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Library hosts Spanish story time

April 9, 2014

Free Spanish story time and crafts are planned weekly at Hood County Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the library meeting room.

Spanish story time is aimed at children ages 3-5 years of age but siblings of all ages are welcome as well.

The library is located at 222 N. Travis St.

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Retirement is for the dogs

April 9, 2014
Retirement is for the dogs

Mr. Lincoln caught Heather Wayman’s eye at a bus stop in Newport, R.I.

Mr. Lincoln was a red brindle greyhound, and Heather and her husband were stationed at Naval War College there.

“Oh, my gosh, he was beautiful,” said Heather. “He looked like chocolate and peanut butter swirled up.”

A long, lean professional belly dancer, Heather said she immediately fell in love with the breed.Read the rest

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Water conservation is key

April 5, 2014
Water conservation is key

While cities such as Mineral Wells and Wichita Falls are making headlines with dwindling water supplies, water customers with the city of Granbury and Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) can expect water to continue flowing from the tap.

Multiple water sources are a bonus in Hood County.

Granbury and AMUD supplement groundwater with surface water from Lake Granbury during periods of high water usage.Read the rest

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No injuries or structure damage

April 5, 2014

On Thursday afternoon, March 27, the Lipan Volunteer Fire Department was called out to two separate fires.

A brush fire just east of town off of Highway 4 required the help of several neighboring fire departments. No one was injured, and no structures were damaged.

At the same time, another call came in reporting a fire on North Kickapoo Street. A power line blew down, causing a small leaf fire in a residential fence line across from the school.Read the rest

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Go back in time at Shaw-Kemp

April 5, 2014

Just across the northern Hood County line, Mary Kemp is ready for guests at the 34th annual Shaw-Kemp Open House in southern Parker County.

The free open house is planned from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in Nebo Valley.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol), and enjoy the day. And don’t forget to bring the camera.Read the rest

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Pooch park celebration April 12

April 5, 2014
Pooch park celebration April 12

Pooch Plantation, Pecan’s off leash dog park, is a year old, and a grand celebration is coming up. April 12 will find festivities beginning at 10 a.m., and events are free for all family members.

Pooch Plantation is located behind the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) where activities will take place. On tap for the day are Easter Bunny photos for canines, a visit from Sassy the Clown, a children’s craft table and raffle prize drawings.Read the rest

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Taste of Oak Water is Thursday

April 5, 2014
Taste of Oak Water is Thursday

Support the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County at the Taste of Oak Water event on from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Come by Oak Water Ranch, 3004 Neri Road, and sample food from some of the area’s very best restaurants, enjoy live music and do it all for a great cause!

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.Read the rest

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40 Years of Patriotic Tradition is theme for Fourth of July

April 5, 2014

It’s going to be a four-day weekend for the Fourth of July celebration in Granbury.

The event kicks off with D & D Rockin’ Rods Classic Car Show on Thursday, July 3 at Mike Brown Hyundai from 7 – 11 p.m. Over 150 classic cars, hot rods, trucks, late model, import and domestic customized vehicles will be on display.

The schedule for Friday, July 4 includes the Kiwanis Firecracker 5K, parade, Ranch Rodeo and more than 100 vendors framing the courthouse lawn.Read the rest

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Bountiful bluebonnets?

April 2, 2014
Bountiful bluebonnets?

Bluebonnets, those beautiful true blue wildflowers that Texans hold so close to their hearts, are making the annual spring debut along roadsides and in the fields of Hood County. This pretty little batch is located on the 2000 block of Highway 377 East. The coming weeks will reveal how this year’s bluebonnets compare to spectacular seasons of the past.Read the rest

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Helping Hands

April 2, 2014

Mission Granbury opening

at new location THURSDAY

After spending the past week moving to its new location, Mission Granbury will open Thursday at 3611 Plaza East Court.

Business hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A new schedule is in place for the Emergency Assistance Network.

Monday: Appointments with last names A-G.

Tuesday: Food for families from 9 to 11 a.m.Read the rest

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