Monday, August 29, 2011

Fire at 10th and Austin Street......

Firefighters were called out this morning to a house fire at 10th and Austin Street.  No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Water Break at 10th and Austin...

A big water break occured Sunday at 10th and Austin....thousands of gallons of water were lost...citizens are being asked to conserve water and to boil their water for the next 24 hours.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Good time at the Opree with George Hamilton IV!!

The C.C. Opree welcomed back a crowd favorite last night....George Hamilton IV! 

George wows the crowd!

The Opree band members do what they do best!

That's Debby and Shady..He's pickin', she's a singin'!

Update on Wolf Stadium!

Things are moving right along at Wolf Stadium with the artificial turf!  Workers assured us the field will be ready by September 1st!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Colorado City welcome new business.....

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday for Colorado City's newest business, "Mailboxes and More."  They are located at 17th and Hickory and offer a variety of services, including FedEx services.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A mess at the Courthouse!

Debbie Carlock was simply going to catch up on some work at the Courthouse on Sunday afternoon.  Never did she imagine what awaited her when she opened the doors!  She heard water in the elevator shaft and soon realized she was standing in water!  Apparently a water pipe had burst sometime Saturday and the Courthouse was flooded.  After a few phone calls, help arrived and the clean-up has begun! 

Rick Bullard and others help push the water out of the ground floor of the Courthouse.

The soaked carpet being removed from the County courtroom.

2nd Floor hallway.

County Clerk's office computers get covered up.

Mopping up the mess....

More carpet being removed.

Linda Mathis pushed water out of the south door.

Congressman Mike Conaway visits Colorado City!

Congressman Mike Conaway made a recent trip to Colorado City to visit with constituents and give them an update on what is going on in the current legislation.  Local citizens met at the Civic Centen on Wednesday to visit and ask questions of the Congressman. 

Congressman Conoway visits with David Stubblefield and Woody Anderson at the Civic Center recently.

Game Warden Randy Bullard retires...

After more than 20 years as the Mitchell County Game Warden, Randy Bullard has retired!  A reception was held this past Friday at the First Baptist Church honoring Randy for all of his years of service.  Randy will be moving on to manage the Spade of luck to Randy Bullard!

Randy and Julie Bullard at the reception.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wolf Stadium coming along.....

Rolls of artificial turf wait to be put on the field at Wolf Stadium!

And here is where it goes.....the project has a September 1st target date for completion.

More toys for the "Hailey's Hope" display!

8 bags of toys were left in Dunn with a note that read "for Hailey".  The toys will be added to the display at 1805 Chestnut St. in Colorado City.  Hailey Dunn has been missing almost 8 months....if you have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Colorado City Police Department at 325-728-5294.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lone Wolf Creek shows signs of the drought....

It's a sign of the times for sure...the drought is effecting Lone Wolf Creek...which runs through Ruddick Park.  Fish are dying and floating on the banks of the creek.  The City has plans to remove some of the excess soil to deepen the creek for the future.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Relay for Life....

The extreme heat did not stop folks from turning our for the Annual Relay for Life event at Hutchinson.  Things were a little different this year, with a 5K Walk, a kid's Fun Run and the event was only one night instead of the usual overnight.  Over $13,000.00 was raised to help in the fight against cancer!

The Hospital Relay for Life Team gets ready to do some walking!

Virginia Tover helps register the 5K entrees.

Marsha Jordan was in charge of the luminarias this year.

Royce Clay, Bobby Lemons and Larry Johnson fired up the big grill to feed everyone!

Linda Clay was the official DJ for the Relay this year!

And they are off...the kids take off for the Fun Run at the Hutchinson Track!

The Survivor's Walk....a highlight of the ceremony every year!

Cheryl Smith and Amy Boyd announce that over $13,000.00 was raised this year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Update on the football field.....

This is a shot of the football field at Wolf Stadium as of yesterday!  Preparations are being made for the artificial turf to be laid down...will it be ready for the first home game? 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Truck accident leaves a big mess on Interstate 20!

A truck accident that occured last week on Interstate 20 sure left a big mess!  Luckily the driver of the truck was not seriously injured, but crews had to close down part of the Interstate to clean up the oil-based paint.  Thanks to Debby Mitchell for the photos.

Additional Flyer created for Hailey Dunn.....

A new flyer has been created for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.  It shows a picture that some people believe is a more recent picture of Hailey.