|Rain fell for about an hour on Saturday afternoon.|
It started slowly on Friday afternoon with a light rain of about a quarter inch. Then on Saturday afternoon, it really came down in a shower that lasted for about an hour, dropping about 1¾” in town and more than that elsewhere. On Sunday, another light shower added to the total, and on Monday the rain concluded with anywhere from a tenth to over an inch depending on the area.
All told, most areas around Roscoe got about three inches, more in some places, less in others. Kenny Landfried recorded an official total of 2.47”, but that was on the light side of what most people reported, even here in town. In south Roscoe, Nerissa Jay reported 2.75”, and I had almost 3”. Pyron and Wastella northwest of Roscoe got 3.1”, and the Champion area southwest of town got 3.4”-3.8” with places south of there reporting over 4”. Northeast of town, Cristal Aljoe got 3”, and people north of town reported getting about the same or slightly more.
In any case, it came at just the right time, starting off the cotton season on a positive note.
TWO ROSCOE BUSINESSES HAVE RIBBON CUTTINGS
Dignitaries from Roscoe and Sweetwater were on hand Friday morning for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at two new local businesses, Smartt Move LLC, and Robinson Truck and Tractor Service.
Robinson Truck and Tractor Service is on 409 E. Broadway in the building that formerly housed Duvall’s Stripper Repair. It has been operating from that location since last June. The phone number is 325-669-0450.
VOTING RESULTS FOR PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION
|Voters at the Community Center yesterday.|
Here are the results for both Precinct 6 and for Nolan County:
District Clerk Precinct 6 Nolan County
Jamie Clem 35 477
Connie Jamison 61 308
David Dewhurst 42 290
Dan Patrick 50 466
Ken Paxton 46 331
Dan Branch 45 396
Commissioner of Agriculture
Tommy Merritt 47 312
Sid Miller 33 340
Wayne Christian 40 320
Ryan Sitton 42 340
U. S. Senator
David Alameel 5 44
Kesha Rogers 7 52
Commissioner of Agriculture
Jim Hogan 5 58
Richard "Kinky" Friedman 7 44
ROSCOE’S NFL CONNECTION: WESTON RICHBURG
|Weston Richburg, left, with his uncle Allen Richburg.|
He is the latest in the Richburg family to make his mark as a football player. Others include former Plowboy Nathan Richburg, an offensive tackle at Texas Tech; Aubrey Richburg, also a former Red Raider lineman; Kyle Herm, a quarterback at Rice; and Seth Doege, a quarterback for the Red Raiders now with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
All are descendants of John and Molly Richburg, as are Chris Richburg, a former Texas Tech baseball player who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds, and Adrien Richburg, who plays volleyball for Baylor.
|As a senior at Colorado State, Weston Richburg was team captain and made all the calls for the offensive line.|
We wish him the best of luck with the Giants!
JOSH ABBOTT BAND TO PLAY AT LUMBERYARD SATURDAY
|The Josh Abbott Band.|
The Band was formed in 2006 and began touring in 2008. They released their first album, Scapegoat, in 2009 and followed it with She’s Like Texas in 2010. Their first sellout crowd was at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth in 2010, when they sold 6000 tickets. Their third album, Small Town Family Dream, was released in 2012. The Band's singles include “Road Trippin’,” “Oh, Tonight,” (with Kacey Musgraves), “Touch,” and “She Will Be Free.”
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
† SUSAN NEVES
Susan Neves, 64, wife of former Roscoe resident Ernest Neves, passed away in Abilene on Monday, May 26.
A memorial is planned for June 14 in Burkett, Texas, where she resided.