Highway dedication, open porch planned

Heart of West Texas Museum sets event for Sunday

Dan Smith, Texas highway historian, will be at Kiwanis Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. to dedicate the route of the Bankhead Hwy. through Colorado City. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served on the newly renovated porch at the Heritage House.

School students taking STAAR tests

Hutchinson holds rally to fire students up 

A Pass the STAAR rally was held at Hutchinson Elementary to get kids ready to take the state-wide exams. 

Lady Wolves are District Champions!

C-City's varsity softball finish district undefeated

Lady Wolves will face Lubbock Roosevelt Monday, April 28th in Snyder at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of the playoffs. 

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  • Lee Ortiz was sworn in on Monday as Colorado City’s newest police officer. Ortiz, who is 40, currently lives in Snyder and is looking forward to moving to town soon.Along with a penchant for curbing crime, Ortiz brings 17 years of experience to the department. He has worked as a deputy with the Garza County Sheriff’s Office, the Scurry County Sheriff’s Office and as an officer for the Snyder Polic...
  • CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES – Construction is progressing on the storage tanks at the facility in China Grove. The tanks are part of the BridgeTexas Pipeline which will be capable of transporting up to 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day from west Texas to the Houston ship channel. The storage tanks will hold over 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil when construction is finished. Aerial photo courtesy of B...
  • In thrilling fashion, the Lady Wolves captured their fourth district championship in a row last Friday, beating Lamesa 5-4.Leading 5-3 in the top of the seventh inning, Lamesa loaded the bases and with a 2-out, singled to left field. After one runner scored, freshman Baylie Lindsey threw the second runner out at the plate, ending the game and preserving the precious 5-4 win. The game was played at...
  • Members of the city council of the City of Colorado City met Tuesday night in the boardroom of the Civic Center to review budget changes and approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15. This year’s budget is very close to last year’s, as the proposed budget increased by only $371,436.The proposed budget that was approved shows the general fund budget to be $3.8 million, while the budget f...


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Deadline nears for toy drive

thirdplanetThe Kiwaniannes would like to remind everyone that toys are continuing to be collected for the Toys4MCKids program. Deadline to donate toys is Friday, December 20th and the toys will be distributed at the Community Mission on Saturday, December 21st.
According to Kiwanianne Jan Lemons, toys can still be dropped off at any of the drop boxes located in many businesses throughout the county. The toys will be distributed to several families at Christmas. Anyone wanting to donate a toy to the toy drive can purchase one and drop it in one of the many boxes placed around town. Businesses with a drop box are: Family Dollar, Dollar General, Alco, Ramage Furniture, City National Bank, First National Bank, Mitchell County Library, Mitchell County Hospital, Colorado Middle School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Kelley Elementary School, Western Bank in Loraine, Buck’s Café in Westbrook, Rooster Café in Westbrook, Mary’s Café, Stacie’s Creations, and Higginbotham-Bartlett.

Roberson is Fireman of Year

erickrobersonfiremanofyearThe Colorado City Fire Department held their annual Christmas party on Monday and honored one of their own. Erick Roberson was named Fireman of the Year and awarded a plaque for his dedication and service to the department.
Dustin Cox, last year’s recipient, presented the plaque to Roberson for his stellar work ethic, working fires and performing behind the scenes duties. Accepting the award, Roberson thanked his firefighting family and his family at home.
After a large crowd was served a delicious meal of steak and chicken catered by Gas ‘n’ Grub, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Carlock welcomed city officials and community leaders, as well as firemen and their families to the party. John Chaney introduced City Manager David Hoover as the speaker for the event.
Hoover reminisced about his days as a volunteer fireman. The life of a firefighter can be exciting and dangerous, as well as emotionally difficult.
“It’s a tough job sometimes, but you have a lot of memories,” he said. In closing, Hoover thanked the firemen for their service, time and sacrifice.

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City opens recycling center

cityrecyclingcenterThe citizens of Colorado City now have an opportunity to recycle and help keep many items out of the local landfill. The City of Colorado City has set up a recycling center drop-off on Westpoint Avenue, just east of the City Barn.
Two storage containers have been set on the property to house recycling bins temporarily. City Manager David Hoover said that the containers will be used until the city can construct a permanent building on the premises. Last week, city employees paved the drive in front of the containers to make dropping off easy for citizens.
The center is now open and several different materials can be taken for recycling, such as newsprint, cardboard, and Type 1 and 2 plastic. The trailer which is used for dropping off aluminum cans will also be relocated to the new center. Hoover said there is a bin at the gate of the landfill which can be used for recyclable metal.
The new drop-off point is the first local recycling option for citizens since the last center was closed. Previously, the city accepted materials for recycling at the old police department but had to discontinue the program after the building became too dangerous for workers.
Besides being environmentally friendly, the recycling center will help extend the life of Colorado City’s landfill by keeping the items out.
Hoover said that the items taken in for recycling are sold to recyclers who pay the city to haul off the items. He encourages everyone to separate their recyclables and take advantage of the recycling facility on Westpoint.

Thanksgiving meals hosted by churches

pumpkin with cross Converted copyChristian Temple - Sunday, Nov. 24th

Thanksgiving is a holiday meant to be spent with others, enjoying good food and being thankful for all God’s blessings bestowed throughout the year. Members of Christian Temple are providing an opportunity to do just that on Sunday.
The congregation of Christian Temple is hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 24th, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. A traditional turkey and dressing dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mitchell County Ag Barn. Ham will also be served, along with all the trimmings.
Delivery is available for those not able to attend. Those needing a meal delivered can call 325-728-3430 or 728-3041, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 325-933-0229 on Sunday, November 24th for delivery.
Bobby Matlock, event organizer, wants to make sure everyone understands that the meal is available to everyone at no charge. “God has bless us with so much,” he said. “We just want to be able to give back. That’s what Thanksgiving is about.”

St. Ann’s - Thursday, Nov. 28th

The Confirmation Classes of St. Ann’s Catholic Church are keeping with tradition again this year. They will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day in the parish hall of the church.
Turkey and dressing, along with all the trimmings will be on the menu. Class members will begin serving at 11 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. on November 28th, and everyone is invited to take advantage of this opportunity.
The meal is free and available to everyone. The parish hall is located at 2005 Walnut Street in Colorado City.
According to church representative Janie Davila, the meal is not just for those dining alone on the holiday. She encouraged those working, as well as those who just want a good meal, to take part.
Everyone is invited to come dine-in, but delivery is also available for those who cannot get out. Those wanting to place an order for delivery should call 728-3252, 232-4768 or 242-0300. Davila said those calling need only to supply the number of plates and an address for delivery.

Luncheon honors Casares, Reed

casaresandreedThere were smiles all around on Monday, as District Attorney Ann Reed and DPS State Trooper Frank Casares were honored for their hard work and dedication following the attempted capital murder trial held recently. Two Oklahoma men on trial for attempting to kill Casares were both convicted and sentenced to life in prison recently.
Reed held a luncheon on Monday at the Civic Center, as a way to say thank you to Casares for his dedication to the citizens of Texas. She didn’t realize that local law enforcement officers planned to honor her too.
She received a plaque and metal seal given to her by the DA’s Office Task Force for the exemplary work she displayed at the trial of the men who shot at Casares on that day in January, almost one year ago.
Casares had been honored in Austin with a Director’s Citation back in August, but Reed said she wanted to honor him locally for all he did that day. The award was presented to Casares by the Texas Public Safety Commission and the Department of Public Safety.

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