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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Game Room Opens Downtown

Roscoe’s newest business is the Reel Deal Game Room, which opened for business last Wednesday.  Located near the corner of Broadway and Main Streets where Doc Daily’s office used to be, it is run by Ollie Monroe and Lori Falcon.

Hours of operation are from noon to midnight Monday through Thursday, noon to whenever on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm to midnight on Sundays.

Patrons play for tickets that can be redeemed at the Lumberyard, Dandy Western Wear, Doris’s Sweet Shop, and the Check Mart convenience store on Lamar in Sweetwater.  Gift cards for Stripes, Wal-Mart, and the Sweetwater Subway are also offered when available.  



At the City Council meeting last night, City Manager Cody Thompson announced that construction of Roscoe’s new reverse-osmosis water treatment plant is now scheduled to begin next May or June and be completed six or seven months later.  

Before construction begins, invitations for bids must be issued, applications must be reviewed, a pilot study must be done and approved by the state, equipment must be procured, and other steps must be carried out. 

When completed, the plant will convert Roscoe’s water, which is currently six times harder than normal, to pure water, free of the unwanted minerals it now contains.  



City and County workers have begun paving several Roscoe streets and will be busy this week and next laying down seal coating.  The City provides the materials while the County provides workers and equipment.  

Last week they repaved a large part of the old highway between Roscoe and Sweetwater, and yesterday they laid down a new coat of asphalt and gravel on Pecan Street.  Still to come is work on portions of Elm, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Streets.  



The weather for the past week was once again sunny, hot, and dry, as it has been all summer.  High temperatures ran from 101° to 105°F and lows were around 79° or 80°F.  The forecast for the foreseeable future calls for more of the same.



At last night’s City Council meeting, Roscoe Police Chief Felix Pantoja introduced new city officer Bill Hack to the Mayor and Council.  Officer Hack is currently also the security officer for TSTC.  

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