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Money may drive prom memories

March 21, 2015

One cannot put a price on treasured memories.

Actually, maybe one can.

The cost of attending prom is more than many families can afford.

Though some parents are able to handle the associated expenses without breaking stride, for others, the costs are crippling.

And for kids whose parents are unable to afford even basic necessities, prom can be heartbreaking.

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Open carry concerns lawmen

March 21, 2015

It’s all about training and safety when it comes to how the sheriff and chief of police feel about handgun open carry legislation.

On Monday, the Texas Senate passed a measure that could make open carry of handguns – by those who have a concealed handgun license (CHL) – legal.

Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan said the Texas Police Chiefs Association has been “trying to make sure they’ve got the right verbiage and requirements in there.”

For both Sheriff Roger Deeds and Galvan, the details concerning CHL holders in the final version would make a world of difference.

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Spring in their step

March 21, 2015
Spring in their step

Granbury friends Shannon Hinchcliffe (left) and Kim Petty take advantage of pleasant weather to jog on the city’s Hike and Bike Trail. Spring officially started yesterday.

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P&Z denies rec center request

March 21, 2015

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission this week turned down a request from the YMCA for a variance on sidewalks and street lights at the site of the new rec center.

According to Assistant City Manager Sheri Camphell-Husband, the request did not meet any of the four standards the P&Z uses when determining whether to grant variance requests.

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Bids open for sale of city electric company

March 21, 2015

Bids opened yesterday in the sale of the city’s electric company.

The week-long bidding process will end at 2 p.m. Friday.

Voters gave the Granbury City Council permission to sell the public asset last May.

The vote does not require the City Council to sell the company, but it can do so if the right buyer is found.

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City eyes square beautification

March 21, 2015

A streetscape project for the town square that is predicted to cost $2.5 million or more may cost the city only 20 percent of that sum.

It will depend on whether the city gets approved for grant funding.

The project includes beautification efforts, such as landscaping, and wider, pedestrian friendly sidewalks.

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Parade, bulls and General Granbury

March 21, 2015

The Texas Independence Day celebration joins General Granbury’s birthday party downtown this weekend.

Saturday activities run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parade is at 11. Bulls on the Beach features bull riding from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at City Beach. Sunday activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that includes beans and barbecue cooking and tasting that takes place both days.

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Registrar training Wednesday

March 21, 2015

The county elections office will hold a brief training next week for those who would like to volunteer as a deputy voter registrar.

The half hour training will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.

Deputy voter registrars are qualified to assist citizens in filling out the appropriate forms to become registered to vote, such as during voter drives.

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Granbury launches new tourism website

March 21, 2015
Granbury launches new tourism website

If a picture is worth a thousand words, 250 stunning, professional photos should really get people talking.

That’s the hope of the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has launched a new website to promote the city.

The website – www.visitgranbury.com – features more than 250 photos, as well as four videos and a virtual tour of the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

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Divine conversation

March 18, 2015
Divine conversation

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (a very round table, as Arthur likes to describe) get instruction from God (whose feet are shown) during a scene from the Granbury Theatre Company’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” The show, a Tony Award winner during its original run, is showing at the Granbury Opera House through April 12.

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