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Arts and Crafts Fair is Saturday

The 25th Annual DeLeon Arts and Crafts Fair, sponsored by the DeLeon Women's Division Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday, November 29. The event will be held at the DeLeon High School Cafetorium. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. and vendors will stay as late as 5 p.m.

Construction Accident and Dairy Fire

top story On Monday, about 12:20 p.m. DeLeon volunteer firefighters responded to a construction accident three miles south of DeLeon off of Hwy 16. According to initial reports, workers were installing new transmission lines when a fall from, or the failure of, the bucket occurred. At least two workers were injured, with one suffering what appeared to be a broken leg and other injuries. The injured were evacuated by helicopter shortly after 12:55 p.m. The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office and Comanche County EMS also responded. The previous evening, about 5:45 p.m. Sunday night, DeLeon volunteer firefighters responded to a structure fire off of County Road 472 about seven miles east of DeLeon. The fire consumed a tractor shed and two tractors on the Jones Dairy, and required several hours of firefighting to be extinguished. The cause of the fire had not been determined as of press time. Proctor and Dublin volunteer fire departments, and DeLeon Police responded as well.

Sewer plant to be upgraded

By Jon Awbrey, Publisher; The DeLeon City Council met in a called meeting Wednesday, and discussed a number of items mostly related to routine maintenance issues. One out-of-the-ordinary item was discussed, however. According to DeLeon Mayor Toby Hight, the owner of a multi-lot property at the intersection of Reynosa and Moseley streets has contacted the city in an effort to turn the property over to the town.

Hard Times and Lots of Money

top story On Monday night, vandals blew up this mailbox in southwest DeLeon. This act of mischief is a felony, punishable by three years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine

Hospital district grapples with former auditors

By Susan Pugliese, Staff Writer; The Comanche County Consolidated Hospital District Board met on Tuesday with the expectation of reviewing the hospital districts completed 2013 audit. All board members, except for Sharon McKinnon, were present.However, the presentation of the audit by the districts accounting firm of Durbin and Company was not given. Reportedly, the districts previous accounting firm did not release requested information in time, said Chief Financial Officer David Freshour.