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Recent rains had the Colorado River out of its banks

This photo taken by David Arellano show the Colorado River out of its banks as of April 15th. 

Rockin' the Opera House

Jay Boy, Bill Worrell and Zenobia...

The annual museum fundraiser ended with a spectacular concert by Jay Boy Adams, Zenobia and Bill Worrell.

Tornado touches down in county

Small storm produces 3 twisters

Several citizens got photos and video of twisters produced by a thunderstorm Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. just north of Loraine. This photo was taken by Ricky Bailey.

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  • Sandy Griffin, a volunteer trainer for Leader Dogs of the Blind, came to Colorado City with her husband, Hal, and three dogs last Friday to present a program to the local Lions Club. The Griffins live in Abilene and have been training leader dogs for 15 years.Griffin said she has made the drive to Rochester, Michigan, 15 times to pick up a seven-week old puppy. She then spends the next year “hip t...
  • The CHS Jazz Band performed at the Eastland Jazz Festival Saturday, April 18th. Two students earned “Outstanding Soloist” awards: Orean Pineda, sophomore, on bari sax and Seth Myers, junior, on trombone. “We are super proud of these guys and the entire group,” CHS Band Director Darin Johns said. “It’s been a great year so far, and we look forward to the rest of this year and the beginning of the n...
  • Several Loraine athletes participated in the district track meet on Thursday, April 9th in Highland. Individual results follow.BoysZackary Garcia, 5th Place Long JumpZackary Garcia, 4th Place 100m DashTony Williams, 6th Place 400m Dash4 X 100 m Relay -5th Place   Zackary Garcia   Gio Benivamondez   Cadon Walthall  Royce Angel 4 X 200m Relay - 4th Place   Zackary Garcia &nb...
  • Colorado City and Mitchell County are feeling the pinch of the loss of Alco and the Days Inn, as the city’s and county’s monthly sales tax payments were down sharply in April. The City of Colorado City saw its rebate fall by over half, while the county’s payment was down by over 40%.City Manager David Hoover said that Days Inn was the city’s #2 taxing entity, and a fire that destroyed the motel la...
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Obituaries 4-23-15

Robert H. Peña
1919-2015
FORT STOCKTON - Robert H Peña of Fort Stockton went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Robert was born November 14, 1919 in Baird to Casimira Huerta and Jesus Peña.
He is survived by one brother, Luz H Peña of Sierra Visa, AZ; son, Robert S. Peña Jr. of Fort Stockton; daughter, Margie P. Mendoza and husband, Frank S. Mendoza of Colorado City; daughter, Alice Miller of San Antonio; son, Carlos Oyerbides and wife, Estella of Lubbock; son, Michael Peña of Odessa; son, Carl Peña of Odessa; daughter, Laura P. Lites of De Soto; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister, Tomasa Murillo of Phoeniz, AZ and a daughter, Yolanda Conn of Odessa.
Service will be April 25, 2015 at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Colorado City at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating.
Bettye Jean Gartman Ramage
1923-2015
COLORADO CITY-- Bettye Jean Gartman Ramage (Nana), age 91, went to be with Jesus on Monday, April 20, 2015. At the time of her death she was at the Universal Hospice Hospital in Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Colorado City on Saturday, April 25th at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home
Bettye was born in Sanco to R.R. Gartman and Leah Ethel Martin Gartman on September 6, 1923. She was a graduate of Sanco High School. Bettye worked for North American and Consolidated Aircraft Company in Grand Prarie helping to build B24 aircrafts during World War II alongside her father, sister, and brother-in-law. She did the electrical wiring in the control panel of the cockpit, mainly because she was small enough to fit in that area.
Bettye married the love of her life Robert (Bob) Ramage on August 11, 1945 at Goodfellow Army Aircorp Base in San Angelo. Shortly after, they made their home in Colorado City, started their family and she helped her husband Robert start Ramage Appliance. When the boys weren’t there she had no issue being commander in charge of the business. She was the woman that could get things done.
Bettye was a long time member of Oak Street Baptist Church, where she taught in the toddler department for many years. She had a love for her husband, family, gardening, travel, enjoyed canning, playing dominoes, dominating at Skip Bo and spoiling her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All her grandchildren can testify that their Nana loved them, was always ready for a hug and they could “sit on her lap as long as she had one.”
Survivors include one daughter, Ethel Lady of Arlington: two sons, Alan and wife Vicki Ramage of Colorado City and Robert Lewis and wife Lanette Ramage of Royse City; grandchildren, Coley Ramage of Colorado City, Anthony Lady and wife Gina of Keller, Kameron and husband Brian Earles of Royse City, Elizabeth and husband Jon Jackson of Arlington, LeeAnn and husband Dee Roach of Colorado City and Judd Ramage of Royse City; great-grandchildren, Ryann Lowerman, Evelyn and Amelia Lady all of Keller, Annaka Earles of Royse City, Aidan and Avery Jackson of Arlington, Zack and Sara Stone of Colorado City; and a son of the Ramage’s heart, Scott Cawthorn of Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by her husband; siblings, D.R. Gartman, Lucille Thomason, and Inez Gartman; and parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Oak Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 783, Colorado City, TX 79515 or Sanco Association or Sanco Cemetary c/o Lvon Reid 1621 Hassell St., San Angelo, Texas 76901.

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