July 3rd, 2014
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie reminds agricultural producers that July 15, 2014, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by July 15, 2014. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.
Today, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be serving watermelon from 10 to 11 a.m. in the front of the hospital. The community is invited to come by.
On Saturday, July 5, the City of Roscoe will be having an all-day celebration.
A parade will be held at 10 a.m., with lineup starting at 9:30. Judging will take place in eight categories.
There will be food, vendors, a mud bog, and live music in the evening. Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, contact Valerie at 338-4666.
For your Independence Day forecast, we'll see mostly sunny skies with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 69 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will be from the south around 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a full weekend weather preview now.
A fireworks-related explosion in Comanche has taken the life of one person, and injured three others.
According to Comanche radio station KYOX-FM, the explosion occurred around 9 a.m. at Comanche High School.
A trailer containing fireworks for the townâ€™s holiday festivities exploded, reportedly killing one person and causing burn injuries to several others.
City and county officials are on the scene now.
A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 18 people. Ten of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Horace Christopher Bartlett was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony, for an offense that occurred in May 2014. Bartlett was in possession of more than one gram, but less than four grams of cocaine. His bond was set at $50,000.
Best Western hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Shown attending the event are Jeremy Dodd, Stacy Dove, Bobbie Ellis and Gaynell Cherry.
Find more photos inside Thursday's edition.
One person was sent to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital after a train and an 18-wheeler collided along CR 109 just east of Sweetwater on Wednesday.
According to the Sweetwater Fire Department, the area of track where the accident occurred is a curve and has limited visibility. The 18-wheeler was reported to have just left the City of Sweetwater water treatment plant.
The driver of the truck was considered stable when taken to the hospital.
Celebrate Indepen-dence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
The Junior League all-stars from Sweetwater must have felt like it was deja vu all over again at the end of their District 5 losers bracket game against Wylie on Wednesday.
For the second straight game, and second time in three days, Sweetwater was three outs away from a win that would have put them in the District 5 title game.
But those dreams were dashed for a second straight time Wednesday as Wylie, trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh, pushed over three runs in its final at bat and held off Sweetwater in the bottom of the frame to leave with a 4-2 victory.
Story Hour will be held today, July 3rd at the County-City Library for parents and their children.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And this evening, at 6:30 p.m., the Republican Women of West Texas will meet at the TJB Outdoor Bldg. on Lamar Street.
Construction on Lamar is still going on, so the door on the north side of building will be open. Local delegates to the Republican State Convention will share information of the various meetings and events.