AERIAL MOSQUITO SPRAYING NOTICE FOR JUNE 21st -JUNE 23 (WEATHER PERMITTING): Aerial Mosquito Spraying Notice... Dear Residents,  The City of Shallowater and a coalition of several area cities will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes between Friday, June 21, 2024, and Sunday, June 23, 2024, weather permitting.   The actual time of spraying will be determined by where we fit in the line-up of cities.     Actual spraying of the city should not take more than 30 minutes.   Aerial spraying is particularly effective to reach areas in the city that truck-mounted sprayers cannot reach. Vector Disease Control International is the company that will be spraying. They specialize in aerial application, have been in business since 1992, and have over 40 offices across the United States. These products are being applied in strict accordance with label instructions as set forth and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The company is fully licensed and certified by Federal monitoring agencies. Visit www.vdci.net or www.npmapestworld.org for more information about the company.   The product used will be Perm-X UL 31-66; visit www.clarke.com for product information.   The coalition also recommends people bring in their pets during the aerial spray.  If outdoor pets cannot be brought inside, their water and food should be changed to avoid consuming the mosquito spray product.    Thank you for your patience with this process! The City of Shallowater is committed to the health and safety of our citizens.   Please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 806-696-4300 if you have any questions.  

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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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