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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Rains Soak Roscoe Area

The remnants of Hurricane Odile made it all the way to west Texas this past week and dropped more rain in the area.  We didn’t get rain in the amounts that fell in Mitchell and Scurry Counties, where there were flood and flash flood warnings on Sunday, but there was enough to make just about everyone happy.

Here in town we totaled about 3.25” in rains that fell on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  If you add that to the 1.25” we got the previous week, the total comes to a substantial 4.5” of rain that fell slowly enough to completely soak the ground, and even more fell in areas northwest, west and south of town.  Kenny Landfried recorded an official 4.29" at his home in east Roscoe. 

Snyder and Colorado City got more rain than Roscoe did. On Monday evening, the Colorado River at Colorado City crested at five feet above flood stage, and in Scurry County the water level of Lake J. B. Thomas has risen about 33 feet, making it 45% full and at a level not seen since 1987.  Water will continue to flow into it for the remainder of the week.

On top of that, meteorologists are now predicting that the El Niño weather pattern will bring a wet winter to west Texas with abundant chances for rain starting next month and extending into next February.

Because of the almost continuous cloudy skies, temperatures were mild the entire week with the high since last Thursday yesterday’s 83°F.  The forecast for the rest of the week is for continued mild temperatures with highs around 80° or in the upper seventies, lows in the low sixties, and partly cloudy skies.  There is a 20% chance of rain through Friday.



After leading for practically the entire ball game, the Plowboys surrendered two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Jim Ned Indians came away with a homecoming victory 18-17.  It was a tough loss for the Plowboys, now 1-3 on the year.

The Plowboys scored first midway through the first quarter when Vincent Pantoja struck paydirt from two yards out.  Pablo Huidobro kicked the extra point, and Roscoe was up 7-0.  But Jim Ned came right back and answered with a 30-yard TD run by Peyton Polston.  However, the extra-point kick failed and at the end of the first quarter the Plowboys were ahead 7-6.

The Plowboys went out in front 14-6 in the second quarter on a 2-yard Dominic Pantoja run and another Huidobro extra point, and that was the score at halftime.  They then extended their lead in the third quarter on a 33-yard Huidobro field goal, and had what appeared at the time to be a comfortable lead.

However, the fourth quarter belonged to the Indians.  Peyton Polston went over from the one and narrowed the gap to 17-12 after the extra-point kick failed.  The Indians then held the Plowboys, and with 4:10 left in the game, Polston scored his third touchdown of the evening on a 30-yard run, putting Jim Ned up 18-17.  The extra-point attempt was again unsuccessful, but it didn’t matter as the Plowboys were unable to mount a comeback and wound up losing by a point.

Vincent Pantoja led the Plowboys in rushing with 97 yards on 26 carries, and Brayden Beal was 9 for 14 in passing for 73 yards with no interceptions.  The leading receiver was Rafael Aguayo with 5 catches for 48 yards.

Next up for the Plowboys is Eldorado in Eldorado Friday evening.  Like the Plowboys, the Eagles are now 1-3 on the year after losing to TLCA (Texas Leadership Charter Academy) 27-0 in San Angelo last week.

Kickoff is at 7:30pm.



Felipe Ramirez III, 26, of Roscoe was recently indicted for possession with intent to deliver between 4 and 200 grams of methamphetamine, a first degree felony.  The indictment was part of a much larger investigation and drug bust conducted by Roscoe Police and other law enforcement agencies earlier this year.  The investigation began back in January when Roscoe Police were informed that large amounts of methamphetamine were being brought into Roscoe and distributed into other areas.

In February, during surveillance of a local residence, Roscoe Police obtained a search warrant and seized a large amount of methamphetamine, cash, guns, and packaging materials, resulting in the arrest of several individuals who were already under federal investigation for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Two weeks later, a Roscoe police officer stopped a vehicle on I-20 and during a subsequent search located documents implicating the individuals in the car as being part of the same ongoing federal investigation.

In May, a federal grand jury handed down twenty-one federal indictments for individuals from Lubbock, Colorado City, Brownwood, Roscoe, and Sweetwater.  The individuals pleaded guilty and were recently sentenced in Lubbock. 



The annual Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction will be held at the Lumberyard on Saturday, October 4.  

Doors open at 5:30pm, and the barbecue dinner is at 6:00pm, followed by both silent and live auctions along with door prizes.  

Live music will be provided by Prophets & Outlaws.

Tickets are $35 per person, $45 for couples, and $25 for green wings (17 and under). 

For more information, call Jason Glenn at 325-513-2654. 



Roscoe Community Center
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department will be administering this year’s flu vaccine at the Roscoe Community Center from 1:30-4:00pm on Tuesday, October 14.  The cost for adults is $20 (Medicare Part B accepted) and $10 for children (6 mos.-18 yrs.) with no insurance (Medicaid and CHIPS accepted).

Children with private insurance are referred to their physician unless their insurance does not pay for vaccines.  Children may be vaccinated for $20 using the Health Departments private stock vaccine.

Pneumonia vaccine will also be available for $100 (Medicare accepted).

For more information, call 325-235-5463.


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