Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CHS Class of 2012!

Another class goes into the history books at CHS....graduation ceremonies were held last Friday night at Wolf Stadium.

Faculty Awards for CISD.....

An awards ceremony was held at CISD recently, to honor the teachers and staff at the various campuses.  The Teacher of the Year at Kelley Elementary was Nancy Schrode.  Peggy Rivera was awarded the honor at the Wallace Accelerated School, Colorado High's Teacher of the Year award went to Brenda Crosley.  Eva Salinas was awared Teacher of the Year at Colorado Middle School, and Kaki Wulfjen was named Teacher of the Year at Hutchinson.

Bubba Limones sang "God Bless the USA" at the ceremony.

Hutchinson Principal Kitten Arthur presented the awards. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Torch Run for Special Olympics!

Yesterday, local law enforcement officers teamed up for a Torch Run, supportinh the Special Olympics.  About 40-50 person lined up at the 1st National Bank, then made their way down Hickory, ending up at the Colorado City Police Department. 

The participants from TDCJ and other local and area officers.

Betty Casares presents Jim Baum a t-shirt for his dedication and support.

Hotfooting it south on Hickory Street.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Run for the Wall roars through Colorado City!

It was another successful and memorable Run for the Wall, held yesterday at the Railhead building.  Roughly 450 motorcycles made there way through town to 2nd street, then filed into line behind the Railhead.  Colorado Middle School students and other volunteers were on hand greeting them with bottles of water and smiles!  The ride pays homage to military veterans and military personnel who sacrificed their lives while on active duty. The entourage was treated to steaks, stuffed jalapeno peppers and all the trimmings, thanks to a large number of volunteers.  Special thanks to Mark Merrell, Colorado Middle School and all of the volunteers who make this event possible!

A long line of bikes!

And a long line of veterans ready to eat!

Various displays and tributes were set up around the Railhead Building for the veterans and community.

State Representative candidate Charles Perry, left, presents an award to a local veteran at the Run for the Wall.

Shrimp, Crawfish and Jazz at the Opera House!

It was a full house Friday night at the historical Opera House!  It was a fundraiser for the Colorado City Opera House, and the night started off with a Cajun meal of Shrimp and Crawfish, prepared by Dr. Shawn White.  Capping off the event was the CHA Jazz Band, led by Linda Clay.  All money raised goes to the Opera House restoration fund.

Good food and full tables!

Ready to serve up another box of crawfish!

"And this is a crawfish!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ask Oncor held at Civic Center.

Oncor held a come and go exhibit of it's services at the Civic Center yesterday evening, displays were set up and employees on hand to answer any questions.

Colorado City gets arrow as part of Quannah Parker Trail!

A giant arrow representative of the Comanche tribe has been erected on the grounds of the Mitchell County Hospital, to commemorate the Comanche Indians domination of the Panhandle area.  Documentation for the project was done by Patti Pharris, Director of the Heart of West Texas Museum.  

Lynn County sculptor and artist Charles Smith of New Home donates the free outdoor sculptures through the Texas Historical Commission to counties where the Comanche tribe was known to have traveled, hunted and lived.

Local dignataries pose with the arrow.

Construction and installation of the giant arrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Council Members sworn into office.

Last night was the regular monthly meeting of the Colorado City Council, and it was time to swear in one incumbent and 2 newly elected Council members.

Re-elected Marcelo Alvarez, along with new Council members Andrew Fuller and Ed Blake take the oath of office.

Mayor Carol Sue Dakan approves a proclamation for Heritage Month, presented by Amy Woods, Community Development Director.

Officers Kelsey Alexander, Trevan Berry and Chief Tinker Owens look at the National Police Week Proclamation with Mayor Dakan.

Mayor Dakan presents a certificate of appreciation to former City Councilman Robert Brookshear, thanking him for his years of service.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dubose!

We want to send out our congratulations to Wayne and Lanetta Dubose, who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary!!

Great crowd at the Westbrook VFD Mud Bog!

It was a a great crowd at the Mud Bog this past Saturday!  The Westbrook VFD took over the annual event, and we think it was a record-breaking response!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

West Texas Art Guild hosts a Quilt Show!

40 Quilts were entered in the Quilt Show, hosted by the West Texas Art Guild this past Saturday.  The event was held at the Colorado City Civic Center. 

1st Place went to Charlotte Nandy of Midland.

Taking 2nd place was Janie Gamble of Big Spring.

Janie Gamble also won 3rd place.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Microphone to be featured in the movies!!

It was a jam-packed day yesterday here at our studios!  We were contacted back in January by a film company, Miss T Productions from the Netherlands, and they were interested in using our huge microphone in one of their films.  Sasha Dees came out last week to do some of the preliminary work and yesterday, the rest of the crew came out to start production! 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wreck on Business I20 and 208 near Gas and Grub.

A wreck on Business I20 and 208 early Friday morning sent one local man to the hospital.  The northbound pickup truck on 208 failed to stop at the intersection and collided with another westbound pickup, both landing about 90 feet from the point of impact. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mitchell County's Night of Stars a big success!

The first ever Mitchell County Night of Stars was a huge success!  Held at the Opera House, the night of talent was a fundraiser for the Opera House Restoration Fund.  16 acts performed, everything from singing to dancing! 

Deep Creek Cloggers put on a good show!

Xander Boone and Isiah Jennings did a hip-hop dance number that earned them 2nd place in the competition!!

The Snyder Cheerstars took first place at the Talent Competition!

Emily Ballard (left) and Clancy White pose backstage.

The "Enhance your Dance" girls pose backstage for our cameras!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

State Representative Candidates speak at Middle School.

Candidates for State Representative Charles Perry and Delwin Jones were in Colorado City yesterday, and spoke at the Colorado Middle School.

Candidate Charles Perry visits with CISD Superintendant Reggie Spencer.

Delwin Jones poses with CHS students Tabatha Angelso and Tucker French.