News

What tastes better than cold watermelon from Indian Creek Farms (Rodney and Sheila Stephens) on a near 100-degree August afternoon last Saturday on Kids Day at the Comanche County Historical Museum. Pictured is Tommy Alford, Museum director, handing out watermelon to Cunningham Reunion cousi…

School News

2019-20 Comanche ISD faculty and staff pose for picture after convocation on Tuesday, August 6. First day of school is Wednesday, August 14.

Sunday August 11 from 6-8pm the Comanche FFA Booster Club will be hosting our Ice Cream Social. Please feel free to make your favorite homemade ice cream and meet our new Ag Teachers, Mr. Berry and Mr. Killen. We will be signing up students for FFA.

Agriculture

Central Texas CattleWomen to meet Saturday, August 17th at Central Texas Farm Credit in Early. The Central Texas CattleWomen is a new local chapter of the Texas CattleWomen. CattleWomen work toward solutions of beef cattle problems, to inform consumers of the importance of the industry and t…

EARLY, Texas — Toni and Carter Damron of Blanket, Texas, recently saw firsthand how Farm Credit uses its cooperative structure and unique funding mechanism to support agriculture and rural communities. The Damrons, member-borrowers of Central Texas Farm Credit, were among 20 agricultural pro…

ABILENE, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with Abilene Fire Department, is hosting a celebration in honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday and his wildfire prevention message. The event will be held Friday, Aug. 9, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at Nelson Park Festival Gardens, 2070 …

Business

CONROE, Texas, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXB) ( “Spirit”), the holding company for Spirit of Texas Bank, announced today that it is acquiring through a series of mergers Chandler Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Citizens State Bank (together, “…

CONROE, Texas, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXB) (“Spirit” or the “Company”), the bank holding company of Spirit of Texas Bank, SSB, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the …

Under the headline “Powell’s Message To Congress: Rate Cut Is Likely Coming Soon,” the AP (7/10, Crutsinger) reported that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in the Fed’s semiannual report to Congress, “point[ed] to a weaker global economy, rising trade tensions and chronically low infl…

Politics

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U.S. Representative Mike Conaway attracted a good crowd for his Town Hall Meeting last Wednesday at the Depot/Chamber on South Austin. Questions from the audience included sales of assault rifles, the impact of the internet (violent video games) on the minds of young people, and questions co…

Life & Style

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(StatePoint) There’s no good reason to wait until the new year to focus on self-improvement. There’s also no excuse. September is Self-Improvement Month, and a fine time to learn a new skill, take up an old hobby or set a goal.

A&E

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Sunday August 11 from 6-8pm the Comanche FFA Booster Club will be hosting our Ice Cream Social. Please feel free to make your favorite homemade ice cream and meet our new Ag Teachers, Mr. Berry and Mr. Killen. We will be signing up students for FFA.

Obituaries

Robert “Tooter” Spruill, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in De Leon, Texas.

George O. Fletcher, 95, of Glen Rose, TX, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday July 22, 2019. A graveside service, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday July 27, 2019 at the Mercer’s Gap Cemetery in Comanche County, The family will …

Norma Jean Wilson passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, in Stephenville.