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Youth Fishing Day

May 27, 2015
Youth Fishing Day

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Memorial Day Photos

May 27, 2015
Memorial Day Photos

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It’s like a musical potpourri

May 27, 2015
It’s like a musical potpourri

The Melody Belles are all about the hat when singing “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” during a recent performance at the Langdon Center Concert Hall. The ladies also performed a dinner concert at deCordova Bend Country Club. Donations help the choral group with the purchase of new music and equipment.

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Graduating with parental skills

May 23, 2015
Graduating with parental skills

“The Brazos Pregnancy Center exists for you,” Board President Brett Cain, of the Brazos Pregnancy Center, told families at the recent graduation ceremony. “You are the reason we are here.” A reception followed the graduation program. Graduates on the front row (from left) include Deidre Smith (holding baby), Sabrinalee Bullard, Toni Collins, Shelby Reed, Miranda Marsh and Cory Long.

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Got that swing

May 23, 2015
Got that swing

Vocalist Stephanie Pepper graced the stage with the Southland Swing Band, kicking off the monthly Summer Concerts on the Square series. Based in Dallas, The Southland Swing Band band delivered a delightful performance with a mix of gypsy jazz, western swing, standards and dixieland music from the 1930s Prohibition Era. Due to the rain risk the event took place at the Granbury Square Plaza stage.

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Rain is similar to ‘drought breaker’ we had in the 1950s

May 23, 2015

Linda White Moore, local weather data expert, reports that May has had 4.39” of rain so far with 19.45” for the year to this point.

She collects data where she lives, in the corner of Palo Pinto county. Linda also tells me that downtown Lipan has had more rain than she did.

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Summer gets started in Pecan

May 23, 2015
Summer gets started in Pecan

Pecaners love a good party, and the beginning of summer with Memorial Day will bring a grand event indeed.

Tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 9:30 holds food prepared by the clubhouse staff, live music and dancing, bounce house, water slide and the clubhouse pool, with new shade coverings and a renovated deck, all open.

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Create a smart landscape

May 23, 2015
Create a smart landscape

A recent article in Consumer Reports stated that a healthy, well-balanced landscape should contain no more than 40 percent lawn.

The rest of the yard would therefore consist of trees, gardens and hardscape, such as patios and walkways.

Other sources say 40 percent lawn is too generous, since watering turfgrass accounts for about 60 percent of homeowners’ water consumption in summer.

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Special programs for children begin June 6 at library

May 23, 2015
Special programs for children begin June 6 at library

All things heroic will be explored this summer as Hood County Library presents its summer library program, “Every Hero Has A Story!”

Activities include super hero training, special guests, movies and much more.

Five special programs at 2 p.m. on Saturdays are planned in the library meeting room.

Wildlife on the Move is the opening program and always draws a crowd.

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Preserve Granbury celebrating 10th anniversary with picnic

May 23, 2015

Preserve Granbury invites local residents to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary at its Preservation Picnic at noon Saturday, May 30, at the Granbury College President’s House, 801 Lipan Highway.

In 2005, five local preservationists joined together to establish the non-profit organization to ensure that Hood County’s unique sense of place is nurtured for future generations.

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