Pubic Notice City of Shallowater Accepting Sealed Bids for Land South of Water Treatment Plant…: Public Notice   The City of Shallowater is accepting bids for property owned by the City of Shallowater. The City of Shallowater will be accepting bids for unimproved land being located in the southwest quarter of Block D5, Section 26, Abstract 865, said property located along Avenue Q, south of the Water Treatment Plant, no further west than the fence line of the Water Treatment Plant to the west, along the railroad easement to the east back to Avenue Q, and subject to easements for underground utilities.  The property will be roughly marked by stakes, and the buyer will be responsible for obtaining a survey giving the exact legal description.  The City of Shallowater will be accepting bids with a minimum bid of $0.50 per square foot for the property.  The City of Shallowater intends for the land to be zoned as C-4, Commercial. Bids must be submitted by Wednesday, March 13, 2024, with Attention to Amanda Cummings at City Hall, 801 Avenue G, PO Box 246, Shallowater, Texas 79363 by 3:00 pm.  Bids should be in the form of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s standard form for the sale of Unimproved Property Contract, Form 9-13, with Buyer paying all costs other than the standard Seller costs found in paragraph 13 of the Unimproved Property Contract.  Bidder must also include documentation showing it is financially capable of purchasing the property.  Buyer is purchasing the property “as-is.”  The buyer must close on the transaction within 60 days of the bid being accepted, unless an extension is agreed to in writing by the City of Shallowater.  Failure to timely close will result in the contract being cancelled.  The bids will be considered on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the City of Shallowater City Council Meeting.  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and is located in the Shallowater Police Annex, at 607 Avenue G, Shallowater, Texas.  If you have any questions please call Shallowater City Hall at 806-696-4300.  Thank you

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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.

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