|Scott Hay of eHT City Engineers addresses the Council at Tuesday's meeting.|
The bids were opened on Monday afternoon at City Hall and the results presented to the Council Tuesday evening. In addition to the water treatment plant, the bid includes the installment of a new, computerized SCADA system to monitor and control Roscoe’s water and sewer lines, which will be a great improvement over the outmoded system currently in use. The City will also replace 1800’-2000’ of existing water and sewer line.
Scott Hay, Chief Engineer of eHT (Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd) City Engineers of Abilene, who are supervising the project, recommended awarding the contract to Associated Construction Partners and said eHT can have a contract ready in about two weeks with actual work beginning in four to five weeks.
The contractors will have 300 days to achieve substantial completion of the project (i.e., an operational water treatment plant) and 360 days for absolute completion.
The winning bid was a little higher than hoped, but Hay explained to the Council that construction costs have rapidly escalated in the past couple of years because of the oil boom.
The Council also approved a service agreement with eHT for improvements to sewer lines between 8th Street and I-20 on Roscoe’s south side, where more manholes and other improvements are needed.
SCHOOL AT ROSCOE ISD TO START TWO WEEKS EARLY THIS YEAR
The 2013-14 school year at Roscoe is just around the corner. Fall classes will begin two weeks earlier than usual—on Monday, August 12, and parents wishing to enroll their students in Roscoe schools this year should contact the district before August 1.
School will also conclude two weeks early next spring, on Friday, May 16. The early start will align the high school’s schedule with that of Western Texas College, which will help both with enrollment of students wishing to take collegiate classes and with the conclusion of those classes in the spring. This year, many students taking all collegiate classes were through with them two weeks before the official ending of school but were still required to attend every day until school was officially over.
Elementary students will also start at the same time. The early start is primarily because of transportation and food services, but the students will also get in two extra weeks of school before the state assessment at the end of April and beginning of May, which is also a plus. The new schedule will also allow for more holidays during the school year and will give students going to summer school a little break that they currently don’t get.
The school calendar for 2013-14 is available at the Roscoe Collegiate School website or by clicking here. For more information, call the RISD office at 325-766-3629.
LARGE CROWD ENJOYS INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES
|Landon Dodd & the Dancehall Drifters entertain the crowd at the street dance.|
PLOWBOY MUDBOG BIG SUCCESS ON SATURDAY
|Donny Scott won the Super Modified class with this run in his mud vehicle, "After Shock."|
1. Chad Pinkerton Colorado City 166’ 8” Blue & Silver Chevy
2. Lon Rhoudes Big Spring 165’ 4” Black CT5
3. Roland Matos Colorado City 164’ 8” Black/Yellow Toyota
Super Street Class
1.Terry Pillers Odessa 182’ Orange CJ7
2. Marcelo Martinez Roscoe 169’ 9” Blue & Black Chevy
3. Matthew Hall Sweetwater 167’ 8” White GMC
1. Art Rivera Colorado City 179’ 9” Blue Dodge
2. Zach Welch Roscoe 172’ 2” Gray Chevy
3. Nick Pantoja Roscoe 169’ 6” Red Ford Bronco
1. Donny Scott Hobbs, NM 12.9 seconds Silver Ford Ranger
2. Justin Davis Hobbs, NM 16.7 seconds Blue Toyota
3. Brian Robbins Hobbs, NM 217’ 10” Orange/White Bronco
1. Marc Macey Hobbs, NM 8.9 seconds Bug (Bug Nasty)
2. Jim Martinez Ballinger 11.8 seconds Green & Black
3. Abel Alvarez Colorado City 15.6 seconds
TWO INJURED IN ANOTHER TRUCK WRECK AT DESTRUCTION JUNCTION
|Wreckers clear I-20 of overturned truck on Tuesday.|
The westbound lanes of I-20 were closed and eastbound US 84 traffic diverted through Roscoe for several hours before the wreck was cleared.
“Destruction Junction,” where US 84 and I-20 merge just east of town, will obviously be just as dangerous as ever when construction is complete. The most recent wreck before this one was just three weeks ago on June 24, when a trucker from Phoenix was killed, and there have been numerous crashes and fatalities at the site over the years.
Darah Waldrip of the Texas Department of Transportation in Abilene told me that it would have cost too much money to make major changes in the configuration of the merger of these two major highways, so we can continue to expect accidents there in the future. Just remember to be careful when you drive west through the I-20 underpass, and watch for slower traffic merging from US 84 just west of it. Both points are hazardous.
SILVIA TREVIÑO KILLED IN CAR CRASH ON US 84
Roscoe resident Silvia Treviño, 75, was killed on Sunday, June 30, at 12:20pm on US 84 five miles northwest of town when the 2011 Nissan she was driving crossed the center stripe and crashed head-on into a 2004 Ford pickup driven by Richard Anthony Ginn, 50, of Lubbock.
She was pronounced dead at the scene while Ginn was hospitalized at University Medical Center in Lubbock. The roadway was clear and the weather dry when the accident occurred.
† SYLVIA TORRES TREVIÑO
Holy Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 3, for Sylvia T. Treviño, 75, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Sweetwater, followed by interment in the Sweetwater Cemetery. She died on Sunday, June 30, west of Roscoe.
She was born May 4, 1938, in Eagle Pass and graduated from Edinburg High School. She moved to Roscoe in 1961 and worked many years for Wall Industries and as a caregiver in home health. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Survivors include her son, Ruben Treviño of Snyder; sisters, Janie Cruz and Hilda Ramirez of Edinburg; brothers, Andy Torres and Elano Torres of Edinburg; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Eugenio E. Treviño, Jr., on Nov. 29, 2001; three sisters; and one brother.