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LIGHTING THE ‘D’

DeLeon High School’s Class of 2015 engaged in the first tradition of their senior year Thursday night by lighting the ceremonial ‘D’ following a scrimmage against Baird and the introduction of DeLeon’s athletes, cheerleaders, and band members.




Bearcat football season begins Friday

By JON AWBREY Publisher The DeLeon Bearcats varsity football team will begin its season Friday night with a tilt at Perrin-Whitt at 7:30 p.m., in a game that marks the first of three road games to start the season. “This year,” said DeLeon Bearcat Head Football Coach David Yeager, “we are basing our offense out of a slot T, but we’re also having a spread package. We are going to speed up the game, and try to tire you out and beat you on effort.”




City talks cemetery, fire and police budgets

By JON AWBREY Publisher At a meeting of the DeLeon City Council on Tuesday night, Comanche contractor Louis Suniga may have made the city an offer that they cannot not refuse. Suniga, who said he had 30 years of construction experience, addressed the council and indicated that the former office building of the Garden of Memory Cemetery on Hwy. 6 was in bad shape.




ISD board elects to not raise taxes in 2014

By JON AWBREY Publisher DeLeon ISD will not raise taxes this year, maintaining last year’s rate of $1.04 per $100 valuation for their maintenance and operations tax rate and $0.205 per $100 valuation for their interest and sinking tax rate. Ken Thompson, Chief Financial Officer for the district, did not recommend raising taxes. The board also adopted a budget for the coming fiscal year during a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the DeLeon Independent School District Monday night. Among the items discussed, aside from the tax rate and budget, were several accountability ratings related to academic progress and finance, and the adoption of board operating procedures.




Commissioners approve tax rate

By SUSAN PUGLIESE Staff Writer Comanche County residents will not see an increase on their property taxes this year from the county. The Comanche County Commissioners’ Court met on Monday in regular session where the 2014-15 property tax rate took precedent.