Top Local Stories Today 12/12/17

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In your top stories today with Kaitlin Moore, city council members is discussing the close to $4 million Sulphur Draw Waste-Water Improvement Project at their meeting Tuesday morning.

The city contracted Darnell construction for $3.9 million to install a lift station site beginning next month at the entrance to Santa Rita Park.

During a public forum a month after the company was contracted to do the work a number of residents expressed opposition to the sewer station’s location.

Joy Thomas, a Santa Rita Resident, says there were three proposed sites and this is the one that the city has chosen.

“We hope that everyone will be consider looking at this site whether you live in Santa Rita or not. It’s going to be an eyesore. As you can tell it it so close to the house to my left. Also, it’s just right on the curb as you enter through to the Santa Rita area,” said Thomas.

City engineers will be seeking direction from council Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the McNease convention center on how to proceed with the sewage project. City council meetings are open to the public.

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Texas ranks as one of the top five states in the country where residents have some form of kidney disease.

Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded a grant of $265,000 to Shannon Medical Center for an education and prevention program.
Shannon’s CEO says the money will be used to focus on getting people to learn about managing conditions like diabetes, which can lead to more serious problems.

“The state of Texas is ranked number three for chronic kidney disease. We aso know that diabetes is a precursor for chronic kidney disease. So were trying to be forward thinking and focus on prevention,” said Shane Pymell, CEO/President of Shannon Medical.

Angelo State University, La Esperanza Clinics, Community Medical Center and the Health Foundation will work with Shannon to help implement the prevention program.

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Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 59. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Tuesday night

Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday Night

Clear, with a low around 32. North wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the evening. 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. 

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 62. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. 

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36. North wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. 

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. 

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