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The construction of the desal plant is nearly completed, but questions remain as to what happens next, will Corix play a part and more. Read all about it in this week's Record.

Dockrey gets two awards

Wallace Sr. Center is successful!

The senior citizen center in Colorado City is regulated by the Area Agency on Aging and WCTCOG. Because Cherie Dockrey does such a good job, along with a great staff and volunteers, she received two awards last week.

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Grass fire is out!

Volunteer firefighter Linda Mathis was johnny on the spot at getting to and putting out a grass fire on the edge of I-20 between Wood's Boots and Sonic Drive-In last week. A smoldering piece of rubber tire gave firemen reason to believe a blow-out may have been the cause.

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  • The program at the weekly meeting of the Colorado City Lions Club was somewhat comical as local Lions tried to answer questions about beef cattle in a mock Beef Quiz Bowl held by 4-H adult leader, quiz bowl competitor and extension agent. As one might imagine, most average citizens don’t know too much about beef cattle.Beef Quiz Bowl competitor Mark Denison was present to help with the mock compet...
  • The Loraine Masonic Lodge presented the Fantastic Teeth program to 1st graders at Loraine ISD. As part of the program, students received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club project focuses on preventing suffering from toothaches, reducing missed school days due to dental problems, and cutting costs for dental treatment. Prevent tooth deca...
  • CISCO - The Colorado High School Lady Wolves learned two valuable lessons in front of a large crowd in the Cisco gymnasium on Tuesday night. First, second-half fouls can be a determining factor in whether a team wins or loses.And, more importantly, never let a good team hang around. Bad things can happen when you do.With three Colorado City starters battling foul trouble throughout the second half...
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway and his aide, Evan Thomas, made time to stop by the Record office for a visit as he traveled between speaking engagements in Odessa and at Abilene Christian University Tuesday. He addressed several issues that are important to citizens in this area. President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to dismantle the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, an...

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Body Found in Scurry County

lakethomasGoing into the fourth day of the investigation in Snyder revolving around a decomposed body, little has changed. Skeletal remains were found near Lake Thomas, south of Snyder Saturday. Forensic specialists from the FBI were still on the scene Tuesday, recovering as much of the remains, which had been scattered – most likely – by wildlife, as possible.
The area in which the remains were found makes it tough for law enforcement to search, as the terrain is mostly brush and cactus. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman, Senior Trooper Sparky Dean said it is likely the age and sex of the remains could be elusive for some time.

“They are going to send the remains either to Lubbock or Fort Worth for investigation,” Dean said. “It could be some time before we have answers to some of the questions. They are treating this area like a crime scene at this point, while they attempt to recover as much of the remains, and any possible evidence, as they can.”
Meanwhile, in Colorado City, speculation and rumors have been spreading, as they did a year ago when a body was found in Big Spring. Nancy Grace has not called, not just yet, but the inevitable television crews have already arrived, further inciting the speculation by shoving microphones in the faces of the populace and asking, “Do you think it’s Hailey Dunn?”
Social media sites and even the Record’s e-mail box have been inundated with requests for the information we must be keeping from the public, when the simple fact remains, there are very few facts in this case, and there is not a single one of them at this point which points to the missing Colorado City cheerleader.
All that is known at this time is that skeletal remains have been found in Scurry County, forensic teams are searching the area for more pieces and any possible evidence and they intend to send the remains – once they are satisfied they have found all they can – to either Fort Worth or Lubbock. Unfortunately, that is all which is known at this point.
If any additional facts are presented after the record is published, they will be posted on the newspaper’s website.
Colorado City police chief, Roy Owens had the following statement on the matter:
“At this time, we have no indication or evidence that the remains found in Scurry County have any connection to us,” he said. “It is a Scurry County investigation at this point and we have no intention of getting in their way.”

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