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Wilson finds that making jewelry for others is therapeutic

February 25, 2015
Wilson finds that making jewelry for others is therapeutic

Life didn’t exactly hand Paula Wilson a gem, but she has nevertheless managed to put a little sparkle into the lives of others.

Her effort to bring a smile to the faces of women, teens and young girls through her handmade bracelets has helped her cope with having been a nursing home resident since she was just 54.

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Texas History remembered with festival this weekend

February 25, 2015
Texas History remembered with festival this weekend

There’s a big parade, selfie scavenger hunt, history fair and Bulls on the Beach. The fun starts Saturday with the annual Texas Independence Day celebration on the square, at Langdon Center and at City Beach.

The parade is at 10 a.m. and features re-enactors, horse-drawn wagons, civic organizations, riding clubs and colorful floats.

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Plants that can survive Texas heat offered April 11

February 25, 2015

In the market for drought and heat tolerant plants?

Check out the Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11. The sale takes place at the group’s Demonstration & Education Garden, behind Hood County Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.

Plants for sale include perennials, succulents, herbs, grasses and vegetables.

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This is how county law enforcement works

February 25, 2015
This is how county law enforcement works

The Junior Leadership Granbury Class recently visited the Hood County Sheriff’s department. Sheriff Roger Deeds spoke to class members about operations. The SWAT team gave students a briefing, and students were able to see some of the weapons and equipment. Class members also viewed the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle.

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Get lost in one of these new books

February 25, 2015

“Lost in a book is a great place to be found.” -Shannon Taylor Hodnett

“Equine-Assisted Therapy

and Learning”

By Hannah Louise Burgon

Nonfiction

There’s just something about the relationship between people and horses. We’ve come to understand and appreciate the therapeutic and educational effects of contact with horses. This book is about the experiences of seven young people who were in foster care and were considered “at risk” because of their psycho-social disadvantages.

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Ice dudes

February 25, 2015
Ice dudes

The sand was missing, but plenty of icy streets provided fun for these dune buggy drivers Monday morning in Nassau Bay southeast of Granbury. The group included Dane Pratt and daughter Emma Pratt in the front buggy, and Tanner Pratt and Parker Cole Callas in the back.

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Hunks on Parade

February 25, 2015
Hunks on Parade

The fifth annual Handsome Hunks of Hood County fund raising event for Ruth’s Place once again brought a packed crowd to the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

About 400 people attended, including “hunks” and organizers.

The evening featured two emcees (Tony Mobly and Dr. Bradley Hart), 12 contestants – and a lot of laughs.

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Military News

February 21, 2015

GABRAELLE L. BRUTON COMPLETES

BASIC TRAINING WITH ARMY

Army Pvt. Gabraelle L. Bruton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

She is a 2014 graduate of Granbury High School.

Over nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship and more.

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Artist of the Month

February 21, 2015
Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month is Pam Tullos. Her painting is on exhibit at Interbank. Others honored by the Lake Granbury Art Association are Pam Schultz, Mark Danielson, Janette Wenzel and Jackie Stengle.

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Krewes compete for best decorations

February 21, 2015
Krewes compete for best decorations

An evening of “Mardi Gras on the Brazos” came to Pecan Plantation on Jan. 24, and the fete was a spectacular one.

Rather than having krewes decorate floats for a parade, Pecaners formed krewes that decorated tables in Mardi Gras tones at the clubhouse before the celebration began, and as Brenda Palmer writes, “The response was overwhelming!”

A few hours before the party began, honored guest and longtime friend of Jean Runnels, Margaret Boudreaux of Gretna, Louisiana, reviewed all the tables, chose the winner and guided attendees on all things Mardi Gras.

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