Friday, April 30, 2010

City National Bank celebrates 110th Anniversary!

More than 400 residents attended the CNB 110th Anniversary celebration today!

Wayne Shawn and Board Member Gaye Houston.

RayAnne Carlock came out for the 110th Anniversary celebration!

Laverne Chalker and Fay Nell Herm take a tour of the newly remodeled City National Bank.

Janie Henderson is all smiles at the celebration!

A long line for those free hamburgers!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Welcome to new Hospital CEO!

Welcome to Robbie Dewberry, the new CEO at Mitchell County Hospital! He is replacing former CEO Karl Stinson. He will be taking over the position on June 1st.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A House Fire on Austin Street.....

Colorado City Firemen responded to a house fire on Saturday at 833 Austin Street...the cause of the fire has been determined to be electrical. Paula Albert, who rents the home, was gone when the fire broke out, but her daighter Connie was asleep at the time. Connie'd fiance Shannon Schraeder was able to alert Connie and get her out of the house, but her little pomeranian perished in the fire.

Monday, April 19, 2010

City gets busy tearing down buildings.....

They are calling it the "Reclaiming Colorado City" campaign, and it got underway yesterday downtown as the bulldozers began demolishing old buildings that had been on the City's hit list.

This was the old hotel behind 7-11 on 2nd street. The City has decided to leave the 2 story structure standing for now, but wasted no time demolishing the hotel rooms and even the house behind the structure.

Local police were kept busy watching over traffic as all the demolition got underway downtown yesterday morning.

That old white 2 story building has housed many businesses over the years.

That Mack truck is getting a workout!

The "before" shot with the banner hung up by City officials.

More progress being made at Winn-Wulfjen Home!

While the City is busy tearing down buildings, Lupe Salazar and his wife are hard at work restoring a historic home at 6th and Chestnut! Take a look at the porch they have rebulit-way to go Salazar family!

Main Street's Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Another unique event, sponsored by Main Street, was held this past Sunday at the 3M Palace Theatre. It was a Mad Hatters Tea Party and Hat Competition! Hats of all shapes and sizes were on parade at the event, and spectators were also treated to a Spring Fashion Show with clothing and accessories by The Dragonlfy and Eclectiques! After the party, it was a special showing of "Alice in Wonderland".

The competitors in the hat competition!

Stacie Grise and her daughter Maelea were all decked out for the party and competition!

That's Tammy Crowley and her daughter September getting ready to party "MAd Hatter" style!

Left to right, Mary Stice, Stacie Grice and Maelea, along with Main Street Director Cecilia Scott strike a pose.

The marquee at the Palace Theatre...they also host birthday parties!

Westbrook 2nd grader Greenlee Deatherage was one of the winners in the hat competition!

The Palace Theatre was truly transormed for the event, with a gorgeous table filled with baskets for the Tea Party! Each participant was given a basket filled with homemade sandwiches, carrot and celery sticks, brownies and chex-mix!

Janine Lemons, owner of Eclectiques, was on hand to help with the Fashion Show!

That's Lola, the showgirl. also known as Mary Smith, manning the refreshments!

Former Mayor and owner of KVMC/KAUM Jim Baum created his own baseball themed hat for the occasion!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Ranch Rodeo!

Despite the cold temperatures and recent rains, the show went on as scheduled at the Rodeo Arena Saturday afternoon. It was the Chamber of Commerce's Ranch Rodeo, one of their biggest fundraisers of the year!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Roy Wilson....Western Horseman!

If you pick up the April issue of Western Horseman, you will see a familiar face gracing the's hometown boy Roy Wilson! Check it out here online...