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The Comanche Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Jams in June again this year. It will be held every Thursday in June at 6:00 p.m. on the north side of the Comanche County Courthouse. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy the live music. The social distancing guidelines will be follo…

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A giant American flag was attached to one of Willis Towing’s boom trucks this weekend on the south side of the historic square. A floral wreath was place on the steps on the courthouse Monday to honor the fallen. The wreath was placed there by the Comanche Noon Lions Club.

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Covid, Pandemic, and Quarantine seem to be the buzz words of today, and while we have all been trying to abide by our new social standards, the Comanche Chamber of Commerce has been working hard for you. From the Food Truck Rodeo to the Pow Wow things continue to be very unusual.

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The Spirit of Texas Bank is opening back up its lobby doors to the public. They request that customers stay six feet apart and that you do not enter their lobby if: you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, have been exposed to someone that has COVID-19 in the last 14 days, …

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The Comanche County Art Association will meet Tuesday, May 26, 6:00 P.M. at the Lindsey Building, 404 E. Cedar Ave. in Comanche. Due to COVID—19 restrictions, March and April meetings were cancelled. Several of the CCAA members have expressed their delight at being able to get out and see th…

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We are all going through uncertain times right now, but how even more uncertain is the life of a young pregnant woman with no other place to turn. We are giving these young women and their babies hope for the future. GOHC provides a safe nurturing home where these ladies can become strong, i…

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Comanche County Judge Stephanie Davis administers the Oath of Office to returning Councilmembers Jeffrey Jacinto and Tommy Gibson in the May 18th City Council meeting at the Comanche Economic Development Office in historic downtown Comanche.

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Comanche Mayor Mary Boyd presents Kevin Burch, outgoing councilmember with certificate of recognition. Burch said, “It has been a pleasure and a honor to serve the City of Comanche Council for all these years.” Burch served on the council for four years and also served as the Comanche Fire M…

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Robert Cobb, was sworn in by Comanche County Judge Stephanie Davis as the newest councilmember at the Comanche City Council meeting held on Monday evening, May 11, 2020. Cobb had been a long time member of the city council until stepping down from his seat in early 2019. He takes the seat of…

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The Comanche City Council met Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. May 11, 2020 for a called meeting with an amended agenda, followed by another meeting with new council member, Robert Cobb, present. They met in the Council chambers at the EDC Building at 115 West Grand Avenue.

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On May 6, 2020 the Comanche ISD Board of Trustees named Daron Worrell as the Lone Finalist for the superintendent position of Comanche ISD.  Mr. Worrell will be coming to Comanche from Rocksprings ISD where he is currently the superintendent.  He was hired there in the summer of 2018. Before…

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Elizabeth Diaz and her husband Rudy have spent this time off remodeling their new building at 123 West Grand formerly and still known as Kirkland Barber Shop. During the remodel Elizabeth wrote in jest, “I hereby declare my building Kirkland Museum of Natural Science and Barber Memorabilia. …

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A steady stream of customers and a large vendor turnout made for an active Comanche Market. Several of historic Comanche’s downtown merchants were open as well! This was the first community wide public event since the Coronavirus pandemic shut downs began in Comanche.

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During the week of May 3, 2020 a theft occurred at a residence in the 300 Blk of CR 300, in Comanche TX. The items stolen from the residence included; a Stihl line trimmer, a Stihl blower, and a Dewalt impact driver

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The first fire was called in as an electric meter sparking. The Comanche Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene to find the conduit and weatherhead had come loose from the side of the house breaking over on top of the meter box. Inside of the meter box had burned and charred the wood siding.

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On Friday, May 1, 2020 the Comanche City Council met regarding the 2020 pool season. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 and extensive repairs that need to be done, the pool will not be open this season.

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WASHINGTON – Public housing authorities and Section 8 voucher programs in the Eastland County area received several federal grants totaling $231,587 to help with coronavirus-related improvements and maintenance to local public housing programs, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The fund…

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As you have probably noticed, we have a new digital marquee in historic downtown Comanche. But what you may not know is that the “old” marquee has been relocated to the west side of Comanche to greet visitors from the parking lot of the Comanche Community Center. Please note the “new” marque…

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On the night of of April 26th 2020 a theft occurred at a residence in the 1400 Blk of Hwy 2247, in Comanche TX. The item stolen from the residence was a Simspon pressure washer. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact the Comanche County Crime Stoppers.

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During these challenging times, government and faith communities throughout Texas need to work together to love our neighbors and slow the spread of Coronavirus. To facilitate this collaboration, State and local governments must clearly articulate their directives aimed at mitigating spread …

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“For the Earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of The Lord as the waters cover the sea.” -Habakkuk 2:14 NIV

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While we are all stuck in our homes awaiting the end of the saga known as the coronavirus, some less scrupulous individuals have taken this opportunity to defraud the citizenry with various forms of scams and fraud. Some of these attempts will take the form of a robocall regarding a vaccine,…

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“We would like to identify the individuals in this picture and need your help! If you recognize anyone please let us know,” writes the Comanche County Historical Museum. The following is from Traces of Texas: “Traces of Texas reader T.G. Caraway was nice enough to share this dynamite photo o…

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Rick McNutt of Comanche brought this amazing Comanche County Boy Scout memorabilia from his family collection to The Comanche Chief. The name inscribed on the “Handbook for Scoutmasters” is Comanche Pioneer Jack Wheat. The second item is a Boy Scouts of America Official First Aid Kit.

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Saturday April 18 was Makenzie Keeter’s 9th birthday. Obviously with everything that is going on she could not have a traditional birthday party with her friends and family. Her friends and families decorated their cars with various banners wishing Makenzie a happy birthday as they did a dri…

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