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Sep 28, 2016

Just a quick update from the manufacturing side of business. Most of you realize that you represent the "foundation" for our community. Manufacturing in the US may have fallen with hopes of picking back up. In Nolan County, manufacturing is "alive and well" as we have very strong companies and even better yet, we have very strong leadership in our manufacturing sector companies.

We have recently had a few leadership changes in the plant manager side of "2" of our businesses.

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Sep 6, 2016

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium "Applause Music Series"

The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be presenting it's Annual "Applause Music Series" at the Historic Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. There will be 5 events as part of the series (Oct. 1st, Nov 5th, & Dec 3rd in 2016 and Feb 4th & May 6th in 2017. Please see the attached brochure for additional information.

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Aug 31, 2016

Reprint from NGI's Shale Daily

The "great land grab," a hallmark of the early onshore unconventional renaissance, is making a big-time comeback in the Permian Basin, even with commodity prices still low.

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Aug 26, 2016

I recently testified at a Texas House Defense and Veteran's Affairs Committee in Wichita Falls. The topic was "how encroachment impacts the vital missions of our military bases in Texas and which policies can be put into place while retaining respect for private property rights, economic growth, and the operations of military facilities. The topic of the day was sitting of wind farms farms. The committee is Chaired by Representative Susan King and the Vice Chair is Representative James Frank.

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Aug 25, 2016

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


New This Week!


Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

Next Event Date: Aug. 25, 2016, at 6 p.m. EDT

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Aug 22, 2016

I recently attended the West Texas Legislative Summit in San Angelo. The topic of this years annual event was "Meeting the Challenges of Education and Workforce in Texas". Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board made a presentation on the 60x30TX. 60x30TX is designed to have at least 60% of Texans ages 25-34 having a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030. Texas currently sets at 38% in the targeted age group.

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Aug 19, 2016

For additional information, contact:  Herbert Reckziegel Herbert.Reckziegel@BuzziUnicemUSA.com 325-242-4011

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2015

Major Expansion Project Update

Sweetwater, Texas - Buzzi Unicem USA is pleased to report that the major project to modernize and expand its cement production at the Maryneal Texas plant remains on schedule for anticipated completion by early 2016.

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Aug 19, 2016

September 9, 2015

PRESS RELEASE ……………. For immediate release

For additional information, please contact;

Ken Becker, Executive Director of Sweetwater Economic Development: 325-235-0555 or

Atisthan Roach, Vulcan Materials Company: 205-298-3220

Sweetwater, Texas; Vulcan Materials Company has acquired a location in the BNSF Logistic Center in Sweetwater, Texas.  Vulcan (NYSE:VMC) is North America’s leading producer of construction aggregates, which consist of primarily crushed... Read More

Aug 19, 2016

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Announces Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative


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