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Select plants that withstand the scorching summer

July 4, 2015

July brings on the heat, forcing plants and gardeners to cope with its consequences. Flowers fade. Soils dry quickly. Weak plants falter. Lawns brown. And thirsty landscapes require irrigation.

When hot summer weather strikes, drought- and heat-tolerant plants fare best in area landscapes, especially when they are carefully selected, thoughtfully planted and well tended throughout the year.

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The house that love built

July 4, 2015
The house that love built

It’s a small house, grabbing lots of attention.A Victorian doll house is making the rounds in Granbury. It’s at City Hall this week, and will be traveling to local banks and businesses in the future.

The house is part of the SOS (Help) fundraising project for the Brazos Pregnancy Center.

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Classics revered at Unique Car Show

July 4, 2015
Classics revered at Unique Car Show

The third car show in Pecan Plantation was a grand day for our community.

The Pecan Activities Center’s (PAC) parking lot was filled with 47 classic car enthusiasts and their dream machines. Included in the vehicle selection were two 1930s American Bantams, a Model A Ford touring car, a 1941 Cadillac, a 1932 Hupmobile touring sedan, a 1957 Chevrolet convertible and a handful of restored Mustangs from the 1960s.

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Patsy Cline tribute here July 10-12

July 4, 2015
Patsy Cline tribute here July 10-12

Julie Johnson Sings Patsy Cline, a special tribute concert with a full band, comes to the Granbury Opera House July 10, 11 and 12.

Johnson’s last Opera House theatrical show as Patsy Cline was one of its largest attended shows in recent memory as the production sold out night after night, extending the run for six weeks.

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Lipan’s class of 1977 gathers

July 4, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, the Lipan High School Class of 1977 met at the Weatherford home of classmate Paulie (Steinbraber) Chiles and husband Kent Chiles.

Other classmates in attendance were Karen (Riddle) Thompson, Melanie (Cude) Higgins, Alan Wimberley, Marla (Light) Wheeler, Rhonda (Howard) Millington, David Connor, Tammy (Wartes) Turner, and Debbie (Perry) Compton.

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Grissom thankful for every blessing under sun

July 4, 2015
Grissom thankful for every  blessing  under  sun

It’s easy to feel inadequate around Marsha Grissom, former principal of Granbury High School and current principal of Premier High School.

She’s kind. She’s wise. Her manners are impeccable. Her patience is endless. And her attitude is always positive.

Good luck competing with that.

Grissom sat down with the Hood County News for lunch at Mi Familia and reflected upon her decades as a Granbury resident (her family moved here when she was 6 months old), her lifelong love of children, her faith and other topics.

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Summer workshop with author Lynne Gentry

July 1, 2015

The Writers’ Bloc of Granbury will host author Lynne Gentry at its summer workshop at Lakestone Terrace on July 11 from 9 a.m. – noon.

The cost of the workshop, which is open to the public, is $30 and covers membership in the Writers’ Bloc to attendees who wish to join the group.

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‘Breaking Chains’ concert will benefit local ministries

July 1, 2015

The Way Church will host a benefit concert Thursday, July 2 at Brazos Drive In benefitting Project 44 and Thanksgiving 1000. Gates open at 2 p.m. with an all day music lineup beginning at 3 p.m.

Contemporary Christian artists Climbing Blind, Saints and Vagabonds, and several worship bands from the Granbury area will be performing at the “Breaking Chains” music festival.

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Children’s Summer Art Workshop

July 1, 2015
Children’s Summer Art Workshop

Eight-year-old Caleb Manis puts the finishing touches on a painting for art instructor Pam Shultz, who intends to take it home and cherish as a keepsake for this year’s Children’s Summer Art Workshop at the Shanley House Center for the Arts. Each student took a turn painting individual balloons, then added their signatures as Schultz taught a them great painting techniques along the way.

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Community Pantry delivering fresh food on Friday, July 3

July 1, 2015

The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, July 3, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

At the June food distribution, 52 volunteers served 210 families with 733 people.

Fresh food through the Tarrant Area Food Bank is distributed on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.

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