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Christmas Market to benefit women

November 12, 2014

The second annual Christmas Market on Lake Granbury is Friday and Saturday at Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $5.

The market presented by the Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) includes clothing vendors, specialty foods, local tamale vendor, crosses, Christmas decor and more.

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Good books are like good friends

November 12, 2014

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”

-Paul Sweeney

“Slow Dancing on Price’s Pier”

Fiction, Large Print Format

Among new large print books at the library, you will find this story of family relationships one you cannot put down.

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Day of Dead benefit helps animals

November 8, 2014
Day of Dead benefit helps animals

Second Chance Farm will receive about $6,500 following the Day of the Dead benefit concert, dinner and auction last Saturday night at Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The Texas Flood band entertained with tributes to blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

“I believe everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the band,” said benefit spokeswoman Lisa Hopkins.

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Motley crew

November 8, 2014
Motley crew

The haunted house that was part of the first GranScary included dozens of teen and young adult volunteers. The two-weekend event raised about $15,000. After costs, funds will be donated to Hood County Christmas for Children.

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Lipan doctor in early days made house calls

November 8, 2014

One of the best known doctors in Lipan history was Dr. J.H. Gandy. Here’s another excerpt from the book, “Glancing Backwards, a History of Lipan, Texas.”

“ Dr. J.H. Gandy came to Lipan before horse and buggy days were gone and lived here long enough to see good cars speed along good roads.

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Carswell, who ran Northside Grocery, reaches a milestone

November 8, 2014
Carswell, who ran Northside Grocery, reaches a milestone

Alma Featherston Carswell, of Granbury, had reason to celebrate last week. She turned 101 on Oct. 30.

Carswell has been in Granbury since 1953. For many years, she and her husband Johnnie ran “The Northside Grocery” store at the split for Highway 51 and Lipan Highway.

They sold it in 1965 and ran Carswells’ Laundromat on Pearl Street for many years after that.

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Prepare now for winter

November 8, 2014
Prepare now for winter

November brings a changing landscape.

Temperatures are cooler, flowers are fading, and leaves are dropping. This month, North Central Texas will likely experience the season’s first freeze, and winter will call a halt to the fall growing season.

Use what remains of the pleasant fall weather to complete outdoor chores and projects.

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It was wonderful evening for art

November 8, 2014
It was wonderful evening for art

Gallery Night Three, hosted by the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) was a smashing success! Approximately 400 folks visited among the six home galleries, and 13 PPAG member paintings were purchased.

The guild thanks the artists who opened their homes, the craftsmen who carried on live demonstrations during the night, the volunteers who helped in numerous ways, and the patrons who toured and purchased artwork.

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Creating real volume with sculptures

November 8, 2014
Creating real volume with sculptures

Renowned Columbian artist Fernando Botero, both a painter and a sculptor, once said, “Sculptures permit me to create real volume. One can touch the forms, one can give them smoothness, the sensuality that one wants.”

Like Botero, local artist James Spurlock paints and sculpts. Spurlock impressed attendees at the Lake Granbury Art Association’s June meeting with his painting expertise and ideas.

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Outdoor concert added to Night of Lights parade

November 8, 2014

Sean Mitchell and the Big City Music Revue will present a free Christmas concert prior to the Night of Lights Christmas Parade on the Granbury square Friday, Nov. 28.

The music begins at 6 p.m. at the outdoor stage on the square. The Night of Lights parade follows at 7 p.m.

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