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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Legacy Tattoo Parlour has Grand Opening

Manny Arenivaz cuts the ribbon at the Legacy Tattoo Parlour yesterday.
Dignitaries from Roscoe and the Chamber of Commerce in Sweetwater were on hand yesterday morning for the Grand Opening and official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Legacy Tattoo Parlour at 14 Cypress Street, across from the Lumberyard.

The business, owned by Manny and Liz Arenivaz, had its soft opening back in July and has flexible times of operation. In general, it is open from 2-9pm Monday through Thursday and 2-10pm on Friday and Saturday, but will stay open later to serve customers when necessary. Walk-ins are welcome as well as those who want to make appointments.

Several kinds of tattoos are available: custom art work, cover-ups, and flash (predetermined patterns shown on the walls of the shop). Work can be done in color or in black and gray. The shop minimum is $40 and can go up from there depending on the size and amount of work necessary.

For appointments or more information, drop by the parlour during business hours, e-mail, or phone 325-766-2200. There is also a Legacy Tattoo Parlour Facebook page.



2017 Roscoe Debate Team, left to right: Coach Kelly Jo Sexton, Gage Turnbow, Josh Stegge, Rebecca Shaw, Zachary Shotts, Iris Gonzales, Alfonso Islas, and Justin Gardner.
Roscoe sophomores Josh Stegge and Alfonso Islas came away with the top honors at the District Cross-Examination Debate tournament in Hamlin on Saturday. Their final record was 4-1, good enough for them to win the championship and advance to the UIL State CX Debate Tournament in Austin on March 12-13.

Roscoe had three teams competing, and the other two tied for third place. Sophomore Gage Turnbow and junior Iris Gonzales comprised one team and freshmen Zachary Shotts and Rebecca Shaw the other.

This was Roscoe’s first year to send teams to UIL debate competition, and, as the results show, they did pretty well.

Josh Stegge and Alfonso Islas with their District Champs plaque.

As advertised, the Roscoe Community Center will be hosting its Roscoe Community Garage Sale this Saturday, February 4, from 8am to 3pm.

We have multi-family garage sale booths, a bake sale, and girl scout cookies. The concession stand will also be open.

Come join us, shop indoors, and grab a bite to eat!!
For more information, contact Connie Baize at 325-338-1287.

Mark your calendars for the next “Third Sunday” Lunch
February 19 – 11:30am-1:30pm.
Menu:   Homemade Beef Stew, Cornbread/Crackers
             Salad, Dessert, and Drink  -  $7 per plate

We currently running a Rental Special for the months of January, February and March.
Hurry and Book your events!!
Call Misty Reynolds for more information at 325-338-1005.



The Roscoe Police Department reports that the white pickup stolen from the STEM Center on January 16 has been recovered. It was located in Willcox, Arizona. There are still no suspects at this time.

A collision occurred on Main Street about 8:00am on January 25 when the white pickup attempted to turn into the Chillers station and was struck by the red car. Both drivers are from Roscoe.


Jose Ortega brings the ball upcourt as Jayden Gonzales and Brayden Beal follow. (Basketball photos by Tamara Alexander.)

Albany remained undefeated in district play Friday night by taking down the Plowboys 77-35. The victory put them at 8-0 in district while Roscoe fell to 2-5.

Scores by quarters:

Albany             24        51        63        77
Plowboys         12        17        29        35

Individual Plowboy scoring: Jose Ortega 15, Jack Phillips 10, Brayden Beal 4, Jayden Gonzales 3, Cam Boren 2, Johnathon Cuellar 1.

Then last night Hamlin defeated the Plowboys in a low-scoring affair 23-18.

Scores by quarters:

Hamlin              2          6          19        23
Plowboys           2          6          14        18

Individual Plowboy scoring: Cuellar 8, Ortega 4, Gonzales 4, Phillips 2.

The Plowboys' next game is with Haskell in Haskell Friday evening.



Karina Cisneros dribbles the ball upcourt.
In a contest which was anybody’s game for three quarters, the Lady Lions finished strong and pulled away in the final quarter to defeat the Plowgirls Friday evening 51-37. The Plowgirls led by one at the end of one and were tied at halftime. At the end of three, the score was 35-33, but then Albany took over in the fourth to win the game with points to spare.

Scores by quarters:

Albany              13        26        35        51
Plowgirls          14        26        33        37

Individual Plowgirl scoring: Veronica Cuellar 11, Jaleigh Morales 8, Kinzie Buchanan 6, Bonnie Wilkinson 6, Jaci Alexander 5, Karina Cisneros 1.

Then they lost another close one last night to Hamlin in the RCHS Special Events Center, this one 58-51.

Scores by quarters:

Hamlin             13        24        40        58
Plowgirls          10        25        38        51

Individual Plowgirl scoring: Cuellar 20, Morales 12, Alexander 8, B. Wilkinson 7, Buchanan 4, Trevino 1.



The moon and Jupiter at twilight yesterday.
The weather this past week was not unlike what you’d expect on what is normally the coldest week of the year. From Wednesday through Saturday, it was cool. Afternoon highs were in the low fifties except for Friday when the high was only 44°F. The low on Wednesday was 36°, but on the next three days it was either 28° or 29°. Sunday was warmer with a high of 64°, and Monday and yesterday, it was almost springlike with highs of 71° and 73°, both days sunny and quite nice.

Today won’t be quite that warm, but it should make it up to 63°, which is still not bad. Tomorrow and Friday will be even cooler with highs in the fifties and lows in the thirties and forties. There is no precipitation in the forecast.

Tomorrow morning the groundhog Punxsutawny Phil up in Pennsylvania will be looking for his shadow, and in Austin, the armadillo Bee Caves Bob will come out of his burrow and move either to the right or to the left. From their actions, we should be able to determine whether we will have two or six more weeks of winter weather. For what it’s worth, the Weather Channel is saying Texas will experience warmer than usual weather during the month of February.



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