INVITATION TO BID 10TH STREET PAVING REPAIR AND DRAINAGE PROJECT: SECTION 00 11 13 - ADVERTISEMENT INVITATION TO BID Sealed proposals addressed to City of Shallowater will be received at the City of Shallowater, 801 Avenue G, Shallowater, Texas 79363 until Thursday, August 6th, 2020, 2:00 p.m. for 10th Street Reconstruction. Immediately following the closing time for receipt of bids, proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after closing time will be returned unopened. Bids will be tabulated and presented to City of Shallowater for action at a later date. A virtual prebid conference will be held 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 via WebEx. Attendance by prospective Bidders is not mandatory. Prospective Bidders may register to receive an invitation to the prebid conference via email by contacting Anahi Chavarin, Project Assistant, at [email protected] Information for bidders, proposal forms, specifications and plans are on file at City of Shallowater and the office of Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. (PSC), Consulting Engineers, 4222 85th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79423, 806.473.2200.   Downloaded documents (PDF files extension format) can be obtained from the PSC Info Exchange website after registering as a plan holder with PSC via the website www.team-psc.com/bids/ or by contacting Anahi Chavarin, Project Assistant, at [email protected] No cost or deposit required for downloaded documents.   Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with Section 00 21 13, “Instructions to Bidders.”

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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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