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Joe Heller

March 28, 2015
Joe Heller

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Out-of-town graduations, proms come at a price

March 28, 2015
Out-of-town graduations, proms come at a price

Last Saturday, the Hood County News published an article about the exorbitant expense of prom.

Among those who weighed in was Jean Cate, interim executive director of Mission Granbury.

Cate gave her opinion, not as a spokesperson for Mission Granbury, but as someone who is concerned about the years-long practice of holding prom at the Arlington Convention Center and graduation ceremonies in Fort Worth.

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Letter to the Editor

March 28, 2015

Navajo Code Talkers are AMERICAN heroes

Many thanks for those who made the Navajo Code Talkers available to local residents last Saturday at the Glen Rose Expo location.

Thanks go to the U.S. Veterans Museum in Granbury, headed up by Tom Green and his side-kick, Lawrence White, numerous sponsors, plus many volunteers.

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Good in Hood

March 28, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top. Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission. If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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A beautiful life

March 28, 2015

I was trying on dresses for an event I was attending, and before I put the dresses on, I put on my Spanx.

Yes, I’m 31, I’ve had two children, and at times I wear Spanx.

I have no shame.

Finley walked in my bathroom when I was just in the Spanx and she said, “Hey, those are beautiful.”

I looked in the mirror, horrified.

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I needed Mama’s beans

March 28, 2015

They weren’t Mama’s beans.

The juice was thick and tasty in Mama’s pinto beans. I think it was because she sizzled bacon and poured the grease in the simmering pot of beans.

Wouldn’t meet U.S. Dietary Guidelines today, but lawd amighty were her beans good.

I didn’t inherit her bean-cooking talent, but a young gentleman made me smile when he said my beans reminded him of his grandmama’s.

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Birdwell’s ‘Campus Carry’ passes Senate

March 21, 2015

Republican Brian Birdwell’s “Campus Carry” bill passed in the Senate late Wednesday.

Birdwell, of course, is our state senator – and I mean that literally. He lives here in Granbury.

The 20-11 vote was along party lines. The Senate’s Democrats opposed it.

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) said the “people of Texas” don’t want it, and neither do campus administrators.

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Diamond in the rough

March 21, 2015

What has happened to our U.S. Veterans Museum in Granbury?

Truly a gem and probably the best tourist attraction Granbury has to offer, and now I understand we are just about ready to lose it to Glen Rose.

In 2008 when our Marine Corps League detachment formed I was approached by Tom Green, who by the way is not a veteran but has put in many hours and devoted his life to success of the museum, to assist in the cleanup of the old feed store as a location for a Veterans Museum.

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Joe Heller

March 21, 2015
Joe Heller

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Crust into the limelight

March 21, 2015

The idea of making homemade pizza has been rolling around in my head for several weeks.

I’ve made many loaves of bread over the years but never made my own pizza crust. Last week I decided to take a crack at it because the dough needs to rise only an hour with the recipe.

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