Friday, January 20, 2012

A Squirell's tale......

This is "baby", one of the three baby squirells that Peggy Forbes rescued, raised and hand-fed after the mama squirell died.  The Forbes have released Baby and the other two back into the wild, but Baby still comes back and climbs all over Peggy and eats out of her hand!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

City Council and Freedom of Speech?

The Colorado City council met last night and "just said no" to joining the County in a Water Desalination project.  Another item on the agenda was a Council Governance Principles Policy, but when the Mayor called for discussion on the matter, she was met with resistance from other Council members.  City Manager Pete Kampfer called for the Police Chief to come up to talk to the Mayor as she tried to read her statement. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The old Loraine Water tower comes down!

The old water tower in Loraine, built back in 1925, became a part of history yesterday as demolition crews dismantled the iron giant.  Shady Mitchell was able to secure the top round ball from the tower as a momento..and sent us these photos of the process!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Covenant Ranch Cowboy Church destroyed by fire!

Firemen were called out about 1:00am this morning to the old Livestock Auction building, which now houses the Cowboy Church in Colorado City.  Fire officials say the the blaze destroyed everything inside the metal building, leaving only the shell of the structure still standing.  Firemen from Colorado City and Loraine were on the scene until almost 7:00am this morning, battling the blaze.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and we will keep you updated.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Moving back into the Courthouse!

After months of repairs, it's time to start moving back into the Mitchell County Courthouse!

J.P. James Williams gets settled back in his office.

County Clerk Debby Carlock's office is still a work in progress.

Construction underway at the courthouse.

D.A.'s office secretary Sue Crow busy on the phones.