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Dear Community Member,

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00am

Beatrice Flanagan Polak Fojik, 100, peacefully passed away at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake on June 10. Citizen contributing writer Dr. Sandra C. Thomas reported on Beatrice’s 100th birthday celebration and life story in April of this year when Beatrice was a resident of Arbor Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Eagle Lake.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00am

There stands a home in Columbus that is said to be the oldest standing residence in Columbus. Many would immediately think of the Tait House or the Brandenburg House. However, tucked away among live oak trees and more modern homes, the Captain William G. Hunt House stands the test of time. The home pre-dates 1858 when Richard Cook purchased the house and land from Bluford DeWees, the founder of Columbus. Cook sold the house to Captain William Hunt the following year for a tidy sum of $1,500. Cook originally purchased the home for $1,350. Captain Hunt lived in the two-story home until he died in 1898. Hunt came to Columbus from Virginia about 1831. He fought in the 1835 “Come and Take It” Battle and in the siege of Bexar. He served in the Thirteenth Texas Infantry during the Civil War. A farmer and trader by occupation, he was a vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church and donated land for the original church on Milam Street.

Sports

Jun 23, 2021 - 00:00

The Columbus CATfish swim team remain clearly the best swimmers in the area as they round out the season for a win on Saturday, June 19 at Camp Lone Star. The Columbus team swam against La Grange. On Saturday, June 21st the Columbus CATfish Swim Team (CST) traveled to Camp Lonestar in LaGrange to compete in their last dual swim meet of the season. CST came home with the win defeating the Fayette Area Swim Team (FAST) 1070 to 991. For winners and more photos go to Coloradocountycitizen.com. Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Kohleffel

Sprinter Larissa Manciaz earned all-conference recognition for her performance during the outdoor track and field season.

Viewpoints

Jun 23, 2021 - 00:00

Are you constantly on your phone? Do you bury your face in your Facebook feed? Do you find yourself all atwitter for Twitter? Do you constantly talk about TikTok? Personally, I’m tempted to spend every instant on Instagram. The studies and statistics I found are all over the place, but the average smartphone user spends over two hours per day using social media.

Jun 23, 2021 - 00:00

Congratulations once again on bringing home multiple TPA awards! It’s great to see our local paper and chamber member doing GREAT things!! Keep up the awesome work!

Obituaries

Jun 16, 2021 - 00:00

Bennett Thurmond ‘Buzz’ Easterling physically ‘gave out’ on Tuesday, June 1, at his townhome in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 87 years old. He was ‘rode hard and put up wet’ but a tough buzzard through the challenges, as a Lea County and then Catron County cowboy and rancher.

Jun 16, 2021 - 00:00

Doris Beken Albright, age 96, passed away into eternal rest Sunday, June 13, 2021. She gave everything she could to her earthly life. She was born on October 17, 1924, as the only child of Paul Dietrich and Lydia Klockmann Beken. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Melvin H. Albright. She was the last surviving member of the Weimar High School class of 1941 and the last grandchild of J. F. Beken (her grandfather).