Friday, July 30, 2010


The huge trees in front of the Colorado ISD Administration building are no more...according to new Superintendant Reggie Spencer. "The Cedar Trees have been there longer than I have been on this earth and they are really nice trees, but they have caused us some problems" says Spencer. He notes they have stopped up drains and added to the roof problems. He says they are not just taking them down to take them down, and he also thinks it helpded clean up around the school too.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Recycling Center now on 2nd and Cypress!

Carol Sue Dakan, and City employees Eldon Harris and Jose Jamies show off the new recycling center.>/center>

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Groundbreaking at the Mitchell County Hospital....

It was celebration time at the hospital this morning....ground breaking on the new entrance to the facility. Shown left to right are Hospital Administrator Robbie Dewberry, along with Board Members Geneva Findley, Bobbi Banks, County Commissioner Carl Guelker, Flo Bodine and Chairman of Board Jerry Reynolds, Patti Pharris and Hollis Gainey.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reunion time for the D.W. Wallace alumni.....

Cheryl Harris Whitfield, daughter of legendary Wallace basketball Coach Harris, was back for the reunion...she's been a teacher for 35 years!

Some onlookers at the Wallace Reunion!

Discussion time!

A shot of the head table at the Civic Center.

That's Ruby Shane Taylor and Darlene Taylor enjoying the reunion!

Railhead Trade Days in town.....

It was a little on the hot side, but tha didn't stop folks from coming out for the Railhead Trade Days!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The City hires a new Interim Curator for Heart of West Texas Museum.

Welcome Brittany McClain as the newest City serving as the Interim Museaum Curator, replacing Amie Wood who is now Community Development Director.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's big, green and just arrived in Colorado City?

City officials say the change from trash barrels to dumpsters will save $100,000.00 for citizens.

A view of an alley here in Colorado City.

Dumpsters are here!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

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

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who came out the J.O. Dockrey 4th of July Fly-in!

2 of the 3 planes that made it to the Fly-In...usually 100 or more planes fly-in to the show.

Despite the inclement weather, the chefs from City National Bank served up over 250 breakfasts.

Seen at the Airport....

This little fella was voted the "Cutest Visitor" at the Fly-in!

Wayne Bartlett from Big Spring, almost always a participant at the Fly-In..but he's quit flying for some 2 years. Still glad he made it to Colorado City!

That's Nancy Robinson Masters, emcee, urging everyone to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance!

Plaque for the most Unusual Plane went to Duncan, who also won the coin toss to win Pilot who came the farthest...all 3 planes were from Sweetwater!

It's time for the Youngest Pilot...who is 59 year old Bill Johnson of Sweetwater.

Judy Honeycutt, owner of Fuller Foods, presents Rod Hallmark with a plaque for the Oldest Pilot at the Fly-In!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Bombing Range in Mitchell County?

A practice bombing range in Mitchell County? Yes there was, beginning in 1943, planes from Big Spring Air Base flew over the area to sharpen their skills. The Range was closed after the War and the Army Corps of Engineers is checking out bombing ranges across the U.S. looking for any possible dangerous munitions.
Left to right, Lauren Johnson, Geologist for Parsons, the firm contracted with by the Army Corps of Engineers, along with Sheriff Patrick Toombes, County Judge Ray Mayo and Mark Simmons, of the Army Corps of Engineers.