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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

City Prepares for Spring Fling Next Saturday, April 21

1100 Springs, a country music band from Dallas, will play for the street dance at the Spring Fling.
Event organizers are currently finalizing plans for the City of Roscoe’s second annual Spring Fling, which will take place in downtown Roscoe next Saturday, April 21.

The headline band for the street dance “on the bricks” on Cypress Street will be 1100 Springs, a popular country music band from Dallas, currently working on their ninth CD.  Recent CDs include “Midway,” “Eight the Hard Way,” “This Crazy Life,” and “Best of the Early Years.”

They will play two sets, the first starting at 7:45pm and running to just before the fireworks show at 9:00.  Then, following the fireworks, they will return and play until 10:00.  Some of their music can be heard by clicking here.

As with other recent city events, there will be a children’s area with bounce houses and other inflatables, along with the usual street vendors selling foods, crafts, and other items.

This year’s Spring Fling will also feature its first annual chili cook-off.  Over a dozen teams have already entered and more are expected.  The entry fee is $25 and all entries must be in by April 20th.  Entry forms and information about the rules and regulations are available at the Lumberyard Restaurant on 7 Cypress Street.

Besides the first, second, and third prizes awarded by the judges, a People’s Choice Award will be given to the team selling the most $1 tickets for tastes of teams’ chili entries.  A Showmanship Award will also be given.

All proceeds will go to Roscoe’s non-profit Open Door Day Care Center, located at the Methodist Church. 
Judging will take place at 4:30 and winners will be announced at 5:30.  

For more information, call Kelly Etheredge at 325-725-0756 or the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



Jesus Leanos won both the 1600-Meter and 3200-Meter Runs, and Dillon Freeman won the 300-Meter Hurdles at the 9A District Meet in Albany last week, while several other Plowboys and Plowgirls also qualified for tomorrow’s Area Meet in Garden City. 

Leanos’s winning time for the 1600-Meter Run was 5:04.64 and for the 3200-Meters was 10:54.94.  Freeman’s time in the 300-Meter Hurdles was 43.81.

Other Plowboys who qualified for the Area Meet were Devon Freeman, who was second in the Pole Vault at 12’06”, and Eduardo Gallegos, who came in fourth in the 400-Meter Dash (52.66).

Plowgirls who qualified for Area include Jacinda Morales, second in the 800-Meter Run at 2:29.88 and third in the 400-Meter Dash with a time of 102.96.  Amber Craig was third in the 3200 Meters (14:04.96)  and fourth in the 1600 Meters (6:17.96), while Alura Renteria was fourth in the 3200 Meters (14:20.60).  Torrey Willman was fourth in the 100-Meter Hurdles (18.21).

After the Area Track Meet in Garden City comes the Regional Qualifiers Track Meet next Friday, April 20, here in Roscoe, followed by the Regional Track Meet on Friday, April 27, at ACU in Abilene. 



The opening ceremonies for the Roscoe Little League Association will be on Saturday, April 21st, at 10:00am at George Parks Field. All teams and team members will be introduced, with team scrimmages to follow. Concession will be open with food and drinks. 

Please come out and help support these boys and girls as they kick off the 2012 baseball season.  



At last night’s City Council Meeting, Council Members approved Andy Wilson and Patty McBride’s application to run the City Swimming Pool this summer.  Wilson is the Principal of Roscoe Elementary School and McBride, also a Roscoe resident, teaches in Colorado City.  Both have previous experience at the Roscoe Pool.

Christy Bowen and Bonnie Robinson also applied to run the pool but were unsuccessful in their bid.

In other business at last night’s meeting, the City Council approved a request for a Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown Roscoe with a parade and street dance on Saturday, May 5.

They also proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month and May 4 as Generation Texas Day.


City Manager Cody Thompson reported at last night’s City Council Meeting that last week’s Spring Cleanup was a success.  

Approximately 140 residents disposed of 68 tons of debris and 120 yards of brush.  Additionally, three forty-foot bins of tires were collected for recycling.   



Rain fell twice in the past week.  Unfortunately, both times were brief and of little consequence.  The first, on Saturday evening, promised much more with dark clouds, thunder, lightning, and high winds, but the thunderstorm managed to miss Roscoe almost entirely with rainfall of only one or two tenths of an inch in most places and none at all in others.

Nevertheless, high winds from the storm managed to do some damage.  A grain storage building on Front Street owned by Randall Smith lost its metal roof to a strong downblast of wind at about 6:20pm.  The roof landed in a crumpled heap on a nearby truck and on the ground nearby. 
The second rain fell early yesterday morning with most places in Roscoe once again getting a tenth or two.   These rains, although welcome, are not nearly enough.  What the area needs is a good two or three inch rain that will provide some deep moisture for this year’s crops.

Besides the two rains, the temperatures for the week were just about as good as you could want for this time of year with highs of around eighty and lows around sixty.  Most days were sunny or partly cloudy, and breezes were generally light. 

The forecast is for more of the same with a 20% chance of thunderstorms through the weekend.



  1. Did you get ahold of some old Roscoe Times?? I have never seen this picture of Everett Duncan and I am wondering where you got the information on the Titanic from the 1912 Roscoe Times!

  2. The Roscoe Times clipping on the Titanic came from the Roscoe Fire Department's scrapbook. The picture of the Roscoe High School baseball team came from an old copy of The Student Star for May 1922, which was something like a yearbook. I found it in a drawer in the west bedroom. It was something that Daddy had kept from his high school days. That was the year he graduated.


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