Monday, July 30, 2012

Historical home to be moved....

This historical home, now owned by Fred and Tommie Lentz, is getting ready to be moved to make way for a new Family Dollar store.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lion's Club celebrates 90 years!

The Lions Clun celebrated 90 years of service to Mitchell County during a gathering Saturday night at the Civic Center.  Bob Reily, a long time member of the club, started the evening with a history of the local organization, which dates back to the year 1922.  The guest speaker at the dinner was long time Lion Club member, Marshall Cooper of Lubbock.

Bob Reily gives a brief history of the Lions Club.

Bob Brookshear introduced special guests the dinner.

Marshall Cooper of Lubbock was the guest speaker at the celebration.

District Attorney Ann Reed was the special guest at Friday's monthly meeting of the Lions Club in Colorado City.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welcome back Joe Biggers!

Welcome home to Joe Biggers, who was back in town recently for the Wallace School reunion.  Joe is a retired Marine Lt. Col. and also took time to come out to the station and be interviewed for an upcoming Community Close-up.  Be listening on July 30th and 31st for some interesting tales including his meeting with Charles Manson!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Wallace Reunion!

It was that time again.....time for the Bi-Annual Wallace School reunion!!  It all started off downtown on Saturday morning with a parade, then was capped off Saturday night at the Civic center with a banquet. 

Remembering 80 John Wallace, on the back of the Reunion t-shirts.

President and Vice President of the Reunion-Henry Burton and Valoria Jones.

Loading up and getting ready for the parade!

Sid Rose (left) and Archie Joe Biggers were on hand for the reunion.

Reunion attendees gather outside the Civic Center.

Registration was a busy time inside the Civic Center.

Let the party begin....Frank Biggers arrives downtown for the reunion!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bull riding at the Rodeo Arena draws a crowd!!

A crowd estimated at 450 turned out last night to welcome bull riders to Colorado City!  28 cowboys from the World Senior Pro Bull Riders Association were competing in memory of the late Kerry Bradbury, who passed away suddenly in February of this year.  Organizers say this was their largest turnout of riders since they were organized!  The bull riders are all pros and range in ages from 35 to 50 years young.  Funds raised from the event will go to the Bradbury family and organizers say there is talk about making this an annual event.

The cowboys get ready to ride!

The bulls don't look too concerned....yet!

This bull rider got bloodied when a bull raked him along a fence.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fun at Ruddick Park on the 4th!

2012 Horseshow Champions....Fletch Rivera (left) and his brother Artie took home the cash prize once again!

The 2012 July 4th Washer Tournament winners were Jr Hernandex (left) and Victor Ramirez.

Scavenger Hunt winners were from Seminole...left to right, Karlie Billings, Jacee Billings and Cutter Cheuvront are shown here with Audra Hobackm, a member of the Chamber Board.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gas and Grub adds diesel!

An addition coming soon to Gas and Grub....Diesel pumps are being added to facilitate 18 wheelers needing to fill up!

4th of July in Ruddick Park!

Lots of fun at Ruddick Park on the 4th of July...the Chamber sponsored various games and provided a family-fun atmosphere before the big fireworks show!