Country music great Johnny Rodriguez, who always draws a large crowd, will be playing here for the third time. 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 year before last released a new album, Johnny Rodriguez: Live from Texas.
Tickets for Johnny Rodriguez are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
|Rance Norton and the Cadillac Cowboys|
Tickets for Rance Norton and the Cadillac Cowboys are $10. For more information, call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
AMERICAN LEGION HONORS BOYS STATE PARTICIPANTS
|Post Commander Donnie Willman presents Kevin Pantoja with a Certificate of Appreciation.|
Kevin Pantoja reported to the assembled crowd some of his experiences on the trip and was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Post Commander Donnie Willman. The boys were selected by the quality of essays on their qualifications and reasons for wanting to attend Boys State.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each student becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. Texas Boys State is held in Austin every summer and lasts for five days. This year’s dates were June 8-June 13.
American Legion Post 227, which sponsors the boys’ attendance, sincerely thanks the Roscoe State Bank, the Loraine State Bank, the Sweetwater Jaycees, and the Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters for their generous donations. They also received help from Brookshire’s Supermarket in Sweetwater and Fullers Foods in Colorado City in helping to pay for the food.
A white, 43-year-old man from the Houston area caused a stir at the I-20 overpass next to Stripes on Saturday afternoon when he threatened to commit suicide by jumping off the overpass. He was upset because he was separated from his family and couldn't see them.
Jerry Williams, a local resident, spoke with the man and talked him out of committing suicide. Roscoe Police then took the man to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater for evaluation by their Mental Health Unit.
Today should be mostly cloudy with a high back up into the mid nineties, and there is a 60% chance for rain tonight. Forecasters are also giving us a 50% chance of precipitation tomorrow and tomorrow night. It would be a great thing for this country if we could get a good rain right now. Rains are hard to come by in July, and this would definitely be a good time for the cotton and feed crops.
By the weekend we should be back into typical July weather with highs in the mid nineties, lows in the mid seventies, sunny skies, and winds from the south.