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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

City of Roscoe Hosts “Spring Fling” on Saturday, April 16

The Tejas Brothers are the feature act for the street dance at the "Spring Fling."
The City of Roscoe invites one and all to a fun time on Saturday afternoon and evening in downtown Roscoe as it celebrates the season with its first ever “Spring Fling,” a festival replete with activities for the kids, live music for a street dance “on the bricks,” and a fireworks show, along with street vendors and other entertainment.   

Activities will begin around 5:00pm with street vendors, music by the Roscoe Plowboy Band, and bounce houses and inflatable slides for the kids.  The Roscoe Emporium will host a Sidewalk Chalk Art contest and at 6:00 will announce winners of its children’s coloring contest from entries submitted last week.  The Roscoe Historical Museum will also be open with some new photographs on display.

Live music will begin on the stage in the street next to the Roscoe State Bank at around 6:00 with Lawless Flatz, a popular country/rock band from Roby that has developed a large following in this area.   

They will be followed at about 8:30 by the headline act for the evening, the Tejas Brothers from Fort Worth.  If you’ve ever seen them, you’ll need no encouragement, but if you haven’t, you should take this opportunity to experience for free a fun-loving, high-energy, family friendly band that combines conjunto rhythms with honky-tonk country to create their own special version of the Tex-Mex sound.  Well known around the state, they have been nominated and are currently in the running for the Best Live Act in the 2011 Lone Star Music Awards.

At 9:15 or so, they will break for the fireworks show.  If you’ve seen one of Robert McBride’s shows on the Fourth of July or at the Wind Festival, you know that you’re in store for an exciting, memorable event.  Following the fireworks, the Tejas Brothers will return to the stage and play until around 10:15.   

So put on your dancing shoes, bring your coolers and lawn chairs, and take a break from the normal routine for a fun Saturday evening at Roscoe’s “Spring Fling.”

To see music videos of the Tejas Brothers, click here or here, and to check out Lawless Flatz, click here.



The Open Door Child Development Center will host an open house tomorrow, Thursday, April 14, from 5:30 to 6:30pm at their location at the First United Methodist Church at 301 Cypress Street.  There will be a program in the sanctuary at 6:00. 

Crystal Aljoe, the director, emphasizes that the Center is not just about babysitting but takes an active role in developing the children it keeps, teaching them social skills, involving them in learning activities, and letting them know that God loves them. 

Licensed for 51 children, the Center currently has 39, ranging from infants up to school age. It charges $400 a month per child and is open weekdays from 7:30am to 6:00pm.     



At the District 9-1A Meet in Hamlin last Thursday, several Roscoe High School track and field athletes qualified for the Area Meet in Hamlin tomorrow.   

Caden Smith paced the Plowboys by winning three events: the shot put (53’5”), the discus throw (148’2”) and the 110 meter hurdles (15.47).  Jesus Leanos came in second in the 3200 meter run (10:59.08) and fourth in the 1600 meter run (5:16.00), while Austin Carrasco was fourth in the 300 meter hurdles (44:06). 

Jacinda Morales led the Plowgirls by coming in second in two events: the 800 meter (2.28.62) and the 1600 meter runs (5:53.73).  Amber Craig was second in the 3200 meter run (13:15.12) and fourth in the 1600 (6:06.72).  Other qualifiers included Carolina Perez, fourth in the discus throw (85’4”), Allura Renteria, fourth in the 3200, and the 4 x 100 meter relay team, fourth (54.82)

Qualifiers at the Area Meet will participate in the Regional Meet at ACU’s Elmer Gray Stadium in Abilene on May 2 and 3. 



Vera Aucutt, 84, passed away on Friday, April 8, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater. Funeral services were held on Tuesday with burial at Roscoe Cemetery.

Born Vera Gabler on October 15, 1926, in Nolan County, she married Hermon Aucutt on October 29, 1945, in Roscoe. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Elaine Reedy of Roscoe and son, Ronnie Eugene Aucutt of Harrison, Arkansas; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  



Amado “Buck” Lopez, 74, died Thursday, April 7, at Rolling Plains Hospital.  Funeral services were on Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hondo with burial in the Hondo Cemetery.

Born Sept. 13, 1936, in Shiro, Texas, he married Sapopana Cardenas on Jan. 9, 1956, in Roscoe. He worked as a farmer for both Billy Whorton and Jesse Faust and was also a long-time employee for U.S. Gypsum and Roscoe ISD.  In later years, he also worked for W-2 Show Pigs.  Survivors include two daughters, Lucy Torrez and Jo Anna Wofford, both of Sweetwater, and eight grandchildren.   

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