Ranked with the best, the Hood County Courthouse has been named winner of the Best Restoration category, under 100,000 population, of the 2013 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program. Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns.
The Best Restoration award recognizes excellence in restoration of interior or exterior of an existing building.… Read the rest
Five years ago, the congregation at Good Shepherd Espiscopal Church left the national church to become an Anglican Church. A new sign installed this month at the church reflects the change.
Good Shepherd, along with most congregations in the Fort Worth diocese, chose to leave the national church because of disagreements that included the ordination of a gay bishop.
Senior Warden Bob Monson said Good Shepherd “alligned with this name change to be faithful to the biblical church.”
Father Stuart Smith calls the change a “blessed opportunity to present ourselves to the community for who we have always been: biblically orthodox, creedal, spirit-filled, soul-winning, “Little c Catholic” Christians, who gratefully observe and teach traditional Christian morals for family and church life.”
Some Episcopalians felt the national church was going in a different direction with various changes over the years.… Read the rest
Pickling has been a family affair for years for Cindy Dennis of Granbury.
“Mom would get the cucumbers out of her garden, and we would all get together and have a pickle party,” said Cindy. “We would go outside and wash the pickles in a little swimming pool and take them back inside to make the pickles. My girls just loved them.”
Cindy carries that tradition on today.… Read the rest
While many were out trick-or-treating on Halloween, members of the Civil Air Patrol, Granbury Composite Squadron, (CAP) were collecting food to send to military members deployed overseas.
Based at the Granbury Airport, the CAP includes 13 cadets, ages 12-18, and 16 seniors, ages 19 and older.
Members dropped off food drive flyers in the South Grove neighborhood about a week before Halloween.… Read the rest
It’s that time of year. Christmas for Children organizers are gathering monetary donations and toys for distribution in mid-December.
The deadline for application has been extended to Dec. 6. Applications are available at the Hood County News, Ruth’s Place and StoneWater Church. The application is also available at www.christmasforchildren.org.
Completed applications can be returned to Christmas for Children, P.O. Box 681, Granbury 76048.… Read the rest
Age is nothing but a number.
“Sometimes, it’s a big number,” joked James Charles Featherson, who recently celebrated his 105th birthday.
Featherston was born Oct. 21, 1908 in Stonewall County. Now a resident at Quail Park Assisted Living facility, Featherston claims, “Life is good.”
The secret to longevity? “Liking where you live, loving what you eat is a good thing,” Featherston said.… Read the rest
Nell (Ives) Brown, daughter of the late Freda and B.B. Ives, shared some information with me about the Kickapoo Falls area. Nell grew up in Lipan in the 40s and 50s, and had this to say about the falls.
“Kickapoo Falls used to be a big deal as we grew up. After any big rain, the creek got up and flooded a very large area, and poured over the falls which made a good swimming hole for the brave swimmers.… Read the rest