Preparations are underway to open another new business downtown, this one by David Pantoja. The VP Tire Service will be located on 702 East Broadway in the building where Jesse Faust’s Garage was located for many years.
The VP Tire Service will sell both new and used tires, do general maintenance such as oil changes, flats, and brakes, and make minor repairs. There are also plans to have a service truck.
For a while now, the business has been open on Saturdays and by appointment, but after the grand opening, it will be open six days a week. The exact times are not yet certain, but they will be something like 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am-2:00pm on Saturday.
The grand opening is tentatively set for Labor Day weekend with refreshments for all. For more information, contact David Pantoja at 325-280-1917.
PLOWBOYS MAKE READY FOR OPENING GAME AGAINST ALBANY
The Roscoe Plowboys prepared for the upcoming football season with a scrimmage against the Grape Creek Eagles at Plowboy Field on Thursday evening. They looked sharp on both sides of the ball and after all the hard work of football camp, appear to be ready to go.
The 2011 schedule is unusual in that the Plowboys will open the season with four away games. They won’t play at Plowboy Field until they face Munday on September 23.
One of the toughest games of the season will be the one they play this Friday night against the Albany Lions in Albany. A perennial powerhouse, the Lions are ranked ninth in the state in Division I of Class A.
Roscoe Plowboys 2011 Football Schedule:
Aug. 26 Albany
Sept. 1 Hawley
Sept. 9 Stamford
Sept. 16 Merkel
Sept. 23 MUNDAY
Oct. 7 HAMLIN*
Oct. 14 Roby*
Oct. 21 CROSBYTON*
Oct. 28 RALLS*
Nov. 4 Rotan*
Home games in all caps; * denotes district games.
PLANS MADE TO BEAUTIFY DOWNTOWN PARK
At the B (Community Improvement) Board meeting last week, the City of Roscoe solidified plans to improve the little downtown park across the street from the Roscoe State Bank on Cypress Street .
MasterScapes of Abilene will be involved in the landscape design and placement of trees, seating, and pedestrian walkways. This is the same company that previously worked with the City on the Veterans’ Memorial Park downtown.
Funding was also approved for the construction of a seven to eight foot tall brick wall running from the southeast corner of the park along Cypress to 2nd Street and another one running from the southeast corner all the way back to the alley between Cypress and Bois d’Arc Streets.
Plans were also discussed for the painting of a mural on the store wall facing the Veteran’s Memorial Park on the corner of Cypress and Broadway.
Roscoe had another week of consistently hot, dry, and sunny weather with few clouds. Winds were from the south or southeast at 5 to 15 mph. High temperatures were 100°-103° and lows were 77°-80°. The forecast for the coming week is for more of the same with little possibility of precipitation.
ISABEL MENDEZ LUEVANOS
Funeral services for Isabel Luevanos, 67, were held on Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Sweetwater and followed by interment in the Roscoe Cemetery. She died at home on Thursday.
Born November 6, 1943, in Karnes City, she was married to Eusebio Luevanos and had lived in Nolan County since 1980. Survivors include her husband; daughters Patricia Rangel, Mary Gutierrez, and Isabel Velesques of Sweetwater, Gloria Chavez of Roscoe, and Irene Chavez of Edinburg; sons Danny Chavez of Lubbock, David Chavez of Abilene, Ramon Chavez and Andy Chavez of Sweetwater, and Mike Chavez of Roscoe; a grandson Harvey Flores of Roscoe; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.