Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Visitors from Belgium.....

The Heart of West Texas Museum had a couple of special guests yesterday, all the way from Belgium! Helleburck Christian and Kristine Haek paid a visit to the museum, as a part of their vacation to the United States! As usual, Jim Baum was in the right place at the right time and was able to interview them..tune in to KVMC/KAUM to hear all about their journey!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Downtown Street Dance a HUGE success!

Over 300 folks turned out for the Colorado City Merchants Street Dance last was a family affair with kids of all ages doing alot of dancing! Flavaz was busy serving up a BBQ buffet, and the band, 5 Miles West was a huge hit!

Mitchell County Reunion hosts Quail Dobbs!

Quail Dobbs was the guest speaker at this year's Mitchell County Reunion!

Leola Anderson and Quail Dobbs pose in front of a painting of Quail, the Rodeo Clown, that Mrs. Anderson painted!

Scenes from Junktique and the Fun Run!

A Night to Remember at the Museum Benefit.....

It was truly a night to remember at the Heritage House this past Saturday evening, as Colorado City natives Jay Boy Adams and Bill Worrell headlined a Benefit at the Heritage House! The event was produced by the Heart of West Texas Museum and also served as a membership fundraiser. Museum Director Amy Wood says the event was sold out and she did a tremendous job in bringing the whole night together. A Steak dinner was cooked up by Woody Anderson, then Adams and Worrell took to the stage for a concert-a great event in Colorado City!

Hometown boys Bill Worrell (left) and Jay Boy Adams headlined the event!

Artist Bill Worrell was all smiles at the dinner at the Heritage House!

Bill surverys the crowd outside on the lawn at the Heritage House.

Jay Boy Adams on stage, singing some of his hits!

Jay Boy Adams and Bill Worrell entertain the crowd!

Gail Houston introduces Adams and Worrell at the event.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Motorcyle Ministry.....

This group of motorcyclists have come to Colorado City to minister to inmates at our local prisons. They stay at the Samaritan House and thier visits have resulted in many inmates having their lives changed. They ride their bikes and wear their motorcycle gear to make the inmates more comfortable and open to their ministry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Scenes from the Loraine Parade!

This little cutie makes friends with a puppy at the parade!

It's not a parade without the Fire Department!

This mystery lady is having too much fun!

Some local motorcyclists made their way into the parade in Loraine.

This gentleman was riding his souped up John Deer mower!

Shady and Debbie and their four-legged friend take a ride on their custom made motorcycle!

Banners going up downtown..

Things are happening downtown! New banners are going up, thanks to Main Street, as a way to dress up the downtown area and promote upcoming events! Special thanks to Bill and Faye Ellis for putting them up!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Good times in Loraine!

That's Doty Williams, from Sweetwater, setting up his cooker for the BBQ cook-off at Loraine.

Meet 73 year old Ike Williams, he has lived in Loraine since 1946 and remembers walking behing mules in town!

Manuel Diaz came all the way from Austin for the cook-off!

Turkey legs anyone? Vendors get ready for a busy day at the Loraine Celebration!

Getting ready for the day in Loraine.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Housing Authority Board evicts 3 Colorado City Policemen....

For reasons still not known, the Housing Authority Board, headed up by President Bob Riley, has evicted 3 Colorado City Policemen from the Housing Authority Buildings. This issue was discussed at the recent Housing Authority Board meeting held on Monday evening. The Board consists of Sandra Midgett, Sally Brown and Bessie Wright and President Bob Riley. Brown and Wright were recently appointed to be on the Board by the Colorado City Council. According to Carol Parham, there are vacant apartments at the Housing Authority, so space should not be the issue. Earlier, 2 AN information request was made by Margie Brophy in regards to the Police Officers residing at the Housing Authority apartment. According to Parham, Board member Sally Brown contacted HUD with questions concerning why the Police Officers were allowed to live there. Carol Parham also presented the Board with her letter of resignation, which the Board accepted on a 3-1 vote, with Sandra Midgett voting to not accept Mrs. Parham's resignation.