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Nov 30, 2016

Attached is an article sent from Rick Rhodes, former Mayor of Sweetwater. In the article, it states that in the last 4 years, 15 rural Texas hospitals have closed. It helps remind us how fortunate we are to have a thriving Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. It is easy to get complacent and forget the value RPMH brings to our community.

Here is the link to the article

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/article116987298.html... Read More

Nov 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2016

Contact: Ken Becker

Sweetwater Economic Development

325-235-0555

Sweetwater Economic Development's Larissa Place receives Basic Economic Development Certificate

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Nov 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2016

Contact: Ken Becker

Sweetwater Economic Development

325-235-0555

The Chamber, Sweetwater & Nolan County Chamber of Commerce and Sweetwater Economic Development get new sign.

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Nov 15, 2016

Report:  Wind provides 17% of ERCOT generation October 2016

 

Here is an update on wind from the AWEA Wind Energy Smartbrief Report:

Wind provided 17% of ERCOT generation in Oct.

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Nov 7, 2016

TXDOT Press Release

Nov. 7, 2016

AUSTIN – The Lone Star State marks a deadly milestone on Monday as at least one fatality has occurred each and every day on Texas roadways since Nov. 7, 2000. In an effort to end this deadly 16-year streak, the Texas Department of Transportation, through its #EndTheStreakTX campaign, reminds drivers to stay alert, obey traffic laws and take personal responsibility behind the wheel.

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Nov 1, 2016

I hope this finds you well and busy. As part of our busyness, we sometimes forget about safety. I have attended several rail and logistics conferences in the last few years and had always heard "we want to send our employees home the same way they came into work." Recently they have changed the saying to " we want to send our employees home better than when they came in."

I think it speaks to the understanding that employers continue to realize that their "employees" are the most important asset they... Read More

Oct 28, 2016

At the recent TMCN Annual Meeting in Abilene, Eliska Smith, TSTC Provost gave a presentation on education, workforce and education debt. She also showed a 9 minute video from Youtube. Go to Youtube and check out the video "Success in the new Economy"

Hope you enjoy the video.

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Oct 14, 2016

Fair Labor Standards Act - Overtime Rules Update

As you may or may not have heard, the FLSA overtime rules are changing and go into effect December 1, 2016. Below is a basic overview of the new regulations. Basically, anyone making under $47,476.00 a year and is on salary, will now be subject to overtime pay.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published monumental changes to the overtime rule that will make approximately 4.2 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay later this... Read More

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