. Once inside, the thieves took numerous firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition having a combined value of approximately $9,000.
February is American Heart Month, to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
The health department will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidentâ€™s Day.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be issuing â€śarrest warrantsâ€ť for many executives and community leaders in Sweetwater, Colorado City, Roscoe, Loraine and other surrounding areas on Wednesday, Feb. 19.Â As members of the areaâ€™s â€śMost Wantedâ€ť these jailbirds are going to be â€śLocked Upâ€ť to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families they serve.Â They have all been charged with having a big heart and are heavily armed with kindness! Their sentence is to serve one hour of â€śhard timeâ€ť at MDAâ€™s jail site, the Sweetwater Fire Station, between the hours of 10 a.m.
The city of Sweetwater will remain in Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Program, as noted at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
City Manager Eddie Brown reviewed the quarterly assessment of the Oak Creek Reservoir and city's well field system, in which the recommendation to remain in Stage 1 was given by Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd. Brown explained that because not as much water is sold this time of the year, a change in stage would not be necessary.