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Revitalize Sipe Springs continues to rev up! Drive out that way to get a good before picture. Imagine, as you drive around the ghost town, that thousands of people especially oil men frequented the streets and businesses in the early nineteen-hundreds. Do you recognize any of these men in th…

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This hotel’s stood downtown Sipe Springs in an era gone by. Maybe your grandparents or great-grandparents visited Sipe Springs before it was abandoned so many years ago. Be aware of our County and its history!

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Linda Pelon, an anthropologist and educator with research specialty in Texas frontier history and Comanche Indian land use in Texas, spoke to a large study group of representatives from surrounding communities from cities that will be a part of the Trail when completed. Communities participa…

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Archeologist will be excavating in the Barnett Clovis Field September 25th and 26th. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has marked more than one hundred sites to be explored in a 14-acre sand field on Chambers Creek which is a tributary of the Pecan Bayou close to the Colorado River.

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Entertainment is always a large part of the fun and excitement of the Comanche County Pow-Wow. Not only for the thousands of visitors each day at the family friendly event, but for the many vendors, barbecue cookers, car show participant and the other entertainers, too!

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The Comanche County Pow-Wow is September 25 and 26, 2021 at the Comanche City Park. Enjoy these photos from the 2019 Pow-Wow to entice you to plan your visit!

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Quanah Parker Day at the Comanche County Historical Museum was celebrated with a number of visitors last Saturday, September 11. The second Saturday in September in Texas is Quanah Parker Day. Pictured are Lee White, a Native American Indian and Museum Board member and Rod Corpus, a Comanche…

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Comanche residents Jeremy and Julie Holmsley are celebrating the birth of their first child, Rocky Dale Holmsley. Rocky was born on at 1:40 pm on August 25th in Brownwood. He was 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 20 inches long. Rocky is the 8th generation of the Holmsley family to reside in Comanche County.

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The Cottonwood Country Musicals are coming back. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 24th. The musical will be held at the Cottonwood Community Center. A meal will be available for sale in the kitchen at 5:00 pm. The cost of the meal is $10. That includes King Ranch casserole, salad, d…

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No wall in Alpine is safe from artists. The town is loaded with murals. And a dedicated group of mural lovers figured out unique ways to pay for them. One of the 30 or so murals in Alpine is near the Sul Ross campus and shows the history of the Texas Rangers.

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On Saturday, September 11, the Comanche County Historical Museum will be celebrating Quanah Parker Day beginning at 10 a.m. In 2019 Texas Governor Greg Abbott designated the second Saturday in September as Quanah Parker Day. Quanah Parker (1850-1911), son of Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parke…

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Saturday, September 11th is Quanah Parker day at the Comanche County Historical Museum. Quanah Parker artifacts and other memorabilia will be on display with several Quanah Parker books for sale. Quanah Parker, last great chief of the Comanche Indians, had strong ties to Houston and Anderson…

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Saturday night, Comanche’s own Patty and Sam Cunningham were a part of the movie premiere featured at the Lyric Theater in Brownwood. “Tales From the Chuck Wagon” is a film by Jason Watson in association with the Jeff Gore Ministries. The film premiered at the Lyric Theatre in Brownwood on S…

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Howard Burttschell, accompanied by son Daryl, came for a visit to PAR last week. “First thing Dad did when we drove up to the Pro Shop was to walk to the first green,” Daryl said. The only remaining original PAR Board Member, C.M. Caraway, remembered the long hours and great effort put in by…

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The Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon Cutting for the Comanche Dics Golf Course at the Comanche City Park last week. Pictured are Chamber Directors Tonna Clemons, Denise Imiola, Boy Scout Scoutmaster Brent McDonald, Chamber Director Allen Wendt, PEG Member Sam Cunningham, Chamber Director …

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The second annual Howdy Fest will be August 14 at PAR Country Club. Howdy Fest is a golf tournament, cook off, Top Golf and live music event to raise money for some worthwhile causes.

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Pam Blackstock will perform at the Comanche County Cowboy Church this Sunday, August 15 during their morning services at 10 am.

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A great time was had by all! The 2nd Comanche County Art Association “Painting for Fun” was held on July 28th. Susan Stepp and Paula Vaughn directed the sessions for the day. There was a morning session for kids that had fifteen participants. They got to choose between two versions of a gira…

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The De Leon Peach and Melon Festival and Tractor Pull 2021 is in full swing. Be sure to visit this weekend’s activities! The festival is over 100 years running. There is fun for the whole family including a tractor pull, nightly carnival, merchant and food Vendors, entertainment and a parade.

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This Saturday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is the monthly Comanche Market. The Comanche Market is free and held almost every first Saturday of the month on the Comanche County Courthouse Square. Come enjoy the outdoor market with a wide variety of vendors. Come and discover handmad…

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Jerry Norris recently donated this book, “Blazing the Way,” to Bobby Lane at the Comanche County Historical Museum. “Blazing the Way” compiled by Eulalia Nabers Wells recorded tales of Comanche County Pioneers. The first edition was printed in 1948 with a subsequent printing in 1996 by the m…

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