PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE FOR PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF 500 BLOCK OF AVENUE V: The City of Shallowater, Texas proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include the following described territory, to wit: A 5.14 acre tract of land out of a 60.09 acre tract of land conveyed to CR Hohetz, LLC as described in deed recorded in County Clerk’s File (CCF) #2018043942, Official Public Records of Lubbock County, Texas (OPRLC,TX), said 5.14 acre being situated in the northeast quarter (NE/4) of Section 26, Block D-5 Lubbock, County, Texas and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a 1/2" iron rod with blue cap inscribed "CHT RPLS 6460" (hereinafter referred to as an OJD-CHT cap) found at the Southeast plat limit corner of Lots 1 Through 15, Diamondhead Estates IV, an Addition to the City of Shallowater, Lubbock County, Texas, as described by the map, plat, and/or dedication deed thereof recorded in CCF #2019011602, OPRLC, TX and the Southwest corner of said 60.09 acre tract for the Southwest corner of this tract;   THENCE N. 01°46'19" E. (bearings are grid bearings relative to the Texas Coordinate System TXNC Zone 4202, NAD 83 (CORS96), contiguous with the East plat limits of said Lots 1 Through 15 and the West line of said 60.09 acre tract a distance of at 1,309.99 feet (distances are grid, U.S. Survey feet with a combined scale factor = 1.000241042) to an 01D-CHT cap found at the Northeast plat corner of said Lots 1 Through 15 for the Northwest corner of this tract; THENCE S. 43°13'41" E. a distance of 14.14 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract; THENCE S. 88213'41" E. a distance of 95.00 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract; THENCE N. 46246'19" E. a distance of 21.21 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract; THENCE S. 88°13'41" E. a distance of 50.00 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract; THENCE S. 43°13'41" E. a distance of 21.21 feet to a point for the Northeast corner of this tract; THENCE S. 01246'19" W. a distance of 60.00 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract; THENCE S. 46°46'19" W. a distance of 21.21 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract;   THENCE S. 01°46'19" W. a distance of 1,169.99 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract;   THENCE S. 43213'44" E. a distance of 21.21 feet to a point for a clip corner of this tract;   THENCE S. 01°46'19" W. a distance of 40.00 feet to a point in the south line of said 60.09 acre tract for the Southeast corner of this tract;   THENCE N. 88°13'46" W., contiguous with the South line of said 60.09 acre tract, a distance of 185.00 feet to the place of beginning.   Public hearings will be held by and before the City Council of the City of Shallowater, Texas on the 15th day of June, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Police Department Training Room, 607 Avenue G, Shallowater, Texas, for all persons interested in the above proposed annexation.  The proposed zoning classification for the 5.14 acre tract which is Lots 1-20 of Diamondhead Estates V (Avenue V) is R-1 Residential.  At said time and place all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard.  The public hearings for the annexation of the 5.14 acre tract will be held on June 15, 2020 and the zoning classification to R-1 Residential will be held at the July 20, 2020 meeting and action will be taken on both items at the meeting.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions the proposed annexation or zoning of the 5.14 acre tract that will be Diamondhead Estates V and be the 500 block of Avenue V.   Sincerely,   Amanda L. Cummings City Secretary  

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As early as 1909 J. C. (Jim) Bowles, whose ranch was adjacent to the site of what is now Shallowater, persuaded Bob Crump, a member of a ranching family, to help form a townsite company and attract a railroad to go through the area. Land was purchased for the townsite on May 18, 1909. A school was built at that time. After Santa Fe railroad officials received a bonus from rancher George W. Littlefield of the Yellow House Ranch, negotiations were finally completed. The originators of the plan, and other interested individuals, formed the Ripley Townsite Company, which was named after a Santa Fe railroad official and was incorporated on May 22, 1909. The company decided to name the new town Shallowater to attract settlers.

On June 26, 1913, a celebration was held to note the founding of the town and completion of the railroad. By the time the town was established, the ranching industry in the area was waning and many of the large ranches were being divided into smaller lots for farmers. Cotton became an important cash crop. During the 1920s, Shallowater grew rapidly, and the town had a hotel, a lumberyard, and various filling stations, grocery stores, cotton gins, drugstores, barbershops, garages, blacksmith shops, and other businesses. Several churches and schools were also built. A county park with a clubhouse was established, a public well was constructed, and a real depot building was built to replace the boxcar the town had been using for years.

From 1920 to 1922, the railroad station was known as Pacita. In 1928, the town had an estimated population of 250. In 1955, Shallowater was incorporated with a mayor-council form of city government, and during the 1960s, the town had five churches, a school, a bank, a library, and a newspaper. The community in 1970 had 30 businesses, including one of the largest hatcheries in the county. The population of Shallowater was 1,001 in 1960 and 1,339 in 1970. In the late 1980s, Shallowater had a post office, 17 businesses, and a population of 2,107. It was a farm marketing center with processing and storing facilities. In 2010, the population was 2,484.

"By April 1st, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. Visit the 2020 Census website for more info."

THE CITY OF SHALLOWATER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE OUR SHALLOWATER FILLIES FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND WINNING THE GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP! 
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR EFFORTS!
WAY TO GO FILLIES!

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