|The entrance to Young Farm Estates.|
Lots for new homes in the subdivision are currently available for $24,900 to $34,900, and one of the five prospective home builders, Pat Donahue, has homes available for viewing in Abilene similar to the ones he will build in Roscoe. He will be happy to discuss plans and pricing and to walk prospective homeowners through the process. Locations of the homes in Abilene are listed on the Young Farm Estate Facebook page.
Homes in the Young Farm Estates will be subject to deed restrictions created to protect the investments of homeowners and to maintain a high level of quality of homes built in the subdivision. Examples include a requirement that homes have an 80% masonry exterior and restrictions against parking 18-wheelers or farm equipment in the driveways or streets.
The Young Farm Estates office is located at 10 Cypress Street across from the Lumberyard in downtown Roscoe. For more information, visit the Young Farm Estates Facebook page or call 325-766-3319.
PLOWBOYS OPEN SEASON HERE FRIDAY AGAINST HAWLEY
|Plowboys pass against Hawley in a scrimmage two years ago.|
A playoff team last year, the Bearcats could be even stronger this time around. Their sophomore quarterback, Quay Stokes, was named last year’s Big Country Newcomer of the Year, and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football picks Hawley to finish second in a district that includes perennial powers Stamford and Windthorst. They return six starters on offense and seven on defense.
The Plowboys will counter with new quarterback, Brayden Beal, and a veteran team that includes ten offensive and eleven defensive starters, among them two-way standouts Vincent Pantoja (RB, LB), Max Nemir (RB, S), Kevin Lavalais (WR, DB), Javier Leanos (WR, DB), Rafael Aguayo (OL/DL), Ryland Madrid (OL/DL), Clayton Chadwick (OL/DL), and others.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm.
RCHS OPEN HOUSE SET FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
|RCHS Special Events Center|
The event will begin at 6:00pm in the Special Events Center and will include meetings with the teachers of these grades along with tours of the classrooms and other facilities.
ROSCOE POLICE MAKE I-20 METH BUST
Due to the driver's actions and mannerisms, Sgt. Spencer called for assistance from Roscoe Police Chief Felix Pantoja. Upon Pantoja’s arrival, Spencer requested consent to search the vehicle but was denied.
The Sweetwater Police Department was then called to the scene. Sgt. Rob Holman arrived and performed a roadside K9 open-air sniff operation, which yielded a positive alert for narcotics. Upon opening the vehicle, Spencer quickly located a large amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia used in its consumption.
The driver was taken into custody but began complaining of chest pains and difficulty breathing. EMS was called to the scene, and Pantoja assisted in transporting the man to the Rolling Plains Emergency Room. Upon release and medical clearance, Sgt. Spencer booked the man into the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office jail for felony possession of methamphetamine.
AARON WATSON HEADLINES ANOTHER BIG TRIPLEHEADER AT LUMBERYARD SATURDAY NIGHT
Watson, who was born in Amarillo, launched his music career while a student at ACU and still calls Abilene home. His first CD, Aaron Watson, was released in 1999, and since then he has produced ten more, among them The Honky Tonk Kid, San Angelo, Barbed Wire Halo, Angels & Outlaws, The Road & the Rodeo, and Real Good Time. Top singles include “That Look,” “July in Cheyenne,” “Real Good Time,” “Raise Your Bottle,” “Shut Up and Dance,” “Lips,” and “Barbed Wire Halo.”
Hutchinson will open the show at 7:00pm followed by Morrow and then Watson. For reservations or more information, phone the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: MORE AUGUST HEAT AND A SHOWER
|The storm clouds on Sunday afternoon.|
Yesterday, a big thunderhead made up southeast of town and came over Roscoe just about sundown with thunder and high winds. It didn’t rain here in town, although amounts between .2" and a half-inch fell west of town, and it may have rained more elsewhere. I haven't yet heard.
Other than that, the weather has been typical for August with highs generally in the nineties and lows mostly in the seventies. It even dropped into the sixties last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The high temperature for the past week was 98°F on Saturday and the low was Thursday morning at 61°.
The forecast is for continued August heat with highs in the mid to upper nineties and lows in the mid to lower seventies. There is little to no chance of rain forecast before next Wednesday, but the outlook for next weekend is for a 40%-50% chance of precipitation.
† LILLIE JEAN WILLIAMS
Lillie was born December 22, 1959, in Sweetwater and was a lifelong area resident. She worked at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital for many years.
She is survived by her mother, Minnie Ola Williams; her loving partner and friend, Arthur Starling; brothers Robert Williams and wife LaVerne of Roscoe, Sherman Williams of Sweetwater, and Thurman and Charles Williams of Abilene, Hilly Williams and wife Elsie of Amarillo, and Billy Williams, also of Amarillo; sisters, Dimple and husband Willie Williams of Sweetwater, Linda Williams of Sweetwater, Donna Kay Williams of Roby, and Pearl Williams of Sweetwater; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hill Williams, and husband, Roy Williams.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Thompson, Travis “KeKe” Wallace, Nicholas Williams, Damian Williams and Otis Williams.