Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ground Breaking Ceremony for new Water Tower.

A ground breaking ceremony was held this morning for the new water tower.

City Manager Fabio Anhale (left) and Mayor Pro Tem Sammy Contreras
address the crowd.

Donna Madrid examines the shovel!

Shown left to right, Ed Blake, Keith Hizer, Project manager Matt Alvarez, Michele Guelker, Charles Keith of Martin and Jacob Engineering, Mayor Dakan, Sammy Contreras and City Manager Fabio Angell.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The new County Jail.....

Just a quick update on the new County jail...the walls are going up!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Working the West Texas oil fields....

Two young men from Chicago are now SMU students and have been working in our Mitchell County oilfields this summer. They are Sam Metzer (left) and Zack Koszyk, seen here visiting at our studio. Welcome to Texas!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Clearing the way for a new Family Dollar.

The west lots between 4th and 5th Street on Hickory have now been cleared off, two houses and one beautification project will be replaced by the new Family Dollar store.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Todd Staples visits Colorado City!

Todd Staples, Commisioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, paid a quick visit to Colorado City yesterday and met with some 30-35 community leaders at the Court House. 

Todd Staples visits with David Stubblefield and Judge Ray Mayo.

Todd is shown here addressing citizens about various concerns-economic development, health and the prisons.

Kitten Arthus talks with Mr. Staples at the Court House.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Working day and night...

To avoid the heat of the day, works at the new jail construction site are using high powered lights so they can work early mornings!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A farewell gift to David Myers!

For his above and beyond service, the Colorado City VFD presented David Myers with a token of their appreciation.  David served on the VFD for 35 years, and he and his wife Sharon are now retiring and moving to be closer to family.  We thank David for the many years he has served our community, and the many laughs along the way!

Chief Rufino Martinez (Left) and Assistant Chief Tom Carlock (right) gave David Myers "the axe" at a recent meeting. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Relay for Life 2012!

It was another great year for Relay for Life!  They exceeded their initial goal of $15,000.00 and raised approximately $19,100.00 for the cure for cancer! 

Ready to begin the Relay for Life...shown left to right, Ray, Kay McCarley, James Williams, Cherie Dockrey and Ed Blake!

Lining up for the 5K Run...

The chow line....delicous burgers cooked up by Bobby Lemons.

The winner of the 5K race was Dolores Shubert of Midland.

Friday, August 10, 2012

A House on the move!

The historical home belonging to Fred and Tommie Lentz has been moved!