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  • Hood County’s only hanging

    The premier of “The Story of a Feud” is Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Langdon Center Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at the Bridge Street History Center. The exhibit is about how a friendship between the Mitchell and Truit families turned into an epic feud. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

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  • Woodworker with ALS having weekend sale October 21, 2014

    Ailing woodworker Kevin Pritt, whose accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, is having a sale at his business, Republic Log Homes, on Saturday (Oct. 25). Pritt, who suffers from the neurological disease ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), needs to sell his inventory in preparation for shutting down his business and moving to Colorado, where he will reside with his niece. Pritt’s business is located at 3317 Glen Rose Highway near Bluebonnet Drive (address of Lakeside Baptist Church). He will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to sell his unique wood furnishings and decorative items.

  • Two die in head-on crash October 21, 2014

    A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum. The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph. According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe in the right hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot. McJunkin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, Alex Chi-Wang Wong, 57, of Bedford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Wong’s wife, Nellwyn Garner Wong, 63, was a passenger and transported to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. She was in stable condition, according to Gillum.

  • Early voting under way October 21, 2014

    Early voting has begun for the Nov. 4 General Election. All early voting is taking place at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. This week, ballots can be cast between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voters can also get ‘er done this weekend. Annex 1 will be open for voting between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 25) and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 26).

  • Join Healthy Woman Saturday, Nov. 8 for annual program October 21, 2014

    Lake Granbury Medical Center’s (LGMC) Healthy Woman  program is designed for today’s busy woman. On Nov. 8, LGMC’s Healthy Woman will host its annual event at Acton Middle School (AMS). The program includes a free vendor and shopping expo with over 60 vendors from 9 a.m. until noon. The luncheon is at noon, followed by Dena Dyer, keynote speaker at 1 p.m. For ticket information, stop by the Senior Circle office at 1321 Water’s Edge Drive, Suite 2001, call 817-579-2955, or email [email protected] to purchase.

  • St. Frances Cabrini to offer DivorceCare October 21, 2014

    Starting Oct. 23, St. Frances Cabrini Church will offer DivorceCare at 7 p.m in the education building. This is a non-denominational program, but it is God-centered. St. Frances is located at 2301 Acton Highway. You can learn more about this ministry by calling 817-247-7264.

  • Gallery premier Thursday at Bridge Street museum October 21, 2014

    The Bridge Street History Center will hold a special event Thursday evening (Oct. 23) and the public is invited. “The Story of a Feud” – a video presentation of the infamous Mitchell-Truit feud that resulted in Hood County’s only court-sanctioned hanging – will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Langdon Center Concert Hall, followed by a reception and a viewing of related displays at the Bridge Street History Center.

  • Thanksgiving meal giveaways to be coordinated effort October 20, 2014

    The faith-based organizations that make up Neighbors Feeding Neighbors will coordinate Thanksgiving meal giveaways through one central location – The Way Church on East Highway 377. The same will happen with Christmas dinners, which will be handled by Granbury Church of Christ, according to church representative Billy Martin. He said that having the meals distributed from one location will prevent anyone from receiving multiple giveaways.

  • Start planning floats for Christmas parade October 20, 2014

    It’s not too early to be thinking about the Night of Lights Christmas parade. This is the 24th year for the lighted parade sponsored by the Lake Granbury Ministerial Alliance and co-hosted by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA). On the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Night of Lights parade takes place on the Granbury square. This year’s parade theme is Those Who Walked in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light, according to HGMA parade coordinator Julia Pannell.

     

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