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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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Sarah Dudney Becomes A Centenarian But Remembers When

SARAH DUDNEY 3

I suppose I actually began writing Sarah’s story without even knowing it. After all, how was I to know that Girlie Kiker Strong, talented basketball player for Comyn High School, and the woman I have known all of my life as Sarah Dudney … 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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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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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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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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DIY Making A Paper Plate Cool…and Special!

DECORATING PAPER PLATES

My family will tell you that I don’t use paper plates. I don’t know if our children even have a memory of my serving them on a paper plate unless we were “on a picnic.”  However, when I happened to see this ribbon-trimmed plate, I … Continue reading

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Scalia and Ginsburg: A Model For All Americans

The late Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fellow Supreme Court Justices and "Best Buddies"

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H.R. Jefferies Junior High Seventh Grade On Tour Of The Bullock Museum

Seventh grade students

In 1999 when ground was broken on the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, the folks there that were involved certainly new what they were doing. The museum serves as an invaluable history lesson for people of all … Continue reading

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Remembering Indian Football: Comanche vs Ballinger vs The Weather

Press Box at Indian Stadium in Comanche Texas

In 1993 when I became head football coach at Comanche High School, Ballinger was in our district. Their head coach at the time was a man I consider a very good friend; Glen Jones. For three years we battled head … Continue reading

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Comanche UIL Students Heading To Regional Competition!

Caden Jones, Joe Gilligan, Bronte Hermesmeyer

CHS Continuing To Reap The Rewards Of Hard Work  Comanche High School has definitely been riding the winds of success this school year, and there was no surprise here at Texans United when we received the message from academic coach Leanne Ingram that sixteen of … Continue reading

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Just A Few Comanche ISD Kudos

______, ______, Kandace Donald, Kimber Bills were celebrating the "end of theatre" with their principal, Chad Gee.  Isn't it great that high school kiddos are that comfortable with their principal?

And A Message Of Hope For All Of Us! I really had no intention of writing about CHS this week beyond the fact that Phillip Beard and the Comanche Ag Department are heading back to contest before beginning the Texas … Continue reading

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Gearing Up To Build Texas Longhorns!

names here

But first, they have two more competitions to win! You can just almost see the Comanche FFA trailer that the young men above continue to tweak. They picked up a second place with it in Houston and are hoping to … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling Really A Miracle Cure?

COCONUT OIL

Since writing the following, I’ve been very dedicated about oil pulling. Although I do not have any type of gum disease, I do have gums that are beginning to pull away from my teeth; however, I got a GREAT report … Continue reading

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When You’re A State Champion…You’re GOOD!

Ian Stark and Kandace Donald are the new 3-A Cross X Debate state champs!

And These Two Are GOOD! I doubt that he remembers, but I went with Ian Stark to his first junior high UIL meet. I even made a point of sitting down beside him because I was concerned that he was … Continue reading

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Tommy Gibson, A Problem, & A Message Of Hope

With two of his "forever" high school friends, Darla and Paulette

Kids can be callous, and they can be cruel. Unfortunately, so can teachers, as Tommy Gibson well knows. Tommy Gibson graduated from Comanche High School in 1973, and last week I found him in Brookeshire’s, working quietly as is Tommy’s gentle unassuming … Continue reading

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Bringing 1890 Back To Life In Comanche

The men responsible for it all take a break!

I stopped in today to see the progress being made by Rex Plumlee and Eddy Parker, owners of the soon to be Outpost restaurant in Comanche. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and … Continue reading

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