Suspicious fire near Loraine

Farmhouse burns, looks like arson

A fire that was called in around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning turned out to be an abandoned farmhouse on CR 440. State Fire Marshal's Office investigating the suspicious blaze.

Days Inn remains cleaned up

Heavy equipment called in for the big job

The remnants of the Days Inn were cleared away by heavy machinery last Friday. No plans of what will become of the property have been announced.

Still more ice to come?

Cold spell set to return Thursday

Winter weather isn't over yet. Texas is set to see a repeat of the icy temperatures experienced at the beginning of this week.

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  • Cancer survivor and Relay for Life organizer Rhonda Roark visited the Colorado City Lions Club last week. She presented a program to local Lions telling how cancer has affected her personally and about the plans for Mitchell and Scurry County Relay for Life.Roark started by telling her own story and she got to know the disease that is cancer. She grew up in Snyder, attending school and graduating ...
  • Students of the Week at Hutchinson Elementary are Clara Mahan, Chris Ortiz and Adam Castro. Clara is a 3rd grader in Mrs. Quinn’s class. Her favorite subject is science. She says that she has two cats and two dogs. She says her favorite thing about Hutch is going to the library. Chris is a 4th grader in Ms. Lindsey’s class. He says he likes to play football. His favorite subject is writing class...
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Obituaries 2-26-15

Lois Wright


COLORADO CITY-- Lois Wright, 83, formerly of Sand Springs died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born March 16, 1931, at Belton to Bertha Ethel and William Walter Hinds. She grew up at Belton. She married Luther P. “Luke” Wright November 18, 1949, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on November 19, 1986. She lived all of her adult life in Howard County until moving to Lake Champion July 4, 1988. She was a licensed journeyman meat cutter. She worked in the meat market and the deli at Newsom’s Grocery for a number of years. She was especially known for her pies. She later worked for Safeway and also at Sweetwater and other area grocery stores and meat markets. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by one son, Colton Wright and his wife Judy of Ecuador; one daughter, Bridget Milliken and her husband Mark of Odessa; her partner, Paul Stuteville of Colorado City and his daughter, Paula Stuteville of Big Spring; five grandchildren, Jason Milliken and his wife Lisa of Elgin, Latisha Perry and her husband Chris of Coahoma, Nicole Jones and her husband Jay of Abilene, Cassi Walden and her husband Ty of San Angelo, and Chase Wright of Abilene; three great grandchildren, Nathan Jones of Abilene, Dallas Perry of Coahoma, and Kinzi Walden of San Angelo.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Honorary pallbearers were Jason Milliken, Chris Perry, Jay Jones, Ty Walden, Charles Angel, Randy Merket, Joey Grant, and Nathan Jones.
The family suggests memorials to a memorial account in Lois’s memory at Citizens Federal Credit Union or other favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

Ferron Forbes
COLORADO CITY-- Mr. Ferron Forbes, age 79, died Monday, February 23, 2015, in an Abilene hospital. As per his request, he will be cremated and a private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mr. Forbes was born March 9, 1935 in Mitchell County to John M and Bessie Chism Forbes and had been a lifelong resident. He married Peggy Mitchell on September 12, 1985 in Colorado City. He was employed by TXU for 34 years retiring as a shift leader and a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Forbes of Colorado City; a daughter, Pam and husband, Weldon Walker of Colorado City; a son, Jebby and wife, Mellie Forbes of Colorado City; four grandchildren; and seven great -grandchildren; a sister, Johnnie Lee Kucker of Shawnee Mission, KS; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Parkinson Society or donor’s favorite charity.


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