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Top Stories This Week - March 23rd, 2017

Unexpected death of longtime publisher...
JAMES CLAUDE WILKERSON, III 1943-2017

James Claude Wilkerson, III, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Comanche, Texas. Jim was a longtime civic leader in Comanche and an avid sports fan whose blood ran University of Texas burnt orange and Comanche black and gold. (Read all memorials honoring Mr. Wilkerson in the Comanche Chief Newspaper)

Military flare falls on PAR Golf Course

On March 15, 2017 the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious object located at Par Country Club on Hwy 2861. A grounds keeper had located an object that was labeled “WARNING –USAF IR FLARE EXPLOSIVE/HIGHLY FLAMMABLE”.



IF YOU SEE THIS MAN, REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO COMANCHE POLICE DEPARTMENT!

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a residence off of Hwy 36 between Gustine and FM 1702. On March 16 around 9 a.m. a white male entered a residence and stole a Judge Pistol, laptop and jewelry. The male is described as approximately 6 foot tall, short brown hair, earring left ear, tattoos on both arms but more prevalent on the left arm. There are tattoos on his chest as well. The suspect appears to have facial hair which may be a partial goatee. The suspect was driving a silver or grey Dodge Charger with green accent lighting on the headlights. The silver car has damage on the right front quarter panel. The Sheriff’s Office asks that if anyone recognizes the suspect or has any information to contact them at 325-356-7533 or Crime Stoppers at 325-356-3737.

Comanche celebrates the Ag Industry during National Ag Week

National Ag Week is a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States.

Comanche Rehab project plans for 18th season

Community Rehab Project has scheduled its 2017 project for June 11-16. This marks the 18th year of the Project which has now worked on 260 area homes.

90 Day BURN BAN in effect

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.

Gospel singing social

The Comanche County Historical Museum spring luncheon, one of the area’s most popular and well-attended fundraisers, offered a huge buffet and delicious homemade desserts on Sunday at the Comanche Community Center.

On Sunday, March 26 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., the community is invited to make a “joyful noise” or just sit back and enjoy a Gospel Singing Social. Revitalize Comanche is sponsoring this event at the Central Texas Cultural Center at the corner of Houston Street and Central Avenue. Last year’s Gospel Singing was well attended. It’s a delightful way to spend a Sunday spring afternoon. Call 940-452-4383 for information. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the event.



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