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Top Stories This Week - September 18, 2014

Indians host Brady in CHS Homecoming game

The CHS varsity Indians hope to bounce back from two straight losses when they host the Brady Bulldogs in a CHS Homecoming contest this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming activities open at 7:00 prior to kickoff and the 2014 Homecoming Queen and Court will be presented at halftime.
Brady enters the contest with a 3-0 season record. They open the season with a 26-21 win over Brock, followed by a 40-13 victory over Ballinger, and last week a double overtime 20-17 win over Llano.
The Bulldogs are picked to finish second in District 3-AAA behind Wall. Brady has nine offensive and eight defensive regulars back from last year’s 4-7 playoff team.

2014 Homecoming Candidates and DuchessesCHS HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES AND DUCHESSES: At the halftime of the Comanche – Brady Homecoming Game this Friday at Indian Stadium, the 2014 CHS Homecoming Queen will be announced and presented, accompanied by her court. Pictured are, back, from left, seniors Kailee Hansmire, Madeline Huftstutler, and Rachel Ripley; front, from left, duchesses Emily Tindol (freshman), Carly Mazurek (sophomore), and Madison Gore (junior).

Hospital Foundation Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday night

By Patricia Butler
Comanche County Healthcare Foundation’s Ninth Annual Fun(d)raiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Billy Ray Evans’ showbarn in Proctor. A catered steak and shrimp dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., along with live music provided by Rush Creek Band. Following the meal, attendees can participate in both a live and silent auction. Some of the live auction items available include a rifle, a John Deere riding lawn mower, a patio furniture set, two tons of Mix 30 liquid feed to be delivered, etc.
A 2013 Ford Focus will be raffled at the end of the live auction.

Comanche Elementary Ground-breakingCOMANCHE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GROUND-BREAKING: Comanche Elementary School students, along with their teachers, CISD staff, board of trustees, and construction engineers, were on hand for the ground-breaking of the new school that is scheduled to be completed by the 2015-2016 school year . Pictured are, front, from left, Sam Waldrop, Bert Moffitt, Middle School principal Scott Carlisle, board members Kay Hagood, Jennifer Robison, Rachel Hilliard, Elementary School principal Curtis Stahnke, board member Sheila Stephens, Joe Grimes and CISD Superintendent Rick Howard.

Tree Carver Cam DockeryTree Carver Cam Dockery to be featured at the Pow-WowEagle Carving at City Park

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Last year the Tree Carver Cam Dockery carved three amazing sculptures out of three dead trees at the Comanche City Park. While they were a big hit, Cam carved them before the Pow-Wow instead of during the Pow due to inclement weather. Cam will be back this year (weather permitting!). Three more trees will be carved Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 26, 27 and 28 during the Annual Comanche County Pow-Wow festival at the Comanche City Park.
Cam’s award-winning work makes a unique statement about the trees in the Comanche City Park.

Texas Camel CorpsTexas Camel Corps. returns to this year’s Pow-Wow

By Christine Tandy Perkins, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Returning to the Comanche County Pow-Wow this year is Doug Baum and the Texas Camel Corps. Doug, his camels and his stories have continuously been a hit at the Pow-Wow. This year you will find them in the Commercial Vendor Area. Enjoy shopping while being watched by camels. Where else in Texas can you say that? The Comanche County Pow-Wow and the Camels will be at the Comanche City Park on September 27 and 28.

City of Comanche shows slight increase in sales tax rebates

The City of Comanche reported a small increase in sales tax rebates for the month of September, making seven consecutive months an increase in tax revenue.
This September the City of Comanche was up .70% over last year with a rebate total of $54,691.41. Year-to-date the city is up 4.19% with a nine month rebate total of $544,460.46.
The City of De Leon had a healthy 12.51% increase in September with a rebate of $20,211.43. Year-to-date De Leon has a 11.91% increase with a rebate total of $193,864.11.

 

 

 

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