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They loved the California Screamin’ roller coaster

March 8, 2014

Callie Dodson and Matthew Pack recently returned from a trip to California. This trip was in celebration of Callie’s graduating from Tarleton State University in December 2013 with a degree in business administration.

They flew from DFW Airport to Santa Anna in Orange County. While there, they visited Disneyland and it’s sister park, California Adventure. Callie said one of their favorite rides was the “California Screamin’ Roller Coaster.” They rode it seven times.Read the rest

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Now that’s what I call bulls on the beach

March 4, 2014
Now that’s what I call bulls on the beach

There was a festive atmosphere at the Bulls on the Beach portable arena at City Beach Saturday. The bull riding event was a new feature to the annual Texas Independence Day celebration presented in Granbury by the Texas Heroes Foundation. Beach balls were bouncing around in the bleachers, and beach music was played between bull riding announcements. Many were out and about enjoying the beautiful weather Saturday.Read the rest

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Church Clips

March 1, 2014

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

AT EMMANUeL MARCH 5

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have Ash Wednesday Service with communion and distribution of ashes on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 817-326-2201 for more information. The church is at 2301 Fall Creek Highway.

MEHALL NAMED DIRECTOR OF

YOUTH/CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Anne Mehall has been named Director of Youth and Children Ministries at The Church on Thistle Ridge.Read the rest

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Mah Jongg Madness

March 1, 2014
Mah Jongg Madness

Behind Mah Jongg Madness

These ladies put a lot of creative effort out for Tuesday’s fourth annual Mah Jongg Madness at the Pecan Plantation clubhouse. This year the Tiles That Bind Madness Committee includes (from left) Carolyn Neill, Doris Moore, Wanda Strain and Donna Thorstenson. Players from left: Marlene Kelsch, Stephanie Rosenfeld, Jean Hamel and Sheila Wood-Hickman politely paused for a quick picture, then got right back to their Mah Jongg game Tuesday morning at the Pecan Plantation clubhouse.Read the rest

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Early days of mail delivery featured in book on Lipan

March 1, 2014

The only “history of Lipan” that I am aware of being written was published in 1975. Iris Williamson Hubbard wrote a book titled “Glancing Backward, a History of Lipan, Texas.”

Here is an excerpt from that book, detailing the history of the Lipan post office:

“The Lipan post office was established on May 24, 1875. It was located in Thomas Burns’ store.Read the rest

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Celebrate Texas Independence

March 1, 2014

Bulls on the beach, re-enactors on the square, children’s activities and a living history lesson will be in Granbury this weekend.

The Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury takes place today and Sunday.

A parade, live music and a petting zoo are also included.

Participants and vendors will be dressed in styles from the 1800s. Those attending the celebration are also encouraged to “dress the part” with old-fashioned attire.Read the rest

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Doggie play date tomorrow

March 1, 2014
Doggie play date tomorrow

Pecan Plantation boasts activities for everyone in the family, including the canine members.

Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) will host a play date for pups, and meet and greet for owners, tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Pooch Plantation, Pecan’s off leash dog park, located behind the Pecan Activities Center (PAC). All dogs and owners are welcome.

An anniversary celebration of Pooch Plantation’s grand opening will come April 12 beginning at 10 a.m.Read the rest

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Little love bite

March 1, 2014
Little love bite

Granbury City Council member Rose Myers couldn’t resist cuddling with this feisty miniature Australian shepherd pup at Saturday’s Pet Adopt-A-Thon at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. The admission was free, with hot dogs and drinks provided. Groups represented were Hood County Animal Control, Granbury Friends for Animals, Hood County Animal Lovers Organization, Second Chance Farm and Just Before Heaven’s Gate Cat Rescue.Read the rest

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Get free help with income tax

March 1, 2014

Free federal tax preparation and e-filing is available from AARP Tax-Aide teams through April 12 according to Ron Petersen, Granbury Tax-Aide coordinator.

Contact one of the following locations to schedule your tax preparation:

Hood County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 817-573-5533, 501 E. Moore St.

Hood County Library on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Read the rest

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Texas Independence focus this weekend

February 26, 2014
Texas Independence focus this weekend

A bull riding event, mutton bustin’ and a calf scramble at City Beach have been added to the Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas at Granbury on Saturday and Sunday.

The special weekend includes live music, re-enactors, a parade, petting zoo and much more on the square and surrounding area.

Participants and vendors will be dressed in styles from the 1800s.Read the rest

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