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Usually on an interview trip I’m gone about 3 days. This time I took an entire week and it proved worthwhile. I came home with 30 interviews and they were all stellar. The trip started in Milford near Waxahachie where I interviewed Cliff Yeary, a colorful blacksmith who lost an eye to an arr…

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Good afternoon from the Comanche County Museum! It is Saturday and we just wrapped up the second annual “KIDS DAY AT THE MUSEUM”.

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Our nearest star, the Sun, lies roughly 93 million miles from the Earth. Having a diameter of 880,000 miles it is 100 times the size of Earth. Over a million Earth-sized planets could fit inside it. It’s the largest object in our Solar System, but it pales in comparison to many of the stars …

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One of my favorite magazines I get is the Texas Coop Power magazine, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary (1944 – 2019). It has very interesting, informative, well-written articles (some written by Comanche’s Shirley Dukes) and good recipes, as well as always supporting farm and ranch f…

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Good Morning from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM.

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The thing about having a temporary setback (like my broken foot) is when you start telling someone about your situation, many of them will start telling you their experiences with broken bones that make yours seem trivial. I was in a wheel chair for about 4 months. During that time, some peo…

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We went to see the movie ROCKETMAN the other day. Matinee. Didn’t know what the crowd would be like, although we didn’t buy tickets before getting to the theater. The movie had been out a couple of weeks. At the box office, there was a seating chart and we chose to sit in the middle about 3 …

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Summer vacation is winding down for all our students, including those off to college campuses again for the fall semester. Families are trying to fit in family vacations and prepare for the new school year.

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Good afternoon from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

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The Dog Days of Summer are here, but we surprisingly woke up to some of the lowest temperatures ever on Tuesday morn. Ah . . . it was nice, sitting outside drinking my coffee. But, as we know, August is almost here and the summer temperatures will heat up.

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Good Afternoon from the Comanche County Historical Museum.

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“I got in the cow business in 97 and it quit raining. Got out in 2017 and it hadn’t quit raining yet.”

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Can’t believe it’s time to start getting ready for another school year! Are the summers getting shorter, or what!?

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. I know that the fourth of JULY is over, but I am still on Fourth of July time. For instance: our family enjoyed another JONES FAMILY REUNION, this time at Lake BUCHANAN. We had the best time. Let us proceed:

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When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. It’s critical for your heart health.

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Hope you all spent the 4th of July doing just what you wanted . . . whether it was just having a quiet day at home or celebrating by attending fireworks displays or picnics. It has been reported to us that there were a number of outstanding fireworks shows from Rising Star to Proctor Lake to…

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“My policy for everything is to always listen to people because they have so much that they can teach you. Everybody knows something that you don’t. And I always like to follow my policy of listening. It’s kind of my golden rule.”

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. This is a nice cool morning here in Comanche, and we have lots of news from the Museum for you.

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Of all lettuces, this pale green variety (also called head lettuce) is the least nutritious, providing only very small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. On the positive side, like all lettuces, iceberg is very low in calories (8 per cup, chopped) and its high water content may help f…

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This Thursday is July 4th and all of us will be celebrating in a variety of ways, from barbecues in the backyard, fireworks, parades, enjoying homemade ice cream and ice cold Comanche County watermelons, but we need to also remind ourselves of “why” we celebrate July 4th every year since 1776.

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The women’s basketball team at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview is known as the Flying Queens.

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“Summertime and the living is easy” – ha, ha, ha! To add to our daily jobs, there’s grass to mow! Due to all the wonderful rain we’ve had in Comanche County, the grass is still growing by leaps and bounds. The grass in our pastures is very tall now, but we all know that when the hot, dry par…

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. Today is Saturday and lots of things are going on here at the Museum.

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This Friday, June 21 at 10:54 a.m. in the Northern Hemisphere is the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer, and the longest day of the year.

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The phrase “Best if Used By” helps clarify that the date label is about quality, not safety, and that if stored properly, products do not necessarily have to be discarded after the date.

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Good morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. Yes, I understand that when this paper is published, Father’s Day will be over. I do have a display in our great room on a table, with a large picture of my daddy, William Cornelius “Will” Cox, my mother Minnie Steward Cox, my brother …

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Bill Huckabee of Sweetwater is a retired executive and a serious bicycle rider. He rode around his neighborhood, covering 100 miles every week. Gradually he increased his mileage until he was biking 50 miles a day, going to nearby towns 25 or so miles away. One day while looking at the map h…

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Comanche County Rehab Project is underway, and for the first time that I can remember, the temperature has been way below what all these volunteers have had to endure in the past. SO PROUD of these young volunteers and their adult leaders for the good they do every year for those that need a…

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Good afternoon from the Comanche County Historical Museum. We are delighted to be able to write about an article in the COMANCHE CHIEF, dated May 30, 2019, on page 7 A. This is an article and a picture of BERNICE JONES.

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If you’ve ever had a vegetable garden, particularly one that included a zucchini plant, you know how easy it is to get bogged down with a lot of zucchini — like pounds and pounds of zucchini — and how fast it can happen.

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Noel Wiley of San Benito is a prominent Rio Grande businessman who has always had a big interest in horses. He grew to love them while growing up on his family’s farm near Ballinger. When I interviewed Mr. Wiley early this year he was in the process of getting his Mare’s Milk business going.

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Before making: a grocery list, write down meals you want to make this week. Buying for the week means you’ll make fewer shopping trips and buy only the items you need.

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Greetings on this rainy Friday morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum. I came in to the Museum to send my Museum Musings out on the Museum computer. I have a pretty busy weekend planned. My dear sister, Maxine Burns, will be coming in this Saturday and she and I will go to Cross …

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Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.

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By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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Susan and I were invited to a fund raising event for the Boys and Girls Club of Brown County. It was at the 3 Springs Ranch near the community of Zephyr. It was overcast when we left on a Saturday morning and on the way down the highways were lined with gold wildflowers that stretched across…

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Good Morning from the Comanche County Historical Museum.

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A historical marker in front of the Slaton Bakery in Slaton says the business started in 1923. In 1943, the Wilson family bought it and still runs it. “Well, I’m a third generation owner and baker here,” says Chad Wilson. “They call me the chief cookie officer, so I’m the CCO.”

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Not yet processed yet, so its not ready to be checked out, but we have The Mueller Report that was donated by a patron. It is in paperback form, and it is presented with an introduction and analysis by reporters from the Washington Post, Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky.

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Our hats off, congratulations, and many kudos to all our area high school graduates, their teachers, their parents, and all who supported them through the years as we watched them grow up! Now, we wish you all the best in the future! Let us hear from you and what you’re experiencing this nex…

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Our thanks to all of our friends who visited with us, ate a wonderful Mother’s Day Lunch and made donations to the Museum.

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Not yet processed yet, so its not ready to be checked out, but we have The Mueller Report that was donated by a patron. It is in paperback form, and it is presented with an introduction and analysis by reporters from the Washington Post, Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky.