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FERC license formally surrendered

March 22, 2014

The decommissioning process is complete for the Brazos River Authority’s (BRA) hydroelectric generating plant at Possum Kingdom Lake.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently announced the surrender of BRA’s FERC hydroelectric generation license at Lake Possum Kingdom is now complete. The process required decommissioning of the existing hydroelectric generating facility.

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Kimble can trace ancestry in Texas

March 22, 2014
Kimble can trace ancestry in Texas

The Texas Independence Day celebration this month in Granbury had special significance for Pecan resident John Kimble, great-grandson of H.S. Kimble, who served as Secretary to the Convention of 1836 which adopted the Declaration of Independence from Mexico on March 2 of that year.

John Kimble, who serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Davy Crockett Chapter #47 of The Sons of the Republic of Texas, served as the grand marshal of the Independence Day parade on March 1, riding in a wagon that was built before 1900 and retraced the trip to Washington on the Brazos in 2011 in celebration of Texas’ 175th birthday.

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County office’s Swanson always on the move

March 22, 2014

Most people would consider it a hostile work environment if fellow employees threatened to break their leg.

But Katrina Swanson thinks that the co-workers who say that to her are “the nicest people ever.”

Swanson, who delivers mail to all the county office buildings, is always the person to beat in the “Healthy County” initiatives encouraged through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

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‘Streetcar’ a dark but delicious experience

March 22, 2014

Watching a Tennessee Williams play is like looking at a glass of your favorite beverage.

It is half full or half empty?

Either way, you’re going to drink it.

The same is true with a Williams play.

Does it make us feel bad about life, as his productions do more than just border on the dark and gloomy side?

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Fallen Heroes remembered at Veterans Museum today

March 22, 2014

A time of reflection, honor and remembrance is planned at 11 a.m. today when fallen heroes of Hood County will be remembered at the U.S. Veterans Museum, 601 N. Thorp Springs Road.

The honorees include:

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley C. Stephens of Tolar.

Deputy Sheriff Larry John Miller of the Hood County Sheriff’s Department.

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Understanding poverty is topic for workshop

March 22, 2014

The better you understand how the poor think, the better you will be able to serve them.

That’s the premise for a workshop from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St.

The presentation is by Bill Ehlig, a minister and co-author of the book, “What Every Church Member Should Know about Poverty.”

Although there is no cost to attend, registration is required to get a head count for food preparation.

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Getting into the swing of spring

March 22, 2014
Getting into the swing of spring

Four-year-old Wyatt Grider, from left, his friend Ethan Baldivia, 4, and Wyatt’s 2-year-old brother Owen Grider enjoyed swinging into the first day of spring while on an outing to City Park Thursday afternoon. The weekend weather forecast calls for a chance of showers Saturday and Sunday, continuing into Monday.

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Artist of the Month

March 22, 2014
Artist of the Month

Jeanette Alexander with “Toulouse-Lautrec’s Sister” was named Artist of the Month by the Lake Granbury Art Association (LGAA) for the month of March. This painting is exhibited at Prosperity Bank, H-E-B Highway 377. Other LGAA honorees at this month’s meeting include Sylvia Powers, Beck Rountree, Carolyn Howard, Jackie Stengle and Jerry Griffin.

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Community worship, Easter egg hunt set

March 22, 2014

The Community Easter Egg Hunt at Acton United Methodist Church (UMC) takes place Saturday, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. A worship service will follow in the Acton UMC Youth Building, located at 3433 Fall Creek Highway.

Acton UMC’s Easter event includes a variety of entertaining activities for children and families. Everything is free and open to the public.

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Comanches and other Indians once were in the Lipan area

March 22, 2014

Another excerpt from the book, “Glancing Backward, a History of Lipan, Texas” by Iris Williamson Hubbard (1975) tells about the Indians that once roamed this area.

The early settlers had reason to fear the warlike Indians who were constantly raiding the territory that was occupied by Anglo settlers or by peaceful Indians.

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