Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's almost Swimming time at the City Pool!

Here's the first look at your lifeguards for this summer!  Back row, left to right, Rankin Bullard, Chris Madrid, Jake Johnson, Daniel Hammond, Rodney Rubon, Ryan Gainey and Nick Perez.  Front row, Megan Bullard, Lauran Meeks, Mandy Scott, Bethany Blassingame, Olivia Ornelas and Kristy Salazar.

Improvements have been made at the City swimming pool and they are set to open for summer swimmers on May 28th at noon! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Veterans roll into Colorado City for the Run for the Wall...

Scenes from the 4-H Mud Bog!!

It was another great day for a mud bog at the Fairgrounds this past Saturday!  Sunny skies and warm weather set the stage for lots of mud-slinging and family fun! 

John Center and Pete Torres cooking up some hamburgers at the Mud Bog!

State Park holds 1st Annual Bike Rodeo!

A good family time at the State Park this past Saturday....the first annual Bike Rodeo was held and was well attended by area families! 

A Daring trick done by Thomas Martinez at the Bike rodeo!

Lots of volunteers came together for the event, including EMT's, Park Rangers, Sparky Dean with the DPS, Geneva and Martha and State Park Director Rick and little Kinzie!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lady Wolves Softball Team is now on their way to the Regional Semi-Finals!

(left to right)  Seniors Jaci Wulljen, Amanda Arispe, Olivia Ornelas and Emily Hicks are part of the talented and hard-working Lady Wolves Softball team!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mayor and Council Members sworn in at City Council meeting....

After a sweeping win in the mayoral race, incumbent Carol Sue Dakan was sworn in at last night's council meeting, along with Sammy Contreras, Sue Mason and Keith Hizer. 
Both Sammy Contreras and Keith Hizer were both nominated for Mayor Pro-Tem and a tie vote will have to be decided at a later date. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Heart of West Texas Benefit a big success!

Steaks and good music were the highlights of the recent Heart of West Texas Museum Fundraiser.  A steak dinner was served at the Heritage House, then the crowd moved to the Opera House for a night of good music and fun with Bill Worrell and Jay Boy Adams. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Old Bricks and a Benchmark!

Patrick Gainey, a contract worker for the County, made quite an interesting discovery recently while tilling the NE corner of the Courthouse property.  First he unearthed a benchmark that has been missing since 1982.  Next he discovered what appears to be original bricks from the 2nd courthouse made out of mud from the Colorado River. 

Danny Collier and Tony Watson say...So Long Bin Laden!

Local Country artists Danny Collier and Tony Watson  are flying the flag proudly with their new song.."So Long Bin Laden".  This could be a huge hit...hear it exclusively on KVMC/KAUM Radio!

Danny Collier (left) and Tony Watson brought out their original song out to the station...tune in to KVMC/KAUM Radio to hear "So Long Bin Laden". 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Billboard on HWY 208!

This is before on Hwy 208

Brand new billboard on 208!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A very successful Fire Recovery Fundraiser!

An estimated $9,000.00 dollars was raised at the Fire Recovery Fundraiser held this past Saturday at the Railhead Building.  The fundraiser was sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Lions Club.

Chamber sponsors Political Forum....

Some of the 40 people who attended the forum.

Incumbent Carol Sue Dakan shakes hand with candidate Bobbi Banks.

About 40 people attended the political forum held past Thursday at the Civic Center, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. 

Spring show of Petticoats on the Prairie!

Once again, Petticoats on the Prairie was a magical event!!  Even the high winds on Friday couldn't put a damper on the spririts of the shoppers who came to the Spring show from as far away as Washington!!  One of the highlights of the event was the "The Picnic on the Prairie" held on Friday morning, prior to the opening of the barn.  A delicious lunch was catered by Bama's House of Colorado City, and 40 plus people attended and were also treated by a presentation from photographer Lara Blair!  Lara Blair's trip was sponsored by the 1st National and City National Banks of Colorado City.  A Silent Auction was also held to benefit Gateway Family Services, which serves Mitchell, Scurry, Fischer and Nolan counties.  Plans are already underway for the Fall Show, set for October 21st and 22nd!