Fredda Jones

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.

Can You Identify These Young Men?

CAN YOU ID THESE YOUNG MEN

I think these are Comanche County men. I also think that they are probably related to my husband, Rickey, but I may be totally off base. Help!

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Why Would Anyone Want To Visit Comanche?

HISTORIC ST. MARYS

Ric and I have been in Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and coastal Maryland for the past week. In fact, this morning as I write I am seated on gorgeous white wicker with oversized bright cushions, overlooking the unbelievable Maryland shore.  It is … Continue reading

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Delicious White Chocolate Brownie Balls!

I actually made a pan of brownies and paired them with brownie balls.

Yes, they take a bit of time, but my goodness, they are delicious, especially if you use nothing but the best chocolate and a good brownie recipe or mix. Today, I used a milk chocolate mix and cooked it according … Continue reading

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Mrs. Stephens’ Class 1985-1986

JULIE GRADE K resized

History is a funny thing, isn’t it? Say the word, and people’s eyes glaze over immediately. Ask someone if he would like to see his old class photo, and it never occurs to him that he not only is viewing … Continue reading

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It Was A Dairy Kind Of Breakfast…

DAIRY BREAKFAST 4

…In The Middle Of The Night! Or at least that’s how it felt to me, a confirmed non-morning kind of person, when I arrived at the community center at 4:52 a.m. last Thursday, wondering for the millionth time just what … Continue reading

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Karla Colcleasure: Why She Teaches In A Tiny School

KARLA

Karla Crim has been Karla Colcleasure for almost 30 years now but once upon a time, the tall, fun-loving Karla was a student in the tiny community of Sidney, Texas, where she made good grades, had a lot of friends, … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped New Potatoes

BACON WRAPPED NEW POTATOES

Tis The Season!!! For gardens and all things fresh and new, potatoes being one of them, and you think you will never tire of them, right? You boil them, butter them, cheese them, and add them to a big ole … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream Bread

STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM BREAD 1

Ice cream bread was an amazing discovery for me, and I’ve been experimenting with it ever since Presley and I made the first loaf. Today, I decided to try it with blueberries and a couple of other ingredients. I’m completely … Continue reading

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CHS Journalism Students Keeping It Rolling

The 2015-2016 Smoke Signal staff: Front Row (L-R): Lisa Rocha, Rachel Lilley, Rylie McGinnis, Kaitlyn Hickman Back Row (L-R): Jeffery Abbey, Joe Gilligan, Connor Allen, Caden Jones, Bronte Hermesmeyer

A Blog Roll, That Is! How can it be that another school year has come and gone and our children are all another year older? Realizing that my opportunity was almost gone, I found myself running to the high school … Continue reading

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Can You Identify This Davis/Lane Family?

DAVIS LANE GROUP

I know that several of us have to be related to these people, but I am lost as to who they are. All I know is that they are tied into the Davis and Lane families in some way. Can … Continue reading

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Michelle Reynolds Homeschools Her Children, WHY?

Back left to right: Michelle, Richard, Rick

Front Left to right: Michaela, Sarah, Stormy, Rachael
Both Sarah and Stormy are now married. Sarah is Sarah Ground, and Stormy is now Stormy Cooper.

Will Homeschooled Children Be Our Message Of Hope For The Future Of This Country? I’ve known for a long time that Comanche’s Michelle Reynolds “homeschools” her children, while husband, Rick, teaches in the public school system, but I’ve just never … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch Bake

SUNDAY BRUNCH BAKE

This was just one of those recipes. You know, the kind you happen to see on the back of the package of cheese and it catches your attention? For some reason, it sounded good on the day I found it, … Continue reading

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Visit Comanche- Home Of The Oldest Log Courthouse In Texas!

Visit And while you’re in town, be sure to stop by Miguel’s Little Mexico, located on Highway 377 East, for some of the best Southwest Cooking in Central Texas! Be sure to tell Mike and Niki that Texans United sent you. … Continue reading

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Brooks and Taylor Heading To State Competition!

Brooks & Taylor

Brooks and Dunn, well they’re yesterday’s news, but Brooks and Taylor…they’re happening NOW, and once again Comanche High School is the recipient of the talents of two more very, very successful students. I cornered the musical duo (Robert Brooks and … Continue reading

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Joe Gilligan Heading To State Competition!

Joe Gilligan is becoming one of Comanche's best hurdlers.

The town of Comanche has done it again, folks; it has produced another winner in what has become a long, long road of successful young people, with today’s spotlight on a young man known as Joe Gilligan.  Of course, the … Continue reading

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Glazed Apple Cake

GLAZED APPLE CAKE

I love this cake! The key is not to overcook and not to let the top get too hard on you. You will notice that I used pecans, not walnuts. When you are in the pecan business, you use PECANS!!  … Continue reading

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Sometimes Just Listening Might Be Your Talent

SARAH N FLOYD KEY

Have you ever wanted to do something for someone but you just had no idea what to do? Maybe you don’t think you have a talent one, or maybe you are not in the best of health, or maybe you … Continue reading

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Lisa Moreno Is Truly A Message Of Hope!

Today, Lisa and Lupe are all smiles!

It’s been 10 years of trying, crying, and hoping, with no results….until eight weeks ago and today, Lisa Moreno is nothing but smiles, full of thanksgiving because she is going have a BABY! What a wonderful story she has allowed … Continue reading

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Who Was Joseph Mercer Neely?

J.M. Neely with Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, near the beautiful new home.

It’s the hint of mystery, the unknown, that keep those who search for family history on the hunt. Obituaries such as the one below (found in an old scrapbook) give the bare bones to the life that Joseph Mercer Neely lived … Continue reading

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Elby Barnes Drowned In Colorado River 1908

The Barnes Home

From a scrapbook entry dated August 1908 and titled Elby Barnes Drowned Elby Barnes of this city [Comanche, Texas] was drowned in the Colorado River at Jones Crossing yesterday morning. Hugh Sherrill and Mrs. Chandler and families and Elby were on the Colorado … Continue reading

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