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The Comanche County Art Association will meet Tuesday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lindsey Building, 404 E. Cedar Avenue, Comanche. Our demonstrator will be Paula Vaughn. Paula is a long time member of the Comanche Co. Art Association and chairman of the Pow Wow Art Show. She has held nu…

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Texas Civil Rights Project attorney Hani Mirza will present a talk about Voter Suppression in Rural Areas, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the De Leon Senior Citizens Center, 133 N. Ball Park Loop, De Leon. All are welcome to attend this free event. Hosted by the Democrats…

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The Comanche High School Junior Class will be hosting a pulled pork supper with all the fixings on January 24th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Comanche High School Commons. The $6 meal will include a sandwich, chips, a cookie and a drink.

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Are you registered to vote? If you are not, the last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 3, 2020. In the months of December 2019 and January 2020 over 9,000 Voter Registration Certificate/Cards were mailed to Comanche County registered voters – …

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Good morning Comanche County! Over 9000 voter registration cards have been mailed in the mass mail out done in December 2019; a smaller mailout was done this week so if you are a registered voter and have not received a new card by January 24th, 2020 please give us a call or come and see us.

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If there’s anything that can make cracking open a box of fresh Girl Scout Cookies even better, it’s knowing that you’ve contributed to helping Girl Scouts learn the skills they need to succeed in life and make the world a better place.

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Kevin Wilson, a director at the Comanche County Historical Museum, has stepped up to the plate and is in charge of the Implement Room. Kevin is working on an antique printer that came from Bonsor’s Print Shop- one that he used to run after his family bought the business! The Implement Room h…

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It's tax paying time and I hope most of you have already paid your taxes. If not, you have until January 31st before penalties and interest are added to your tax bill. It's alarming to me how many residents and business owners have difficulty paying their property taxes. Most of the time it …

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The annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet is scheduled for Monday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Copperas Bend Event Center. Tickets will be $25 each which include a catered dinner, networking opportunities and an evening of awards and entertainment.

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Darwin Dickerson has been the Public Works Director for the City of Comanche for the last 25 years and prior to that for 17 years he worked for the Public Works Department doing daily jobs working from the bottom up until being promoted to Director. Totaling 42 years of experience in the dep…

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On Tuesday, January 7, the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call west of town. Land was burning near the Prater gravel pit.

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Clint Welch, Director of Purchasing, Durham-Ellis Pecan Company, presented $2,250 checks to both the local Salvation Army and Santa’s Helpers. The monies given to these two worthy organizations came from proceeds from last Saturday’s sales at Durham Retail Store located on U.S. Highway 377E,…

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Santa’s Helpers closed out the 37th year of service to area families and seniors by gifting Christmas food and presents to 150 participants. Distribution day saw up to 12 walk in clients hoping to receive help and until press time, the group was continuing to help others in area in need of C…

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On Friday, December 20, 2019 the bodies of Ms. Adriana Emma Mariscal Rocha, age 39; and her son, Alex Rocha Serrano, age 19 were found at a home near the block of E. Walcott Ave and Hall St. in Comanche. The City of Comanche are investigating these deaths as a homicide. In addition to the Co…

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The Texas Historical Commission recently designated Stag Creek Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. This distinction means the cemetery has been legally recorded through the Texas Historic Cemetery Preservation Program, an important step in ensuring its preservation.

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SureGrow Ag Products, Inc. 20 years of Business honors its employees. Pictured l-r, Randy Stephens, owner, Jill Cotten, employed for 20 years, Weldon Alexander, employed for 20 years, Clayton Kirby, employed for 10 years, Rick Kniskern, employed for 10 years and Kris Stephens, owner.

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Santa Claus and the Comanche High School Auto Tech and Robotics classes visited De Leon Nursing Home on Thursday, December 12 and Western Hills on Monday, December 16. Santa and the students handed out wool socks to each of the residents in De Leon and Comanche nursing facilities. The studen…

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Several Scouts and volunteers finished three quarters of the planned Disc Golf Course at the Comanche City Park this Saturday, December 14. This project is an Eagle Scout project by Yancy Tandy Perkins partnering with the City of Comanche, Boy Scout Troop 67 and the park enhancement group (PEG.)

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The 2019 Christmas Recital by Tally Toes Dance Studio was held Saturday, December 14 at the Comanche High School Commons. Pictured are the students from Tally Toes in their Christmas costumes

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The home was a total loss to a fire on Friday, December 13. The house is approximately two miles East of Comanche on Highway 377. The cause of the fire was deemed electrical. Firefighter Ryan Oyler and other volunteer firefighters were on the scene. Oyler said they were on the scene for abou…

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The City of Comanche reports a sales tax rebate decrease for December. The net payment for December 2019 is $80,137.32, down 6.07% compared to the payment the prior year of $85,317.21. The payment to the City of Comanche year to date is $890,924.32. Last year at this time it was $887,260.93.

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The Comanche County Historical Museum has live music, children singing and ornament making opportunities last Saturday at their Open House. And the food spread was amazing as always! Parents~ be sure and visit the museum while the kids are on Christmas break.

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Pictured are young people ice skating at the Comanche Community Center last Christmas season in Comanche, “Christmas Skates” by Tomorrow’s Memories Foundation. All Comanche youth can skate free; children from outside Comanche County only pay $3.00 and all adults pay $5.00. It is open Friday,…

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Community service a huge part of 4-H! At the last meeting of the Newburg 4-H Club the youth voted to repeat the Christmas service project from last year. They will be putting together goody bags for the Senior Citizen Center to hand out during their Christmas party and meal deliveries. They …

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There are 75 to 100 Census jobs still available right here in Comanche County. Pay in this county starts at $15 per hour and .57 cents per mile for mileage. The Census is also hiring in Sidney, Gustine, De Leon and surrounding counties.

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Members of the Comanche County Art Association met at the Harvest Restaurant Sunday, December 8, to enjoy a fine buffet lunch and fellowship. After the meal members had a short meeting in which Susan Stepp was awarded the Golden Bear Award. The Golden Bear Award is presented every year to a …

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The Comanche Chamber of Commerce is again hosting their annual Christmas Tour of Homes, Sunday, December 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Candidate for U.S. Representative District 11, August Pfluger visited Comanche on Friday, December 6. He walked around the square before coming inside The Chief for a little chat. Top priorities for Pfluger are national security, protecting agriculture values and promoting energy independenc…

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The Comanche County Historical Museum celebrates another year of preserving history of Comanche County and its families. To thank the community for their support of the Museum the public is invited to its annual Christmas Party / Open House Saturday, December 7 at 1 to 4p.m. Refreshments wil…

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Light Up Comanche was well attended and visitor’s enjoyed free smores, free hot cocoa, extraordinary Christmas lights and music and picture taking opportunities galore. Pictured are Macey and Lillie Airhart from Sherman, Texas with the Grinch.

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Just this week, Santa Claus told the Comanche Chief that he wants the newspaper to collect your letters from the Comanche Area! Santa requested that children begin writing their letters to Santa now so that they can be published in The Comanche Chief and then forwarded to him at the North Po…

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You are invited to the “Open House” this Thursday, December 5, at 6:00 pm for “Gateway of Hope” on 111 S. Austin (Reunion Center). This meeting will include guest speaker, Rachel Hackman as she gives her powerful testimony and how the Lord has empowered her to take her tragedy to triumph. Th…

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Warm your heart this winter season by donating a new blanket! Comanche Early Childhood Center along with Cima Abstract and Mazurek, Belden & Burke Law Firm are sponsoring a blanket drive for our Head Start families. Drop a new blanket by 200 E. Highland or 207 N. Austin. Warm your heart …

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This beautiful, historic, turn-of-the-century home built in 1898, owned by Travis and Rebecca Conley, is located on the corner of West Walcott Avenue and North Austin Street (Highway 16 N). It sits in an old pecan orchard on a tree-filled lot. This home was recently restored and boasts origi…

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