|The RS&P on a run to Snyder in the early 1970s, from Willard McFaul's collection.|
Filing for places on the Roscoe ISD School Board has ended with four candidates running for three 4-year terms, and two candidates running for a single 2-year term.
Running for three 4-year terms:
Running for one 2-year term:
The School Board elections will run simultaneously with the City of Roscoe elections on May 14 with early voting May 2 to May 10.
ONE KILLED, ONE BADLY INJURED IN WRECK ON I-20 JUST EAST OF TOWN
The stretch of road where I-20 and US 84 merge about a mile east of Roscoe proved once again to be one of the most dangerous sections of highway in west Texas with a three-way wreck last Thursday afternoon.
An 18-wheeler driven by Tem Tanh of Georgia was merging onto I-20 westbound from US 84 when he lost control, causing his truck to overturn. In the process, he was hit by Ronald Jett of Lubbock, who was killed. Mikle Lee Sadler of Loraine overturned his pickup in an attempt to avoid the other two vehicles and was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock with a serious head injury.
The truck driver, Tem Tanh, who caused the accident, walked away from the wreck without a scratch.
WHAT IS THAT WET STUFF FALLING FROM THE SKY?
Roscoe got its first appreciable precipitation of the entire year last Friday night with about .6 of an inch of rain in town. Amounts varied in the area. Areas west and south of town got about the same as Roscoe, but Gary Pieper got only about .2” on his farm in Wastella, and Avenger Field and Sweetwater got nothing.
CADEN SMITH AND JACINDA MORALES LEAD ROSCOE IN PIPER RELAYS
Both the Plowboys and Plowgirls participated in the Piper Relays in Hamlin on Saturday, March 19, along with other athletes from class 1A, 2A, and 3A representing twenty-five West Texas high schools. Given the size of the meet, just to place in any event was remarkable. Nevertheless, Roscoe had several athletes who did.
For the Plowboys, Caden Smith was first in the discus with a toss of 159’ 7” and also first in the shot put with a heave of 51’9”. He also placed fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.58. Cody Graham was fourth in the 300 hurdles at 46.28.
For the Plowgirls, Jacinda Morales was second in the 800 (2:29) and fourth in the 1600 (6:00). Lynnsi Moses was fourth in the 100 hurdles (18.27). The Plowgirls’ 1600 relay team came in fifth (4:37) and their 800 relay team placed sixth (1:59).
On Saturday, March 26, both Plowboys and Plowgirls will participate in the Lions Relays at Roby.
Funeral services for Albert Gonzales, Sr., 35, were held at St. Albert’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 22, followed by burial in the Roscoe Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Enelida; five daughters: Anna Bell, Denali, Lupe, Victoria, and Mayra; and a stepson, Gabriel. He had lived in Roscoe since 1982 and worked for Sweetwater Steel and as a farmer. He went to Roscoe High School and was a member of the Class of 1994.
Funeral services for Verna L. Akers, 91, were held at the Roscoe Church of Christ on Sunday, March 20, followed by interment in Snyder. Survivors include a son, Eddie Joe Coston of Austin and a daughter, Penny Seats of Wiggins, Mississippi, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Shelbyville as Verna Miller, she graduated from Roscoe High School in 1936. She was an LVN and returned to Roscoe from Graham in 1993.