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Top Stories This Week - December 1, 2016

Comanche Christmas Activities Underway

Many activities are forthcoming for the Christmas Holiday season in Comanche County. The bulk of the activities will take place Saturday, December 10 in Comanche.
Starting the events on December 10 will be the Shoppers’ Day on the Comanche Historic Square. Shop with local vendors who will be set up in the Comanche County Courthouse Square parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also many shops will be open around the Comanche Square all-day on December 10.
Then, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. will be the Christmas Homes Tour. This year the homes of Bobby and Sandra Lane, Frank and Annette Volleman and Daniel & Ami Garcia will be on the Comanche County Tour of Homes. Also on the tour will be the South Leon Baptist Church. Tickets for this tour or currently for sale at the Comanche Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for $15. Maps and flyers will be distributed around town and at the Comanche Depot. You can purchase tickets prior to the event or get them that day.

Polar ExpressCOMANCHE COUNTY CHRISTMAS LISTEN TO THE LIGHTS: The Polar Express is one of three new additions to the square this Christmas. Clint Tunnel, president of Comanche County Christmas, who built the train, reports that he counted over 300 people walking around the courthouse on Saturday night. The lights were turned on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The other new additions to the square this year were “JOY” and a gazebo. Turn to FM 87.9 to enjoy the synchronized lights and music show around the Comanche County Courthouse now through the whole month of December.

 

Garcia HomeCOMANCHE COUNTY CHRISTMAS LISTEN TO THE LIGHTS: The Polar Express is one of three new additions to the square this Christmas. Clint Tunnel, president of Comanche County Christmas, who built the train, reports that he counted over 300 people walking around the courthouse on Saturday night. The lights were turned on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The other new additions to the square this year were “JOY” and a gazebo. Turn to FM 87.9 to enjoy the synchronized lights and music show around the Comanche County Courthouse now through the whole month of December.

Christmas Open House at Museum, this Saturday

The Comanche County Historical Museum is having their annual Christmas Open House this Saturday, December 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum board president Garry Steele says, “This is the board’s way of saying thank you for a great year and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
There will be refreshments, Christmas carols by Comanche school students led by their music teacher Glenda Henry, music by the popular Class of ’57 Band and old-fashion tree decorating.
The museum is located at 402 Moorman Road, just west of Bayer Motor Co.

Bayer Motors Holiday celebration and art show

This event will take place Saturday, December 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bayer Motors, 1101 West Central Ave, Comanche. Activities will include a bounce house, arts and crafts table, balloon animals and free family picture with Santa Claus. Hot chocolate and coffee bar along with popcorn will be provided as refreshments.
Also, a school student art contest will be held and the details are as follows. This contest is open to any student enrolled at the following independent school districts Comanche, De Leon, Hamilton, Gustine, Sidney, Priddy and Zephyr. The categories will include Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade, 2nd Grade 5th Grade, 6th Grade – 8th Grade and 9th Grade to 12th Grade. The prizes will include a $500 school shopping spree, a tablet valued at $250 and a family night at the movies valued at $100.

See the Chief for entry forms for the Art Contest.

CCMC clothing drive ends on Tuesday, December 6

Comanche County Medical Center is sponsoring for the Comanche County area schools, including Sidney, Gustine, Comanche and De Leon, a Winter Clothing Drive. The two-week long drive will end with a two-hour final live event drop off at Shopko in Comanche and the Shoppin’ Basket in De Leon on December 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Donation boxes are at Shopko in Comanche and McKinney’s Mercantile in De Leon up through December 6.
The clothing will be delivered to each of the area schools.
On December 7 at 10:00 a.m., De Leon children are going to put on a Christmas program for the residents at Whitestone. Tentatively, some Comanche school children will sing for the residents as well.

Mobile Vet Center in Comanche, Thursday, December 1

Taylor County Mobile Vet Center, the Waco VA Regional Office, and County Veterans Service Offices provide outreach to veterans and dependents in six counties.
They will be in the Comanche County Courthouse located at 101 W. Central, Thursday, December 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The MVCs assist veterans with counseling and referral services pertaining to post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma counseling, bereavement counseling, marriage and family therapy, and resources for suicide intervention as well as VA benefits. Readjustment counseling services are provided for veterans who served in combat as well as well as for their dependents.
For more information on the capabilities of the Mobile Vet Center, contact Donovan Smith at 325-232-7925.

DeLeon Bearcats to face Crawford in regional finals

The De Leon Bearcats take on Crawford in the Class 2A Division I regional finals this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Glen Rose.
The Bearcats are 11-2 on the season and are coming off a big 30-14 victory over Windthorst.
Crawford is 12-1 on the season and edged Mart 27-10 last week.
De Leon faced Crawford early this season and they fell to the Pirates 45-7. The Bearcats were missing their starting and number two quarterback in that contest.

Comanche Grand Jury returns thirteen indictments

Brenda Dickey, District Clerk, was presented with thirteen indictments by the Comanche County Grand Jury on November 22, 2016. They are the following:
* James Elwood King, Comanche, TX, assault family violence, impede breath, 3rd degree
* Ryan Wayne Chambers, Comanche, TX, possession of controlled substance
* Jessica Ann Roberts, Comanche, TX, possession of a controlled substance, SJF
* Bryan William Clark, Tyler, TX, DWI, 3rd or more, 3rd degree


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