Sunday, October 30, 2011

Community Mission honors it's volunteers!

An appreciation dinner was held last night at the Community Mission to honor the volunteers and a special award was given to Dot Smith for her dedication to the Mission.

Dot Smith and Board President Sandra Williams.

Dot poses with 4 year old volunteer Aurora Williams!

Loraine Cotton Festival

Saturday was the Annual Loraine Cotton Festival....vendors were set up on the downtown streets and shoppers were also treated to some live music!

Ready for business!

Eppy Mendoza was a busy vendor!

Colorado City Police Department gets a gift!

The Colorado City Police Department is getting some upgrades in equipment, thanks to the County and District Attorneys.  County Attorney Ty Wood and D.A. Ann Reed have helped the local department with some badly needed tools.

Drug verification kits now used by the PD, thanks to funds provided by the DA Ann Reed, also some of the funds will be used to buy 2 new patrol cars and uniforms for the officers.

A new Breathalizer for the CCPD, thanks to money made available by County Attorney Ty Wood.


A Spooky good time at Fullers!

Halloween always brings out the spooks at Fuller Foods, and once again Jim Baum was asked to be one of the judges of the annual Halloween costume contest! 

And the prize money went to..(left to right) Martha Chavez, Special Recognition, Jessica Sparks won $50.00, Virginia Minton won $75.00 and the big winner was Christina Griffin who took home an easy $100.00!!

A close-up of witch Martha Chavez...check out those deadly eyes!

Jessica the witch spends a little time with the devil, Adelina Espinoza!

Double trouble!

Not all costumes were scary!

Clowning around at Fullers!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The White Elephant Ranch?

Anyone remember anything about The White Elephant Ranch?  It was a part of our early ranching industry, and 3 descendants of the family stopped by our studios yesterday with hopes of gathering information. 

Dudley Beal, Nikki Beal and Robert Beal visited the studios yesterday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mitchell County 4-H Banquet

The Annual Mitchell County 4-H Banquet was held recently at the First Baptist Church Activies Building and several awards were given out during the event! 

Retiring County Agent John Senter was honored at the Banquet.

Teresa Beckmeyer was the Gold Star recipient for this year!

Cole Beckmeyer (left) was presented with the Bronze Star and Mark Denison was also recognized with a Bronze Star. 

Faye and Bill Ellis of Ellis Production Company were honored for their efforts in supporting 4-H.

The Outstanding 4-H Leader award was presented to the Torres family in memory and honor of Mary Ann Torres.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Petticoats on the Prairie packs in the crowds at the Show Barns!

Petticoats on the Prairie moved their show to Colorado City and the crowds followed!  The 2 day event was a huge success and brought shoppers from as far away as New Mexico, Breckenridge, Midland, Amarillo and San Angelo!  The Show Barns were both full with everything from antiques to armoires..and everything in between!  The Rodeo Queens, producers of the event, report that they had vendors come to sell from Dallas, New Mexico, Weatherford, San Angelo and all points in between, including local shops from the downtown area. 

Then-N-Again had an impressive display and came all the way from New Mexico!

Lati's Pottery Pig from Sweetwater was also at the show with incredible metal art!

Vendor Lana Flint, of Talented Friends, visits with Linda Baum at the show!

The parking lot was full both days!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

City gets Spirit Award!

At the recent Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition, held in Houston on October 11-14, the City of Colorado City was presented the 2011 Municipal Excellence Award in City Spirit for cities of less than 25,000 population. The award recognizes the city for its “Reclaim Colorado City” program.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Public Meeting for the Jail Bond election....

A public meeting was held this morning to explain plans for the proposed new Jail.  Architect Wayne Gondeck was on hand with several renderings.

Architect Wayne Gondeck makes explanations on the proposed structure.  That's County Clerk Debbie Carlock and Sheriff Patrick Toombs in the foreground.

The new jail, if approved by voters, will be a single story, like this one in Crockett County.

The Jail will have a rock exterior, similiar to this one in Bandera.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Midland Festival Ballet comes to Colorado City!

Thanks to the efforts of Valley Fair social worker Oran Carroll, the Midland Festival Ballet traveled to Colorado City and put on an incredible perfomance this past Sunday!  Residents of Valley Fair Lodge were on hand, as well as 60-75 spectators. 

Members of the Midland Festival Ballet meet some of the younger spectators at the Kelly Gym. 

Social worker Orand Carroll (shown far left) was the catalyst for bringing the Ballet to Colorado City!

An aspiring ballerina, September Crowley, who is 4 years old, was all smiles after the performance of the Midland Festival Ballet.

District Play begins for Lady Wolves volleyball players!

Lady Wolves volleyball players hit the court for some practice!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kicker goes to the Post Office....

Jim got this photo of Tina McKinney's dog at the Post Office..patiently waiting on his owner! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

We got "smoked" at the Boer Goat Cook-off!

You couldn't have asked for better weather for the Colorado City Fire Department's Boer Goat Cook-off!  The maximum of 55 teams were set up and ready to roll out the best in everything from brisket to beans and of course, some Boer Goat! 

The Classiest Camp award went to The Lost Highway Saloon from San Angelo!

Smiling judges get ready for a tough job!

More judges help determine the winners!

This young lady and her dog had a ringside seat at the awards presentation.

David Myers helped out Auctioneer Brodie Harris.

David Myers takes a break to pose with Starla Casares while Sharon Myers and Tom Carlock do some tabulating!

Maz Webb and her daughter accept the award for the Linton Ray Webb Award/Friendliest Camp.

The Top money went to the Bob B-Que Cookers and were presented a check for $1750.00 by Rick Alvarez (far left) of Fuller Foods and also with custom belt buckles, presented by Kody Wood (second from right) of Wood's Boots.