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National Day of Prayer is Thursday

May 6, 2015

The National Day of Prayer Hood County will honor our military this year with the theme, Have you Prayed for our Troops Today?

The free prayer breakfast is at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. Reservations are not necessary and everyone in Hood County is invited, according to program coordinator Minette Sicard.

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GISD is parade grand marshal

May 6, 2015

The Granbury Chamber of Commerce has named the Granbury Independent School District as the grand marshal of the Hometown Parade scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

The parade theme is “Granbury’s Old Fashioned 4th of July,” according to chamber spokeswoman Tammie Hines.

“Granbury ISD is a top performing school district with numerous academic achievements and distinctions through Project Based Learning, innovative career and technical education programs and exemplary fine arts and motivating athletics programs,” Hines said.

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Happy lake, happy times

May 6, 2015
Happy lake, happy times

Smiling people everywhere. They were at City Beach, on their docks, in their boats and at the boat ramps.

With the level up at Lake Granbury, some folks are breaking out the happy dance. And more rain is in the forecast through Sunday.

The lake was more than 8 feet low a month ago, and has been more than 11 feet low in recent years.

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Pecan Players returning to stage with sequel

May 2, 2015
Pecan Players returning to stage with sequel

After tremendous success with “Train to Danger” presented by the Pecan Players in 2013, a sequel show is on the marquee. May 15 and 16 will find actors on the stage at 7:30 p.m., and May 17 holds a 2 p.m. matinee.

“Hidden Gulch Hi-Jinx” features Ray and Mary Scott, Ron and Carol Cotton, Lorraine McKaye and Monte Lewis in an old- fashioned melodrama.

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Important payloads

May 2, 2015
Important payloads

With the help of ARBONET (Amateur Radio Balloons over Northeast Texas), science students took part in a balloon launch Thursday morning at the Granbury High School track. From left, volunteer Angel Krzeminski, Jermaine Rucker, ham radio operator Bob Fitzpatrick and Tyler Rau perform the last few important steps before the launch.

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It’s what’s on the inside that counts

May 2, 2015
It’s what’s on the inside that counts

It doesn’t really look like a children’s facility from the outside. There are no balloons or unicorns painted on the side of the building.

But two unassuming brick buildings at Pearl Street and Deputy Larry Miller Drive contain classrooms, kitchen and administrative space for the Granbury Head Start.

The structures are bustling inside with 81 children enrolled in the program.

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This could help retired school personnel

May 2, 2015
This could help retired school personnel

Several members of Hood County Retired School Personnel recently visited the office of Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Granbury) to thank him for introducing House Bill 1967. “Retirees have received only one permanent increase in their monthly annuities since 2001,” according to spokeswoman Janie Bramlett. “A supplemental payment, also known as a 13th check, can go a long way towards providing financial security for retirees,” she added.

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Lipan getting ready for spring cleaning

May 2, 2015

The City of Lipan is having its annual Spring Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 16. Dumpsters will be set up at the city’s yard across from the baseball park on Highway 4, west of town. The yard will open at 9 a.m. and close around 3 p.m., or when the dumpsters are full.

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Church Clips

May 2, 2015

HUMPHREY ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR CHURCH ON THISTLE RIDGE

David Humphrey has been named an elder and associate pastor for music and worship for The Church on Thistle Ridge in Granbury. He has for the past several weeks been serving as the church’s interim music and worship pastor.

Humphrey’s new title and position was made official by the church’s elder board on Monday, April 27.

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Prayer for our troops is theme

May 2, 2015
Prayer for our troops is theme

The National Day of Prayer Hood County will honor our military this year with the theme, Have you Prayed for our Troops Today?

Retired Maj. Gen. Cecil L. Richardson, former Chief Chaplain of the Air Force, will be guest speaker.

Richardson retired June 1, 2012, having served four years as the Chief of Air Force Chaplains, Headquarters U.S.

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