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Mangos grow in tropical and subtropical climates throughout the world. The countries of Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and Peru are the United States primary sources.

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Denny Mortis grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and came to Texas with the Air Force. While doing flight simulation at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston and going to college he met his wife to be. They were at the same gym together and when Denny saw her he thought, “That’s the …

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Hello, from the Comanche County Museum! Today I am talking about the “1940 COURTHOUSE” which was the fourth courthouse (1940-present) located on today’s courthouse square:

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Hello, from the Comanche County Museum! Today I am talking about the “VICTORIAN” Courthouse which was the third courthouse (1890-1939) located on today’s courthouse square:

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When I was teaching broadcast writing and production at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, I laid down some rules for writing radio or television commercials. Basically they said two things: 1. No trite overused phrases. 2. Surprise the audience with something unexpected.

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2021 has started on a surprising and beautiful Friday morning. Comanche folks were greeted with beautiful snow. I observed almost immediately that there was a change of attitude among Facebook friends. It was as if the blanket of clean white has erased a lot of the gloom and dread that cover…

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Gosh, here it is, 2021!? Let’s hope that it will be a kinder, gentler year than 2020 was. For those of you who were sick, the Library wishes you good health in 2021. For those who lost loved one, we extend our deepest sympathies. In the spirit of love and thankfulness, we hope that everyone …

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Hello, from the Comanche County Museum! Today I am talking about the “Red Brick” Courthouse which was the second courthouse (1875-1890) located on today’s courthouse square:

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Onions are a staple in lots of recipes for their flavor adding abilities. They can be pureed, minced, diced, sliced, and are readily available at most any grocery stores. Learn more about these amazing flavorful and edible roots below.

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There must be a strong pull for people who grew up in Merkel, left to have successful careers, then returned to their hometown.  I met a bunch of them recently.  They are confident, poised and happy to be back home.   One is a former NASA scientist who is now writing poetry.  Another was a r…

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Here is a 'feel good' book to read: “The Dog Who Danced” (F WIL) by Susan Wilson, a New York Times best-selling author of “One Good Dog” (we don't have it). Justine Meade's life is filled with loss. She has lost her home, her mother and her son. The only bright spot is Mack, her gray and bla…

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We can see the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel! We are all praying for light in 2021. Everyday the t.v. news seems so negative and sometimes downright hopeless. But, Revitalize Comanche would like to challenge the precious citizens of Comanche to never give up hope. If you visit the Coma…

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Hello, from the Comanche County Museum!  Today I am talking about the “Picket” Courthouse which was the first courthouse (1859-1862) located on today’s courthouse square:

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“I was born to play music. Country Music. Western Swing. It moves me, moves my soul. If I hear those fiddles start playing with a good steel guitar and good rhythm section my ears perk up. That’s what I’m known for: a driving Texas dance beat. I want those people to dance to my music. If tha…

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