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Comanche County Medical Center (CCMC) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) to improve the delivery of seasonal flu, Covid-19 and other vaccines to people living in rural communities in the CCMC s…

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Revitalize Sipe Springs continues to rev up! Drive out that way to get a good before picture. Imagine, as you drive around the ghost town, that thousands of people especially oil men frequented the streets and businesses in the early nineteen-hundreds. Do you recognize any of these men in th…

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The Gathering is a new, special, outdoor youth and praise event to be held at the Comanche City Park Pavilion #1 (the one in the middle of the park) on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

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Madison Davis, chairperson of the Comanche County Photography Show held in conjunction with the 40th annual Comanche County Pow-Wow reports a quality turnout for the photo show. Some of the counties finest photographers brought their most unique pictures for judging this year!

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This hotel’s stood downtown Sipe Springs in an era gone by. Maybe your grandparents or great-grandparents visited Sipe Springs before it was abandoned so many years ago. Be aware of our County and its history!

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The Sisters on the Fly will be calling Comanche home this weekend, October 8 through the 10! While most of the events are designed to entertain and welcome the group, the public can enjoy the trailers during the public Trailer Tours in historic downtown Comanche on Saturday, October 9 from 1…

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Comanche County residents woke up to heavy downpour Saturday morning, prompting one to think it would scare off the Comanche Market vendors. But as the rain tapered off, they opened up for business. About 15 vendors were selling delicious jellies, salsa, candles, wood crafts, beautiful appar…

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At this year’s Dudley Bros. Bull Sale scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12 noon at the ranch on U.S. Highway 67/377, two miles out of Comanche. Dudley Bros., the Dudley family will be celebrating their 60th year in the Registered Hereford business. One hundred twenty-five (125) bulls …

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Comanche County and the surrounding areas saw heavy downpours and some thunderstorm activity this week-- a welcome event to our drought stricken area. Some of the heaviest storms on September 30 prompted a CodeRED Weather Warning. Totals are unofficial and from the week of rain we are so tha…

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Joshua Clark brought these press plates from The Comanche Chief from January 1979. Clark was leveling his house and found them under the floor. The house on Duncan Street belonged to his grandparents and while he has no idea how they came across the plates, we here at The Comanche Chief alon…

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Jack Robertson sent us these amazing photos from the Five Spots Fire in Sidney that burned over 1,000 acres. He lives just across the road from the Pennington place and Round mountain. The long exposure shots of the fire earlier last week can be seen in color on our website www.TheComancheCh…

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Integral to the area’s healthcare system are county-wide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operated by the Comanche County Consolidated Hospital District with ambulances fully equipped with life-saving equipment and first responders with specialized training in paramedical emergency response.…

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Texas Motorcycle Roadriders Association held their second annual Motorcycle show on Sunday, September 26. Helping with the event were TMRA members Jean Hudgins, Skip Hollister and Bill and Kathy Wellman. Winners in the Sidecar division were 1st Ron Hopkins and Vic Reich and 2nd Elizabeth Dia…

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The Comanche County Antique Tractor and Engine Show was held on Saturday, September 25 in conjunction with the 40th annual Pow-Wow. The winner sleft to right are Larry Norris, Early, Texas- Best of Show Restored Tractor; Eddie Bennett, Comanche, Texas- Best of Show Unrestored Tractor and Jim…

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Linda Pelon, an anthropologist and educator with research specialty in Texas frontier history and Comanche Indian land use in Texas, spoke to a large study group of representatives from surrounding communities from cities that will be a part of the Trail when completed. Communities participa…

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The Central Texas Scholarship Pageant will be October 16 at the Comanche High School. The age divisions for this new pageant are Teenie Miss 1 to 3 year old, Tiny Miss 4 to 6 years old, Little Miss 7 to 9 years old Pre-Teen 10 to 12 years old, Teen 13 to 15 years old and Miss 16 to 18 years old.

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According to data from Comanche County officials the total active cases of Covid-19 is at 99 as of September 20, 2021. There has been a total of 2,297 positive Covid cases, 67 Covid related deaths, and 179 hospitalizations since March of 2020.

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The 60th anniversary Dudley Brothers bull sale will take place October 7, 2021. Bidding is available in person or through superior. Dudley Bros, www.dudleybros.com or call (325) 356-2284 or 325-642-0745.

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The Comanche County Car Club is gearing up for the 33rd annual Comanche County Car Show held in conjunction with the 40th annual Comanche County Pow-Wow on Saturday, September 25. The group met with Tuesday night at East Side Baptist for a meeting, meal and bag stuffing session. The group pl…

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Comanche, Texas – From September 15th – October 15th, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is once is salvaging and refurbishing bikes for children in our sister church. To donate an old bike, take to the Comanche High School Auto Tech Shop (one of the bay doors behind the HS!) Monetary donations are also needed for parts and tire tubes. Last time, the …

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Sipe Springs is the local county place to watch! History is going to be revealed to entice visitors that direction. Watch for more information each week as the project begins. Let’s remember our own county Ghost Town, Sipe Springs. Pictured are participants in the 81st Sipe Springs annual ho…

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Evans Show Barn in Proctor was the venue for the 16th Annual Comanche County Healthcare Foundation (CCHF) fundraiser (“Surviving & Thriving”) on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A large and lively crowd of 166 generous bidders enjoyed an outstanding dinner of Wagyu prime rib and grilled shr…

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Entertainment is always a large part of the fun and excitement of the Comanche County Pow-Wow. Not only for the thousands of visitors each day at the family friendly event, but for the many vendors, barbecue cookers, car show participant and the other entertainers, too!

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A Texas State Historical Marker was unveiled and dedicated at a ceremony Saturday morning, September 18, 2021 at Cora Cemetery, located on the Cyndi Patton Guinn property near Pettit and up the hill from the original location of the Comanche County Courthouse in the village of Cora.on the So…

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The Comanche County Pow-Wow is September 25 and 26, 2021 at the Comanche City Park. Enjoy these photos from the 2019 Pow-Wow to entice you to plan your visit!

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Quanah Parker Day at the Comanche County Historical Museum was celebrated with a number of visitors last Saturday, September 11. The second Saturday in September in Texas is Quanah Parker Day. Pictured are Lee White, a Native American Indian and Museum Board member and Rod Corpus, a Comanche…

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According to data from Comanche County officials the total active cases of Covid-19 is at 178 as of September 13, 2021. There has been a total of 2,249 positive Covid cases, 65 Covid related deaths, and 173 hospitalizations since March of 2020.

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Comanche County Medical Center (CCMC) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) to improve the delivery of seasonal flu, Covid-19 and other vaccines to people living in rural communities in the CCMC s…

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The Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville. The program, “The Antebellum Livestock Industry in Erath County”, will be present by Dr. Deborah Liles. Dr. Liles is an Assistant Professor and …

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Archeological excavations on the Clovis Field in Mills County on September 9th and 10th were very successful. Numerous artifacts were uncovered, the weather was very good and we had a good turnout from both trained archeologist and those wanting to learn.