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Top Stories This Week - May 25th, 2017

State Golf Champion Kasey Middleton!

Kasey Middleton, CHS freshman golfer, competed in the UIL Boys Individual State 3A Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Gold Course in Austin this Monday and Tuesday. After the first round on Monday Kasey shot a 72 which led the tournament. On the next day Kasey shot a one over 73 but it was enough for him to secure the state title with a two round score of 145. Congratulations Kasey on an unbeleivable season and we all look forward to more to come.

Huey newly named Gustine Grand Marshal

Kenneth Huey is honored to be the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Gustine Rodeo and Homecoming, May 25-27th. Kenneth was born in Dallas, TX to Bill and Ronda (White) Huey. Raise in the Panhandle, Arizona, and Porterville, CA. He was educated at Porterville High School, then went on to the College of the Sequoias, Palo Verde Jr. College, and San Diego State University. Ken owned and operated a machine shop for many years in Fallbrook, CA and in Gustine, TX. In 1990, he decided to move to Gustine, where he had many relatives. The love for the town led him to run for mayor and he is currently mayor. He and the love of his life, Malinda (Livingston) Huey, opened the Silver Dollar Steakhouse, which is now the City Cafe. Ken and Malinda have four children and four grandchildren. Ken and Malinda attend the Gustine Church of Christ.

Gustine burglary suspect caught, leads to other stolen property

Around midnight on May 15, 2017, the Gustine Get-n-Go was broken into and the cash register and lottery tickets were stolen. After tracking a few leads Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in Gustine. The register and lottery tickets were recovered at the residence along with other stolen property from Erath County. Deputies arrested Jose Amos Rogers, 39, of Gustine, for Burglary of a Building a State Jail Felony and for Theft of Property greater than $2,500.00 also a State Jail Felony.

Tremendous lightning storm around Comanche last Thursday night


Story Hours starts, June 7

By Christine T. Perkins The Comanche Story Hour will be held every Wednesday in June at the Comanche Public Library. Story Hour is hosted by the Comanche Study Club and the Comanche Public Library. The theme this year from the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program is “Built a Better World,” focusing on volunteerism every Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Participants will learn about volunteer firefighters, volunteer service animals and other volunteer opportunities in Comanche. Grades kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome and if you can, come at 9:45 a.m. and register. That would be helpful. The children are also invited to check out books afterward and enjoy the library. Again, it is Comanche Story Hour June 7, June 14, Jun 21 and June 28 at the Comanche Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00

Grand Jury Indictments

Brenda Dickey, District Clerk, was presented with eight (8) indictments returned by the Comanche County Grand Jury on May 16, 2017. Due to the increased amount of criminal cases the Grand Jury will be meeting each month instead of twice per term. * Josue Esau Suarez, Comanche, TX, DWI with child passenger, SJF * Kenneth Wayne Pierson III, Comanche, TX, forgery financial instrument, SJF * Juan Antonio Rodrigues, Proctor, TX, DWI 3rd or more, 3rd degree * Ronnie Dale Weeaks, Jr., Thorndale, TX, burglary of habitation, 2nd degree * Kent Douglas Colcleasure, Comanche, TX, assault family/house member impede breath/circulation, 3rd degree * Marta Jimenez, Comanche, TX, forgery financial instrument, elderly, 3rd degree * Timoteo Rios, Comanche, TX, possession of controlled substance: methamphetamine 4 grams or more * Jimmy Moreno, Comanche, TX, criminal mischief, $2,500 or more, but less than $30,000, SJF

U.S. Alive in 45’: Comanche High School students invited for a second year to present information at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

U.S. ALIVE IN 45’ group from Comanche High School with General Michael Hagee: Pictured L-R: Ben Haught, Cale Wallace, Emily Haught, Dylan Welch, Didi Tomlinson, Destiny Laurents, General Michael Hagee, Chris Laurents, Jennifer Anaya, Alexis Donald, Eric Gutierrz, Eduardo Rios, Dexter Young. Students in group but unable to attend: Jebediah Kellems, Judith Moreno, Abigail Padilla.


WHEREAS, the Commissioners Court has determined that circumstances present in all or part of the unincorporated area of the county create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Commissioners Court of Comanche County that all outdoor burning is banned in the unincorporated area of the county to begin January 9, 2017, for 90 days from the adoption of this Order, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Texas Forest Service or this Court. This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code 352.081, and other applicable, statutes. This order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality for (1) firefighter training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; (3) planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or, (4) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Section 153.048, Natural Resources Code, and meet the standards of
Section 153.047, Natural Resources Code.

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