Wednesday, July 17, 2024
History

At 102 years young, Granbury’s own Charles Baldwin is living proof that age is just a number — especially when it comes to reliving epic adventures! In his most recent experience of a lifetime, the spirited World War II Air Force veteran dusted off his military boots and journeyed back to the shores of Normandy, France, where he once stormed the beaches on D-Day.

“Granbury is a tight-knit community with great recreational appeal,” Grable said. “It’s everything we were looking for, and we want to be good stewards of the community. Exposing people to not only Granbury but the Texas culture is something we’re passionate about.”

National Ugly Truck Contest Day, observed July 20, is a quirky holiday celebrating the character and stories of unique, well-worn trucks. While its origin remains undocumented, the day likely began as a grassroots celebration that gained popularity over time. Communities can mark the occasion by organizing ugly truck contests with prizes for the most “distinctive” vehicles and sharing photos and stories on social media using a dedicated hashtag.

Chuckwagon cook-offs are now famous throughout the Southwest, especially in Texas. “We’ll have wagons from Texas, Oklahoma — all over — coming in for this event,” Robertson explained. Chuckwagon cooking offers a unique, historically authentic experience unlike typical BBQ or catering. He added, “These cook-offs are two-part events.

His journey began with a stint in the Texas oilfields, working alongside his older brother, Mac. In the 1950s, inspired by Mac’s service in the 7th Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army, McCrae joined the National Guard while Sister (Carol) McCrae was working in the surplus line insurance business in Dallas.

From humble beginnings to a beloved tradition, Granbury’s annual Fourth of July celebration has continuously brought the community together in a shared display of love and local pride.

In addition to bowling, Pins serves delicious food with a diverse menu ranging from appetizers to gourmet sandwiches to pizza. There is live music on Thursday nights and various digital games like archery and castle destruction, appealing to both kids and adults.

As we honored those who gave all this past Memorial Day, no one feels the solemnity of this day more than those who did return from combat to join their families.

The Texas Heroes Foundation held its 14th annual Stroll Thru Texas History event at the historic Acton Cemetery off Fall Creek Highway May 17-19.

On a warm Texas morning, Robert G. "Bob" Jones sits on the backyard deck of his home in Granbury, reflecting and reminiscing about his life's journey — one that had brought him here to this …

Hundreds responded with cheers and applause, reaching out to shake the veterans' hands, saying, "thank you" and "welcome home," and stepping aside as the men walked by.

On Saturday, April 20 2024  the Hood County Historic Court House on the 188 anniversary weekend of the Battle of San Jacinto,  celebrated the Famous words Written by Travis at the Battle of …

“It is the job of this generation of Texans to teach our young people about how Texas got to where we are today. About the sacrifices of our forefathers in blood, treasures, and in the case of …

Melinda Jo Ray, one of Hood County’s most prolific historian authors, has now released her fourth book “Images of America: Granbury and Hood County,” detailing the rich history surrounding Granbury.

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.

Members of Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), were joined by members of Brazos Valley Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), along with neighbors, family …

Fair warning: listening to podcasts can be habit-forming, and if you have not yet tried consuming podcasts, or aren’t sure what they are, it’s really pretty simple: they’re talk …

On “Constitution Day,” Sunday, p.m. members of the Elizabeth Crockett Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will gather at the flagpoles in front of the Hood County …

The North Central Texas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at Spring Creek Bar-B-Que, 317 Hwy 377E, in Granbury. Our program will be presented by Dr. Rick McCaslin, …

On February 28, 1944, a B-17 piloted by 1 st Lt. Noel Shoup was shot down over France. 1 st Lt. Noel Shoup was declared missing in action. On Friday, Sept. 8, 1 st Lt. Shoup’s remains will …

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