Monday, May 20, 2024
Community
The Moore family. Don, Cheryl and their children Heather (standing), Julia and Walter.
Moore and Moore Art
Most Monday mornings you can find Cheryl Moore and Heather Moore sitting next to one another in the front row of a drawing group with art materials in hand. The mother-daughter artist duo attends the weekly portrait session of the Lake Granbury Art Association at the Shanley House Gallery and Studio.
Audrey Jenkins, age 16, is set to tackle the longest road race ever in the state of Texas, the High Hope Endurance Run, a 200-kilometer (just under 125 miles) race in Glen Rose over Memorial Day weekend May 25-27.
Historic race going many extra miles
Audrey Jenkins is set to be a part of history. The 16-year-old from Richardson is making the trek to Glen Rose the weekend of May 25-27 — and then she’ll do a lot more traveling as she …
Members of the Hood County Commissioners Court discuss the possibility of expanding the current jail during a special meeting April 25.
County discusses jail expansion to add 209 beds
For years, Hood County has entertained the discussion about whether to add to the existing jail or construct a completely new building to combat the population growth. While a decision has still not been made, Hood County Commissioners Court revived the discussion during a special two-hour meeting April 25 regarding the possibility of expanding the current jail by tacking on an additional 209 beds — creating a total of 401 beds in the jail.
Celebrating Tourism
Celebrate with Friends of Tourism May 22
National Travel Tourism Week, May 19-25, highlights travel’s essential impact on Granbury’s economy and countless communities across the country.
Pickin' in the Pasture
Pickin' in the Pasture 2024
The 5th Annual "Pickin' in the Pasture" concert, featuring Kevin Fowler, will be Saturday, June 8, at Warren's Backyard.
Sharla Caro, executive director of the Rancho Brazos Community Centers, excitedly cuts the ribbon on the Douglas Long Outreach Center for Children and Families of Hood County during a celebration event May 7.
Rancho Brazos cuts ribbon for Douglas Long Outreach Center
Construction has finally started on Rancho Brazos Community Center’s new Douglas Long Outreach Center for Children and Families of Hood County — and staff couldn’t be happier.
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Granbury Care Center’s inaugural chili cookoff resulted in these top three finishers: Third place, Denisse Santamaria, director of food and nutrition at Marine Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation; Second place, Micah Williams, Harbor Lakes maintenance director; and First place, Andrew Cokenour, supervisor at Granbury Care Center.
Granbury Care Center brings heat in chili cookoff
Granbury Care Center spiced up the lives of its residents Friday, Jan. 12, as it was awarded first place during the nursing home’s first-ever chili cookoff event.
Billie Watson, right, owner of The Cheeky Peach Wax Studio & Esthetics is pictured with Emily Barton, left, who will serve as the studio’s second esthetician.
‘Hair’ today, gone tomorrow
The Cheeky Peach Wax Studio & Esthetics located at 1509 W. Pearl St. can provide customers with a full makeover — complete with full body waxing, facials, brow tints, lash tints, lash extensions, brow laminations and a variety of hair services. 
Granbury Chic-Fil-A soon to be shut down for renovation
Granbury residents will soon have to say sayonara to Chick-Fil-A Granbury as it is almost time for its $2.2 million renovation project.
First National Bank of Granbury announces change in leadership
The First National Bank of Granbury has undergone a leadership change as of Tuesday, Jan. 2. James Hodges, current president and CEO, will retire after almost 53 years working at FNB, as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Mark Webb takes over his position.
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.
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Sports
Last season good friends Hanna Gaylor of Lipan and Callan Nix of Tolar qualified for the Class 2A Girls State Golf Tournament together with a 1-2 finish at the regional tournament. This season they …
Once again, the Granbury Pirates set new school marks in qualifying seven athletes for this weekend’s Class 5A Region I Track Meet in Lubbock. With two Lady Pirates, Kate Hamlin and Ella …
The area will once again be well represented in postseason track as Granbury, Lipan and Tolar qualified numerous athletes for area from their respective district meets. The top four finishers in …
The Hood County Reunion Grounds were once again the testing grounds for young high school athletes determined to prove themselves in the sport of rodeo. Rodeo teams from across North Texas came to …

Riders brave bucking bulls, boisterous rain at beach bonanza

An integral part of the Founder's Day Celebration, Bull Riding on the Beach always brings a crowd. This year, the rain didn’t stop the cowboys from doing what they do best, and the fans from showing up. The bulls were mean, the cowboys were tough, and the crowd was excited Saturday, March 16, at City Beach Park.

Rain may have been pouring, but bulls were still bucking during the 10th annual Bull Riding on the Beach event Saturday, March 16.

Champs again!

Tyson Tarpley said simply after the game, “I didn’t want to go out a loser.” Much like a swear word, that’s just not one that’s used around Lipan very often. …

Indians hold breath, hold on to reach state finals

Court Gaylor with a huge jump to the basket in overtime. Gaylor came away with 27 points for Lipan.

In a matter of moments, the Lipan Indians went from heartbreak to ecstasy. Meanwhile, their opponents, the New Home Leopards, had celebration replaced with the suddenness of a season coming to an …

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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.
Spring shallow water action is on!
Water temperatures have been a little slow to rise this year as we are actually having a spring season. Typically, we go from winter straight to summer. Lake temperatures are rising into the 70s and …
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.
Photo Galleries
Lake Granbury C.A.S.T volunteers were supported by Keller Williams Brazos West for this year's Red Day event on May 9th. Red Day is when all Keller Williams agents worldwide pause their businesses to …
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A wonderful time was had by all at Lakestone Terrace Independent Living during their annual Parkinson’s Moving Day Car Show and Craft Fair. Spectators enjoyed a fantastic display of classic cars …
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Silver Saddle Saloon was delighted to host Donkeys & Donuts for T E X A S Rescue Inc, Texas Equine Xperience And Sanctuary on Saturday morning May 11. The event was on the Granbury Square in the …
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The Tolar Rattlers season came to an end at Glen Rose High School. In a two game  series loss agianst the Valley Mills Eagles.  Photos from game one and two Wednesday, May 15. 
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Outdoor Activities

Barefootin'

“To the pond!” is the rally cry as children excitedly scamper to a new adventure. Young explorers of every age dive into the banks of the pond while their parents bring up the rear, …

Entertainment

Ben Musquez: Vietnam veteran, sky soldier, smoke jumper

It’s been years since Ben Musquez jumped out of an airplane. A bit over a decade ago Musquez was 82 years young on his last jump. He did so with a team of former soldiers all there for the same reason — to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade. It would be his 300th jump, and out of a C-47, no less. Musquez counted days not only as a “sky soldier” but as a “smoke jumper” as well.

Local Events

Great Granbury Cleanup set for April 13

Hood County residents will soon be donning reflective yellow vests and sturdy work gloves as they prepare for one of the city’s newest programs: the Great Granbury Cleanup. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Hewlett Park, 650 E. Pearl St., teams of four people or more will pick up trash around frequented roadways in town, like U.S. Highway 377 and state Highway 144.

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The total solar eclipse of 2024 time lapse

Really cool time lapse of today's total solar eclipse shot from Abe's Landing in northern Hood County! The solar eclipse occurred over Granbury beginning with a partial eclipse at 12:23 p.m. and …

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