At its monthly meeting last Tuesday, the Roscoe City Council authorized applying for a state grant of $275,000 to improve City sewer lines. It also heard the City Manager’s update on current City works and the Police Chief’s police activity report for the month of December.
City Manager Cody Thompson told the Council that City workers have been patching streets at least once a week and will continue to do so. They have cleaned up the burn pile on Front Street as well as on Kade Johnson’s property where the Homecoming bonfires were. They have also been busy repairing water leaks resulting from the recent hard freezes.
Work with TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) continues on finalizing the closure of the old wastewater sewer plant, while wastewater line improvements will not begin until late March.
The recent mailout of letters to City residents about lead and copper was a minor incident resulting from two of the ten locations going slightly over allowable limits. The TCEQ is being extra cautious in light of the recent publicity concerning contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.
Roscoe Collegiate ISD is working with a committee to secure the Shelansky Building for the school’s EduDrone Center. On the City’s north side, Carl Childers is dealing with prospective developers for a travel center on his property along US 84.
Police Chief Felix Pantoja told the Council that during the month of December, the Department received 81 calls for assistance, made 4 arrests, dealt with 3 vehicle collisions, and filed two criminal cases with the D.A.'s office.
The Council then discussed and agreed to apply for a Texas Community Block Grant of $275,000 from the Texas Department of Agriculture. The funds are needed for continued City sewer line improvements.
The Council also approved the City’s first quarter investment report.
PLOWBOYS NAMED TO 2A ALL-BIG COUNTRY FOOTBALL TEAM
|Jose Ortega, Francisco Garcia, Paul Pantoja, Matt Buckley.|
Jose Ortega made the first team as a utility player on defense and the second team as a wide receiver on offense. Francisco Garcia made the first-team offense as a running back, and Paul Pantoja made the first-team defense as a lineman.
Matthew Buckley made the second-team offensive line, and Brayden Beal made honorable mention as quarterback.
Here are the named Plowboys along with their significant stats, as reported by the Abilene Reporter-News:
First Team Offense: Francisco Garcia (Jr., 5’9”, 175) Running Back, Rushed for 1508 yards and 23 TDs on 247 carries.
First Team Defense: Paul Pantoja (Jr., 6’0”, 215) Defensive Line. Finished with 71 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries.
First Team Defense: Jose Ortega (So., 5’ 7”, 155) Utility, had 79 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles from his position in the Plowboys’ secondary.
Second Team Offense: Matthew Buckley (Sr., 6’1”, 250) Offensive Line. Graded at 90% with 37 pancake blocks and one sack allowed to earn District Lineman of the Year honors.
Second Team Offense: Jose Ortega (So., 5’ 7”, 155) Wide Receiver, Had 48 catches for 814 yards and 13 TDs.
Honorable Mention: Brayden Beal, Sr., Quarterback; Jose Ortega, So., Defensive Back.
ROSCOE COMMUNITY CENTER NEWS
|A nice crowd enjoyed lunch at the Community Center on Sunday.|
THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH LUNCH
Our First “THIRD SUNDAY LUNCH” was a success! We would like to thank everyone who came and joined us.
Our next meal is planned for February 19, 2016, 11:30am-1:30pm.
So mark your calendars!!!
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
The Community Center will be hosting a Roscoe Community Garage Sale.
Saturday, February 4, 2016, 8am to 3pm
If you are interested in renting an indoor space to set up your items, please contact Connie Baize at 325-338-1287 for more information.
COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS
We currently running a Rental Special for the months of January, February and March:
Mon. - Thu.: $50 per Hour (min. of 2 hrs.) with $150 deposit
Fri., Sat., & Sun.: all day $300 rent with $150 deposit
½ day (4 hrs. or less) $200 rent + $150 deposit
(Please note that all deposit refunds are subject to a $50 non-refundable fee.)
Call Misty Reynolds for more information – 325-338-1005
ROSCOE COLLEGIATE ISD PICKUP STOLEN FROM STEM CENTER
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Roscoe Police Department at 325-514-8384 or Crime Stoppers at 325-235-8477.
PLOWGIRLS FALL TO HASKELL, STAMFORD, HAWLEY
|Bonnie Wilkinson drives for a layup against Haskell. (Photo by Zane Graves.)|
The Plowgirls were defeated by Haskell and Stamford last week--and then barely lost a heartbreaker by one point against Hawley in Hawley last night.
Tuesday, January 10
Haskell 71 - Plowgirls 21
Scores by quarters:
Haskell 19 41 57 71
Plowgirls 2 7 13 21
Plowgirl scoring: Jaci Alexander 6, Kinzie Buchanan 4, Bergan Trevino, Jovana Peña 3, Veronica Cuellar 2, Bonnie Wilkinson 2.
Friday, January 13
Stamford 81 - Plowgirls 70
Stamford 2 38 58 81
Plowgirls 11 23 41 70
Cuellar 22, B. Wilkinson 19, Jaleigh Morales 9, Buchanan 6, Trevino 6, Lyndi Wilkinson 4, Karina Cisneros 3, Alexander 2, Peña 1.
Tuesday, January 17
Hawley 49 - Plowgirls 48
Hawley 14 27 39 49
Plowgirls 12 21 36 48
Cuellar 14, B. Wilkinson 11, Alexander 7, Buchanan 7, Morales 4, Peña 3.
The Plowgirls' next game is at home against Anson on Friday.
PLOWBOYS FALL TO HASKELL, STAMFORD
Tuesday, January 10
Haskell 36 - Plowboys 31
Haskell 13 20 26 36
Plowboys 6 16 28 31
Plowboy scoring: Johnathan Cuellar 10, Jayden Gonzales 6, Jose Ortega 5, Brandon Lavalais 5, Jack Phillips 3, Brayden Beal 2.
Thursday, January 13
Stamford 62 - Plowboys 33
Stamford 16 28 47 62
Plowboys 5 17 22 33
Plowboy scoring: Ortega 9, Clemente Aguayo 6, Phillips 5, Cuellar 4, Gonzales 3, Beal 2, Lavalais 2, Cam Boren 2.
The Plowboys next play Anson at home Friday evening.
BRI BAGWELL PLAYS THE LUMBERYARD SATURDAY
Bri Bagwell, who grew up in Las Cruces, NM, has been singing since childhood, originally performing with her twin brothers, and now travels the Texas honky-tonk circuit. She has been to Nashville and hopes to become country music’s next superstar. Her musical influences include Miranda Lambert, Patty Griffin, and Johnny Cash. This video features her singing her single “Whiskey.”
For reservations or more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: A MIXED BAG WITH SOME RAIN
|Fog enveloped Roscoe on Saturday and Sunday.|
I got 1.3” here at my house although Kenny Landfried’s official total for Roscoe was only 1.08”. Monday the sun broke out but the day was still predominantly cloudy with a high of 60°. Then yesterday afternoon a light rain fell for a few hours. By the time it was over, I’d recorded another .74” (Kenny Landfried recorded an official .70"). That makes my total rainfall for Sunday and yesterday a substantial 2.04”. If you add the rain we got on January 1 and 2, which at my house came to .3”, the total for the month so far is 2.38”. That’s over twice the normal average of .98” for the entire month of January, and we still have two more weeks to go. In short, it’s wet in and around Roscoe. There are puddles all over town, area dry lakes are not dry, and they may stay that way for a while.
The outlook for the rest of this week and the beginning of next is for warmer temperatures and more sunshine than we’ve had lately—although this weekend is forecast to be mostly cloudy. Skies should be clear with highs in the sixties through the first part of next week, after which the highs will drop into the fifties. And, if the weathermen are right, we probably won’t see any more rain for the rest of the month.