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Top Stories This Week - August 28, 2014

Comanche ISD opening enrollment 1,244
Up five students over last year’s opening

Comanche ISD’s opening day school enrollment of 1244 is up five students from last year’s student count of 1239.
This year’s enrollment showed for the fourth straight year. The highest enrollment figure was in the 2003-2004 school year with 1,413 opening day students.

Comanche Elementary
TOTAL 469
Comanche Middle School
TOTAL 169
Comanche Junior High
TOTAL 280
Comanche High School
TOTAL 326

2014 Varsity Indian Football TeamCOMANCHE HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM: Pictured are members and coaches for the 2014 CHS Indians’ Varsity Football team, front, l-r, Wyatt Mankin (21), Cash Mankin (25), Tyler Massingill (20), Robert Brooks (40), Martin Herrera (22), Brandon Garcia (4), Mason Lorta (44), Pedro Bernal (72), Austin Licea (80), Aaron Urrabazo (88); second row, l-r, Xavier Gomez (55), Weston Conine (63), John Mobley (68), Payton Nance (7), Jose Briseno (2), Ryan Senger (3), Jose Lombrana (65), Bryson Wright (8), Ethan Creech (66); third row, l-r, Marty Wyatt (coach), Ty McCullough (11), Isaac Bill (6), Fabian Zuniga (9), Dylan Thedford (30), Hunter Thedford (14), Jayton Fizer (78), Michael Garcia (64), Colten Jones (54), T.J. Cleavinger (coach); back row, l-r, Matthew Parnell (coach), Chase Richardson (coach), Tyler Talley (coach), Stephen Hermesmeyer (AD/Head Coach), Jeff Roemisch (coach), Eddie Pettit (coach), and Vincent Pierce (coach). Photo by Riley Studio

Indians open football season Friday in Clyde

The CHS varsity Indians will open their 2014 football campaign this Friday night in Clyde when they take on the Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Indian head coach and athletic director Stephen Hermesmeyer says this should be a very challenging opener. “Clyde has exceptional team speed and is very explosive on offense.”
The Bulldogs are returning four offensive and three defensive starters from last year’s 8-4 playoff team.

Back to SchoolFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT COMANCHE ISD: Pictured are David Ramos, left, and Antonio Ledesma, both in kindergarten, and Elisabel Ledesma on Monday for the first day of classes at Comanche Elementary School.

Sidney enrollment count up 17

Opening school enrollment at Sidney ISD on Monday, August 25, 2014 showed 149 students enrollment, up 17 from 2013.
Superintendent Doug Bowden states, “We are expecting a few more students to enroll over the next few days. This year is off to a great start!”

Gustine showing 7 student decrease

Opening school enrollment at Gustine ISD on Monday, August 25, 2014 showed 217 students enrolling.
This shows a decrease of seven students over last year’s count of 224.

Premier Charter School enrollment up over last year

The Premier School of Comanche begins its eighth year of operation with an enrollment of 42 students. This is up eleven students from their 2013 enrollment 31.
Timmy Garcia, Campus Director, says he expects this number to rise over the first week of school.

Postmaster Jenita HughittJenita Hughitt is new Postmaster in Comanche

Jenita Hughitt is the new Postmaster for the Comanche Post Office. She comes to Comanche with 15 years of experience.
She is the Postmaster of Energy, and she has been OIC at Lingleville and Proctor. She has also worked at the Sidney, Blanket, Carlton, and Stephenville Post Offices.

Both City and County propose lowering tax rates for 2014

Both the City of Comanche and the County of Comanche have proposed lowering their tax rate for the coming year.
Comanche County had a tax rate of $.780020 per $100 for the preceding year. The Commissioners are proposing a tax rate of .766556 per $100 for the 2014 tax year. The proposed tax rate will raise the same amount of property tax revenue as in 2013.
The City of Comanche had a tax rate of $.713540 per $100 in 2013 and are proposing a tax rate of .709905 for 2014. This proposed tax rate will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the city as in the year 2013.

Labor Day school and business closings

All city, state, and federal government offices as well as the Comanche and Sidney schools will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Gustine ISD will be open Monday for a regular school day.

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