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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Burritos Zacatecas Opens on Main Street

Burritos Zacatecas on 108 S. Main Street.
There’s a new Mexican restaurant in town—the Burritos Zacatecas, located across the street from the Post Office—which had its Grand Opening on Saturday.  It is owned and operated by Claudia Villa and the Villa family, the same folks that run the Tacos Zacatecas stand that has become a familiar fixture of Roscoe’s downtown street events.

The restaurant is open from 6:00am-8:00pm seven days a week.  All during the week, various kinds of burritos and gorditas are available, and, on the weekends, dinner plate specials such as posole, menudo, tamales, and chile rellenos are featured at reasonable prices. 

Drinks are also available.  These include Coca-Cola products like Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and energy drinks, as well as coffee and tea.  Homemade Mexican fruit beverages are also sold: fresh lemon water, melon water, pineapple water, watermelon water, and rice water.  

Since I’d never had it before, I tried the rice water, agua de horchata, made from rice and sweetened condensed milk, and found it tasty and interesting. 

For more information or to place orders, phone 325-766-3442.



Madison Moseley takes a shot against Saltillo.  The game was webcast live on Fox Sports Southwest's website.
A cold start and a stifling Saltillo defense were too much for the Highland Lady Hornets to overcome in Friday’s state semifinal match in the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, and they wound up losing, 41-19.

Both teams started cold, but Saltillo’s ace, Kendall Bain, finally broke the ice for the Lady Lions, and once she did, the state’s top-ranked team was off and running while Highland never did get untracked. 

By the end of the first quarter, the score was 13-2, and Saltillo dominated the rest of the game with an aggressive defense that kept Highland at bay throughout.  Their strategy of collapsing on Highland’s leading scorer, Sierra Allen, every time she got the ball was something the Lady Hornets were never able to overcome.  Allen was able to make only four points the entire game. 

At the same time, once Saltillo’s Kendall Bain hit a few shots to put her team in a comfortable lead, the other Lady Lions loosened up, started playing with confidence, and shot 50% from the field in the second half. 

Thus ended the magical run for the Lady Hornets, who finish their 31-5 season as district and regional champions.  However, they graduate only two seniors this year, so they will undoubtedly be the favorites to win district and probably regional again next year.  They’ve gained the valuable experience of playing in the state tournament, and both they and their coach, Shea Baucom, can build on that to work toward a return to Austin and a better outcome the next time around.

High scorer for the Lady Hornets was Beth Richburg with 6 points, followed by Sierra Allen and Hannah  Allen with 4 each, Madison Moseley and Kaylee Martin with 2 each, and Sydny Helbert with 1.

The scoring by quarters was as follows:

Saltillo        13    8    6    14    41
Highland      2    5    2    10    19

Saltillo was unable to match Friday’s performance on Saturday, losing in the state finals to Whitharral, 45-36.



Several Plowboys and Plowgirls did well at last weekend’s meet in Rotan. 

Jesus Leanos was first in the boys’ 3200 meter run with a time of 11:18, followed by Luis Villa, who was second at 11:29.  Shelton Toliver was second in the high jump with a leap of 5’10”.

Olivia Saddler was first in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles (17.73) and Torrey Willman was third (18.03).  Saddler was also third in the 300 meter hurdles (56.0). 

Carolina Perez was third in the discus (84’9”), Mirian Solis was third in the 3200 (15:08), and the Plowgirls were third in both the 400 meter relay (55.65) and 1600 meter relay (4:43).



Boys and girls from sixteen area high schools will participate in this year’s edition of the Blackland Divide Relays at Plowboy Field on Friday afternoon, March 8.  Participating schools besides Roscoe  include Bronte, Colorado City, Cross Plains, Hamlin, Hawley, Highland, Hermleigh, Ira, Loraine, Munday, Robert Lee, Roby, Rotan, Stamford, and Winters.

Field events will tentatively begin at 2:30pm, the 3200 meter run at 3:00, and running finals at 5:30.



Spring and baseball are once again just around the corner, and registration forms are being mailed out for Roscoe baseball teams this week.  They are also available from Christi Pepper Beal at the high school office.  You can also turn in your completed forms to her along with the required amount of money.  You’ll also need to bring players’ birth certificates to verify age.

Teams include both boys and girls from the ages of four to fifteen.  The cost for T-Ball and Midgets, ages 4-8, is $35 each; for Freshmen, ages 9-12, $45; and for Juniors, ages 13-15, $55.  Businesses and organizations can sponsor a team for $150.  Advertising on the field can also be purchased. 

The deadline for registration is March 25, when there will be an open meeting in the high school cafetorium at 6:00pm for everyone, as well as sign-ups for those willing to volunteer as coaches, assistant coaches, or team moms.

The opening ceremony will be in early April. 

For more information, contact David Pantoja at 325-280-1917 or Christi Beal during business hours at 325-766-3327.



March came in like a lamb, but it didn’t stay that way long.  Friday’s weather was mild and sunny, and Saturday was practically perfect with only a slight breeze, sunny skies, and an afternoon high of 65°.  Sunday was warm at 79° and breezy with 25-35mph winds, and Monday was similar with winds from the southwest and an afternoon high of 84°. 

But then a cold front blew in about midnight Monday evening, bringing howling winds of about 35mph with gusts up to 48mph and temperatures dropping into the thirties.  Yesterday was nicer and less windy but cooler with a high of 54°.  With the high winds and the prevailing dry conditions, there was a fire weather warning throughout the weekend.

The forecast is for warming temperatures with a high in the mid-sixties today, the mid-seventies tomorrow, and the upper sixties on Friday.  Then, a 50% chance of rain is forecast for Saturday.  Let’s hope we’re on the right side of that 50% this time.


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