2017 is upon us and it looks like a windy proposition. As per the AWEA website, Texas currently has 18,531 of installed MW w/ another 5,040 MW under construction.
In our West Texas area, I've been hearing about the "re-powering" of existing turbines. Maybe someone can help me understand what would be included in "re-powering"? Is it the change out of generators, necelles and blades? Is it savings in weight, efficiencies, increased output, producing at lower wind levels, etc.? I'll be glad to buy your...Read More
The Impact of Texas Travel and Tourism
Below is an article received from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) - TEDC is the state association for Economic Development.Read More
If you look at the picture above, you see wind turbines w/ the sun peaking through. The following article talks about wind continuing to expand due to the PTC and the costs coming down. On the other hand, it talks about solar as a renewable energy that has tough time ahead. Here is one of the paragraphs from the article: "The tax credit renewal has boosted the long-term outlooks for both industries.Read More
(SWEETWATER) – Ryan Moore was inspired to study nursing as she saw the care her brother received after a bad automobile accident.
“He was in the hospital for quite a while,” said Moore, 39, of Sweetwater. “The accident was serious and he had to learn how to walk, talk, tie his shoes – he had to learn how to do things for himself all over. Being with him in the hospital setting made me decide that’s what I wanted to do.”Read More
For immediate release
December 8, 2016Read More
Dec. 7, 2016
With the possibility of winter weather in the area, TxDOT’s Abilene District this morning began pre-treating major roadways in preparation of any winter storm activity.
Counties along I-20 throughout the district are pre-treating roadways with brine solution, which will discourage any ice or snow from sticking to the pavement. Crews in Callahan, Taylor, Nolan, Mitchell, and Howard Counties are pre-treating Tier 1 and Tier 2 roadways, which includes all...Read More
Your are invited to a Brown Bag "Town Hall" meeting with Senator Charles Perry. The upcoming 85th Legislative Session will begin in Austin on January 10, 2017 and continuing for 140 days. Come and listen to Senator Perry as he updates us on what he sees as some of the top issues they will be addressing. Feel free to bring your questions as he is always willing to address our concerns. Drinks and cookies will be furnished and you are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.
Who: Nolan County residents
Reprinted from the AWEA Wind Energy SmartBriefRead More
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 articleRead More
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2016
Contact: Ken Becker
Sweetwater Economic Development
Sweetwater Economic Development's Larissa Place receives Basic Economic Development CertificateRead More