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It Was A Dairy Kind Of Breakfast…

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…In The Middle Of The Night! Or at least that’s how it felt to me, a confirmed non-morning kind of person, when I arrived at the community center at 4:52 a.m. last Thursday, wondering for the millionth time just what … Continue reading

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Joe Gilligan Heading To State Competition!

Joe Gilligan is becoming one of Comanche's best hurdlers.

The town of Comanche has done it again, folks; it has produced another winner in what has become a long, long road of successful young people, with today’s spotlight on a young man known as Joe Gilligan.  Of course, the … Continue reading

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Lisa Moreno Is Truly A Message Of Hope!

Today, Lisa and Lupe are all smiles!

It’s been 10 years of trying, crying, and hoping, with no results….until eight weeks ago and today, Lisa Moreno is nothing but smiles, full of thanksgiving because she is going have a BABY! What a wonderful story she has allowed … Continue reading

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Who Was Joseph Mercer Neely?

J.M. Neely with Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, near the beautiful new home.

It’s the hint of mystery, the unknown, that keep those who search for family history on the hunt. Obituaries such as the one below (found in an old scrapbook) give the bare bones to the life that Joseph Mercer Neely lived … Continue reading

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Elby Barnes Drowned In Colorado River 1908

The Barnes Home

From a scrapbook entry dated August 1908 and titled Elby Barnes Drowned Elby Barnes of this city [Comanche, Texas] was drowned in the Colorado River at Jones Crossing yesterday morning. Hugh Sherrill and Mrs. Chandler and families and Elby were on the Colorado … Continue reading

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Maegan Caffey, Comanche Chamber Director

MAEGAN CAFFEY

The Comanche Chamber of Commerce has a new leader these days. She’s young, energetic and very, very excited to be back in her hometown. In fact, Maegan Caffey graduated from Texas Tech with a marketing degree in December of 2015 … Continue reading

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Finding Mom’s Special Day Gift At Sorrells Farms

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Mother’s Day Is Just Around The Corner! I’ve never seen the blooms more beautiful than they are this year at Sorrells Farms in Comanche, and that is just the plain truth; they are completely outstanding! In fact, that is my … Continue reading

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Why Dublin Came To Comanche

DUBLIN VISIONARIES

They say that imitation is the height of flattery so when the other towns began calling, asking if they could come to Comanche to see how it is that the town “has it going on,” of course, we invited them … Continue reading

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It’s Not Everyone Who Will Cart Your Trash!

Because cleanup week is a city project and because we never want to hurt those who cannot do for themselves, Penny Grace also spent the week being a good neighbor and helping those who needed her. It certainly was not pretty work.

You learn a lot about the character of a person when you get down and dirty with him or her. You also learn just how much some people love their town and their neighbors. Although I was not able to … Continue reading

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So What Is This Revitalize Comanche Thing? Part 1

REVITALIZE LOGO COVER PHOTO

REVITALIZE COMANCHE, INC. How It All Began Revitalize Comanche began with a simple request from Sharon McKinnon, asking people who would like to revitalize Comanche to come to a meeting. That’s all it was, no big plan, no idea at … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Turkey!

Gail Anthony Youngdale Boyd and the big turkey

A huge thank you goes out to Gail Anthony Youngdale for a fabulous photo of long ago Comanche. “The two young boys with the turkey is one of my favorites of all times. I have kept the photo in my … Continue reading

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Having A Spot Of Tea With Sorrells Farms

If the choices are too overwhelming, Delinda has samples that you can try before you choose!

I know we don’t automatically think of tea when we think of Sorrells Farms in Comanche, but that is one of the beauty of the store, and tea was exactly what I went in search of recently.  I was not … Continue reading

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Comanche Transloading – What Is It?

Truckers wait to get loaded and on their way.

“What in the heck is a transloading business?” is the question I get 100% of the time when I mention Comanche Transloading. I can’t say that I blame them since there was a time when I would have had to … Continue reading

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Adele Burks Peacock Tells Of Days Gone By

Adele Burks

Every now and then a family gets lucky. The descendants of the Rinehart and Burks family certainly did when Adele Burks Peacock picked up pencil and paper and began to write about the things she remembered of days gone by. … Continue reading

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1920 In Texas And What An Ice Storm!

WINTER 1920

If a normal picture is worth a thousand words, this one must be worth 10,000 because what a story it tells of the year 1920 in Central Texas! So what do you see? Look carefully! I believe I am correct … Continue reading

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North Side In Comanche Shaping Up!

We LOVE the old brick, don't you?

Karla Colcleasure and I were walking when we stopped in our tracks, so excited to see the old brick coming back to life on the building that most of us still call the old Service Drug building. Of course, the … Continue reading

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De Leon Band In Old Comanche, Texas

DE LEON BAND 1

Can you even imagine marching down Highway 377 today? I’m afraid when I cross it using the light! Life was just simpler back then, wasn’t it? Having said that, do you recognize any of these long ago band students?* And … Continue reading

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Why Does A Cop Leave The City For The Country?

Kelly, Amber, and Brianna Davis

It’s simple. The cop loves the country, and the country he happens to love is Comanche, Texas…and did Comanche ever hit a homerun this time! This week I went inside the Comanche Police Department because I wanted to know why … Continue reading

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Wednesday Club 1954 Comanche, Texas

WEDNESDAY CLUB 1954

Gerry Boykin hosted the Christmas party for the Wednesday Club in 1954 in Comanche, Texas. Please put your identification as well as anything you remember about any of these women in the comment boxes below.

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Sorrells Farms For Your Special Valentine!

Love candy, but not into chocolate? Well, Delinda is ready for you with delicious Valentines brittle!

Okay, folks, this one is impossible because there is no way that I can tell you exactly how many choices Sorrells Farms in Comanche is offering this year for your very special Valentine as well as the perfect “just a little … Continue reading

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