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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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Class of 1954 gathers in Pecan

June 28, 2014
Class of 1954 gathers in Pecan

Class of 1954 gathers in Pecan

Pecaner Susie Lambeth, member of the class of 1954 at Pecos High School, was joined by her schoolmates for a 60th reunion June 10-12 in Pecan Plantation. Seven of the 19 former “Eagle” students who went all the way through school together were in attendance.

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North Texas VA working to improve wait times

June 28, 2014

North Texas VA working to improve wait times

Jeff Milligen, director of the North Texas VA Health Care System, recently gave the field an update on some of our concerns regarding scheduling problems with the VA via email on June 20.

He’s informed us that a National VA Scheduling Audit is under way at the VA North Texas Health Care System to look for evidence the staff were intentionally manipulating wait time for veterans’ appointments and so far, no evidence has been found.

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No Monthly Community Pantry on Fourth of July

June 28, 2014

No Monthly Community Pantry on Fourth of July

The first Friday in July falls on a federal holiday, Independence Day. No food deliveries are scheduled that day, which means no Monthly Community Pantry for Hood County.

If your church or organization would like to help with the monthly community pantry, would like to become a sponsor, or would like more information, contact Dave Stockbridge at 817-894-0688.

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Writing Down the Brazos workshop features Wingate

June 28, 2014

Writing Down the Brazos workshop features Wingate

Lisa Wingate, award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at the Writers’ Bloc of Granbury’s Writing Down the Brazos.

Wingate will offer help with voice and deep point of view. Plus she will offer tips and tricks for finishing a project, dealing with rejection, and making it to your benefit.

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Regional works of Brants opening at Gordon House

June 28, 2014

Regional works of Brants opening at Gordon House

In 1979 the late Cynthia Brants, a renowned native Fort Worth artist, relocated to Granbury, seeking the quiet inspiration and haven of small town life.

With her wealth of education, exhibition and sales history, university teaching experience, and a view of the world not common in a small town, Brants helped to change the face of this community into what we see today.

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Three community awards given

June 28, 2014

Three community awards given

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds, along with siblings Mary Grantham and John Jarish, recently received awards for outstanding service to the community from Bluff Dale Masonic Lodge #724.

Deeds received The Golden Trowel Award, the highest award an individual Masonic Lodge member can receive. The award is presented to a member of the lodge who has exhibited exceptional unselfish service to the community.

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Ponthier ready to celebrate

June 28, 2014

Living through the Great Depression, World War II, and numerous other momentous historic occasions, Erma Ponthier marks her life by friends and family more than any event.

On July 10, Ponthier will turn 100 years old.

She lives in an apartment attached to her granddaughter’s house in Acton that is full of family pictures and framed poems written for her.

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Fur Ball benefit raises $35,900

June 28, 2014

Fur Ball benefit raises $35,900

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Fur Ball attendees coughed up an impressive amount of money in support of Hood County’s animal adoption trailer – and had a good time doing so.

The gross amount from the June 14 inaugural event at Celebration Hall was $35,930, Hood County Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab said Wednesday.

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