Why Dublin Came To Comanche

They say that imitation is the height of flattery so when the other towns began calling, asking if they could come to Comanche to see how it is that the town “has it going on,” of course, we invited them to come on over!  It was our neighbor to the east, Dublin, who visited last week. I think I can safely say that there is nothing but good, good words and best wishes from that little Texas town.

The group wanted to try out the new restaurant so it was lunch at Harvest!

Dublin EDC director, Karen Wright, with two of Dublin's visionaries, Ben Pate and Julia

Dublin EDC director, Karen Wright, with two of Dublin’s visionaries, Ben Pate and Julia Broussard

And then, they began the walk around the square. The trio simply could not believe the beauty they found inside the 4 North Event Center.

4 NORTH EVENT CENTER 1

As you can see from Julia's face, she couldn't quite believe that Comanche is going to have something so wonderful!

As you can see from Julia’s face, she couldn’t quite believe that Comanche is going to have something so wonderful!

Of course, we looked at the new landscaping, talked about our Christmas lighting group, read markers, and discussed the new heritage center and Heritage Village.

The new restaurant to come building on the west side of the square was unlocked so we invited ourselves inside to see what was happening. I have to tell you, it is so much fun when people “get it.” The western theme may not be their favorite, may not even be their personality, but when you have a town rich in heritage and planning to promote its heritage as much as is humanly possible, what does a new business do? It themes itself accordingly!

Julia shows off this great piece of western/rodeo art.

Julia shows off this great piece of western/rodeo art.

One of the absolute best "thinkers" I know, the wheels were turning for Karen Wright, Dublin EDC director. She is standing in front of what is going to be a GREAT piece of Texas art.

One of the absolute best “thinkers” I know, the wheels were turning for Karen Wright, Dublin EDC director.  She is standing in front of what is going to be a GREAT piece of Texas art.

Our last stop was Old Cora and the talking sign. We talked about the sign, things I would do differently if doing it again, the fact that the mayor is deciding on how to power it for more volume, etc.

And then, we closed by discussing the historic value of having what no one else has, the oldest standing log courthouse in Texas!

And then, we closed by discussing the historic value of having what no one else has, the oldest standing log courthouse in Texas!

Comanche has another neighboring town coming to visit next week. As I said, imitation is the height of flattery!

“Julia and I had a great time visiting in Comanche.  The downtown square is amazing. The town looks so clean and has fun stores to visit. Comanche is a perfect weekend getaway destination.” -Ben Pate

“I continue to be amazed at ‘the new Comanche.’ Your streets and sidewalks are clean, your buildings are either renovated or in the process of being restored, there is so much charm and personality on the square, your preservation and sharing of your colorful history – wow, just so much really good stuff going on. And on top of all that, I ate a lovely lunch at your new restaurant before visiting three stores on the square and was met with welcoming smiles and helpful service on every stop. I wish I knew exactly what your ‘spark’ is in Comanche because it has started a fire of enthusiasm which warms my heart! Hats off to what Comanche, Texas is – and what it is becoming.” -Karen Wright

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.
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2 Responses to Why Dublin Came To Comanche

  1. James Ramsay says:

    I am from Cisco and on the CEDC board. I lived in Comanche for about 15 years, There will always be a great feeling for Comanche. I love to see what you are doing. We too, are helping to make some positive changes in Cisco. KEEP UP THE GOOK WORK!!!!!!!!.

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