A birthday celebration honoring Chloe Ford was held on Friday, Jan. 24, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Georgan and Nick Wilson. Chloe was 99 years old on Jan. 25. Celebrating with her for lunch was her brother and his wife, Olen and Bea Reynolds, and her sister-in-law, Mary Reynolds. The day was enjoyed by all.
At the Lipan Board of Trustees meeting on Jan.… Read the rest
Donations to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team supported relief efforts in Hood County last May when a devastating tornado tore through the area.
The organization is grateful for donors like Don and Gloria Siratt of Fort Worth, who were moved to make a donation of $50,000 to be used for emergency relief work in Hood County.
The Salvation Army deployed three disaster canteens (mobile kitchens) from the DFW area on the night of the storm and provided refreshment, hydration and emotional care to survivors and first responders.… Read the rest
Pecan Plantation’s Boy Scout Troop 2005 is an industrious and busy group of young men, one of whom is Tyler Rau. Thirteen-year-old Tyler is an Eagle Scout who spearheaded the expansion and upgrade of the helipad at Pecan’s airstrip so that it would meet current FAA standards.
He and his fellow Scouts dug trenches round the old helipad, poured a new concrete area to increase the pad’s size, and installed low voltage lighting.… Read the rest
A dozen local businessmen have agreed to humiliate themselves in public when the Handsome Hunks contest returns at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, to the Granbury Resort Conference Center.
Where else can you see grown men show off their hidden talents? Granted, some talents are more hidden than others.
Last year’s fundraiser brought in $70,000 to help provide services for those in need at the nonprofit Ruth’s Place.… Read the rest
To Heather Wayman, a waist is a terrible thing to mind – especially when it keeps a woman from enjoying all the benefits that belly dancing has to offer.
Over and over again, Wayman, who runs Belly By Heather (www.bellybyheather.com), has seen women become transformed when they let go of their inhibitions – and their hips.
See, it’s not about the belly.… Read the rest
She was stunned.
When Barbara Boozer was escorted last week into the narthex at Granbury First United Methodist Church by her husband John, she was at a loss for words.
Yes, Barbara Boozer was speechless when she saw some 30 conspirators who had been hiding the secret. Puzzled, she smiled and quietly asked, “What is going on?”
For all she has done in Granbury and Hood County, Barbara was given a key to the city by Mayor Nin Hulett and congressional recognition by Rep.… Read the rest
The Millers and the Heavenhills crossed hearts before they crossed paths.
Shelbie Miller-Gaddy was a senior at Granbury High School in 2004 when her mother, Jennifer, bought a ramshackle house in the 600 block of East Bridge Street, a short distance from the town square.
Immediately, Shelbie felt a connection to the house, even though it wasn’t much to look at and definitely had issues.… Read the rest
Starting a New Life begins the next session Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the education building of St. Frances Cabrini Church.
For more than 18 years this ministry has helped people who have lost a loved one to death. It is a peer ministry, which means that all facilitators have experienced a loss, and can aid those in grief.
This ministry offers two 10- week sessions, one in the fall and one in the winter, to help people who have lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a relative, or a close friend to death.… Read the rest
The Texas Independence Day Celebration is the first outdoor festival on the square this year with activities planned Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2.
Vendors and historical exhibits around the square include vintage clothing, food, art and gadgets from 19th century Texas.
This year’s festival includes a bull riding event at City Beach. Children’s activities, a cannon display and a chuck wagon cook-off are also scheduled.… Read the rest