Candidate forum held

Contested races candidates questioned

Candidates from the two contested local races, Pct. 3 Commissioner and District Attorney, answered questions during a Republican Candidate Forum held last Thursday evening.

Dust storm on the horizon

Blew into town Monday

About 5:15 p.m. Monday afternoon, residents could see a huge dust cloud heading toward Mitchell County from the west. High winds and low humidity caused the "cloud" to blow through before a cold front.

100 Days of School

Students celebrate in various ways

Students at Kelley Elementary glued things on paper, made funny hats and danced away to celebrate 100 days of school last week.

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  • Members of the Colorado City Police Department hosted a farewell party for Lt. John Bivins on Monday, and many members of the community attended, along with many members of law enforcement. The Bivinses are moving to Royse City, close to where John grew up.After everyone had a chance to go through the serving line and get a plate from the catered lunch, a few people took the microphone at the civi...
  • A PACKAGE FROM THE NFL? Yes, Colorado High School received a package from the National Football League that contained a golden football. The NFL is sending out the footballs to high schools that have had players go on to play football professionally. Students (l-r) Shadda Cansler, Trinnon Jackson and Sebastian Garcia joined staff members Denise Farmer and Emily Strain in opening the package. Photo...
  • TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS— 7th Grade Colorado Lady Wolves are the Borden County JH tournament champions. The Lady Wolves remain undefeated with a 10-0 record. They beat Borden County 46-14 and Levelland 45-8. Pictured are Alina Hernandez, Breshannon Williams, Lina Rivera, Emmaly Rivera, Morgan Munoz, Krysta Stephens, Madison Sims, Mia Monroe, Veronica Cruz, and Kayla Casares. Photo courtesy of Marcus M...
  • According to Colorado City police, a robbery occurred in front of the Dollar General store on Hickory Street last Thursday, The victim had her purse stolen and was pushed to the ground in the altercation.On Thursday, January 28th, around 7:15 in the evening, police were called to the store located at 2005 Hickory. The caller said that there was a robbery in progress.When officers arrived, the fema...


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Viva Louise Mayfield
ODESSA-- Viva Louise Mayfield, 88, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Odessa.
She was born September 15, 1927 to Matt and Lillian Hellums in Anson.
She came to Odessa in 1962 from Snyder. She married William Marvin Mayfield Sr. February 23, 1945. She was the director and assistant director of the Snyder Boys Club and was a world class 42 Player. Most importantly, she was a dearly-loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Lillian Hellums; daughter, Sandra K. Mayfield Biggs; brother, James Hellums; father and mother-in-law, Alford and Connie Mayfield.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 70 years, William Marvin Mayfield Sr. of Odessa; a son, William Marvin Mayfield Jr. of Odessa; three grandchildren, Shana Longley and husband John, Sunnye Forrest and husband Jeff and Amber Cotten and husband Lee; daughter-in-law, Mary Mayfield; and her sister, Sonja Emmrick; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Bolin.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo.
Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, Tegan Longley, Flip Longley, Luke McClanahan, Ragan Forrest, Jett Forrest, and William Mason Penn Cotten. Honorary pallbearer will be Madeleine Penn Cotten.
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Roland Powell
COLORADO CITY-- Roland Powell, 83, went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 29, 2016. He passed away at the Hendrick Medical Center of Abilene with his family by his side.
Roland was born on August 16, 1932 in Spur to Chester and Sarah Dillashaw Powell.
After attending school, he joined the Marines for a few years then started his life working for many companies, ultimately settling down at Dowell Chemical where he retired as a Safety Manager. Roland was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Colorado City. Those that knew him knew he was a loyal and hard worker and made sure to teach his boys that quality. He also taught them what it was like to love God and how to play baseball, as coaching was one of his many passions in life. In his younger days he would play fast-pitch softball, but once he got too old to play he turned to golf and became an avid golfer.
Roland is survived by his sons, Yardy Powell and wife Gayla of Colorado City and Jardy Powell and wife Tori of Lubbock; and by his grandchildren, Jardon Powell of Waco, Tate Powell of Lubbock, Krista Barthold and husband Justin of Gainesville, Josh Ziegler and wife Ashley of Granbury, and Karter Swenson and husband Justin of Stephenville. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Helen Ford of Dalhart, Mary Ann Barber of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Sue Bennett of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Lynette Alexander of Houston, DK Powell of Amarillo, Pat Powell of Odessa; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, LaRue; his parents; and by four brothers and a sister.
A funeral service for Roland was held on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Calvary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Colorado City Cemetery. A visitation for Roland was held at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home on Monday, February 1st from 6-8 p.m.
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Vera P. Shaffer
COLORADO CITY-- Vera P. Shaffer, 92, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mitchell County Hospital with her church family by her side.
Vera was born in Dallas on July 25, 1923, the daughter of Leslie and Opal Pollard Williams.
She was a deeply religious woman who knew God and his words and lived her life the way God intended, raising her family in a Christian home. Vera was a woman who grew up in the Great Depression so she knew how to handle her finances and made sure to help her neighbors, often getting involved in local charity work. She also had a passion for writing and spent years as a columnist for a local newspaper in Hamilton.
Vera is survived by her son, Mark Shaffer of Baltimore, Maryland; her grandchildren, Marcos Shaffer, Ericka Shaffer, and Moises Shaffer, and by her church family.
She was preceded in death by her brother, K.F. Williams
A funeral service for Vera was held on Monday, February 1st at the First Baptist Church of Colorado City with the Rev. Jerry Shields officiating. Interment followed on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Restland Cemetery of Dallas. A visitation was held at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home on Sunday, January 31st from 3-5 p.m.
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Travis Massingill
COLORADO CITY-- Travis Massingill, 63 of passed away at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Travis was born on October 17, 1952 in Seagraves to Travis J and Nora Moore Massingill.
Travis was a hard-working man that spent his life working in the oil industry. He enjoyed living a simple life as the provider for his family. Travis was a man who loved his family immensely and that would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. When not working or doing one of many activities with his family he could be found out hunting, fishing, piddling around in his shop, or sitting back enjoying an ice-cold beverage.
Travis is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie of Colorado City; his children, Shawna Sturdivant of Sweetwater, Crystal Sanchez of Hermleigh, Melissa Cruces and husband Cornelio of Colorado City, and Sammy Massingill and wife Gaynell of Colorado City; as well as by 12 grandchildren and six great -grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Jaye Massingill and wife Amy of San Angelo and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Massingill; and by his siblings, Joan Turner, Edna Ruth “Boogie” Massingill, Doyle Massingill, Don Massingill, Kenneth Massingill, and Howard Massingill.
A memorial service for Travis was held on Saturday, January 30th at 2 p.m. at the Kiker-Seale Funeral Home with Cory Morris officiating.
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