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Pecan ladies enjoy ‘Garden Party’

April 12, 2014
Pecan ladies enjoy ‘Garden Party’

The March meeting of the Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) was a favorite annual program. “Pecan’s Garden Party Fashion Show” took to the runway with 24 club members modeling clothes from 12 Granbury merchants.

Handmade birdhouse centerpieces made by hospitality committee members graced the tables, and ladies enjoyed music from Rhonda Eldridge and the Flute Studio of Tarleton State University.

Thursday’s meeting of the PPWC will also be a grand soirée when this group of ladies celebrates 35 years of friendship, fellowship, and philanthropic and artistic pursuits in our community.Read the rest

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Create a fairy garden

April 12, 2014

We all need a little magic and whimsy in our gardens.

With the mix of materials available to gardeners today, landscapes need not be boring.

They may, in fact, be fanciful – at least in part.

Certainly elaborate, water-consuming landscapes are not wise, given today’s dry conditions.

Rather than restricting us, however, the drought is forcing gardeners to be more resourceful and creative.Read the rest

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How much is that doggie?

April 9, 2014
How much is that doggie?

After the winning bid of $1,000 from Jeff Pickrel of G-Force (center), Wendy Brice (right) was the enthusiastic recipient of a Welsh corgi puppy Saturday. The auction was part of the Country Spirit Jamboree fundraiser Saturday night for Cancer Care Services of Hood County.Read the rest

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Two-steppin’ across the floor

April 9, 2014
Two-steppin’ across the floor

Ed and Sherry Abbott of Granbury enjoy dancing at the Country Spirit Jamboree Saturday night at the reunion grounds. The dinner, dance and auction drew more than 1,100 people to the benefit for Cancer Care Services of Hood County. That’s up from 900 last year, reports Patsy Parr. Read the rest

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Easter activities begin

April 9, 2014

The Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt takes place Saturday at Granbury City Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free food, games and entertainment are planned for the whole family.

The hunt begins with special needs children at 12:40 p.m. Ages 0-3 hunt at 1 p.m. Ages 4-6 hunt at 1:20 p.m. Ages 7-12 hunt at 1:40 p.m.

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST EGG HUNT

An Easter Egg Hunt for the community is planned Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church, 5041 Highway 51.Read the rest

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Full Speed Ahead

April 9, 2014
Full Speed Ahead

Hood County Senior Center director Mindy Hodges mingles with supporters at Friday’s “Full Speed Ahead” Meals On Wheels Funding Awareness Rally. The event was part of a project presented by Tarleton State University Social Work undergraduate students. This is the first student-agency collaboration of this kind that the Senior Center has hosted.Read the rest

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Field of Flags sales continue for Memorial Day weekend

April 9, 2014

A feeling of pride.

That’s the emotion David Royse experienced when flags were flown for his family members last year at the Field of Flags in Granbury.

“My uncle, James C. Royse, placed flags in the Field of Flags for his father and brothers last year,” David stated.

“One of his brothers was my father, John C. Royce. My father served in the U.S.Read the rest

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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.

Pay fines with canned goods

The Hood County Library, 222 N.Read the rest

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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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