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DUNK THE MAYOR

DeLeon tykes took full advantage of their chance to dunk DeLeon Mayor Toby Hight Friday night during a DeLeon Youth Center fundraiser downtown.




City approves 9 p.m. curfew

Beginning in two weeks, DeLeon police will enforce a 9 p.m. curfew for minors under the age of 17 every night of the week.




DELEON BOY SCOUTS PAINT FESTIVAL GROUNDS

DeLeon Boy Scouts were busy Thursday painting the food vendor booths at DeLeon’s Community Park. The scouts will be a prominent feature of the 100th Peach and Melon Festival next week, leading the parade, performing the flag ceremony at the pageant, and selling watermelon slices all week long at the Festival Grounds and downtown during Golden Saturday. Above, scout leader Lisa Pearson and scouts Tyler Short, Holden McCurry, Baxter Krug, Marcus Devries, Alex Paul Aguerro, Drake McCamey, Ethan Cogburn, Dominic Heaslett, Jeremy Debord, and, not pictured, Zachary Devries.




100th annual Festival starts Tuesday

The much anticipated 100th Annual DeLeon Peach and Melon Festival begins Tuesday, Aug. 5, with the opening of the Festival Grounds and Talley Carnival at 5 p.m.




Commissioners fill position and okay insurance

Monday’s topics of interest at the Comanche County Commissioners’ Court included hiring a new employee, renewing health insurance for county employees, and emergency management issues. The Comanche County Courthouse has a new chap on staff to care for her house and her lawn.