Lady Wolves win!

C-City girls are quarterfinal champions!

With two solid victories over the Merkel Badgers last week, the Lady Wolves advance to the regional semi-finals. They face Presidio in Odessa this weekend.

Overturned semi spills candy

Only minor injuries resulted

The driver of this 18-wheeler turned his truck over on I-20 on Tuesday. He was transported to MCHD with minor injuries. TDCJ crews cleaned up the spilled load of candy.

Hotels going in!

Construction is underway on several hotels/motels

Construction has begun or is set to begin on several hotels and motels around Colorado City. The Super 8 is almost ready, and others going up include a La Quinta, Studio 6, and Holiday Inn Express.

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Shattered Dreams warns students

shattereddreamswithhelpA day’s worth of somber activities all started with an idea that came to Mindy Hale during the first few days of March. Last Wednesday, the Shattered Dreams project was carried out for Westbrook and Loraine 8th through 12th graders.
Hale said that as soon as she would mention the program, which seeks to inform students of the seriousness of drinking and driving, she would immediately get an offer to help. Shattered Dreams is a school-based program that promotes responsible decision-making among high school students regarding underage drinking and impaired or distracted driving.
The Westbrook Volunteer Fire Department, along with help from several other agencies and individuals, set up a mock car crash. The City of Westbrook allowed personnel to block off the intersection just east of the fire department so that the wreck looked as if it had happened at that location.
Students from WISD participated in the event. One, Tanner Strain, could be seen “dead” from being ejected from one of the vehicles. Another, Donovan Harvey, was positioned on the hood of one of the wrecked car like he had gone through the windshield on impact.
Other students participated as actors in trying to help the “victims” of the accident. Jay Williams acted as the drunken driver, stumbling out of one of the cars and right into the hands of waiting DPS Troopers. Nikki Conley and Lexi Redwine were actors who called in the wreck and sustained minor injuries.
Hale said the community involvement in the project made it appear much more realistic to students who were watching the events unfold. Emergency personnel rushed to the gory scene, cutting off part of the roof of one vehicle to extract the trapped student, Kelsey Allen.
Members of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office helped with the “wreck”, and DPS Troopers began marking off the scene, just as they would a real accident. EMS personnel transported Allen, who “died” in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Justice of the Peace Rick Grissam arrived on scene to pronounce Strain “dead,” and staff from Kiker-Seale Funeral Home pulled up in a hearse, put the body in a body bag and took him away. Each event was acted out just as it would be at the scene of a real accident.
Hale said that after students got to see the accident scene, they were taken inside Westbrook’s auditorium and shown a video of other things that happen following a tragic accident. The video showed Williams’ “arrest”, his booking and a discussion with his parents.
It also showed Allen’s death in the ambulance, the notification of Strain’s parents of his death and the following funerals. Bobby Matlock officiated the mock ceremonies.
Along with a video, students also heard from an offender from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on just how drunk driving had affected his life.
Students were sent back to class, but Shattered Dreams did not end there. Students were called “the walking dead”, and every 15 minutes one was pulled out of class, dressed in black complete with face paint and ordered not to speak for the rest of the day. Hale said that 25 students “died” during the day to represent those killed on Texas roads.
The Shattered Dreams program was developed by the Bexar County DWI Task Force Advisory Board on Underage Drinking in 1998 because the loss of life, productivity and potential that results from teen drinking and driving has become a staggering statistic. Hale said that in Texas, one teen dies every 15 minutes from distracted or drunk driving.
“It was a very emotional day for me,” Hale said. “I didn’t expect that, but it was.” She went on to say that she hopes the program will prevent something like that from happening to any Mitchell County teenagers in real life.

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