Steel beams going up at CISD

Construction begins on competition gym 

Building progressing at the site of the new CISD K-8 campus. Work crews will be putting up steel, while concrete workers pour foundations on the other buildings.

Red Rock Plaza getting touch ups

Stadium gate and plaza looking good

Football season is upon us, and Wolf Stadium has had some recent updates to get ready for fans and players. The Wolves play at home on September 5th.

Back to School!

Teachers and students went back to class Mon., Aug. 25

Classes convened for students and teachers in Colorado City, Loraine and Westbrook schools on Monday. 

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  • A change in leadership of the Main Street program is in the works for Colorado City, and a new Main Street Director has been named as part of the forward progress. Carla Kern, a relative newcomer to the area, has been selected as the next captain of the downtown revitalization program.Kern moved to Colorado City a little over a year and a half ago, as her husband, Chris, was transferred to the Mor...
  • Two men were fatally injured and one was sent to a Lubbock hospital in critical condition last Wednesday, as an oilfield work crew was accidentally electrocuted while installing a pump jack.According to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs, 35-year-old Harvey Ray McKinney and 24-year-old Laban Michael Robokoff died as a result of injuries sustained when their work truck struck a live electrical ...
  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Colorado ISD coaches (l-r) Clint White, Bradly Graham, Kevin Wright and Ryan Gainey are all former graduates of Colorado High School. After receiving college degrees, the Wolves have returned home to coach for the school district they call home. Photo courtesy of John Martinez.
  • Colorado City Mayor Jim Baum got the call last week; a call bringing good news to city officials deep in the middle of making significant infrastructure expansions. The City of Colorado City is the recipient of another grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture in the amount of $275,000, according to Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.The city’s Director of Operations Michelle Guelker said ...


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Obituaries 8-28-14

Edward Roach
COLORADO CITY-- Edward Roach, age 90, passed away at a local care center on August 25, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Edward Burk Roach was born April 22, 1924 in Colorado City to Ed and Vera Roach. He lived in Mitchell County for 90 years. After his service in World War II in the Army Air Corp, Edward married Winnie Colbert on August 16, 1950. Ed and Winnie ran a dairy business until 1953 and then he became a full-time farmer. During his farming and ranching career, he also served for 20 years (5 terms) as County Commissioner from 1985-2004. Once he retired from farming, he loved keeping his hands in the soil doing some gardening.
Ed served as a deacon and Sunday school director for several years at Calvary Baptist Church and remained active in his church for decades. In addition, he served on the CISD school board for multiple terms.
Ed is survived by his son, Ty Roach; his daughter, Kelley Roach Pitts and her husband, Steve Pitts; daughter-in-law, Barbara Roach; his first granddaughter Carly Roach Carlough and her husband Jason Carlough and their children, Robert Edward Carlough and William Christopher Carlough; his second granddaughter, Mandy Roach Cox-Joost, her husband George Joost and daughter Ella Renee Cox.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Winnie Roach on June 4th of this year; son, Edward B. Roach Jr.; his brother, Billy Earl Roach; sister, Wanda Roach Gunnels; and his parents, Edward and Vera Roach.
A family visitation was held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 27th.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Edward’s name be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
Online condolences to the family may be made at
Billie Rogene Spruell
DENTON-- Billie Rogene Spruell, age 66, passed away on August 26, 2014 at a Denton care center. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Spade Cemetery.
Rogene was born on May 23, 1948 in Big Spring to Billie Brookover and James Sims. She was a resident of Mitchell County from 1948 to 2008. Rogene was a psychologist, bookkeeper, and store owner. She was always involved with Colorado City and Westbrook ISD activities throughout her years in Mitchell County. Later in life, she enjoyed Cutting horse events; traveling; and caring for others in need.
Those left to cherish Rogene’s memory are her son, Guy Compton of Decatur; step-sister, Tracy Rich; cousins, Carol Sue Dakan Of Colorado City, Wylie Dakan of Dallas, Freddie Watt III of Midland, Terri Conner of Midland; several very close friends who were by her side the last few years of her life, the Johnson family-Richard, Elaine, Daniel, Ben, and Lilly, the Batson family-Janice, Jera, and Tiffany, The Zuniga family-Myra, Juan, Dominique, Jessica; the Papa family-Dean, Beth, Michele, and Jennifer, the Fleckenstein family-Kathy, James, Jake, and Jeff; and Roger and Mary Liverman; close friends, Sareesa Proctor and Lenore Munoz; as well as the many people Rogene knew, that she was proud to call her friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Don Compton; her parents, Billie Brookover and James Sims; as well as her grandparents, Leon Chelf and Ada Yarbrough.
Online condolences to the family may be made at

Margaret Trulock
COLORADO CITY-- Margaret Trulock, age 87, died Friday, August 22, 2014, in Abilene Regional Medical Center. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 in the Kiker-Seale Chapel with Gerald Waters officiating. Burial followed in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Trulock was born April 20, 1927 in Snyder to G. H. and Ola Bibbee Leath and had been a resident of Mitchell County since 1949. She married O. B. Trulock on November 10, 1949 in Snyder. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2009. She taught secretarial work in the Colorado ISD in 1958-1960 and then in Ira ISD in 1970-1982. In 1982, she became the secretary at the Wallace Community Center. She was a long time faithful member of the First Christian Church in Colorado City where she was a deaconess for 15 years and the organist for more than 20 years. She was also in the Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Tejas Cowbells.
She is survived by three sons, Johnny and wife, Debbie Trulock of Colorado City, Jimmy Trulock of Colorado City and Jeff and wife, Carol Trulock of Snyder; one sister, Frances Athey of Louisa, VA.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Horance Brice.
Richie Dale Carter
DALLAS- Richie Dale Carter, 52, passed away  August 14, 2014 in Wichita Falls.  A graveside memorial was held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Born June 17, 1962 in Hamlin, Richie was the son of the late Ronald Claxton Carter and LuWanda Jean (Armstrong) Lindsey.   Richie graduated high school in Colorado City and attended Angelo State University.   He lived in Dallas and liked golf and played volleyball.  He is preceded in death by his father.
Richie is survived by his mother and step-father, Jean and Tommy Lindsey of Colorado City; one sister, Rhonda Bennett of Colorado City and his nephew, Tanner Bennett of Colorado City.



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