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Top Stories This Week - July 21, 2016

Charitable support in Comanche grows

By Bradley Wilkerson
Over the past few weeks, several Comanche businesses and business owners have stepped forward and donated to local organizations showing them great support that they deserve.
Cheri Camden Donough, the owner of Pizza Pro/ Partner’s Place, has made generous donations to Comanche All Pets Alive and to Quality Lawn Care, who had some landscaping equipment stolen a few weeks ago.
Dairy Queen in Comanche has always been a very charitable business as they again offered a free swim day at the City of Comanche Swimming Pool last week.

Law Enforcement TreatedLocal law enforcement treated to nice lunch: Texas Bank of Comanche and Mattdaddy’s provided a luncheon for local enforcement at the Historic Comanche Depot to show support.

 

 

 

 

Shopko DonationGift bags donated to police department: Shopko Hometown Comanche and Subway of Comanche donated gift bags to the Comanche Police Department to show support.

Proctor Lake nearing conservation level, much damage remains

As most people around Comanche County know Proctor Lake has seen historic flooding this year, which has caused massive damage to the boat ramps and parks around the lake. All boat ramps managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are closed and all day-use parks are closed. The day-use equestrian trail is open and parking allowed at the main entrance. The U.S. Corps of Engineers stated that it will be a very long time until the day-use parks are reopened but that a boat ramp should be opened soon. The U.S Corps of Engineers at Proctor Lake are not allowed to open up the parks until all the bathrooms have been fixed and the picnic table areas replaced or repaired. Safety is the major concern at the Proctor Lake parks.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers are also asking for volunteer help at Proctor Lake. The Corps is currently seeking individuals willing to donate 24 hours a week and this includes a free campsite. The projects include campground cleanup which includes picking up debris from recent flooding and help with painting and landscaping. Other areas of support include equipment operators of weed eaters, pole saws etc.

Damage at Proctor LakeOne of the many damaged picnic area structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promontory FloodingPromontory Park Restroom at 1179 ft. elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 


Promontory After FloodingPromontory Park Restroom at current elevation


Revitalize Comanche Auction a success

By Fredda Jones
Once again, the people of Central Texas turned out for a very successful evening of auction, refreshments, and fun in order to help Revitalize Comanche, Inc. raise funds needed to continue its work on the new cultural/heritage center that volunteers are building on the west side of the square in Comanche.
The auction itself raised over $8,500.00 in funds that Revitalize will certainly put to good use. Partnering with Revitalize on refreshments were volunteers from CAPA, who were able to add over $450.00 into their treasury from the sale of baked goods.
The cultural center is being constructed in phases, with Phase 1 consisting of a LIVING HISTORY 1887 EXPERIENCE, meaning that visitors will actually find themselves in the year 1887 when they cross the threshold of the center. There will be no charge to enter this initial portion of the center, where visitors will be invited to watch as artisans create their wares, listen to rip roaring stories of Central Texas “back in the day,” treat themselves to an old fashioned fried pie, and shop all things 1887.

Revitalize Comanche AuctionAUCTION RAISES $8,500 FOR CENTRAL TEXAS CULTURAL CENTER: Last Saturday night’s auction hosted by Revitalize Comanche, Inc. raised $8,500, funds that will be used for construction of the Central Texas Cultural Center located in the Higginbotham building on the west side of the square. Comanche All Pets Alive (CAPA) and Revitalize Comanche shared proceeds from the concessions and baked items resulting in $450 benefiting CAPA.

BURN BAN IN EFFECT

Due to current conditions, Comanche County Judge, James R. Arthur, has ordered an Emergency Total Burn Ban, effective immediately on July 14th, 2016, for all Comanche County
for the next 7 days.

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