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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.Read the rest

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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. with teams of four gathering clues in historic Granbury to solve the puzzle.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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Books are powerful

March 12, 2014

“One must always be careful of books and what’s in them, for words have the power to change us.” -Cassandra Clare, author of young adult fiction

“I Am Abraham”

Learning about our past is a privilege. With this first-person tale of Lincoln’s recounting the historic arc of his life, we get to experience his boyhood, his improbable rise to prominence, and his perspective of the horrific War Between the States.Read the rest

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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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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.

A free seminar is planned from 2-3 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) Senior Circle Office at 1321 Water’s Edge Drive.Read the rest

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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. Keyes Battery is a Civil War Confederate Artillery Unit and Terry’s Texas Rangers includes a re-enactment group in full military uniform or dresses carrying flags, a 1841 Artillery piece with ammo cart, an 1862 Gatling gun and an 1832 3” ordinance Artillery piece with ammo cart.Read the rest

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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.

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

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Art teacher makes a difference

March 8, 2014
Art teacher makes a difference

George Bernard Shaw wrote in his 1903 play, “Man and Superman,” “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” The phrase sounds like a criticism of teaching. But this well-worn phrase does not always apply — maybe even rarely applies.

Judy Mason, the March demo artist for the Lake Granbury Art Association, is the antithesis of this claim. She successfully teaches art to mostly home-schooled ninth graders and creates amazing art herself.Read the rest

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This certainly helps

March 8, 2014
This certainly helps

Mayor Nin Hulett recently accepted a $25,000 donation from Faye Landham, president of the Granbury Opera Guild, as members of the Guild look on. The check for Granbury Historical Properties was used to pay for Opera House curtains and other items in the renovated Opera House. The Granbury Opera Guild held many fundraising events through the years to raise this money.Read the rest

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