January 6th, 2015

RPMH welcomes new year baby

January 6, 2015

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2015 New Year Baby at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Kayson Moris Palafox weighed eight pounds, three ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of David and Veronica Palafox of Sweetwater. He was also welcomed by two sisters, Alexis Gonzales and Leonora Lopez and a brother, Kylian Palafox. Grandparents are Beebie Palafox and Bertha and the late Juan Gonzales.
Little Kayson arrived to a wide variety of gifts donated by local businesses.

See the full story in our Monday edition.

Bench donated to Girl Scouts

January 6, 2015

Pictured are Liz Sands, Jamie Rasco, Andrea Mendez, Michelle Maitland, Chalyce Maitland, Mary Beth Taylor, Anna Taylor, Judy Leighow, Wenona Taylor and Lionel Mendez. VFW Post 2479 and the Nolan County Honor Guard purchased a bench to be placed around the singing tree at Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Camp Boothe Oaks.

January 2nd

County officials sworn into office

January 2, 2015

Nolan County elected officials were sworn into office on Friday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse. Shown from left to right are Jamie Clem, District Clerk; Whitley May, Nolan County Judge; Doug Alexander, County Commissioner Precinct 2; David Hall, County Court at Law Judge; Tony Lara, County Commissioner Precinct 4; Pat McGowan, County Clerk; and Sharon Gardner, Justice of the Peace. Swearing in the officials was 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (far right).

RPMH helps with 2015 fitness goals with special offer

January 2, 2015

New state-of-the-art fitness center offers extended trial offer for new members

As the New Year approaches, many are already making plans on how to improve 2015. Resolutions vary from person to person, but health- and exercise-related goals always top the list in the U.S. and around the world. With wellness as a priority, the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is helping the community achieve their New Year’s goals with a special membership drive at the hospital’s Wellness Center.

Dedication service at Champion Baptist Church

January 2, 2015

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion page: Broadway Baptist Church, Champion Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Icy roads cause multiple wrecks across county

January 2, 2015

Nolan County first responders were overwhelmed with the number of vehicle crashes throughout the entire county and along Interstate 20 due to road conditions on New Year’s Eve. Temperatures remained below 18 degrees on New Year’s Day with road conditions still very treacherous.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Gifts given to local veterans

January 2, 2015

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2479 Commander, Lionel Mendez delivered Christmas gifts to veterans in local nursing homes. He is shown left giving gifts to Cleo Pettit and Frank Torres.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

January 2, 2015

We'll have a 90% chance of freezing rain and sleet today, which will all become freezing rain after noon. The high will be near 30, with a north-northeast wind around 5 mph. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.2 to 0.4 of an inch is possible, with little or no sleet accumulation expected.

December 31st, 2014

TxDOT releases travel alert

December 31, 2014

Hazardous driving conditions continue today. TxDOT urges drivers to reconsider any travel plans over the next few days until conditions improve. 
TxDOT maintenance crews across the Abilene District’s 13 counties are monitoring road conditions and treat bridges, overpasses and critical areas with salting materials. Crews will continue to work around the clock throughout the duration of this storm to ensure roads remain passable, but travel should be avoided.

What is your New Year's Resolution?

December 31, 2014

Nicole Garcia McArthur — To get healthy!

Maria Mermella — Get healthy and save some money.

Lana McCain — To take one day at a time, rejoice in the great life my family and I have been blessed with and be happy with what we have.

Sarah N. Gomez — Not to make any! Will only disappoint myself.

Marcie Crisp — To wake up earlier and become a morning person!

Rob McCann — Stop sweating the petty.

Joe Twister — Find a gf.

Daniel Cowart — To not make a resolution I won't keep.

Anna Ratliff — Don't have a New Year's resolution, just pick one word!

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