In the upcoming local election on May 6, voters will be electing two City Council and four School Board members to new terms.
Two City Council seats, those filled by Billy Joe Jay and Helen Perry, whose two-year terms are expiring in May, are being contested. Both Council members are running to retain their seats, but KC Hope is also running. The top two vote-getters will be the winners.
Four RCISD School Board seats are up for grabs. The four-year terms of James Arnwine, Steve Anthony, Bryan Heaps, and Cheyenne Smith are expiring. Heaps and Smith are not running for re-election, but Arnwine and Anthony are. Also running are Christie Galvan, Edward (Spider) Herrera, Kenny Hope, Jr., and David Pantoja. The top four vote-getters of these six will be declared the winners and will join the other School Board members, Jason Freeman, Frankie Santiago, and Wes Williams, whose ongoing terms are not affected by this election.
Early voting at City Hall will run from April 24 to May 2, and on May 1 and 2 will be open from 7am-7pm. Early voting at the Administration Building at Roscoe School is from 8am to 5pm, also from April 24 to May 2. Early voting judges are Belinda Ince and Donna Parker, and election judges on May 6 are Jeannie McBurnett and Ann Teaff. Voting on May 6 will be in the Roscoe Community Center.
WORK MOVES FORWARD ON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
|The future RCISD Early Childhood Center.|
After some approval and architect delays, construction is underway at the RCISD Early Childhood Center. The target completion date is August 1 for the facility in the old Town & Country Grocery building in the 1000 block of Main Street.
Finishing by then may seem a tight squeeze, but Superintendent Kim Alexander thinks it will be done. The school plans to move its early childhood Montessori program into the building early enough to use for the fall semester, “ready or not,” as Dr. Alexander puts it.
PLOWBOYS, PLOWGIRLS SHOW POTENTIAL AT LONG SLEEVE RELAYS
Both Plowboys and Plowgirls had promising results at the Long Sleeve Relays in Hamlin on Friday. When looking at the places they finished, keep in mind that they were competing with over twenty other schools of varying classes. Also, since it was the first meet of the year, they are likely to improve as time goes on.
Here are the results:
Event Place Athlete(s) Time/Distance
Pole Vault 3 Jayden Gonzales 12’
Triple Jump 6 Michael Wright 39’6”
4 x 100 Relay 6 Plowboys 46.04
(Jose Ortega, Michael Wright, Francisco Garcia, Junior Martinez)
Triple Jump 2 Bonnie Wilkinson 33’10½”
800 m. run 2 Lyndi Wilkinson 2:35
6 Karina Cisneros 2:51
4 x 400 Relay 3 Plowgirls 4:21
(Jaci Alexander, Lyndi Wilkinson, Jaleigh Morales, Bonnie Wilkinson)
The next meet for both Plowboys and Plowgirls is the Tiger Relays in Anson tomorrow afternoon.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS TOUR ROSCOE SCHOOL FACILITIES
|The RCISD STEM Center|
Officials from several Texas school districts have visited Roscoe’s school facilities in recent weeks to learn more about Roscoe’s Early College and STEM programs with intentions of possibly setting up similar programs in their own school districts.
In February delegations came from Wilson, Sealy, and El Paso Parkwood, and others coming soon are from Coleman, Christoval, and Elgin.
March 24 – March 31
Dumpsters at 3rd and Laurel Streets (near City Barn)
Saturday, April 8
Featuring Country Legend
at the Lumberyard
Plowboy Tuff Truck and Crash-Up Derby
(Proceeds benefit Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department)
ROSCOE COMMUNITY CENTER NEWS
THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH LUNCH
March 19, 11:30-1:30
Menu: Hamburger meal, dessert, and drink
COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS
Rental Special for the month of March
Hurry and Book your events!!
Call Misty Reynolds for more information: 325-338-1005
We at the Community Center would like to thank everyone for supporting our fundraisers! Thanks to all for your generous donations! Plans are in the works to start Part One of the Kitchen Project, so stay tuned for pictures and progress!
WEATHER REPORT: MOSTLY WARM WITH WIND
|Yesterday's strong winds were from the southwest.|
Temperatures were warmer than average on five of seven days this past week. Three afternoons, last Wednesday, Thursday, and yesterday, had highs in the eighties, the highest being Thursday’s 88°F. The weekend, however, was considerably cooler as Friday’s high was 62° and Saturday’s only 55°. The low of the week came on Sunday morning when the temperature dropped to 30°.
Strong spring winds blew on Thursday, Sunday, and yesterday with wind speeds of 20 and 25mph with gusts in the mid to upper thirties. There was no precipitation.
The weather will definitely be cooler starting today and extending through Saturday. Today’s high will be only about 60°, and the rest of the week will be similar with highs in the sixties until Sunday, when the high is predicted to be 82°, followed by a week of warm weather. Once again, there is no precipitation in the forecast.