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The Friends of the Library will hold an Open House on Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy refreshments while they check out all the library has to offer.

South side fire burns 3 blocks

No inhabited homes were burned

All three county fire departments fought the wind-fanned blaze for nearly six hours Sunday

Lady Wolves undefeated in district!

C-City's varsity softball team in 1st place

The Lady Wolves' record improves to 7-0 in district, following Tuesday's 6-4 win over Coahoma!

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  • The program at the weekly Lions Club meeting was presented by Carolyn Keskitalo of the Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (TLERC) in Midland on Friday. The local club donates regularly to the charitable center.Like many Lions programs, the TLERC was a dream of a few Lions that were determined to make a difference in people’s lives. Lion Ike Fitzgerald saw eyeglasses being thrown away, and he th...
  • On April 6th at 8:46 a.m., an officer responded to the 1300 block of Westpoint in reference to stolen property. An unknown person or persons had removed the license plate from a vehicle without the owner’s consent. On April 7th at 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to Ruddick Park in reference to criminal mischief. An unknown person or persons had caused damage to city property by tearing down parts ...
  • By Tommy WellsCOAHOMA – Hollywood scriptwriters couldn’t have written a better story for Madalyn Gutierrez and Cassie Sutton than the one they delivered on Tuesday. The sophomore catcher and junior pitcher helped the Colorado Lady Wolves move to within one game of the District 4-2A softball championship by turning in an electrifying effort against the Coahoma Bulldogettes. Gutierrez hit her first ...
  • Mitchell County Board of Economic Development Manager Sue Young gave an update on the desalination plant and power plant projects ongoing in the county. Commissioners recently sought bids for a general contractor for the construction of the desalination plant. Only one bid was received. The bid from Thomas Hicks Construction out of Abilene was rejected because it did not meet specifications.Since ...


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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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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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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.

Haunted Hotel scarier than ever

surgeryroomhotelAnyone venturing through the Haunted Hotel on Saturday can tell you that it is scarier than ever before, and more plans are in store for scaring on Halloween night. Approximately 200 brave souls ventured through the Haunted Hotel at the old Baker Hotel downtown last weekend.
The Haunted Hotel will be held again on Thursday, October 31st, from 8 to 11 p.m. This year’s event has a new twist, as several groups have taken on the job of setting up their own room in the hotel, and all the rooms will be different from last year. There will be a contest for the scariest room, and those taking the haunted tour will get to vote for their favorite. The winner will get a cash prize.

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