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On Monday, February 18 at 1:15 p.m., on State Highway 36, 4 miles southeast of Comanche, two 16-year-old Hamilton girls, Patricia Deelynn Tubbs and Felicity Kidd, were traveling south in their vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. It went off the roadway to the right, rolled over and c…

A Middletown man who was confirmed to be the man in the famous picture of a sailor kissing a woman in a nurse’s uniform in Times Square at the end of World War II has died. The Providence Journal reported that George Mendonsa died Sunday. He would have turned 96 on Tuesday. Mendonsa’s daught…

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It was a successful powerlifting meet in Stephenville for CHS. The CHS Boys team placed second with 23 points out of 19 teams. The girls team finished in 14th place. The girls’ results were Emily Guerrero, 148 class 750 pounds total, 3rd and Alliyah Rios, 148 class, 590 total, 13th. The boys…

New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at Sidney Gym in Sidney on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. All the players are local people, so come o…

Agriculture

Warmer temperatures mean Texas snakes are out again, and some snakebites have already reported. Two Texas A&M veterinary experts have tips to keep you and your pets safe.

Comanche County ranks #2 for pecan production in the U.S... Despite a tough 2018, pecans are an integral part of the Comanche County economy and history. Pecan production is one of the largest crops grown in the county and accounts for nearly $14 million in nut sales alone most years. It is …

AUSTIN, Texas – From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Texas A&M Forest Service reminds Texans that it is especially critical to avoid pruning oaks in Texas counties affected by oak wilt.

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Warmer temperatures mean Texas snakes are out again, and some snakebites have already reported. Two Texas A&M veterinary experts have tips to keep you and your pets safe.

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Jack Sprouse, author of The House Wren, has written a book with the story of the Jim Kemper family. The story opens in 1947 on a small farm a few miles north of Comanche, Texas, when Jim is five years old. He has a deep relationship with his grandfather and forms the basis for his life and i…

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A Middletown man who was confirmed to be the man in the famous picture of a sailor kissing a woman in a nurse’s uniform in Times Square at the end of World War II has died. The Providence Journal reported that George Mendonsa died Sunday. He would have turned 96 on Tuesday. Mendonsa’s daught…

Opinion

We met at Fort Devens, Massachusetts where we learned how to copy Morse code. We were in the Army Security Agency and Fort Devens was where all facets of Army Intelligence were taught. We laughed a lot. Our barrack bunks were next to each other and we developed a strong friendship. We arrive…

“By and large, the region was only miles upon miles of loneliness, which is just the way most of the inhabitants liked it.”

Obituaries

Thomas Lee Pugh, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in Comanche, Texas.

Elsie Florene Shanks, 90, of Comanche, passed away Monday February 18, 2019, in Ft Worth, Texas . A funeral service, under the directions of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday February 21, 2019, in the Heartland Chapel with Reverend David Ray officiating. Inter…

George Allen, age 69, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at his home in Comanche, Texas.