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AUSTIN –The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), which licenses water well drillers and water well pump installers, urges landowners to cap or plug any abandoned or deteriorated water wells on their property. An estimated 150,000 abandoned or deteriorated water wells statewid…

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Gardens and grocers are brimming with ripe, delicious tomatoes. Eat them chopped, sliced, or skewered.

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Of all lettuces, this pale green variety (also called head lettuce) is the least nutritious, providing only very small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. On the positive side, like all lettuces, iceberg is very low in calories (8 per cup, chopped) and its high water content may help f…

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Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

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The phrase “Best if Used By” helps clarify that the date label is about quality, not safety, and that if stored properly, products do not necessarily have to be discarded after the date.

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If you’ve ever had a vegetable garden, particularly one that included a zucchini plant, you know how easy it is to get bogged down with a lot of zucchini — like pounds and pounds of zucchini — and how fast it can happen.

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Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.

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One of the best things about springtime is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables..Since many of us have a hard time getting the

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

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Each year, the UT Dallas community comes together to celebrate sustainability and environmental practices through interactive and educational events and programs during Earth Week. With the assistance of valued partners, Earth Week is brought to UT Dallas by the Office of Student Volunteeris…

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Spring has arrived and Easter morning will be here before we know it. Families nationwide will be in their yards and seeking perfect Easter photo opportunity. Get your lawn in shape with a few tips from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), is an international trade association repre…

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

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National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees.

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Reports say the wildflowers in Texas will be the best they’ve seen in ten years due to rains at the appropriate time throughout the year. We here at The Chief are excited to announce our annual Wildflower Photo Contest.

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TEXAS BLUEBONNETS are popping up all over and will continue to become more abundant as the Spring days go on. Welcome, Spring!

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Due to the importance of agriculture in the county the majority of the educational programs offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service are agriculture based. However, for those of you who are interested in keeping your yard and landscape looking good we do have an excellent prog…

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“A huge thank you to the nine vendors who braved the weather. See yall next month with at least double the vendors and hopefully warmer, dryer weather!” Carmen Anderson, event host.

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For those for with a palette for fresh veggies and local produce, the 2019 opening day for the Comanche Farmer’s Market is this Saturday, March 2. The event, as always will be held in historic downtown Comanche but with new hours 9 am till noon.

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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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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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COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 4, 2019 – Deciding to crate train your dog is a great way to start the new year. It can reduce household stress, help with housebreaking a puppy, and improve overall dog behavior.

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Story Time is still going on every Wednesday at 10 am here at the Library. The kiddos enjoy songs with Doris Pyburn, stories with Miss Linda and craft time with Miss Linda and then a tasty snack. All of this takes about 45 minutes and we ask that an adult stay with your child. Doris comes up…

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Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

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Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light an…

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The Comanche Chamber of Commerce Holiday Homes Tour is set for Saturday, December 8. One home on the tour will be the home of Kyle and Pana Riley. John and Helen Williams built the home at 502 Apache Trail in 1985. This English cottage style home will feature their collection of snowmen. Pic…

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Certain foods can cause major problems with your drains by clogging them up. Keep your drains and your kitchen in tip top shape by remembering not to pour these things down the drain (even if you have a garbage disposal!)

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The Celebrate Doilies exhibit features histories of people who crocheted doilies, plus quilts that showcase doilies and other vintage needlework. Some of the doily stories are about crocheters from Comanche and Comanche County. The show will be at the 4 North Event Center, 122 N. Austin Stre…

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SUBMITTED BY DIANNA MAYFIELD: Over the years I have made many quilts but this king size Texas Quilt is one of my favorites. Several years ago I made three of these quilts, one for my son in law, daughter in law, and one to keep. Each one is the same but different in that fabric placements ar…

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Submitted by Lou Puckett: Years ago I began collection pieces of embroidered work; scarfs, dollies and pillowcases. Some were embroidered by family members and friends; others I purchased at antique stores, estate and garage sales. They represent an era of by-gone days, some as old as the 19…

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