All the news that's fit to print.

In the Heart of the Blackland Divide

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

City Council Learns of Major Leak and Repair in City Water Line

City Manager Cody Thompson updates City Council on recent City activity.
A twelve-day water leak in the City water line and its repair were the main topic at last night’s City Council meeting at City Hall.  According to City Manager Cody Thompson, the leak was causing the loss of approximately 200,000 gallons of water per day.  However, it was not detectable because the water was not coming to the surface but going directly into the sewer system, causing a severe burden on the lift station and sewer plant.

After engineers were unable to locate the problem, a leak detection company was called and found a major leak at the manhole on Second Street across from the baseball park restroom.  An eight-inch transite AC pipe had broken, causing the rupture of the eight-inch sewer line next to the manhole.  Once located, the leak was repaired, and now all is back to normal. During the ordeal, the R-O water plant was shut down but is now back in normal operation.

Thompson also informed the Council that all three of the new state-financed houses in town are now 100% complete and in possession of the owners, Lupe Kidd, Herminia Garcia, and Eugene Griffith.

Work at the City Swimming Pool continues and should be completed by next Friday, May 22.  The pool is scheduled to open for the summer on Saturday, May 30.

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Two loads of asphalt have been delivered to the City yard, but patching cannot begin until the streets are dry.

Police Chief Felix Pantoja presented the monthly police report to the Council.



Authorities confirm that the Roscoe Police Department has made yet another large narcotics bust on Interstate Highway 20 in Roscoe.

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 6 p.m. Roscoe PD Sergeant Steven Spencer made a traffic stop of a vehicle for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the driver, a woman listing her address in Indiana, Officer Spencer noted discrepancies in her travel itinerary and other indicators of possible criminal activity. The woman consented to a search of her vehicle, during which Spencer located approximately 150 bundles of contraband which later tested positive to be marijuana.

The Indiana woman was transported to the Nolan County Jail where she was charged with possession of marijuana, being over 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds, a felony 2 in the State of Texas. The marijuana is estimated to have a street value of approximately $200,000 once in Indiana.



On Monday evening, May 4, Roscoe students from grades 7-12 received awards, and FFA officers for the 2015-2016 school year were inducted at the STEM Banquet at Roscoe School. Students attending the banquet are members of at least one of three RCISD organizations: the FFA, the 4-H Club, and the BEST robotics program.

After the opening ceremony conducted by this year’s FFA officers, FFA awards were presented. The robotics team then did their marketing presentation.  This year’s team included Caleb Ward, Braiden Moore, Jose Chavira, Camden Boren, Austin Willman, Caty Chavira, and Madison Mims. Robotics awards and recognition were then given to the robotics teams.

The 4-H Club recognitions and awards followed with first, second, and third place prizes awarded teams from grades 7-12 for their posters and presentations.

The FFA then inducted their new officers for 2015-2016:

Cassie Chavira, President               Nolan Reeves, Reporter
Murissa Horton, Vice President    Samantha Stewart, Historian
Hayley Bridges, Secretary              Morgan Bowers, Sentinel
Alejandra Solis, Treasurer              Tait Fullwood, Voting Delegate
Logan Wicker, Advisor                    Michaela Horton, Chaplain
Derek Creed, Parlamentarian

The FFA closing ceremony and Gallery Walk concluded the evening activities.  



The Bellamy Brothers
This weekend, two more legendary country bands will be at the Lumberyard. The Bellamy Brothers return for an encore performance on Friday evening, and Restless Heart will play here for the first time on Saturday.

The Bellamy Brothers, David and Howard, have been performing together since 1968 and over the years have established themselves as one of the noted musical groups in the country.  Even if you’re not a big country and western fan, you’ll be familiar with many of their songs. “Let Your Love Flow,” released in 1976, hit number one on the pop charts in both the U.S. and Europe, and their country classic, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me,” also was a crossover number one hit.  It was also named the 1979 “Song of the Year” in the UK.

The pair also had a string of hits in the eighties and nineties, including such songs as “Redneck Girl,” “Santa Fe,” “Old Hippie,” and others.  In 2005 they recorded Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1, a compilation album with Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, and Montgomery Gentry, while more recent albums include The Anthology, Volume 1, with the single, “Guilty of the Crime,” and a CD of gospel music entitled Jesus Is Coming.

The opening band, Nine Mile Mountain, will begin the show at 8:00, and the Bellamy Brothers will take the stage around 9:30pm.

Restless Heart
On Saturday night, Restless Heart will make their first appearance ever at the Lumberyard, arriving fresh from a date at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth the night before.  This group from Nashville, which recently embarked on its “30 Years and Still Restless” tour of the country, have an impressive history, placing over 25 singles on the charts over the years – with six consecutive #1 hits, four albums certified Gold by the RIAA, and a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy.

Audiences often sing along with the band’s record-shattering string of hits, songs such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train,” “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” and “When She Cries.”  On its website, band member Larry Stewart says the group still has a lot of history to make. “We are still at the top of our game when it comes to singing and playing together.  We’ve got some projects we’re working on, and we want to put the Restless Heart brand out to music fans again—to let them know we’re still here and making good music.”

Live music begins at 8:00pm with the Colton O’Neil Band, and Restless Heart will take the stage around 9:30pm.

For reservations or more information, phone the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



Rain falls in my driveway this morning.
The weather for the past week has been relatively mild for this time of year and, since a norther moved through Sunday night, downright cool with more humidity in the air than usual.  This past week, some rain fell on three days.  Last Wednesday my rain gauge measured .04”, just enough to make everything wet; on early Saturday morning I had .16” more and heard of some who got a half-inch; and then early yesterday morning, I had .4”, which was almost the same as the .39” weatherman Kenny Landfried got in east Roscoe.  However, west of town as much as two inches was reported.  Inadale got three-quarters of an inch, and just northwest of Roscoe a little less: .65”.

And the rain doesn’t seem to be finished yet.  My rain gauge has .46" since midnight, and there could very well be more before the day is done.  Continued cool temperatures are forecast for today with a high this afternoon of 73°.  Chances for rain diminish to 30% tomorrow and 20% Friday but go back up to 40% on Saturday, increasing to 50% Saturday night.  Then the chances drop to 20% on Sunday and the days following before another front comes in the latter part of next week when the chances go back up again.

Temperatures will go back up to around 83° tomorrow afternoon and the highs through the weekend will be similar.  Lows will be in the low to mid-sixties.



Services for Jesse Wayne Fullwood, 75, will be at 2:00pm on Friday, May 15, at Roscoe Church of Christ.  Interment will follow at the Roscoe Cemetery.  A resident of Roscoe, he passed away on Sunday, May 10, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm tomorrow evening, May 14, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

Mr. Fullwood was born in Blackwell on October 5, 1939. On January 19, 1963, he married Patricia J. Floyd. He was a member of the Roscoe Church of Christ and farmed most of his life. He graduated from Highland High School in 1959 and attended Texas Tech, Abilene Christian University, and Sul Ross University. Jesse was a lifelong resident of Nolan County.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Fullwood of Roscoe; two sons, Curt Duane Fullwood and wife, Carol, of Munday, and Gary Lynn Fullwood and friend, Deni Rea, of Sweetwater; two daughters, Janice Fullwood of Roscoe and Cheryl Reyes and husband, Leroy, of San Diego, CA; one brother, Eugene Fullwood and wife, Letha, of Roscoe; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Irene Fullwood, a granddaughter, Chelsea Ann Fullwood, on July 6, 2012; a sister, Maxine Martin, in 2014; and a brother, Donald Fullwood, in 2013.

Pallbearers are Joseph Shirley, Jarrett Fullwood, Grant Fullwood, Curt Fullwood, Gary Fullwood and Jimmy Joy.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive