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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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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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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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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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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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The historic Fleming Oak tree that sits near the southwest corner of the Comanche County Courthouse Square got a much needed trim on Saturday, July 13.

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Rick Mang and his wife Liz have recently moved to Comanche and will serve FUMC here. Rick’s ministry experience includes pastor at First United Methodist Church in Crowley, Hewitt, Godley and Palo Pinto/Graford and Senior Associate Pastor at the First United Methodist Churches in Grapevine a…

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The City of Comanche reports a sales tax rebate decrease for July. The net payment for July 2019 is $69,431.19, down 9.33% compared to the payment the prior year of $76,579.94. The payment to the City of Comanche year to date is $495,050.94. Last year at this time it was $497,568.92.

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The Comanche Dairy Queen is hosting a free swim day at the Comanche City Pool on July 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will also be $1 hot dogs and other treats. And maybe the Dairy Queen Curly Top will make an appearance.

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Tommy Gibson has been chosen by the City of Comanche Council to fill the empty councilmember seat that was previously held by Robert Cobb. Cobb stepped down early this year. Gibson, a longtime resident of Comanche and a graduate of Comanche High School, and has held leadership rolls for vari…

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Historic home at 401 N Elm Street began its journey to the country on Tuesday to the Sipe Springs community, Comanche County, Texas from its original location in Comanche where it was built by the late W. C. (Clyde) and Virginia House in the late 1920s. Family members and old timers in Coman…

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A “Universe of Stories” were told at this year’s Story Hour sponsored by the Comanche Study Club and hosted by the Comanche Public Library! The first—and subsequent Story Hours-- held each Wednesday in June boasted almost 100 children each time.

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Kelly Davis, Assistant Chief of the Comanche Police Department recently graduated from the Leadership Command College - Class 84 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. The program, taught by a consortium of universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators…

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The City of Comanche announces that bulk items will now be picked up every Thursday for all residential customers. Please have your one bulk item and two trash bags out to the curb on Wednesday night or before 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Please do not place your bulk item in the cart. Your poly…

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The Comanche First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will next week, Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11. The theme is “To Mars and Beyond.” Come explore where God’s power can take you at FUMC VBS at 217 East Grand in Comanche. Ages 4 through 5th grade. Registration is Monda…

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Introducing Jessica Lopez, Comanche Police Department’s newest police officer. She was sworn in at 11:00 am on June 26, 2019 by Chief Bruce Bradshaw. Jessica is a recent graduate of the Concho Valley Council of Governments Regional Police Academy. She is beginning her field training and will…

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The Comanche City Pool located at the entrance to the Comanche City Park has several new and different events plan for summer 2019.

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On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Comanche Police Department responded to a major accident in the 300 block of East Central Avenue. Callers reported the accident involved a motorcycle and its rider injured. Officers arrived on scene and observed a motorcycle laying on…

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The 20th Community Rehab Project was held successfully during the week of June 9 - 14. More than 294 volunteers completed renovations including painting, roofing, siding, wheelchair ramps, and windows on 18 homes during the week. Other volunteers worked in food preparation, delivery, and oth…

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This past Saturday the Comanche Youth Council hosted its first Annual Adult Softball Tournament. The tournament was comprised of four teams with a champion crowned at the end. Homeruns came at a cost with $5 paid at home plate with each homerun or a $20 infinite homerun band paid before hand…

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The City of Comanche reports a sales tax rebate increase for June. The net payment for June 2019 is $66,552.31, up 4.72% compared to the payment the prior year of $63,547.09. The payment to the City of Comanche year to date is $425,619.75. Last year at this time it was $420,988.98.

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The AA open meetings are on at noon on Monday and Wednesdays at the Hope Lutheran Church located at 300 Cedar in Comanche. Contact number is 325-356-5880.

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The Comanche First United Methodist Church’s Rummage Sale will be Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. FUMC is located at 217 E. Grand Ave. We have a little bit of everything. Come see us in the gym on Friday, June 21st from 7am to 3pm and Saturday June 22nd from 9am to 1pm. Don’t wait as th…

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The Comanche Lion’s Club announces its new officers. Pictured are President Eddy Parker, Secretary Treasurer Ronnie Clifton and Vice President Gary Bear. The mission of Lion’s Club is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote inter…

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The Comanche Central Appraisal District (CAD) has sent property owners the 2019 Notice of Appraised Value. DO NOT DELAY opening any mail you receive from the CAD because there may be deadlines imposed. The Notice of Appraised Value is NOT A BILL. It is a report of the 2019 appraised value of…

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The 20th year of the Community Rehab Project in Comanche and county kicked off this week. Several volunteers were up early and hard at work this Tuesday morning repairing homes. Pictured above are volunteers at a home in Comanche on S. Houston St. and below on S. Austin St. which is designat…

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Window Decorating Contest winners: 1st place The Comanche Mercantile: Deb Scoville, 2nd place Unique Antiques & Collectables: Paula Stephens and 3rd place Kirkland Barber Shop: Elizabeth Diaz

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First place in the parade was Carolyn Gaines, second place in the parade was Randy Magers and third was Centro de Adoracion y Alabanza.

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Partial results from the Comanche Rodeo include Adolfo Delatorre and Dodge Hare for winning the Comanche Team Roping competition part of the Rodeo Friday night. Junior Tie Down winner was McCoy Magin and Rowdy Quattlebaum won second place. Senior Tie Down winner was Jaden Moore and second pl…

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Pictured is Shye Pate, heading and Dodge Hare, heeling took home the big money for the Kid’s Roping. The Comanche Mercantile hosted a stick horse race during the festivities on the historic downtown. There were several kids that came out to race their supremely trained stick horses and the w…