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Historic hanging

October 18, 2014
Historic hanging

The public is invited to the Bridge Street History Center’s gallery premier of “The Story of a Feud” – a dramatic tale about the 1876 hanging of Nelson “Cooney” Mitchell. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, there will be a video presentation at the Langdon Center Concert Hall at 308 E. Bridge St.

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St. Frances Cabrini to offer DivorceCare

October 18, 2014

St. Frances Cabrini Church, 2301 Acton Highway, will offer the non-denominational DivorceCare support series starting Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the education building.

The three-part approach of DivorceCare is structured to help people deal with their reaction to their separation/divorce. The program is facilitated by those who have experienced divorce.

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Starting a New Life ministry sessions can help with grief

October 18, 2014

The next session of Starting a New Life begins Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the education building of St. Frances Cabrini Church, 2301 Acton Highway.

For more than 18 years this ministry has helped people who have lost a loved one to death. It is a peer ministry, which means that all facilitators have experienced a loss, and can aid those in grief.

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Vendors, car show and more planned at Kickapoo today

October 18, 2014

It’s a very busy day in Lipan today! The annual Kickapoo Festival, sponsored by the Lipan Volunteer Fire Department, is today.

The Sam Tipton Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held this morning. Get your running shoes on and come join the fun. Vendors will begin setting up their booths, including the “City Park” fund booth.

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Big plans ahead

October 18, 2014
Big plans ahead

Lions Club District Governor Suzanne Henderson receives a certificate of appreciation from Granbury Lions President Harold Granek. Henderson recently attended the Granbury meeting and shared her experience at the 2014 International Lions Club Convention, where she was installed along with 750 other governors from around the world. Henderson challenged the Lions Club to join with the International Lions Club commitment to provide service to 27 million people around the world by the club’s centennial in 2017.

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Texas Flood band ready for benefit to help animals

October 18, 2014
Texas Flood band ready for benefit to help animals

If you enjoy the music of electric guitar legends Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix, you’ll probably want to see this show.

The Day of the Dead Festival in Granbury features Dallas blues band Texas Flood. The concert on Saturday, Nov. 1 is a benefit for Second Chance Farm animal rescue.

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It’s all about the planes

October 18, 2014
It’s all about the planes

The annual fall fly-in sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association 983 was a high-flying day indeed. Planes and pilots gathered early for spectators to admire and learn about various kinds of aircraft.

Fly-bys were aplenty, and many “young eagles” enjoyed seeing their Pecan Plantation homes from an aerial view. Children competed in a model airplane building contest, and Pecan’s Girl Scout troop provided craft-making fun.

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Frightful function will raise money for children

October 15, 2014
Frightful function will raise money for children

It’s called GranScary – and scary, it will be.

The haunted house staged in the livestock barn at the Hood County Reunion Grounds won’t be for the squeamish – and it won’t be for little kids. The gorefest is for teens and the college-age crowd.

Crews have been working Saturdays and are now working nightly to make GranScary’s top attraction a memorable experience.

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It’s time to start lighting Christmas parade floats

October 15, 2014

It’s not too early to be thinking about the Night of Lights Christmas parade. This is the 24th year for the lighted parade sponsored by the Lake Granbury Ministerial Alliance and co-hosted by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA).

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Night of Lights parade takes place on the Granbury square.

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Feast your eyes on these new releases at the library

October 15, 2014

“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”

John Adams, second U.S. president

“Last Chain on Billie”

Nonfiction

Billie the elephant was captured as a baby by traders and shipped to America, where she learned to be wary of humans, stand on a tub and balance on one leg – the full repertoire of elephant tricks.

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