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Top Stories This Week - February 26, 2015

Gene Westmoreland, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Funeral services for the longtime outstanding football and basketball coach for Comanche ISD will be Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 pm in the CHS Gym. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Friday, February 27 at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas.
FRIGID TEMPERATURES AND ICE-COVERED ROADS on Monday kept the school doors closed in all the Comanche County schools. In addition to school closings, county offices, city hall, and many local businesses were closed due to the weather. Another round of winter weather is forecast for this Tuesday evening and for Wednesday with an 80% chance of snow.

 

Two races contested; filing deadline Friday

With three days remaining before the February 27 filing deadline, both the Comanche City Council and the Comanche ISD Board of Trustees will have a contested race for the May 9th election.
Kerry Dudley filed Tuesday for a position on the Comanche City Council. She joins incumbents Jerome Hall and Dick Hawkins for the two positions on the City Council. Ronnie Clifton has announced for reelection as mayor.

Sheriff’s Office files charges in emu theft/death

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft and beating death of an emu that occurred near Hasse in Comanche County.
The incident began in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 15 during a party attended by a large number of area high school students.

“Comanche County, as well as the entire state of Texas, is getting ready for the new Texas ‘Two Steps, One Sticker’ program,” said Gay Green, Comanche County Tax Assessor-Collector. “We want to make all the residents of the county aware of this new registration and inspection program,” she said. Beginning March 1, 2015, vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration. The blue-bordered registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration. “Although there has been a lot of publicity and information put out about this program, it is still something new and we would like to make it as easy as possible,” Greeen said.


Museum’s Texas Independence Day event set for March 1

The Comanche County Historical Museum is hosting their second annual Texas Independence Day Celebration at the museum on Sunday, March 1.
The board of directors is inviting everyone to come out for chili, beans, cornbread and homemade desserts between 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Community Rehab Project scheduled for June 14-19

By Toney Prather
Community Rehab Project has scheduled its 2015 project for June 14-19. This marks the 16th year of the Project, which has now worked on 227 area homes.


Toree Fraze has reserve champion lamb at San Antonio Stock Show

The Grand Champion Market Lamb Drive was held at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on February 19, 2015.
Toree Fraze of Comanche, Texas, was awarded Reserve Champion. A sophomore in high school, Fraze is a member of Comanche 4-H. Fraze hopes to attend Texas Tech after high school, only if she doesn’t take over the family dairy. Continuing a family tradition of showing and raising sheep, Fraze said it was natural for her to exhibit market lambs.

STATE BOUND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS: Ian Stark and Kandace Donald won first place at the UIL CX Debate District competition on February 11 in Comanche. This is the second year in a row they have placed first in district. Kandace was the top speaker and won the UIL CX Debate Gavel Award, also for the second year in a row. They will travel to the University of Texas at Austin on March 16-17 to compete at State for their third consecutive year. Their coach, Lynette Livingston, stated, "I am very proud of Kandace and Ian. They work well as a team, and they work hard at debate, devoting hours of their own time to improve their debating skills." They have won 20 rounds this season and have had 3 losses.

 

City rebates make a rebound from last month

The City of Comanche had a nice rebound in sales tax rebates going from a 17.84 percent decline in January to a plus 15.24% rebate in February. The February rebate payment was $73,351.71 compared to $66,254.24 in 2014. Year-to-date the city is still down 2.60% with total rebates of $127,134.59 compared to $130,536.43.

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