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Top Stories This Week - July 24, 2014

Thrills-Spills Promised in Saturday Night Performance

73rd Comanche Rodeo . . . . . . . new time for Rodeo Parade 5:00 p.m.
It’s rodeo time in Comanche, Texas. On Saturday, July 26 the day begins with the 5:00 p.m. Street Parade. This year’s rodeo is the 73rd year for this big event, and it will be held in a recently renovated and updated arena, holding pens, announcer’s stand, lighting, bucking chutes, and an entry-exit arena gate.

 

 

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Linda B. Rippetoe, Comanche Rodeo Grand Marshal

The Comanche Roping Club made a fine choice this year when they selected 91-year-old Linda Burton Rippetoe the 2014 Rodeo and Parade Grand Marshal.
Linda, the first Rodeo Queen in 1941, will again be on horseback this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. when she leads the Street Parade on the square, and then again in the Grand Entry at the 8:00 p.m. Rodeo performance. This is certainly not Linda’s first time to ride in a parade in Comanche. She said the first time was when she was three years old in the 1926 Comanche County’s Big Fair Parade.
Linda said, “I’m just a country girl who has spent 91 years in Comanche County, and I’m proud of it! I’m honored to be asked to be this year’s Grand Marshal, and with the help of my friend, Buddy Lane, maybe I’ll get to ride a horse one more time!” she added.


Garcia remains in Temple Hospital

According to District Clerk Brenda Dickey, District Attorney B. J. Shepherd has notified her that a grand jury will impaneled on July 29 in regards to the July 13 shooting on North Houston Street. Texas Ranger Jason Shea will present the case. At press time, a grand jury date had not been set.

Comanche ISD approves $7.7 construction bid

By Rick Howard
In a specially called meeting of the Comanche ISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, July 17, trustees approved a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $7,766,529 for school construction projects approved by voters in May 2013. The funding for the project will come from the sale of $6 million in bonds approved in that election plus reserve funds saved by the district over time and set aside for just such a purpose.
That action completed the planning, design and bid phase of the project so that the actual construction phase may begin soon. Though it has been a slow and painstaking process to get to this point, exhaustive efforts have been expended to assure the best quality and value available to be the result. The bids garnered multiple proposals from regional tradesmen and provided healthy competitive pricing for today’s environment.

NEW EXIT/ENTRY GATE AT THE RODEO ARENA, made by Charlie Seider of Comanche Pipe & Steel, was installed this week next to the bucking chutes. The Comanche Roping Club is making last-minute improvements in time for the Saturday evening Comanche Rode set for Saturday, 8:00 p.m. at the Rodeo grounds located on Highway 377/677. Hamburgers will be available at 6:30 p.m., along with additional concession items. Mutton Bustin’ begins at 7:00 p.m.

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