On July 17-19, 2015, the Mary B. Powers Hall in Barksdale was once again filled with descendants of William Carroll and Mary Sansom Ward. One hundred eight relatives and friends were present for the 26th Ward reunion. The days were full of great food, visiting, a silent auction and slide show, genealogy, dominoes, swimming and washer pitching. Coming out as champions in the washer pitching were Daryl Ward and Steve Ward. Winning second place were Dano Stotts and Cauy Routh. The “42” domino contest had first place won by Steve Ward and Paige Ward. Second place winners were Daryl Ward and Wanda Gower.
UCA Cheer Camp Mascot Awards: Rocko the Mighty Angora goat received the hydration award along with a gatorade cooler and a trophy for earning two superior ribbons this past week at Texas State University. Also Rocko earned the title: All American Mascot
The next event for the Edwards County Horse Club will be this Saturday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Get your boots and spurs on for another rodeo at the Rocksprings Fair Grounds. Books will open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. and ride at 6:00 p.m. Events will include stick horse barrels for 5 year and under along with the goat ribbon pulling. Other events will be the lead line for 6 and under for modified poles and barrels. Trophies will be given to winners in each age group. Events for ages 6-18 will be barrels, pole, flags, team roping and break-a-way goat roping, mutton bustin’, steer riding and junior bull riding.
Army Special Operations, JADE HELM 15 training exercises begin in some parts of Texas According to Lt. Colonel Mark Lastoria, members of U.S. Army Special Operations Command will be training with other U.S Armed Forces units July 15 through Sept. 15 in a multi-state exercise. The JADE HELM15 operation is being conducted by the Command in several states across the U. S. and has begun in some counties in Texas.
ROCKSPRINGS, Texas - July 26, 2015 - An emotional audience filled the Edwards County Courtroom, with standing room only, as 37-year-old George “Poche” Torres, Jr. of Lino Lakes, Minnesota and his sister, 40-year-old Angelica Marie Torres of Bloomington Prarie, Minnesota were brought before Judge Souli Shanklin for formal charges of Capital murder. The subjects were arrested in the 100 block of S. Cedar Street in Rocksprings. The charges stemmed from the 1996 brutal murder of Patricia Torres Paz. Paz had not been seen for several days and when some family members went to her home they forced their way in and found Paz sitting in a chair. Paz’s throat was cut, and appeared to have been beaten and stabbed. The crime scene had been cleaned up, Paz had been bathed, and she had on fresh clothing. There was also an article of clothing that was left on top of a space heater so that a fire would start, but the flame extinguished itself.