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For a staycation visit Downing! Aline Quenon of Azle, Texas contacted our offices about a renewal for The Comanche Chief. She is 93 and was originally from Downing, Texas. Downing, on State Highway 16 ten miles northeast of Comanche in northern Comanche County, was founded in the early 1880s…

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A 100 lb. blacktip shark was caught by Trenton Best and Nathan Wright of Comanche in Port Aransas, Texas over the weekend. They were deep sea fishing with the Dolphin Docks guide service.

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Drive-ins are a signature program for Tribeca; they have been a part of festival programming since the beginning 20 years ago. The series will take place each weekend (Thursday through Sunday) throughout the summer, beginning on July 2, 2020 and running through August 2, 2020. In appreciatio…

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System is forecast to lift out to the northeast between Thursday and Friday, opening the door for more concentrated dust to fill the skies over East Texas Friday or Friday night into Saturday. Like it has in the Caribbean, the dust is expected to bring reduced visibility and poor air quality…

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As COVID-19-related restrictions around the state are lifted, more travelers are expected to take to Texas roadways for summer trips. TxDOT encourages all travelers to make sure part of their trip planning includes learning and following COVID-19 safety measures as required by destinations, …

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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition from the 11th District of Texas. Rhesa Key, a Junior from Wall High School, took First Place with “My Window to the Sky,” an art piece done with Prisma colored pencil…

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The views from Lake Proctor this weekend. Proctor Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir along the Leon River located in Comanche County. Proctor Lake Dam and the reservoir are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was officially impounded in 1963, and serves t…

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(NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.) June 4, 2020 – In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas, on June 6, Natural Bridge Caverns will open ‘ALL’ attractions including their newest, “Twisted Trails Adventure Course.” Twisted Trails was originally completed and had its grand opening…

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Comyn, on Farm Road 1496 in eastern Comanche County, was settled about 1875. The community was first called Theney for W. F. Matheney, who operated a trading post. In 1881, when the Texas Central Railroad built through the town and opened a depot there, the community’s name was changed to Co…

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Reader LeAnn Murphy Russell was in The Comanche Chief and we asked if she saw the Hwy 36th Memorial Marker that was in a previous paper. She did and she in turn asked us if we veered off the highway in Lamkin to see the “ghost town.” (One of us here at the Chief had, one had not!) Lamkin, on…

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The Comanche County Historical Museum will have to open later due to its MET workers not being able to return due to the numbers of covid-19 in Comanche County. The board regrets to announce that the museum will not be able to open until July 1st.

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The social distance historical marker scavenger hunt began at the Comanche town square. Several markers are posted in the city limits; places one may never take the time to really stop and read. Pictured (somewhat clockwise) is the McCrary House at Brennan’s Tasting Room, the Calaboose and R…

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