Monday, June 27, 2011

New Chief of Police sworn in this morning.....

Interim Police Chief John Bivins is shown with the new Chief of Police, Roy Owens.  Congratulations!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

6 Month Prayer Vigil for Hailey Dunn......

An estimated crowd of 50 turned out Saturday evening for the Prayer Vigil marking 6 months since Hailey Dunn disappeared from Colorado City.  The 13 year old middle school student was last seen on December 27th 2010.  Drinks and hotdogs were provided by Holly Jenkins, and Monica Rodriguez provided candles with cups decorated with Hailey's picture.  Pastor Monte Wike was on hand to lead the group in prayer. 

Volunteer searcher Holly Jenkins talks with the news media on hand for the vigil.

Hailey's mom, Billie Dunn was on hand for Hailey's vigil.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Tour of the old Col-Tex Refinery site.....

Members of the Citizen's Advisory Panel were shown years of clean up at the old refindery site...a tour for the vounteers was arranged and a first-hand look at the different areas were viewed. 

A view of Colorado City from the top of the containement cell.

An evaporation pond at the old refinery site.

The containment cell, a mini-mountain, behind the Col-Tex refinery site. 

Monitoring wells, can be seen on Old West Highway 80 when passing by the refinery site.

Trees have been planted in the Wildlife Preserve area.

View of the wildlife preserve area looking north.

Friday, June 17, 2011

ATT on the job at City National Bank!

The City National Bank, along with Rees and Rees Law Offices will be closed Tuesday, June 21st due to the replacement of utility lines.  There will be no ATM services available in the Motorbank lane, but the ATM's at Fullers and Gas and Grub will be available.  Both the bank and law offices will be open for business regular hours on Wednesday June 22nd. 

This was the situation yesterday as reported by KVMC/KAUM.

What a difference a day makes..a utility truck with an extended arm now is in place to keep the pole from falling down.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Welcoming a new Police Chief!

A new Chief of Police has been hired and he was introduced at the recent City Council meeting.  He is Roy Owens, and he and his wife Kathy live in San Angelo currently.  Owens is a seasoned Policeman, with over 20 years experience. 

Sheriff Patrick Toombs, along with new Chief Roy Owens and his wife Kathy.

Hailey's Bridge gets torn down..but not for long!

Tuesday afternoon we recieved reports of two men tearing down the teddy bears and signs at Hailey's Bridge, located in Dunn Texas.  Yesterday morning, a large group of volunteers were out putting all the signs and bears back up as a show of support for the missing 13 year old. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

C.C. Riders Car Show rides again!

Robert Perdue and his 1954 Mercury from San Angelo.

Gary Esslan came all the way from New Mexico to show his 1931 Model A Ford!

Gloria Palomo and her granddaughter Amelia show off their 1958 Ford Fairlane Convertible.  They traveled from Odessa.

That's Omer Bishop and his son with their 1955 Chevrolet!

This 1927 Model T Ford was brought in by David Richards of Roscoe.

Lots of folks came to the Railhead Building to see all the cars.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Celebrating America's Treasures!

It was a good turnout and a good time for local families in downtown Colorado City last night....the Main Street presented "Celebrating America's Treasures" with a historic building scavenger hunt and family picnic!  The night was capped off with a movie shown on the side of one of the buildings downtown.

Xavier Parham, 2 years old, enjoys a smore at the event...he is the son of Patricia Parham.

The Oakley family was on hand for the fun, shown in back is Virginia and Jason  and their 2 daughters Caleigh and Cameron.