Saturday, March 2, 2024
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Two Granbury Independent School District Unified Robotics teams qualified for the state championship during the Special Olympics Texas Winter Games held in Bee Cave on Feb. 16.
GISD Unified Robotics teams qualify for state at Special Olympics Texas Winter Games
Two Granbury Independent School District Unified Robotics teams qualified for the state championship during the Special Olympics Texas Winter Games held in Bee Cave Feb. 16.
Declaration of Independence of Texas, 1836
Independence celebration reigns over the State of Texas
On March 2, 1836 — 188 years ago — Texas gained its independence from Mexico and adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence. This day is now celebrated annually across the state and serves as a day of remembrance and a day of education. In Granbury, the celebration will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, in the jury room on the second floor of the Granbury Courthouse on the Granbury square.
It’s coming
Visit Granbury recently announced its plans to celebrate the total solar eclipse that will take place Monday, April 8.
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Kathryn Lospinoso recently opened her new dog grooming business in Granbury called Dainty Paws Salon, located at 816 N. Houston St.
‘Where happiness happens’
Granbury resident Kathryn Lospinoso is ready to give the dogs and cats of Hood County a trans-fur-mation they won’t ever forget. Lospinoso — who moved to Granbury from Florida two years ago — just opened her new dog grooming business, Dainty Paws Salon, at 816 N. Houston St.
Henson Lumber, located at 11900 County Road 917 in Cresson, recently acquired Decatur Lumber, a respected family-owned lumberyard based in Decatur.
Cresson’s Henson Lumber acquires Decatur Lumber Co.
Henson Lumber, a leading provider of high-quality lumber and building materials, recently announced its acquisition of Decatur Lumber, a respected family-owned lumber-yard based in Decatur.
The TX HOP (House of Pickleball) Club held its groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 920 Tucker Way, across the street from Granbury Baptist Church on Farm-to-Market Rd. 51.
‘For the next generation’
The TX HOP (House of Pickleball) Club held its groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 920 Tucker Way, across the street from Granbury Baptist Church on Farm-to-Market Rd. 51.
James Brock, owner of Brock's Food and Drinks in Acton, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and has started treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Rock for Brock
James Brock, the owner of Brock’s Food and Drinks in Acton, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and has started treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Hood County residents looking to westernize their wardrobe and put a little “yee-haw” in their step will welcome the addition of Ryder & Scout, Granbury’s newest Western boutique on the square.
Saddle up for Ryder & Scout
Hood County residents looking to westernize their wardrobe and put a little “Yee-haw” in their step will welcome the addition of Granbury’s newest boutique on the square. Ryder …
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Sports
The Lady Indians advanced to the third round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 58-29 victory against Haskell on Feb. 15 at Clyde High School. Lipan (31-3) got 16 points from both Hanna Gaylor and …
The Granbury Pirates and Lady Pirates will once again be in Class 5A and will be paired with some familiar faces, along with a few new league opponents following the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment released Thursday, Feb. 1.
During a regularly scheduled Granbury ISD school board meeting Dec. 11, the board voted 5-0 to bring on Bobby Allison as the new head football coach and boys’ athletic coordinator. Trustees Melanie Graft and Karen Lowery were not in attendance at the meeting.
Granbury High School graduate Tyler Wright accomplished a career goal of a lifetime when he was named to the American Football Coaches Association 35 Under 35 Leadership Institute.

Rattlers' season one to remember

The Tolar Rattlers offense lined up against the Timpson defense at the State Championship game Dec. 13 at  AT&T Stadium.  Their  hard work all seaon accumulated to this moment .

If it was easy everyone would do it. The fact is, it's not easy, which is why it's only been done twice in the history of Hood County public high schools — playing for a state football …

Rattlers fall short of state title

The Tolar Rattlers were in search of history Wednesday, Dec. 13 at AT&T Stadium. They were a part of it, but unfortunately on the wrong end as the Timpson Bears were making their own history. …

Jax Madrigal meets his hero

Jax and Jace Madrigal discuss trading cards with Tom Brady.

Sometimes wishes really do come true. A wish came true for 13-year-old Jax Madrigal of Granbury when he recently met his football idol. 

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Michael Acosta- As a licensed professional fishing guide, Michael Acosta shows you how to find them. The Granbury resident of 30 years has been fishing all of his life and has been a licensed guide since 1998.
Hooks for live bait fishing
I get asked quite often what type hooks are best to use for fishing with live bait. There is not just one good answer. Each guide and fisherperson has his or her own favorite. The size and type of …
Kelly Staley, branch vice president, First National Bank Granbury Texas
Hood County Senior Center Board of Directors October 2023
Hot meals and a friendly smile delivered five days a week
In the banking industry within a small town, we are blessed to be able to serve customers with a personal touch. Small towns have an advantage over our larger counterparts in that we really have the …
Phyllis Webster earned a degree in journalism before embarking on a long career in public relations and marketing. A Granbury resident since 1998, she has been deeply involved in the community. She is an award-winning writer and photographer, as well as a Master Gardener. She has authored Garden Patch since 2001.
Asters signal fall’s arrival
Fall finally arrived with rain, a drop in temperature, changing leaves and autumn flowers. So, after a season of brutal heat and drought, what was blooming? Texas aster, a hardy native perennial, …
Whitney Knieper grew up in and around the real estate industry and has had her license for 12-plus years. She recently earned her broker’s license and is a broker at Knieper Realty. Whitney is the 2023 President of the Granbury Association of REALTORS®.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. Go Frogs!
The Holiday Season and Real Estate
WOW! It’s hard to believe it is already November and the holiday season is just around the corner. I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend and got to visit Granbury Square for the Harvest …
Zac Wilson is a Certified Travel Advisor, ASTA Verified Travel Advisor, CLIA Master Cruise Counselor, and owner of Daydream Vacations Travel Agency in Granbury. www.DaydreamVacations.com
Are ocean cruises all-inclusive?
Ocean cruises have been marketed as all-inclusive by many travel suppliers, but are they really? The answer depends on what you think is required to be included to qualify as all-inclusive. Let’s start by looking at what is included with your cruise fare when you book a cruise vacation.
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Creaks
Another game from my favorite indie game company, Creaks is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer, entirely hand drawn in ink and watercolor, including our humble protagonist character. "The ground …
Author Vanessa Lillie
It's the truth: Scout's honor
Pinky swear. Spit on your palms or prick your fingers, and shake hands. As a child, you had many ways to show you intended to keep a promise when you made it and your word was your bond, but you've …
Crafting community one beer at a time: Inside Brew Drinkery
When you step into Brew Drinkery in downtown Granbury, the first thing that hits you isn't just the enticing aroma of hops and malts but also the warm and inviting atmosphere. It's a place where bar …
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, actor, playwright, and entertainment producer/promoter.
Political hogwash and political agendas
As November nears, the calendar finds us amid the heart of political season with Election Day just a few short days away. Going to the polls should be a day to celebrate. An opportunity for the members of our community to come forward and vote.
Dr. Don Newbury is a long-time public speaker and former university president who writes weekly.
The Swan at 70
Even when life’s storms rage, we Americans are privileged to seek “ports of peace” that are welcoming, even if only for a few hours. There, we re-charge to face another day, with …
Photo Galleries
Lipan Idians took on the Weatherford Christian Lions in a pre-district Game Monday Feb. 26.
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On Saturday morning, February 24, a large crowd gathered at Warren's Backyard to enjoy a tasty Pancake Breakfast and support the North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department. The breakfast feast, …
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Folks attending the 3rd Annual Granbury Jazz Fest on Saturday, Feb. 24, immersed themselves in the heart-thumping world of jazz with over 15 talented bands spanning various genres. A wide array of …
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On Friday, Feb 23, 2024, the Granbury Varsity Boys Soccer team won their game against Azle High School 
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ANC Star Party to take astronomers to another galaxy Nov. 11

Star Party Dave Hubbard

Aspiring astronomers will get the chance to view the night sky like never before with the help of Acton Nature Center’s 10 th annual Star Party event set from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Entertainment

“My Fair Lady” coming to the Granbury Opera House stage

The musical “My Fair Lady” is set to hit the Granbury Opera House stage Feb. 23 in continuation of the Broadway on the Brazos season under the direction of Jarrett Self, assisted by Garrett Hollowell. The story is based on the 1938 film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “Pygmalion.”

Local Events

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration holds National Take Back Day biannually to remove unused or expired prescriptions from residents around the United States. Oct. 28 will mark the 25th Take Back Day.

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