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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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Fun in the mud

July 1, 2015
Fun in the mud

Seven-year-old Marizah Dunlap recently enjoyed a fun afternoon swimming and playing along the shoreline at the Granbury City Beach Park. The weekend weather forecast calls daytime highs in the low 90s with a slight chance of showers.

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Multiple acts orchestrated for Old-Fashioned 4th of July It’s a tradition.

July 1, 2015
Multiple acts orchestrated for Old-Fashioned 4th of July It’s a tradition.

It’s a tradition.

For as long as Americans can remember, the nation has celebrated the 4th of July by staging public fireworks shows.

Before the Declaration of Independence was signed, it’s said that John Adams envisioned parades, games and illuminations to celebrate the nation’s independence.

The Granbury Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors the Old Fashioned 4th of July festivities in Granbury.

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July 4th activities span three days

June 27, 2015
July 4th activities span three days

Mark your calendar for the Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 3-5. Vendors on the square, the hometown parade and the big fireworks show over the Lake Granbury are highlights of the three-day festival presented by the Granbury Chamber of Commerce.

Free music begins on the Langdon Center lawn at 9:30 a.m.

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Granbury woman still seeking truth behind son’s death

June 27, 2015
Granbury woman still seeking truth behind son’s death

Susan Hitshew seems to have made it through losing a child – so far – without becoming bitter.

It would have been an easy thing to do after the death of her youngest son, Charles Joseph Alvarez Jr. He was a healthy, 6-1, 268-pound 25-year-old.

Hitshew’s Facebook page has a photograph of her him lying in a hospital bed with a headline that says, “Murdered and Missing – Gone Too Soon.”

The post was followed by her heart-wrenching plea to anyone who might be reading – “… no one was arrested but my son the victim.

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Veteran Services Office closed for Fourth of July week

June 27, 2015

The Hood and Somervell County Veteran Service Office will be closed from Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Veterans who have business with the CVSO have a number of options.

If you need file a claim, the best way to preserve your earliest effective date is to complete a VA Form 21-0966 intent to file a claim for compensation and/or pension, or survivors pension and/or DIC, and mail it to Texas Veterans Commission, VA Regional Office, 701 Clay Avenue, Waco Texas 76799.

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Pecan campers learn how to craft lump of clay

June 27, 2015
Pecan campers learn how to craft lump of clay

Summer is officially here, and Pecan Plantation’s calendar of activities overflows!

Art instructor Maria Ward led a ceramics class last week where campers learned the craft of pottery by taking a lump of clay all the way to a lovely, finished product. Maria teaches art at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) during the school year and has a second ceramics class on Aug.

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Now retired, Kay Wirz again focusing on art

June 27, 2015
Now retired, Kay Wirz again focusing on art

Art has always been a focus in the life of artist, Kay Wirz.

“Thanks to the perception of a second grade teacher who recognized a potential for art ability, my art career was launched at an early age,” Wirz said.

Wirz earned a degree in art education at Abilene Christian University, and later a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the then North Texas State University in Denton.

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These books just hit the shelves at Hood County Library

June 24, 2015

“Instead of asking – How much damage will the work bring about? Why not ask – How much good? ”

-Henry Miller

“Books Under Fire”

By Pat R. Scales

Nonfiction

Pat Scales, a longtime teacher and librarian, is a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation and is considered the most important advocate of intellectual freedom.

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Mitchell family reunion in Granbury this weekend

June 24, 2015

Members of the Mitchell family will gather in Granbury this weekend for a trip to the Mitchell Bend Cemetery and a DVD viewing at the Concert Hall at Langdon Center.

Cooney Mitchell was convicted of murder in Mitchell-Truit shootout and the only man legally hanged in Hood County in 1875; many have wondered if an injustice was done.

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