School begins Monday

Teachers already preparing for students

Monday, August 25th is the official back-to-school day for students in Mitchell County, as all three school districts start classes that morning.

Friends of the State Park meet

Colorado City State Park group forming

The Friends of the Lake Colorado City State Park will meet Thurs., Aug. 21. The organization is forming to help raise funds and interest for the park.

7 Eleven on 2nd Street celebrating

The convenience store giving away prizes Aug. 21-23

Renovations are complete and the 7 Eleven store in downtown Colorado City will be celebrating with a grand re-opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Drawings will be held and prizes awarded.

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  • The staff and some of the students of Colorado ISD were present for a dynamic presentation by Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World, as faculty members kicked the 2014-15 school year off in a good way Monday morning.Pemberton lives in Chicago and flew in to address teachers and students in the high school auditorium, providing them with an inspiring testimony about the power of educator...
  • With oilfield activity picking up, ongoing pipeline construction and maintenance and construction of the power plant set to begin this fall, the need for more housing in Mitchell County is apparent. What is not apparent is where it will come from and the type of housing that is needed most.Board of Economic Development Director Sue Young said that officials from FGE Power, LLC, have said they will...
  • By Shawn Rees, Jr.Yes ladies and gentleman, that was a Wolf Pack you heard Friday evening. The Colorado City Wolves were hungry for blood as they caught the scent of the Anson Tigers during their first scrimmage of the 2014 season Friday at Wolf Stadium. The ever-ready Wolves were looking strong, coming out of the locker rooms. Colorado City gave a preview of an explosive defense, shutting down th...
  • Another Colorado City citizen was among eight people arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine. Naomi Aguilar Martinez was arrested last week and transported to the Taylor County Jail in Abilene. The other seven suspects were arrested in other towns in Texas, like Big Spring, Lubbock, Dallas and Brownfield, according to Mitchell County Sheriff Patric...
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Federal meth case yields more arrests

naomimartinezAnother Colorado City citizen was among eight people arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine. Naomi Aguilar Martinez was arrested last week and transported to the Taylor County Jail in Abilene.
The other seven suspects were arrested in other towns in Texas, like Big Spring, Lubbock, Dallas and Brownfield, according to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs.
Martinez was arrested at a residence at 443 Pine last Thursday and transported to the Mitchell County Jail, where she was held but not booked. Federal Marshals picked Martinez up and transported her to Abilene for booking.
The 35-year-old Martinez will go before a federal magistrate at the Taylor County Courthouse.

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