Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An eventful day for City Hall and City Council....

Tuesday was a day mainly about City Manager Zane Graham-a going away reception was held in his honor at City Hall and was well attended. Zane was also interviewed by KTXS from Abilene about his reasons for resigning. That interview was broadcasted last night at 10:00pm. Then the City Council met last night and appointed Denna Dickard as Actign City Manager until an Interim City Manager can be found. Congratulations Denna! The audit was also presented last night at the meeting and CPA Cathy Wilks gave the City a clean bill of health.

Zane Graham cited the constant micro-managing of new Mayor Carol Sue Dankan and Mayor Pro-Tem Keith Hiser as his primary reason for his resignation.

Ciy Manager Zane Graham gives his interview to KTXS.

Carol Sue Dakan was also interviewed by KTXS.

Congratulations to Denna Dickard on being named acting City Manager for Colorado City.

Lots of folks came out to wish Zane the best in the future.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A reception held for Dr. Gallegos....

On hand for the festivities were (left to right)Dr. Gallegos, Dr. Dee Roach, Buster Aycock and CEO Karl Stinson.

Welcome new Director of Human Services, Debbie Tubb (left) who will be replacing Lindsey Paris, who is moving to Levelland with her husband.

A reception was held yesterday at Mitchell County Hospital to welcome new physician Dr. Fernando Gallegos to Colorado City! Refreshments were served in the South atrium and also in attendance was Debbie Tubb, new Director of Human Services at the hospital.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Last days on the job for City Manager Zane Graham.....

City Manager Zane Graham is busy wrapping up some loose ends before his final day on the job, which is on Tuesday, July 28th. The City Council will have a meeting that evening to appoint a new interim City Manager. Meeting time is 6:00pm and the meeting is open to the public. Zane will be missed and we wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavors!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rain-slicked roads make for 2 wrecks on Interstate 20....

We sure needed the rain, but with that rain comes a likelihood of wrecks on the Interstate. Thanks to Shady and Debby Mitchell for sending us these pictures of 2 wrecks that occured yesterday afternoon. The above pictures show a wreck that involved an 18 wheeler and an SUV.
The following pictures are from a wreck that occured about 6:30 pm yesterday evening.
The pickup lost control spinning into the oncoming traffic and hit this vehicle containing 4 females. All 4 females were transported to the hospital. Again, special thanks to Shady and Debby Mitchell for sending us these pictures.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drew Darby Day in Mitchell County......

A luncheon to honor State Representative Drew Darby was held yesterday at the Civic Center. Approximately 75 people came out to show their appreciation for Mr. Darby and all he does for West Texas. The lunch was catered by Gas and Grub, and sponsored by the Economic Board of Development.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Railhead Trade Days......

Nadia and mom Mary Ann Davila brought their doggie to shop at the Trade Days!

There is always a little bit of everything for sale, inside and outside the Railhead Building!

Lots of good food vendors were on hand for the weekend.

Sue Young and Carla Sauer were all smiles while helping out with the Railhead Trade Days!

Vendors reported good sales both Saturday and Sunday.

See ya next Trade Days in November!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Welcome to Dr. Fernando Gallegos!

We would like to welcome the new physician at Mitchell County Hospital, Dr. Fernando Gallegos! He comes to Colorado City from Bryan/College Station. He is a bi-lingual family doctor and if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gallegos, please call 728-2693.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A long and eventful City Council Meeting....

Over 75 people tunred out for the meeting at the Civic Center.

With the long agenda, lots of citizens had plenty to say at the meeting.

City Manager Zane Graham reads his resignation letter to the Council.

Police Chief Ron Dooley tries to answer some questions about the proposed curfew, which was eventually tabled after some debate by Kathy Newby and others at the meeting.

Police Officer John Bevins was recognized and given a special award, his wife Haley is shown here pinning it on his uniform.

Police Chief Ron Dooley gave special recognition to Officer Bevins, who saved a suicidal man's life in the line of duty.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pat Taylor laid to rest....

City Councilman Robert Brookshear is also a Mason, and was on hand with the Masonic Service at the funeral.

The flag-draped casket.

The Mitchell County Sheriff's department also came to pay thier respects to Pat Taylor.

Members of the Masonic at the gravesite.

Justice of the peace Pat Taylor was given a 7 gun salute by DPS officers.

Members of the Colorado City Police Department, led by Police Chief Ron Dooley, were also in attendance to pay tribute to the former Chief of Police.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The J.O. Dockrey 4th of July Fly-in!!

The hot weather didn't keep the crowds from making their way to the Colorado City Airport for the Annual J.O. Dockrey Fourth of July Fly-In!

That's Shannon Covington, a Fly-In mainstay!

That's Master of Ceremonies Nancy Robinson Masters, presenting a plaque to the oldest Pilot at the Fly-In, Douglas Boren, age 83, from Lubbock!

The youngest pilot on hand was Nathan Carroll, age 17, from Abilene.

That's Marj Kolman and Nell Holman-getting ready to fly that plane?

Jason Cooper and his family came out to take in the fun at the fly-In!

Here comes the parachuter!

Almost there!

A safe landing!

Rene Lindsey and her mom Donna came out to see all the planes!

This Navy Trainer came in for the Air show.

This plane was named the Star of the Show!

July 3rd celebration at the Park!

Folks came out to the park on bikes and golf carts, trucks and even tractors!

Wave to the camera!

Lots of folks came out to particpate in the Chamber's Parade at the Park!

Everyone loves a parade!

Here come the fire trucks!

Susan Anderson brought out her tractor again for the Parade.