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Good times on Gallery Night

July 5, 2014
Good times on Gallery Night

These ladies enjoyed a lovely visit at Gallery Night last weekend on the Granbury sqaure. Pictured at Yor Private Collection Art gallery (from left) is Catherine Curtis, Stacie Watkins, Mareita Cox and Debra Attabury. Numerous art galleries, know as The Galleries of Granbury, join together for a free art walk on the Granbury square from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Super swimmer saves boat

July 5, 2014
Super swimmer saves boat

Tommy Reed was able to rescue his boat after it had been trapped at the Pecan Marina for a year and a half. With a much improved lake level this week, Reed lowered the boat into the water, only to discover the boat would not run. The part-time Pecan resident donned flippers and a life jacket, jumped in the water, and pulled his boat some 200 yards to the ramp.

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Pecan artists observe garden in full bloom

July 5, 2014
Pecan artists observe garden in full bloom

The Pecan Plantation Art Guild took a field trip to the home of local artist and master gardener Nancy Fernandes to see spring in full bloom in her gardens.

Nancy uses her creative artistic talent to produce original designs in her gardens and has been nationally recognized in gardening magazines for her floral works of art.

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Cheers for the red, white and blue

July 5, 2014
Cheers for the red, white and blue

Anyone who knows Cindy Dennis can tell you she is a very patriotic gal. Dennis is also a very talented crafter, always immersed in several projects at a time. Some examples of her handiwork are in her July Fourth décor on the front porch of her home on East Bridge Street.

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WWII paratrooper pins Merritt in Normandy

July 5, 2014
WWII paratrooper pins Merritt in Normandy

Granbury’s Taylor Merritt found himself flying high above the beaches of Normandy, France, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

A 2002 graduate of Granbury High School, Capt. Merritt was the jumpmaster for a plane full of paratroopers like himself. His job was to ensure that all of them safely jumped.

Then he made a monumental jump in his career – his 30th.

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High humidity brings disease

July 5, 2014

As grateful as gardeners are for rain, high humidity can promote fungal diseases and other pesky garden and lawn problems.

Keep an eye out for the following:

POWDERY MILDEW

This common plant disease is one of many mildew fungi.

As the fungus grows, it releases spores that blow in the wind and land on other plants.

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Phil Groeschel: Granbury’s architect of the outdoors

July 2, 2014
Phil Groeschel: Granbury’s architect of the outdoors

Nancy Pricer

Hood County News

Phil Groeschel is not just a gardener.

He’s much more than that.

He’s an architect of the outdoors and has beautifully combined nature, gardening and art to transform his 1.7-acre property southwest of downtown Granbury.

Groeschel’s West Torrey Street home tucked away in the trees had only a concrete driveway for a front yard.

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Fond farewell: Senior Pastor Neil Norman will be missed

July 2, 2014
Fond farewell: Senior Pastor Neil Norman will be missed

FOND FAREWELL: E.J. Williams (left) was one of many well-wishers at Sunday’s retirement day for Granbury First United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Neil Norman. Norman told the congregation that he will no longer be their pastor, but he will be their friend forever. The church’s new pastor, Rev. Ed George, from Weatherford, will be in the pulpit Sunday.

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Weatherford’s Ed George new Granbury pastor

July 2, 2014
Weatherford’s Ed George new Granbury pastor

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Weatherford Rev. Ed George is the new senior pastor of Granbury First United Methodist Church.

His first sermon here is Sunday. A reception will take place between the two services.

George takes the place of retired Rev. Neil Norman.

George has been the interim senior pastor at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church in Weatherford.

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Opera House great fit for historical musical

July 2, 2014

The big question connected with the Granbury Theatre Company’s annual production of “1776 The Musical” was whether or not it would be better in the Granbury Opera House.

It is.

The Hood County Courthouse is without question a nostalgic setting that served its purpose well. But this is a grand production, and the Opera House was made – er, renovated – for grand productions.

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