Articles 2016

Preserving the Prestige of Downtown Comanche

Constructed sometime in the late 1800s, the buildings had been home to a variety of establishments like the Comanche Chief newspaper, a fashion store, a drug store and a hardware store. Even an opera house.

Mayor Ronnie Clifton – A Life of Leadership

Clifton’s leadership qualities, teaching skills, and the ability to see potential in every area of life swept him into the office as friends and neighbors pushed him into the role of mayor of Comanche.

College Success

College opens the door to possibilities. It pushes students to grow and to venture beyond their comfort zone. It’s an avenue that can lead to a future not otherwise possible. College is also a privilege, and we encourage you to make the most of the opportunity you have to attend a post-secondary institution of any kind. Below are a few suggestions that may make your college experience smoother and more successful.

Play Ball! – With the Comanche Youth Council

The Comanche Youth Council has given children in the community the opportunity to play in an organized sports league for over 30 years.

Rush Creek Band: Picking and Grinning for Your Pleasure

A few guys who knew each other at church started playing gospel music together. While performing at various functions, they met some other men who enjoyed gospel, bluegrass, and western swing, and they formed Rush Creek Band.

Lineman: The Heroes Who Light Up Our Lives

Linemen, the first responders of electric distribution, work 24/7 to maintain 4,867 miles of high-voltage lines.

The next time the power goes off, remember the linemen are doing their best restore it so they can get back home to their families. They appreciate help offered while they are working, especially “peanut brittle, chocolate chip cookies, homemade tortillas and breakfast biscuits!”

Community Spotlight with Jennifer Shelton

Shelton graduated from Early High School and later went to Ranger College in Early for her LVN vocational license. Before becoming the school nurse at De Leon, Shelton worked for hospitals in the area and then a rural health clinic. Shelton says her experiences at the rural health clinic first made her look at being a school nurse because kids would come in and she knew stuff was being missed at school.

SF Ranch B&B: Home of Extreme Mustang Makeover Champions

The SF Ranch is “pure Texas bliss, nestled in the beautiful Texas hill country,” and in 2016, the ranch sponsored the 2016 Fort Worth Extreme Mustang Makeover Youth Champions.

Comanche County’s Wildlife Lone Ranger

Imagine roaming around the great outdoors of Comanche County with the mission to protect some of God’s creatures and getting paid to do it. Game Warden Mike Alexander gets to do just that.

Community Spotlight with Meagan Caffey

My name is Maegan Caffey. I am a 23 year old from Comanche. I recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. While at Tech, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Limoges, France for a semester. I am probably one of the goofiest people once you get to know me and I’m sure you’ll get a small insight to that after reading the answers to a few of the questions.

Shooting for Growth

Two years ago, five girls formed the first On Target 4-H Shooting Club in Comanche County. By the end of the year, six more students had joined and 10 more are expected to join this year. As the club continues to grow and gain more sharp shooting students, the club is hoping that their capabilities will as well.

Good Horses to Ride

From a very early age, all Jared Dukes ever wanted to be was a cowboy. His motto has always been that “if it can’t be done from the back of a horse, it doesn’t need to be done.”