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Top Stories This Week - January 29, 2015

Comanche County wind farm project well underway

The ground work for the electric grid tie in for the wind farm windmills began five months ago, first with digging for the placement of the underground wires and constructing site for the power substation. Then about two weeks ago the steel transmission towers that connect electric wires to the windmills started. The electric work should be completed in March. Upon completion, the electricity will then travel from the windmills to the newly constructed power substation.

Much needed rain covers County

More rain last week has added water to tanks and streams, and has brought more relief for areas still under severe drought conditions. The Burn Ban will remain in off with addition of this precipitation.
Rain reports ranged from a high of 2.40 inches in the Newburg/Pettit area, to a low of 1.00 inch at Cook’s Fish Barn near Sipe Springs. The City of Comanche saw about 1.85 inches of rain.


WWII Veteran L.D. Cox passes away at age 88

Loel Dene Cox, noted and beloved Comanche native and survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945 by the Japanese during World War II, has died, leaving hundreds of people, young and old, with a greater appreciation of the American soldiers, then and now.

Filings to open Wednesday for May local elections

Beginning January 28 through February 27, filing packets will be available at the Comanche ISD administration office, the Comanche County Medical Center administration office, the Comanche City Hall,and the Gustine City Hall for potential candidates. The election is set for May 9, 2015.

City Police make narcotics arrest in Comanche, Sunday

Comanche Police Department officer Jared Spohn assisted by Comanche County Sheriff Deputy Bryan Butler arrested a 21-year-old white male on alleged multiple narcotics offenses, Sunday morning at about 2:00 a.m.
The 21-year-old had been under surveillance due to a tip from an anonymous source reporting a person headed toward Comanche with a large amount of marijuana.

“Boarzilla” saga takes turn

The “Boarzilla” wild hog story that ran rampant in area newpapers, as well as all over the internet, took a different turn over the weekend.
On Monday, Johnny Conine, Comanche County Justice of the Peace, held a property hearing in the Commissioners’ Courtroom concerning the questionable ownership of the large hog.

City and Chamber to host Pot Luck Dinner for volunteers

By Sharon McKinnon
Don't miss a great meal and fellowship when the City of Comanche and the Chamber of Commerce celebrate the volunteers for the 2013-14 Christmas Lights and Landscape Project. Whether you donated money or your time, we want to thank you for what you have done to help us "Revitalize Comanche".

CHS students to represent CECA in Government-in-Action youth tour

By Shirley Dukes
Madison Hagood and Rylie McGinnis have been chosen to represent CECA in the 2015 Government-In-Action Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C.
Madison and Rylie will travel to Austin on June 10th, where they will tour the Austin Capitol and Bob Bullock Museum. Following that, they will travel to Washington D.C. where they will tour Capitol Hill to visit with congressional representatives; Supreme Court and Library of Congress; Washington National Cathedral; Arlington National Cemetery; George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon; the Smithsonian Institution and Holocaust Memorial Museum; Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorials; the Vietnam, World War II and Korean memorials; the Washington Monument and much more.


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