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Birds featured at Acton Nature

January 27, 2016

The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 13-14 at Acton Nature Center from 7-9:30 a.m.

The GBBC bird walk is led by Dr. Billy Teels both Saturday and Sunday. Meet in the parking lot of the ANC. Those attending should bring binoculars or cameras and an interest in learning about birds in this area.

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Something magical can happen

January 27, 2016

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

-J.K. Rowling

“The Secret Chord”

Fiction

Geraldine Brooks’ latest book focuses on the most legendary warrior of all time: David, the father of Solomon and of a nation. David’s story is told by Nathan, a prophet who is both seer and adviser.

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Journalism scholarship offered by North & East Texas Press

January 27, 2016

The North & East Texas Press Association, in conjunction with the Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 scholarships, one to a graduating high school senior and one to a currently enrolled college student.

The scholarships are payable at $750 per semester to the registrar of the college of the recipient’s choice after the scholarship recipient has sent proof of registration to NETPA Secretary Cher Thompson.

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Multiple fundraisers support Pecan VFD/EMS

January 23, 2016
Multiple fundraisers support Pecan VFD/EMS

The Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS) Auxiliary ended a very successful fundraising year in 2015 with the highlight being the presentation of a check to our emergency service chiefs.

Every penny of the very generous amount goes towards equipment and support for our emergency service groups, which in turn benefits all Pecaners.

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Mike Tabor molds students into artists

January 23, 2016
Mike Tabor molds students into artists

For Mike Tabor, eating out at lunch is a special occasion.

As an art teacher at Granbury High School, lunch is always on campus.

But this week’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday gave him a chance to enjoy some Mexican food at Mi Familia and brag about the art students who are, well, pretty darn good.

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Military Briefs

January 20, 2016

DAUGHERTY GRADUATES FROM BASIC INFANTRY TRAINING

Army Pvt. Brett M. Daugherty has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, according to the joint hometown news service.

Daugherty is the grandson of Dale E. Maynard of Granbury and the son of Kimberly D. Block of Rhome.

During the 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, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

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Granbury Theatre actors and crew honored in field

January 20, 2016
Granbury Theatre actors and crew honored in field

Several actors and crew members were honored in The Column Best in DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Theatre 2015 announced last week.

Kiersten Mathis, a senior at Granbury High School, was among critic Genevieve Croft’s picks for Best Actress in the summer comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the historic Granbury Opera House. She was joined by castmate Brian Box Lawson, who was the sole choice for Best Supporting Actor.

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Experiment creates unique meal

January 20, 2016
Experiment creates unique meal

Can’t decide if you want Mexican or Italian for dinner tonight? Why not both! Laura Yoder experimented in her kitchen and came up with this fun Mexican Manicotti My Way. It has all the taco flavors and ingredients you love (ground beef, cheese, beans, olives), stuffed inside manicotti shells. It’s delicious, easy and fun!

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Photography show entries due Saturday at Shanley House

January 20, 2016

Area photography enthusiasts are invited to submit their photos for consideration in the 2016 Photography Show & Sale hosted by the Granbury Camera Club.

The club is an arm of the Lake Granbury Art Association (LGAA).

Photos should be submitted Saturday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Shanley House Center for the Arts, 224 N.

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Brothers are together in retirement living

January 20, 2016
Brothers are together in retirement living

Brothers Myrl Cox, 90, and Tom Cox, 93, have seen a lot of changes in their lifetime.

“We started out with horse and buggy and a Model T for transportation,” Tom said. “And look at the cars out there today.”

Growing up in Killeen, the brothers recall when mules and horses were used on the family farm.

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