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Honoring Fallen Heroes event Saturday, March 22

March 12, 2014

A time of reflection, honor and remembrance is set aside Saturday, March 22, 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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Church Clips

March 12, 2014

Esther’s Royal Tea

in Thorp Springs Saturday

First Baptist Church Thorp Springs Women’s Fellowship, also known as Glory Girls, will host Esther’s Royal Texas Saturday, March 15.

The event runs from 2-4 p.m. and includes refreshments, entertainment, fun and fellowship.

There is no charge to attend, instead a canned food item is requested as a donation to an area food ministry.

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Helping Hands

March 12, 2014

RUNNING WILD FOR AUTISM

SET MARCH 29 AT SHANLEY PARK

A City Scramble and 5K is billed as the Running Wild for Autism event Saturday, March 29 at Shanley Park.

The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. on winding paths starting at Shanley Park, and past the historic square.

The City Scramble begins at 9:30 a.m.

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Aranda is Youth of Year

March 12, 2014
Aranda is Youth of Year


It’s like home. It’s like family. The Boys & Girls Club of Hood County is near and dear to the heart of Valeria Aranda.

Thursday night Aranda was given the Club’s top award. The 17-year-old was named Youth of the Year at the Stars of Tomorrow banquet presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County Thursday night at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

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Art guild prepares for spring events

March 8, 2014

Spring is busy with activity for the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). Plans are already in the making for the group’s participation in April’s garage sale, the spring art show at the Langdon Center over Memorial Day weekend, and gallery night later in the year.

Tuesday will bring the PPAG’s March meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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Church Clips

March 8, 2014

Soup supper and LentEn Services AT EMMANUeL

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have Soup Supper and Mid-week Lenten Services on Wednesday, March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9.

Soup Supper at 6 p.m. with service following at 7 p.m. The church is at 2301 Fall Creek Highway. Call 817-326-2201 for more information.

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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.

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LGMC offers help with enrollments

March 8, 2014

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by March 31, or pay a penalty.

Based on household income and dependents, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage at no cost through Medicaid.

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Committee names parade winners

March 8, 2014
Committee names parade winners


Parade entries came from across the state last Saturday for the Texas Independence Day Celebration in Granbury.

Acton Nature Center was the winner for Best Community entry with a float representing Acton in the 1800s.

Truly Texan Productions, with gunfighters and re-enactors of the 1880s won Best Commercial Entry.

Best of Parade went to Keyes Battery and Terry’s Texas Rangers.

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AARP Tax-Aide teams available by appointment

March 8, 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.

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