Ronnie Clifton

About Ronnie Clifton

Ronnie Clifton was a Texas Football Coach for 29 years. In addition to football, Clifton also served as the head coach in basketball and both girls and boys track. “I loved being involved in and playing sports as a kid, and I soaked up every ounce of available information about any sporting event; I also love to write. What better combo for me than becoming the writer of a sports blog?”

Scalia and Ginsburg: A Model For All Americans

The late Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fellow Supreme Court Justices and "Best Buddies"

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H.R. Jefferies Junior High Seventh Grade On Tour Of The Bullock Museum

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In 1999 when ground was broken on the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, the folks there that were involved certainly new what they were doing. The museum serves as an invaluable history lesson for people of all … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank Presents: Around The Horn With Belve Bean

Belve Bean meets his family at the train station while playing in the major leagues. He is holding his daughter Carolyn with son Butch by his side and his wife Roxie looking on.

 There is nothing that I like better than a story about major league baseball and the players who have made it great. About 5 years ago I was visiting with Roxann Gray at the junior high campus here in Comanche … Continue reading

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Remembering Indian Football: Comanche vs Ballinger vs The Weather

Press Box at Indian Stadium in Comanche Texas

In 1993 when I became head football coach at Comanche High School, Ballinger was in our district. Their head coach at the time was a man I consider a very good friend; Glen Jones. For three years we battled head … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank Salutes Viet Nam Veteran Al Aguirre

Al and Connie Aguirre look over a photo album that reflects back on Al's time in the US Navy.

  In May of 1963 Al Aguirre completed his high school career at Fox Tech High School in San Antonio. By that time the United States was well entrenched in the Viet Nam war. With many of his buddies from … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank Presents Orville Shaw And A Bird’s Eye View Of The Japanese Surrender

Orville Shaw:  United States Navy at age 18

Like so many rural and urban boys all across America Orville Shaw felt a need to answer his country’s call when he dropped out of high school to join the fight against the Japanese in 1944. Born on May 25th … Continue reading

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Sports Sells And So Does The Venue

Friendships forged in Vienna, these girls all enjoyed a quick visit to Comanche.

Does anyone remember when Jerry Jones was looking for a new home for his Cowboys as he was preparing to leave Texas Stadium in the Dallas suburb of Irving? Dallas, if I remember correctly did not really jump at his … Continue reading

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Being A Police Officer In New York City

Wayne Meyenberg former New York City Police Officer and now community servant for Comanche.

When I first met Wayne Meyenberg at one of our church services a couple of years ago the last thing that I thought when we first visited was that he must have been a New York City police officer. That … Continue reading

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Eva Sue Johnson, This Incredible Lady That Just Keeps On Giving

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Around the year 2000 or so I started going to the Wellness Center in Comanche for a daily workout. The Wellness Center at that time was attached to the back of the Comanche Hospital just off South Houston Street. I … Continue reading

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The Late Yogi Berra: Baseball Hall Of Fame And D Day Veteran

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Yankee fan or not: who doesn’t like Yogi Berra? There have been chapters in books about the head spinning quotes from Yogi. His “It ain’t over til it’s over” quote has almost become a trademark that he never intended to … Continue reading

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How Important Are School Bus Drivers

Lead Driver Neal Lovin discusses driving route with Ann Shackelford and Doris Steetle

In 2011 when I retired from education for good, I had a valid CDL license and my bus driver training credentials were all current. I made a note to myself to let my bus driver training certification expire. I did … Continue reading

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Six Guys That Became Unlikely Champions

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Most people will tell you that there is no such thing as a district champion below the varsity level in any UIL sport in the state of Texas. Do not try telling that to any coach in this highly competitive … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Neighborly The West Texas Way

The Matador Brand

Growing up in the foothill country just beneath the Texas Caprock in a small town called Roaring Springs (eight miles south of Matador, Texas) I thought I knew what being a good neighbor was all about. But then one Christmas … Continue reading

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The Stewart Brothers and The World At War

Wayne Stewart, the youngest of six brothers to be enlisted in the US Armed Forces during World War II

From the beginning of World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 six of seven Stewart brothers from Comanche served either in the US … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank, Holidays, and Blake Bill

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Comanche National Bank has a great tradition in Comanche and that is making the holidays really special for both staff and customers during the Holiday Season. That begins with Thanksgiving and runs through the New Years Celebrations. Of course that … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank Salutes World War II Veteran Floyd Key: One Of Three Key Brothers To Serve

Comanche National Bank celebrates the accomplishments of an outstanding young man like Blake Bill and wishes him the very best as he proudly serves his country in the US Army.

Floyd Key was born on September 14, 1926; one of America’s children that would become a Depression Baby and then become eligible to serve in the greatest war in the history of this country. He grew up on a farm/ranch … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank Salutes Jason Pate, The Former Tarleton State All-American: Still Focused, Still Succeeding and Still Remaining Humble

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Every coach should be so lucky as to have the pleasure of coaching a kid like Jason Pate. The biggest reason is because, for most coaches, watching a young athlete improve year by year is one of the most rewarding … Continue reading

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Comanche National Presents Madison Hagood Softball Player Of The Week

With 3 base runs and her best pitching of the year, Coach Somebody didn’t stutter when she named Madison Hagood the Comanche National Bank Player of the Week! “For whatever reason, it just all came together for me this week,” … Continue reading

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Comanche National Bank takes a look at the Comanche Maidens Basketball and Other Area Teams Through The Years

Legendary Coach Leta Andrews coached the tradition rich Comanche Maidens early in her career.

Two years ago when I did this research for the gamefacetexas area football teams I quickly realized that there is really something special about football in this area. With all the state championships in the histories of many of the … Continue reading

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Week Two Scores

Coleman 34 Early 0 Fredericksburg 27 Brady 6 San Saba 14 Ballinger 0 Strawn 58 Bryson 14 Graham 35 Abilene Wylie 14 Stamford 34 Merkel 20 Cisco 42 Comanche 14 Tolar 30 DeLeon 7 Winters 42 Bronte 6 Hico 20 … Continue reading

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