Frost, Texas Revisited

Like many towns in Texas, Frost was established mostly in part of the railroad that went from Corsicana to Hillsboro. Frost flourished during the late 1800's until the Great Depression when people left for the cities and other work. The town is also known for a tornado that swept through the town in 1930 taking 22 residents and the entire business district.

Photos by Patti Nelson Bandy

See our original visit to Frost here

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Frost Texas Frost City Hall Once Upon A Town
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1 Year of Once Upon A Town

Last year on Black Friday I convinced Patti Bandy and Erik Clapp to set out on the open road to try and explore and hopefully capture some of the magic that is rural Texas. We didn't have much of a plan, we had no interviews set up, and we didn't know exactly what we were looking for.

I had a hunch that Thalia, Texas was going to be a special place with history, great people, and interesting buildings and structures. When we arrived in Thalia the locals were proud to tell the story of their town and themselves and is still probably my favorite piece that we have produced. Without the success of this film I doubt we would have continued.

Since then it amazes me how much our little project has grown. On any 1 film we have 6-7 people who contribute in some special way. I am proud that all the content is created by us for this project by local Texans who care.

So from the entire crew at Once Upon A Town we want to thank the people who have followed and supported us and promoted our work. An extra special thanks to the people in the towns we visit, without you there would be nothing to show.

Coleman Anderson


After a long break we are back with our newest film! Check out Mclean, Texas! This little town outside Amarillo is home to The Devil's Rope Museum, Route 66 Museum and the Mclean-Alanreed Historical Museum.

Super special thanks to Delbert Trew for all the great info and the insight of Marjorie Fish.

Director/ Editor
Coleman Anderson

Director of Photography
Erik Clapp

Patti Bandy

Aerial Photography
Chris Gomez

Music Composer/Director
Paul Boll

Graphics/Art Direction
Nicole Ellis

Shot and Edited in 4k on the Black Magic Ursa Cinema Camera in Widescreen Anamorphic Format.

Spanish Fort (FILM)

This is a short companion piece for Spanish Fort we covered awhile back. You can check out all the awesome photos HERE. It doesn't have any interviews but it has some great shots and outlook into some of the interesting parts of the town.

As always thanks to the awesome Paul Boll for putting this custom soundtrack together for us!

We are in pre-production for the next film. See you then!