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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

KTAB-TV Airs Spot Promoting Roscoe and the Lumberyard

Scene at the Lumberyard from the KTAB-TV video.
 KTAB-TV, Abilene’s CBS channel, has created a short (2 min. 36 sec.) spot on the emergence of Roscoe’s Lumberyard as one of the Big Country’s popular music venues. 

Produced by KTAB’s Matt Torres, it was filmed Friday evening and began playing on KTAB this week.  It is also available online at the Big Country Homepage.  You can access it by clicking here.  (Unfortunately, for some reason, the clip appears darker online than on television.)

The Lumberyard was also recently featured on Tumbleweed Smith’s syndicated radio program, The Sound of Texas, when Tumbleweed Smith interviewed Lumberyard owner Cody Thompson.



The City of Roscoe will once again sponsor a Christmas parade in downtown Roscoe.  This year the line-up for the parade will begin at 5:30pm, and the parade will be at 6:00pm.

Santa Claus will be in the parade and in the Community Center for an hour following the parade.

For more information, contact Roscoe Police Chief Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384.



The Plowboys had a rough time at the Robert Lee tournament last weekend, dropping all three games they played, the first to Eden 59-32, and both the next ones against Eldorado 48-44 and 60-44. Here are the scores by quarters:
                                 1      2      3      4
    Plowboys        13    19    28    32
    Bulldogs          20    39   53    59

High scorers for the Plowboys were Shelton Toliver with 8 and Cutter Davila with 7.

The first game with Eldorado: 

    Plowboys        13    27    36    44
    Eagles                 6    18    34    48

High scorers for the Plowboys were Jesus Leanos with 22 and Davila with 7.

The second game with Eldorado:

    Plowboys        11    29    34    44
    Eagles               18    31    52    60

High Scorers for the Plowboys were Davila with 14 and Jesus and Javier Leanos, both with 11.

Then last night at Trent, the Plowboys got into the win column by downing the Gorillas 44-39 in a game that was tied at the end of regulation and went into overtime.  Here’s the score by quarters:

                               1      2      3      4    OT
    Plowboys        3    11    23    33    44
    Gorillas            3    15    24    33    39

High scorers for the Plowboys were Rafael Aguayo and Luis Villa, both with 8 points, and Kevin Lavalais with 7. 

Up next for the Plowboys is the Highland tournament starting tomorrow.


The Roscoe Plowgirls got third place in the Robert Lee basketball tournament last weekend by winning two and losing one, and Carolina Perez was named to the All-Tournament Team.   Their loss to eventual champion Colorado City was their second to the Lady Wolves this season.

They won their Thursday game against Eden 43-21.  Here was the score by quarters:

    Plowgirls                   7    16   32    43
    Lady Bulldogs         4      7    15    21

High scorers for the Plowgirls were Carolina Perez with 14 points, Shelby Brown with 12, and Faith Boren with 6.

The Friday game was against Colorado City, and the Plowgirls lost that one 36-28.

    Plowgirls               11    17    22    28
    Lady Wolves          7    24    32    36

High scorers for the Plowgirls were Faith Boren and Carolina Perez, both with 9 points.

The Saturday game was against the Lady Steers—I’m not making that up—of Robert Lee.

    Plowgirls             14    26    42    55
    Lady Steers           5    11    19    24

High scorers for the Plowgirls were Eva Aguayo with 19 and Faith Boren with 11.

Then, last night the Plowgirls lost at Trent 37-34.  High scorers for the Plowgirls were Faith Boren with 11 points and Eva Aguayo with 9.

The Plowgirls will play next at the Highland tournament, which starts tomorrow.



Several Roscoe seventh and eighth graders came away winners at the UIL district meet held at Highland last week.  Besides Roscoe and Highland, other competing schools were Rotan, Hermleigh, Loraine, Ira, and Westbrook.

Seventh grade winners included Cam Boren in Editorial Writing and Parker Payne in Ready Writing.  In Social Studies, Ethan Scott got 1st place and Murissa Horton 2nd, and Roscoe also had the winning team: Ethan Scott, Murissa Horton, and Clemente. 

Brayden Beal won individual honors in eighth grade Social Studies and was also a member of the winning Social Studies team along with Austin Willman and Braiden Moore.

First place in math went to Cam Boren in the seventh grade and Caleb Ward in the eighth grade.  

Caleb Ward also won the Dictionary competition and was on the winning Dictionary team with Jonathan Cuellar and Jayce Phillips.



The marigolds in my flowerbed are still in full bloom.
The past few days have been unseasonably warm. Weekend highs were right at the 80°F mark and lows at 58° and 59°.  On Monday night, a weak cold front came through and lowered temperatures by about ten degrees, but it’s still hard to get into the Christmas spirit when there are tomato and pepper plants in my garden still alive, and afternoons are warm and sunny.   

But I’m not complaining.  It’s better to have this warm weather than freezing temperatures, sharp north winds, sleet, and snow. 

This mild weather is forecast to last through the weekend with highs around seventy and lows in the forties.  On Sunday night, however, a norther is supposed to hit, taking temperatures down into the thirties and on Monday night into the twenties.  That should finally do it for my surviving tomatoes and peppers.

There is a 20% chance of precipitation on Sunday night.  



Graveside services were held on Friday at the Roscoe Cemetery for Doris Lynn Brown Turner, 90, who passed away in a Fredericksburg nursing home last Tuesday, November 27.

Doris Lynn Brown was born on April 11, 1922, in Scranton, Texas, to Maggie Mae Bailey Brown and Ernest R. Brown and grew up in Colorado City.  She married Veltie E. Turner on January 3, 1941, in Colorado City, and they raised four children in Roscoe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Veltie Turner, in 1988, and son Ronny E. Turner in 2003.  She is survived by daughter Janilyn Turner Thompson and husband, Jim of Petersburg; daughter Sally Turner of San Angelo; son Brene Turner and wife, Leah Ann, of Spring; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jo Ella Turner of Fort Collins, Colorado; sister Ona Mae Harris and brother John D. Brown, both of Colorado City.

A special thanks to Cynthia Wilson and her staff for their care and compassion to Doris and her family.

The family requests memorials be made to their favorite charity.  Online condolences may be expressed at


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