Rocksprings Record

ROCKPRINGS - Rocksprings/Edwards County Volunteer Fire Department will host their Third Annual Fish Fry and Ranch Rodeo this Saturday, August 30th. Plenty of good food and cowboy entertainment are on tap for the night. Hats off to our local fire department volunteers Paul Rupp - Chief, Jerry Jones - Assisant Chief, Jeff Yeaman - Captain, Willy Richards - Lieutenant, firemen - Juan Martinez, Eddie Franco, III, Glynn Hendley, Al Scroggins, Todd Weaver, Dwight Faulk - firefighter, Chaplain and Robert Underwood. All of these men hold down regular jobs with only one being semi-retired. Their employers permit them to leave work or if self-employed, leave their businesses, to go and answer calls to fires, car wrecks and other emergencies. We often owe them our lives. These guys keep our county and city fire equipment up to date and are highly trained for their job.

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The Upper Nueces-Frio Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors, Kenneth Reed and several guests met at Chill’s Grill on Wednesday August 13, 2014 to celebrate Kenneth’s retirement. Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples, who was a surprise guest, flew in to present Kenneth with a Declaration from the Texas Department of Agriculture in recognition of his years of service to the agriculture industry. He also presented Kenneth with a book titled “Deep  Roots – A celebration of Texas Agriculture and the people’s love of the land”, by Caleb Pirtle, III

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Scrimmage 1 vs Center Point In our first action of the season, the Nueces Canyon Panthers played hard. The defense performed well in 30 plays allowing 2 scores by the first offensive unit of the Center Point Panthers. After a slow start the defense came alive and Bradley Reed had an interception return for a touchdown late in the first part of the scrimmage. Offensively it was a bit of a struggle as the Panthers are learning a completely new offense. Nathan Carleton had a couple of big catches and the offensive line played despite still learning the offense.

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