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Good in Hood

March 21, 2015

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Once again, hugest kudos go to our very talented, fun and funny actors of our lovely, historic Granbury Opera House!

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Smart people keeping close eye on him

March 18, 2015

I’ve mentioned in a couple of columns that my son had some health issues, but I never went into detail about them. I said I’d explain it all later, because the topic is a column of its own. And, well, here’s that column.

Fisher will be 2 April 29. At his 9-month wellness visit last January, I went into the appointment feeling happy, proud and pretty laid back.

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This Is Hood County

March 18, 2015
This Is Hood County

Thirteen-year-old Tucker Allen (from left) with his buddies Tyler Holbrook, 14, his brother Jake Holbrook, 11, and the Holbrooks’ grandfather Wayne Gardner spent quality time together Thursday morning practicing their golf swings at Harbor Lakes Golf Course.

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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015

No idea what they’re doing

I have lived in Granbury a long time, and I have seen a few stand-alone CVBs come and go. Someone decides the current city operated CVB isn’t doing what they feel is expected, regardless of how well staffed or qualified the department’s employees were. And after another someone decides the city needs a fully staffed paid and run as a city department the CVB is rescued again by the city.

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Good in Hood

March 18, 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.

nWinter storm “Thor.” Sleeting heavily. 28 degrees and the wind is howling. Power goes out. I call the number and it’s restored.

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Circle of life – in sports

March 18, 2015

Random things are sometimes connected in surprising ways.

After returning to the world of sports writing starting in August, my path naturally led me back to covering high school basketball playoffs.

Some familiar names popped up along the way.

Lipan hired Brent Gaylor to coach the boys basketball team starting this season.

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Women’s purses vs. men’s pockets

March 18, 2015

Life Mate’s purse often feels heavy enough to be able to provide for an overnight stay, two road trip meals or anything else of similar volume.

At any given time, her purse contains a coin purse, a checkbook, a wallet, car keys, house keys, manicure items (scissors, file, emery board, polish), perfume-cologne, address book, cell phone, tissues, comb and I don’t know what all.

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Joe Heller

March 7, 2015
Joe Heller

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There’s a study for that

March 7, 2015

Thank goodness that millions, if not billions, of dollars are spent on Very Important Studies that give us vital information about ourselves and the world around us.

Take, for instance, the recent study conducted by McGill University in Canada.

Thanks to the McGill study, we now know that men who have smaller index-to-ring finger ratios are more likely to compliment women and to engage in compromise in their relationships.

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Garlic and potatoes, what’s not to like?

March 7, 2015

If a dip were ever made to give hummus a run for the money, skordalia is it.

Skordalia is a Greek-style dip of whipped potatoes spiked with vinegar and olive oil, but the star is the garlic.

My mom brought us up to have bold palates. She touted the healthful benefits of raw garlic and was known to eat whole cloves, like one would eat nuts.

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