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The Trunk or Treat will take place around the Comanche County Courthouse Square, Comanche Square and surrounding businesses in Comanche on Halloween Day, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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The 58th annual Dudley Bros. Bull Sale took place on October 3, 2019. Bulls went to all parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Several local Comanche buyers took home bulls from the sale.

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It is once again time for the Holiday Classic; this year will mark the 28th Annual Holiday Classic Beef, Lamb, Goat and Swine Clinic and Prospect Show. This year’s Holiday Classic will be November 2-3rd, at the Belton County Expo in Belton. The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are …

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Tuesday, October 1st, at the Texas State Capital building south steps there was a celebration marking the 100th year of the pecan tree being the State Tree of Texas. This was planned to be in advance of the pecan harvest and should bring attention to pecans – the best nut in the world. The e…

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This 7x6 trophy elk was harvested on opening day by Rosa Lopez Millsap of Stephenville on September 20, 2019 in Wyoming where Rosa was the first female hunter to bag a bull elk on the Triangle X Ranch in Moose, Wyoming. Her sister, Diane Lopez, said, “Congratulations, Sissy. I’m so proud of you!”

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Come to learn about Comanche’s agricultural heritage at the Comanche County Pow-Wow Tractor and Engine Show. A small but very important part of the 38th annual Comanche County Pow-Wow is the Tractor and Engine Show. It will be on Saturday, September 28th and will feature tractors, engines an…

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The beef cattle industry is big business in Comanche County and accounted for approximately $57,90500.00 in beef sales in 2018 in the county. That number includes calves, value added stocker cattle, cull cows and breeding cattle. Comanche ranks in the top ¼ of counties in the state for beef …

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Southwest Dairy Days set Nov. 7 at T&K Dairy near Snyder

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Adam Russell | Sep 19, 2019 Wheat plantings are underway in the Texas Wheat Belt, and the expectation is for fewer acres and increased production. One big question will be whether producers graze their acres out or go to grain due to poor grain prices.

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Due to some better contracts, peanut acreage while nothing like historic levels was up in Comanche County considerably this year. Cotton acreage has leveled off and stayed around that 5400-acre level the last few years. Thus, becoming a regular crop for many producers. I am hoping better pea…

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AUSTIN – While most Texans are sweltering under a brutal August heat wave, savvy dove hunters will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before the Sept. 1 season opener.

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The rainfall and somewhat cooler temperatures have coincided with opening day of dove season this year. The extra water may disperse the birds away from waterholes, but everyone will enjoy hunting with temperatures in the low 90’s rather than the low 100’s. Predictions for Central Texas are …

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The announcements went out late last week, the National FFA Organization will award five Comanche FFA members the highest degree awarded in the FFA. Westin Abbey, Kaili Gaines, Frank Moerman, Billy Scheller, and Wyatt Welch will be awarded their American FFA Degree’s Saturday November 2, 201…

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This year’s State 4-H Horse Show was held in College Station. The State Show is a very competitive event made-up of the best horsemen and ladies from across the state. Local Comanche youth took some top honors at this year’s show. McKinnzey Hidrogo took 6th place in goat tying and 12 in the …

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With the temperatures above 100 and very dry conditions it is hard to be thinking about planting small grains. However, now is the time to be getting ready to plant if small grains are in your future for potential winter and spring grazing or hay and silage production. Small grains serve as …

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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday, Aug. 15.

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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AUSTIN – Hunters looking for a new opportunity or simply a change of scenery this fall are urged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,000 permits in 51 hunt categories.

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Pecan weevils are a major pest for both commercial pecan production and backyard pecan producers in Comanche and surrounding counties. Soil type and soil moisture conditions dictate the emergence of adult weevils as much as anything. Hard soil will delay emergence of the weevil. Under normal…

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AUSTIN— The 23rd annual Great Texas Birding Classic (GTBC) has wrapped up another year and the winners of the largest and longest bird-watching competition in the United States have chosen 10 conservation projects to award grant funds. Grants range in amount to $1,000 to $10,000.

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The very common Junebug found in Texas is the adult stage of the white grub. There are over 100 varieties of May or June beetles in Texas and few cause a major economic loss to crops and horticulture plants but some can be damaging to turfgrass. The white grub, also known as a grubworm feeds…

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