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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Country Music Star Johnny Rodriguez to Play Here on Saturday

Johnny Rodriguez
Country music great Johnny Rodriguez is the latest big name to bring his act to Roscoe.  He and his band will be performing on the outdoor stage of the Lumberyard this Saturday night, starting at about 9:20pm.  

His former number one hits on the country chart include “You Always Come Back to Hurting Me,” “Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico,” “I Just Can’t Get Her Out of My Mind,” “Just Get Up and Close the Door,” and “Love Put a Song in My Heart.”

He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and this year has released a new album, “Johnny Rodriguez: Live from Texas.”

The cover charge will be $10.   A large crowd is expected. 



Padres batter hits the ball in game against the Hawley Orioles.
After winning their league championship, the Roscoe Padres went to the playoffs with high hopes but were eliminated with back-to-back losses last week.  On a very hot day they played their first game against the Hawley Orioles and went into the final inning with a one-run lead but were unable to hold it and wound up losing by a score of 12-11.

They then had to play the second game against the Colorado City A’s immediately following the Hawley game, and one Padre starter was unable to start because he was overcome by the heat.  Before the game was over, another player had to come out, also due to the heat.  The A’s went on to win the game, and the Padres' season was over.

Nevertheless, they had a great run while it lasted.  Congratulations to the Padres for a fine season!



A one-vehicle crash near Wastella on US 84 and FM 1982 last Wednesday claimed the life of one man and injured another.  Frederick Barry Littlefield, 56, a mover from Dothan, Alabama, died on Sunday night at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene after hanging on for four days.  David Lee Jackson, 49, a truck driver, was injured and taken to Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater, where he was treated and released.

Jackson was traveling northwest on US 84 and was attempting to change lanes in a curve when he lost control and skidded sideways into the center median, causing his 2005 International truck to overturn. 

Neither Jackson nor Littlefield was wearing a seat belt. 


According to City Manager Cody Thompson, the current schedule for the new reverse-osmosis water treatment plant to be built on West Broadway has been moved back slightly. 

The word now is that the plans and specifications should be delivered by September.  Then, thirty to sixty days will be allotted for City and State review.  Bids should go out by mid-November and be awarded by mid-December.  Construction should then begin in January and go on for approximately eight months, meaning that the Water Treatment Plant should be online by September or October of next year.

Water line improvements will also be made and take from three to five months to complete.  Part of the improvements will be a new SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Analysis) system, which monitors the water system and eliminates fluctuations in water pressure.

The new water treatment plant and water line improvements are possible because of a $1, 725,000 award from the Texas Water Development Board.

Bids for a new lift station for sewage for the north side of Roscoe will also go out in September.  The north side is currently served by an older lift station too small for expansion.  The new one will allow for further development of the area.


The area experienced typical July weather for another week.  Highs were generally in the mid to upper nineties with lows in the low seventies.  Monday was cloudy most of the day and considerably cooler, and at times the sky looked promising, but once again there was no moisture. 

The outlook for the next few days is for more of the same—sunny skies, highs in the mid nineties and lows in the seventies.  There is no rain in the forecast.   

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