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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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American Legion Auxiliary salutes Granbury woman

October 15, 2014
American Legion Auxiliary salutes Granbury woman

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Rebecca A. Bennett, of Granbury, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award.

“More women now actively serve in the armed forces, defending our country and our freedom, than at any time in history,” said spokeswoman Brenda Towers of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 491 in Granbury.

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Let’s hear it for the boy

October 15, 2014
Let’s hear it for the boy

Two-year-old Corbin Dunning of Granbury won the committee choice award in the costume contest at the Munich on the Brazos event at Langdon Center over the weekend. The young man was having a great time at the first Oktoberfest Granbury, sponsored by the German Heritage Association of Hood County.

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Ruth’s Place celebrates construction by Mueller

October 11, 2014
Ruth’s Place celebrates construction by Mueller

Ruth’s Place celebrates construction

This was a big week for Ruth’s Place.

Construction on a 3,200 sq. ft. Mueller, Inc. steel building began Monday and was complete by Thursday.

Ruth’s Place won the steel building through the 2014 Mueller Helping Hand project. A total of $171,000 has been raised to date to finish out the interior of the new building.

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Select these fall favorites

October 11, 2014
Select these fall favorites

October promises to give us a break from the scorching weather that typically lingers well past summer.

With any luck, temperatures will drop and rainfall will fall, triggering colorful blooms and signaling autumn’s arrival.

A few fall favorites for North Central Texas include:

COSMOS

Although many cosmos bloom in early-to-mid summer, others vigorously bloom in fall – particularly yellow and orange-colored varieties.

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