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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…

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The Life Enrichment program at Rising Star Nursing and Rehabilitation is about so much more than just Bingo as seen in these photos of residents snapping fresh black eyed peas brings. Our residents had a great time reminiscing the memories of their childhoods while snapping peas for lunch.

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BE IT REMEMBERED That the Commissioners’ Court of Comanche County, Texas met in a Regular Meeting on the 12th day of August, 2019 with the following members present: Judge Stephanie L. Davis, presiding; Gary “Corky” Underwood, Commissioner Precinct #1; Russell Gillette, Commissioner Precinct…

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Congratulations to the Comanche and De Leon Museums, The Mercantile, The Soda Shop and Revitalize Comanche. They entered a float in the Peach & Melon Festival that won First Place! Tommy Alford was on the float with the watermelon slicer and Boy Scout Troop 67 and some local CHS graduate…

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On a wall in the Comanche County Historical Museum the story of the Captain James and Susannah Cunningham family is told in the following series of pictures. It is an amazing story of a family legacy.

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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…

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Texas State Senator Dr. Dawn Buckingham was well received at her last Wednesday Town Hall Meeting with a near-full room full of interested citizens. She began her presentation with, “Of all the towns we visit, Comanche has the best Christmas decorations!” Representing a very large district, …

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Comanche City Pool lifeguards have had a fun summer, still several weekends left before the pool closes! The Comanche City Pool lifeguards celebrated the season with a private pool party on Sunday, August 11. Pool manager Jennifer Dirickson and assistant manager Caden Jones planned special e…

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

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The Comanche County Historical Society & Museum, Inc. is pleased to announce the second annual ‘Kid’s Day at the Old Museum!’ to be held Saturday, August 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is located west of Bayer Motor Company at 402 Moorman Rd.

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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.

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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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There will be a free Community Education Program on Wednesday, August 7 from noon to 1pm about Hip Replacement Options and Arthritis Treatment Options with guest speaker John Masterson, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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Brownwood, Texas – Backpacks, pencils and notebooks are filling up the aisles in stores all over Texas, reminding us that a new school year is just around the corner. The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for most children, but it can also lead to more reports of child abu…

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The 2018-2019 4-H year is coming to a close and the new year is about to get started.

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Starting this Friday, August 9 through midnight Sunday, August 11, you can buy most clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100 and you can buy up to 10) tax-free from a store in Texas or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

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On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a three vehicle crash occurred on US 281 approximately 1.5 miles north of Hico. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to the scene. A 2019 Volvo truck-tractor semi-trailer (TTST) was traveling north bound. A 2015 Fre…

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The Texas Historical Commission has recognized Sand Hill Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it a Texas Historic Cemetery Designation. The designation honors Sand Hill Cemetery as an important and educational part of Comanche County history.

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For those for with a palette for fresh veggies and local produce, the 2019 August Comanche Farmer’s Market is this Saturday, August 3. The event, as always, will be held in historic downtown Comanche with hours 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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The Blanket Volunteer Fire Department Annual Hamburger Supper will be Tuesday, August 6th from 5 to 7 pm at the Blanket ISD Cafeteria.

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Brenda Dickey, District Clerk, was presented with six indictments returned by the Comanche County Grand Jury on July 23, 2019. They are:

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A big thank you to Comanche County Juvenile Probation Officers Margaret Estrada and Doran Belknap and their crew for helping around Old Cora and the Comanche County Courthouse. The crew cleaned up some dead shrubs and weeds around Old Cora and will begin painting the guard rails around the C…

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Sydnee Diaz is the 2019 Texas State FFA Breakaway Roping Champion. She competed at the Texas State FFA Rodeo on July 15 and 16, in Alvarado, Texas. Sydnee won a $1,000 scholarship from Texas FFA and also a buckle. She is a senior this year and attends Sidney High School. Sydnee is the daught…

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BE IT REMEMBERED That the Commissioners’ Court of Comanche County, Texas met in a Regular Meeting on the 22nd day of July, 2019 with the following members present: Judge Stephanie L. Davis, presiding; Gary “Corky” Underwood, Commissioner Precinct #1; Russell Gillette, Commissioner Precinct #…

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Time is truly a relative concept. Adults often wish for time to relax, want more time to accomplish our goals, and wonder what has happened to our time the older we get. But children experience time much differently. Can you remember being 8 years old and waiting for your birthday, which you…

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