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Let’s face it. Texas is BIG and if you are like us, you are always looking for cool, little out of the way places to stop, stretch your legs, and look around. So….as we find some of those places, we’ll post them here for you. Happy trails!

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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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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Linda Burton Rippetoe & New Heritage Park

Linda Burton Rippetoe

Linda Burton Rippetoe has been a special friend of mine for years. For one thing she’s a history buff and for another, she’s a worker, and I do mean a worker! At 90 plus years, the lady rancher is still … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Neighborly The West Texas Way

The Matador Brand

Growing up in the foothill country just beneath the Texas Caprock in a small town called Roaring Springs (eight miles south of Matador, Texas) I thought I knew what being a good neighbor was all about. But then one Christmas … Continue reading

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Yes, There Really Is A Turkey, Texas

TURKEY

Written by Stephen Dueboay, the Impulsive Texan I spent a few days wondering just what the heck I was going to write about Thanksgiving. I mean, there have been ump-teen (Texas word for many, numerous, lots…) stories on Turkey and … Continue reading

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Still More From The Comanche City Park

POW WOW CITY PARK CARVING TOTEM POLE

MORE Carvings In The Park! We’ve talked about the carvings in the Comanche City Park quite a lot here on Texans United. They are just beautiful, and they draw people to the park. Well, this week, the park is boasting … Continue reading

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Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Belle Sharp

The Sharps

I don’t know. Maybe you have to reach a certain age in life to really care how you will be remembered. All I know is that suddenly I  find myself quite often asking myself if my life has mattered to … Continue reading

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The Outpost Is Moving In!

THE OUTPOST

Well, the word is out in Comanche. Texas.  Eddy Parker and Rex Plumlee have purchased the building on the west end of the north side of the square for their new restaurant, The Outpost. And before we go any farther, … Continue reading

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Visiting The Ghost Town That Was Terlingua

ghosttowntexas.com

Looking For A Texas Adventure? From time to time here on Texansunited.com, we bring you a Texas site that we think is worth the time and effort to visit. This week United took a look at Texas’ most visited ghost … Continue reading

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Capturing The Great Rodeo History That Is Dublin, Texas

JO BARBEE

Well, it wasn’t 1819, but I did take a little trip last week as I headed straight toward Dublin, Texas and the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum. I had heard that board members were updating, that they had new videos about … Continue reading

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December 4- Kickoff To Christmas in Dublin, Texas

DUBLIN CHRISTMAS

Dublin is planning a day-long kickoff to Christmas on Thursday, December 4, and we’re all invited to come join in on the fun! The details are just in from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Luanne Schexnider.

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It’s A Christmas Parade In Dublin, Wanna Join In?

DUBLIN CHRISTMAS GRAPHIC

It’s parade time in Dublin, Texas, and Luanne at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce says, “The more the merrier!” EVENT: DUBLIN CORNER LOT CHRISTMAS DATE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 TIME: 6:00 P.M. (5:30 LINE-UP) ENTRY FEE: CHILDREN’S OUTERWEAR (coats, jackets, … Continue reading

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Billy the Kid Family Fun Day & Barbeque Cook-Off In Hico!

Hico City Park

And It’s All For A Great Cause! Come join the fun – this year Hico’s Billy the Kid Family Fun Day & Barbeque Cook-Off is giving away vendor sites! That’s right – you can set up to sell arts, crafts, … Continue reading

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Remember The Gorman Hospital Or Sanitarium?

GORMAN HOSPITAL

Some Even Called It The Blackwell Hospital  I was born there as were many of you. As a child, I thought the old building as grand as any building could be, big trees and, although I’m not sure when the … Continue reading

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Texas Destinations: Enchanted Rock

ENCHANTED ROCK

Who ever heard of a 1,600 acre rock? Texans, of course, and if you are looking for something to do that won’t break the bank and will actually provide some healthy exercise, you might want to check it out. It … Continue reading

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Visiting The Buck Cabin In Stephenville, Texas

BUCK CABIN

Stephenville Museum 525 East Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401 254-965-5880 svillemuseum@embarqmail.com   Guests coming and you’re not sure how to entertain them? Why not think about showing them a bit of Texas heritage? I’ve yet to find anyone who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why Are Those Arches Standing In Stephenville?

ERATH ARCHES

Located in the 600 block of West Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401   If you are like me, you drive past things every single day without ever stopping to check them out, see what they are. I must admit that … Continue reading

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Comanche Park From Lemons To…Totem Poles?

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I have to tell you that I was one of the most horrified when the beautiful oaks at the Comanche City Park began to wilt and die. The park is one of the prettiest in our area, and a big … Continue reading

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Comanche Has The Oldest Standing Log Courthouse In Texas

OLD CORA

Southwest Corner of the Comanche, Texas Courthouse Square Known as the oldest existing log courthouse in Texas, the tiny courthouse that has come to be known as Old Cora, housed the Comanche County records from 1856 until the county seat … Continue reading

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Texas Destinations: Remember Goliad!

WOUNDED IN GOLIAD

Hands On Texas History! I was terribly disappointed to be unable to visit the town of Goliad last year, but I decided that my labyrinthitis simply wouldn’t allow me to be as mobile as I would need to be to view … Continue reading

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    Let’s face it. Texas is BIG and if you are like us, you are always looking for cool, little out of the way places to stop, stretch your legs, and look around. So….as we find some of those places, we’ll post them here for you. Happy trails!

    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

    Posted in Down The Road, Just Texas! Presenting Bloggers From Texansunited.com | 2 Comments

    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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    Linda Burton Rippetoe & New Heritage Park

    Linda Burton Rippetoe

    Linda Burton Rippetoe has been a special friend of mine for years. For one thing she’s a history buff and for another, she’s a worker, and I do mean a worker! At 90 plus years, the lady rancher is still … Continue reading

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    Learning To Be Neighborly The West Texas Way

    The Matador Brand

    Growing up in the foothill country just beneath the Texas Caprock in a small town called Roaring Springs (eight miles south of Matador, Texas) I thought I knew what being a good neighbor was all about. But then one Christmas … Continue reading

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    Yes, There Really Is A Turkey, Texas

    TURKEY

    Written by Stephen Dueboay, the Impulsive Texan I spent a few days wondering just what the heck I was going to write about Thanksgiving. I mean, there have been ump-teen (Texas word for many, numerous, lots…) stories on Turkey and … Continue reading

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    Still More From The Comanche City Park

    POW WOW CITY PARK CARVING TOTEM POLE

    MORE Carvings In The Park! We’ve talked about the carvings in the Comanche City Park quite a lot here on Texans United. They are just beautiful, and they draw people to the park. Well, this week, the park is boasting … Continue reading

    Posted in Down The Road, Just Texas! Presenting Bloggers From Texansunited.com | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

    Patty Hirst Remembers Dublin’s Belle Sharp

    The Sharps

    I don’t know. Maybe you have to reach a certain age in life to really care how you will be remembered. All I know is that suddenly I  find myself quite often asking myself if my life has mattered to … Continue reading

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    The Outpost Is Moving In!

    THE OUTPOST

    Well, the word is out in Comanche. Texas.  Eddy Parker and Rex Plumlee have purchased the building on the west end of the north side of the square for their new restaurant, The Outpost. And before we go any farther, … Continue reading

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    Visiting The Ghost Town That Was Terlingua

    ghosttowntexas.com

    Looking For A Texas Adventure? From time to time here on Texansunited.com, we bring you a Texas site that we think is worth the time and effort to visit. This week United took a look at Texas’ most visited ghost … Continue reading

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    Capturing The Great Rodeo History That Is Dublin, Texas

    JO BARBEE

    Well, it wasn’t 1819, but I did take a little trip last week as I headed straight toward Dublin, Texas and the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum. I had heard that board members were updating, that they had new videos about … Continue reading

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    December 4- Kickoff To Christmas in Dublin, Texas

    DUBLIN CHRISTMAS

    Dublin is planning a day-long kickoff to Christmas on Thursday, December 4, and we’re all invited to come join in on the fun! The details are just in from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Luanne Schexnider.

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    It’s A Christmas Parade In Dublin, Wanna Join In?

    DUBLIN CHRISTMAS GRAPHIC

    It’s parade time in Dublin, Texas, and Luanne at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce says, “The more the merrier!” EVENT: DUBLIN CORNER LOT CHRISTMAS DATE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 TIME: 6:00 P.M. (5:30 LINE-UP) ENTRY FEE: CHILDREN’S OUTERWEAR (coats, jackets, … Continue reading

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    Billy the Kid Family Fun Day & Barbeque Cook-Off In Hico!

    Hico City Park

    And It’s All For A Great Cause! Come join the fun – this year Hico’s Billy the Kid Family Fun Day & Barbeque Cook-Off is giving away vendor sites! That’s right – you can set up to sell arts, crafts, … Continue reading

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    Remember The Gorman Hospital Or Sanitarium?

    GORMAN HOSPITAL

    Some Even Called It The Blackwell Hospital  I was born there as were many of you. As a child, I thought the old building as grand as any building could be, big trees and, although I’m not sure when the … Continue reading

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    Texas Destinations: Enchanted Rock

    ENCHANTED ROCK

    Who ever heard of a 1,600 acre rock? Texans, of course, and if you are looking for something to do that won’t break the bank and will actually provide some healthy exercise, you might want to check it out. It … Continue reading

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    Visiting The Buck Cabin In Stephenville, Texas

    BUCK CABIN

    Stephenville Museum 525 East Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401 254-965-5880 svillemuseum@embarqmail.com   Guests coming and you’re not sure how to entertain them? Why not think about showing them a bit of Texas heritage? I’ve yet to find anyone who doesn’t … Continue reading

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    Why Are Those Arches Standing In Stephenville?

    ERATH ARCHES

    Located in the 600 block of West Washington Street Stephenville, Texas 76401   If you are like me, you drive past things every single day without ever stopping to check them out, see what they are. I must admit that … Continue reading

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    Comanche Park From Lemons To…Totem Poles?

    1

    I have to tell you that I was one of the most horrified when the beautiful oaks at the Comanche City Park began to wilt and die. The park is one of the prettiest in our area, and a big … Continue reading

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    Comanche Has The Oldest Standing Log Courthouse In Texas

    OLD CORA

    Southwest Corner of the Comanche, Texas Courthouse Square Known as the oldest existing log courthouse in Texas, the tiny courthouse that has come to be known as Old Cora, housed the Comanche County records from 1856 until the county seat … Continue reading

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    Texas Destinations: Remember Goliad!

    WOUNDED IN GOLIAD

    Hands On Texas History! I was terribly disappointed to be unable to visit the town of Goliad last year, but I decided that my labyrinthitis simply wouldn’t allow me to be as mobile as I would need to be to view … Continue reading

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