Freda Comer Memorial

In Memory of
Freda Comer
October 22, 1928 – March 20, 2016

Obituary

Freda W. Comer passed March 20, 2016 with her family, spending the last days and hours with her.

Born Freda Waldean Freeman to Oscar Waldon Feeman and Willie (Bill) Blakely on October 22, 1928 near Pearl, Texas. Her mother Willie died tragically in a fire when Freda was 3 years old. She was raised with the help of her Grandmother Sally Freeman and Step-Mother Violet “Priss” Freeman. Growing up, mainly in and around Coryell county with some time being spent in West Texas, Freda graduated from high school in Peal, Texas in 1946 where she often rode to school over the “mountain” on horseback.

She married C.B. Comer August, 17, 1946 and later moved to Austin in 1948, where they had 2 children.

Freda was an active member of the Capitol Rod Club since 1956 where she is known for saying on many occasions “Let’s have a party.” She loved fishing, dancing, camping, yard work and many other activities. Freda was renowned for her skills with a Weed Eater.

Freda is survived by Sister: Shauna Melde (Oscar). Children: Mikeal Comer (Peggy), Barbara Koenning (Roger). Grandchildren: Brittney Yarosh (Cary), Shay Koenning (Julie), Matthew Comer (Jenny) and Thomas Koenning. Great Grandchildren: Dylan Wink, Dax Koenning, Garrett Comer, Cade Yarosh, Grace Freda Comer and Addison Yarosh. Sister-in-law Bobbie Jean Wright (Dale). Plus many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: David Melde, Matthew Comer, Cary Yarosh, Shay Koenning, Thomas Koenning, Weymen Koenning

Special Thanks to New Century Hospice of Austin for their care and comfort the last 2 years.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 3:30 P.M., Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.< ?p>

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Strange Brew and Lounge Side Austin Music Awards Winners 2015

Strange Brew and Lounge Side just triple-swept the 2014/2015/2016 SXSW & Austin Chronicle Music Awards for Best Live Music Venue, Best Club Sound, and Best Music Venue to Play!!! This is a testament to the hard working Staff and their dedication and enthusiasm and, of course, the Sound Engineers and Booking Team with Shane Widner, Scott Ward, and Kacy Crowley! I could not be more proud of our team than I am this year! Cheers to them and a job well done! List of Winners
TWC News Spotlight

A Word from the Founder – Scott Ward

THANK YOU! 4 More Music Awards for us all!

Strange Brew wins BEST CLUB SOUND, BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE, BEST VENUE TO PLAY and BEST BOOKER for Kacy Crowley, bringing the total to 12 awards in 4 years!

When we started the music venue, the thought of being an award winning venue, (not to mention an award winning venue that would rack up that many awards in just 4 years), never crossed our minds and although it is wonderful to be acknowledged for hard work and dedication, it isn’t what drive us. The music drives us, the musicians and the fans drive us, the fact that we have been given the privilege to serve our customers and musical guest with a great experience is what drives us and we thank you for giving us that opportunity day in and day out. We will continue to improve in any way we can.
THANK YOU AUSTIN!





photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2015-16 AUSTIN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) Continental Club

4) Saxon Pub

5) The Roost

6) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

7) Empire Control Room

8) Vulcan Gas Company

9) Stubb’s

10) White Horse

LIVE MUSIC BOOKER

1) David Cotton, The Roost

2) Kacy Crowley, Strange Brew

3) Transmission Events

4) Graham Williams, Transmission Events

5) Marcus Lawyer, Transmission Events

6) Mike Boudreau, Red Eyed Fly

7) Anthony Stevenson, Come and Take It Productions

8) James Taylor, Holy Mountain

9) Travis Newman, Parish

10) Howdy Darrell, White Horse

CLUB LIGHTING

1) Vulcan Gas Company

2) Empire Control Room

3) The Parish

4) The Roost

5) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

6) Ilios

7) Strange Brew

8) Cheer Up Charlies

9) The Highball

10) Emo’s

CLUB SOUND

1) Strange Brew

2) Vulcan Gas Company

3) The Roost

4) Parish

5) Saxon Pub

6) Mohawk

7) Cactus Cafe

8) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

9) Continental Club

10) Emo’s

BEST MUSIC VENUE

1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

4) Continental Club

5) Saxon Pub

6) Empire Control Room

7) Vulcan Gas Company

8) ABGB

9) Cheer Up Charlies

10) Stubb’s

ONGOING MUSIC RESIDENCY

1) Church On Monday, Continental Club Gallery

2) Motown Monday, the Highball

3) Durawa, Strange Brew

4) James McMurtry, Continental Club

5) Bob Schneider, Saxon Pub

6) Toni Price, Continental Club

7) David Grissom, Saxon Pub

8) Tameca Jones, Continental Club Gallery

9) Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club

10) The Resentments, Saxon Pub

2013 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

Best Acoustic Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Cactus Cafe
3. Saxon Pub
4. Flipnotics
5. Parish
6. Elephant Room
7. One-2-One Bar
8. Evangeline Cafe
9. The Blackheart
10. Listening Room at Winflo

more info

Best All-Ages Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Antone’s
4. Stubbs
5. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
6. Emo’s
7. Red 7
8. Broken Spoke
9. Cactus Cafe
10. Central Market

more info

Best Live Music Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Continental Club
4. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5. Saxon Pub
6. Parish
7. Holy Mountain
8. Hotel Vegas
9. White Horse
10. Broken Spoke

complete list

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Matthew Comer – Enlightening Arts Website Launch

The Enlightening Arts website was designed, developed, and launched.

The site has the following features:

  • Search Engine Optimized for good SEO
  • Responsive Web Design for Mobile browsers
  • Enable connect to and publish and pull to and from Facebook and Twitter and other social media
  • Favicon, Search function on site, customized down to page level right navigation and footer items. Interactive Slider with banner images. Interactive Carousel with manufacturer images.(Email addresses as images to discourage spam bot scrapping.)

If you would like a site like this set up for you, please Contact us.

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Professional Art Installation Website Launch

The Professional Art Installation website was designed, developed, and launched.

The site has the following features:

  • Search Engine Optimized for good SEO
  • Responsive Web Design for Mobile browsers
  • Enable connect to and publish and pull to and from Facebook and Twitter and other social media
  • Favicon, Search function on site, customized down to page level right navigation and footer items. Interactive Slider with banner images. Interactive Carousel with manufacturer images.(Email addresses as images to discourage spam bot scrapping.)

If you would like a site like this set up for you, please Contact us.

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Thank You to Randy Lawrence Homes

Thank You to Randy Lawrence Homes – Dripping Springs Home Builder.

Randy Lawrence Homes built and completed a custom home for our family in October of 2015. Randy and his team made our dream a reality. He patiently worked with us for almost 3 years to decide the type of house that was best for our family, to help us work with lenders, start the permitting process, and really just gave us the push to take the leap of faith and commit to such a project and sign the contract to build. We are so pleased that he did! As for RLH, for us there was never another choice after we saw the quality of work in his previous projects and we have had no regrets.

  • 10709 Valley Vista Road Austin, TX  78737

Randy and his wife, Patty, worked with us through every step of the process. They held our hands and showed us the way. They always championed our wants and desires. They never let us feel like we were not connected or heard. Patty is a wonderful designer and has an eye for beauty, interesting design, and richness. She took her time and met us at every consultation for the finish out of the house. She empowered us to make our own decisions and feel good about them. And she inspired us to make choices that were a bit out of our comfort zone, but have made all the difference in the world on the aesthetic of our home. Not only are you hiring an accomplished homebuilder, you are also getting an amazing designer!

  • 10709 Valley Vista Road Austin, TX  78737

I really do believe that if Randy had not built our home for us we never would have made the first step. If you feel hesitant to start such an endeavor, due to worries of the nature of such a sizable project, put your trust in Randy Lawrence Homes. When your home is complete, it will be Randy’s integrity and leadership that will ensure that your home is perfect and exactly what you’ve dreamed.

My wife and I are very proud of our home that was built for us and welcome anybody to come see it! We were grateful to Randy (and the homeowners) for allowing us to walk through a previous project and would love to extend the same courtesy should you need it, please contact us.

Sincerely,
Matthew, Jenny, Garrett and Grace Comer
10709 Valley Vista Road
Austin, TX 78737

Freeman Properties
freemanproperties.com

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Matthew Comer 4.0

A year older a year wiser, that’s what they say. Welcome to Matthew Comer 4.0!

For my birthday, I picked up a keg of Shiner Bock and headed out to our new custom home being built at 10709 Valley Vista Road Austin, TX 78737 to see how the shower tiling was going, gave the guys some draft beer to keep them going. Then Jenny, GMAC, Grace and I headed to one of my favorite swimming holes, Camp Ben McCulloch where Onion Creek has been flowing great all Summer, due to the recent Texas floods. My Dad got me a Plow Disc for my birthday, to cook the way cowboys cook. We grilled up several pounds of chicken and beef fajitas. Many friends and family came out to celebrate this day with me. We sat in the river together and swam around until dusk. What a great day, thank you to all!

This website, matthewcomer.com is getting old, too, 12 years old that is! It has been redesigned several times and updated to WordPress years ago. Like the saying goes these days, “It is what it is…”

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Lewie Smoked Meats Website Launch

The Lewie Smoked Meats website was designed, developed, and launched.

The site has the following features:

  • Search Engine Optimized for good SEO
  • Responsive Web Design for Mobile browsers
  • Enable connect to and publish and pull to and from Facebook and Twitter and other social media
  • Favicon, Search function on site, customized down to page level right navigation and footer items. Interactive Slider with banner images. Interactive Carousel with manufacturer images.(Email addresses as images to discourage spam bot scrapping.)

If you would like a site like this set up for you, please Contact us.

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Amy Diane Workman Memorial

Please come and remember our dear friend Amy and celebrate her life.

This will be a small Memorial planned as Amy had wished. Short and sweet. Songs of life. And any stories that you wish to share.

The memorial will be located in an Austin backyard, just before the evening. Giving travelers the ability to take in a lunch, then depart for dinner, or make ways back home.

We would like people to stay as long as they wish afterwards and catch up with old friends and remember.

Amy’s Friends

Please RSVP, if you are able to attend at evite.com.

Amy’s Celebration of her life was carried out just as she wished.

I am thankful to have known Amy. And thankful for all of those who attended to celebrate her memory. And thank you to all of her many many other friends who either did not attend or I failed to contact in time to give enough notice of the event. Thank you to Bridgett, you did what nobody else did or would do; because of you, we were able to honor Amy’s last wishes. Thank you to my wife Jenny for all that she did to make this happen at our home. Thank you to Jason for all of his help and all of the beautiful flowers. Thank you Sister Sophie for writing and sending the Eulogy in your place. Thank you Jalana and Madi for doing their part in the event and all of the kind words that they shared for their friend.

Amy’s son, Athen, graduates from high school in a little over a month and could surely use anything that anybody could give.

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River City Martial Arts 25 Year Reunion

We are getting together and your presence has been requested. Spouses and children welcome.

Let’s all meet at Mr. Doss new school Premier Martial Arts, as it has been a long time since we have been in the dojo together.

Then let’s grab go some dinner somewhere close to the school, maybe a nearby Mexican Food Restaurant (Chuys, Flores, Maudie’s, other…)

Finally, we can end the night with some fun entertainment together, possibly at Pinballz Kingdom in nearby Buda.

Please RSVP if you are able to make out or not.

And please invite or send out to anybody that should be on this list, like John and Joey Bynum and others.

Looking forward to seeing all of you again!

However, we all ended up at the Moontower Saloon!

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Strange Brew and Lounge Side Austin Music Awards Winners 2014

Strange Brew and Lounge Side just triple-swept the 2014/2015 SXSW & Austin Chronicle Music Awards for Best Live Music Venue, Best Club Sound, and Best Music Venue to Play!!! This is a testament to the hard working Staff and their dedication and enthusiasm and, of course, the Sound Engineers and Booking Team with Shane Widner, Scott Ward, and Kacy Crowley! I could not be more proud of our team than I am this year! Cheers to them and a job well done! List of Winners

This was right after the record night the past Friday for Strange Brew and LoungeSide in terms of sales for the double set Sold Out Reckless Kelly show. It was the biggest day of sales since opening the doors in June of 2010!






photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2014-15 AUSTIN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) Continental Club

4) Saxon Pub

5) The Roost

6) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

7) Empire Control Room

8) Vulcan Gas Company

9) Stubb’s

10) White Horse

LIVE MUSIC BOOKER

1) David Cotton, The Roost

2) Kacy Crowley, Strange Brew

3) Transmission Events

4) Graham Williams, Transmission Events

5) Marcus Lawyer, Transmission Events

6) Mike Boudreau, Red Eyed Fly

7) Anthony Stevenson, Come and Take It Productions

8) James Taylor, Holy Mountain

9) Travis Newman, Parish

10) Howdy Darrell, White Horse

CLUB LIGHTING

1) Vulcan Gas Company

2) Empire Control Room

3) The Parish

4) The Roost

5) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

6) Ilios

7) Strange Brew

8) Cheer Up Charlies

9) The Highball

10) Emo’s

CLUB SOUND

1) Strange Brew

2) Vulcan Gas Company

3) The Roost

4) Parish

5) Saxon Pub

6) Mohawk

7) Cactus Cafe

8) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

9) Continental Club

10) Emo’s

BEST MUSIC VENUE

1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

4) Continental Club

5) Saxon Pub

6) Empire Control Room

7) Vulcan Gas Company

8) ABGB

9) Cheer Up Charlies

10) Stubb’s

ONGOING MUSIC RESIDENCY

1) Church On Monday, Continental Club Gallery

2) Motown Monday, the Highball

3) Durawa, Strange Brew

4) James McMurtry, Continental Club

5) Bob Schneider, Saxon Pub

6) Toni Price, Continental Club

7) David Grissom, Saxon Pub

8) Tameca Jones, Continental Club Gallery

9) Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club

10) The Resentments, Saxon Pub

2013 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

Best Acoustic Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Cactus Cafe
3. Saxon Pub
4. Flipnotics
5. Parish
6. Elephant Room
7. One-2-One Bar
8. Evangeline Cafe
9. The Blackheart
10. Listening Room at Winflo

more info

Best All-Ages Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Antone’s
4. Stubbs
5. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
6. Emo’s
7. Red 7
8. Broken Spoke
9. Cactus Cafe
10. Central Market

more info

Best Live Music Venue: Strange Brew



Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Continental Club
4. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5. Saxon Pub
6. Parish
7. Holy Mountain
8. Hotel Vegas
9. White Horse
10. Broken Spoke

complete list

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