Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries, and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change, according to a report from the office of State Comptroller Susan Combs.
“But our state has changed, and its booming population and economy are creating an increasingly unquenchable demand for water,” Combs said.
The demand for water is evident in a shrinking Lake Granbury, now 8.8 feet low.… Read the rest
One of Pecan’s most valuable amenities is the service provided by emergency volunteers in our community. These men and women answer the phone 24/7 and assist residents in countless ways.
The Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS) Auxiliary is a group that supports and provides additional funding for equipment used by our emergency personnel. Auxiliary fundraising efforts run throughout the year, and every penny raised supports our VFD/EMS.… Read the rest
Mike Hodel shared a very special experience he had as a teenager on the evening of Nov. 21, 1963.
His mother, Essie, had a huge crush on President John Kennedy. When she heard he was flying into Carswell AFB in Fort Worth she wanted to go see him, so, they went to the airport.
She and Mike were there when Air Force One landed on the tarmac, and they saw President Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, John Connally and Nellie Connally disembark and greet the waiting crowd.… Read the rest
Author Carla Kaplan will be in town this weekend to talk about renaissance women, including Granbury native Josephine Cogdell, and the role they played in Harlem’s cultural renaissance.
Kaplan will give a free presentation to the public at the Hood County Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. She will also sign copies of her book, “Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance,” which can be purchased at the library for $25.… Read the rest
The coughing, the mucus, the sneezing, the sore throat. And then there’s the feeling that your head is going to explode. All familiar symptoms for those suffering with a sinus infection.
Sinusitis in Hood County has been on the rise for the past six weeks.
Dr. Salim Bhaloo, a board-certified ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, said a number of factors could be contributing to the increase.… Read the rest
Let’s make something perfectly clear about the current show at the Granbury Opera House.
“Noises Off” is, without a doubt, the funniest show I’ve ever seen in this town – and I’ve seen some funny shows in the 10 years I’ve been doing reviews.
Oh my gosh, were it not for the small space between my seat and the one in front of me (the renovation missed that) I might very well have fallen out of my chair.… Read the rest
“You’re the same person today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
-Charlie “Tremendous” Jones – Publisher, Motivator
“Wounded Women of the Bible”
Local author Dena Dyer and her prayer partner and friend of many years collaborated to write this book dealing with finding hope when there appears to be none.… Read the rest
The Watoto Children’s Choir continues its U.S tour with three stops in Granbury. All performances are free and open to the public.
The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people.
Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents.… Read the rest