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FIVE DOZEN ELVISES

top story On Tuesday, DeLeon fifth graders performed a program based on the music of Elvis Presley. Above, Madilyn Elvis Lewis Raves On about Blue Suede Shoes while the Jailhouse Rocks.

Memorial reports $27,000 shortfall

By JON AWBREY Publisher With less than a month to go before its scheduled dedication, a very large monkey wrench was thrown into the gears of the DeLeon-area veterans memorial wall.On Wednesday, Claudia Stevens addressed the DeLeon City Council and reported that the project needed an additional $27,000 to pay for the memorial stones - stones that are largely under the process of completion at this time.

City debates awarding waterline bid

By JON AWBREY Publisher The DeLeon City Council met in a regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 8 to discuss awarding bids to contractors for the repair and replacement of city water lines. The project, said EHT engineer Scott Hay, is significant, with a lot of construction throughout town. [It] covers most of the heart of town... where old asbestos and cast iron [water] lines are.

Live nativity set for square

By SUSAN PUGLIESE Staff Writer The Comanche County Commissioners Court met on Tuesday in regular session to discuss an agenda full of items. Christy Perkins of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church addressed the court regarding a live nativity scene.

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for registered Comanche County voters will begin on October 20 and end on October 31, and last from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room B102 in the basement of the Comanche County Courthouse.