Thursday, December 7, 2023
The Promise in Glen Rose provides goats, donkeys, sheep — and new to this year, a camel — for a petting zoo for Granbury Baptist Church’s annual Christmas carnival.
A ‘happening’ holiday carnival
Hood County residents will soon be able to experience Christmas like never before with Granbury Baptist Church’s fourth annual Christmas Carnival. The free event — set for Sunday, …
City of Granbury
Granbury utility bills nearly back on track
After four months of dealing with utility billing issues due to a city network hack, the end of a stressful situation is in sight for utility billing customers.
“Santa’s House” keeps Christmas spirit and magic alive in Granbury
Santa’s House is an annual tradition in Granbury where Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the community.
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Ryan Toth, left, and wife Sarah, are the owners of Narrow Escape Granbury located at 209 M and M Ranch Road.
Thrills, puzzles, and padlocks
On the surface, being trapped in a room for an hour doesn’t exactly sound like a fun time, but for Narrow Escape Granbury, it’s all the rage for their customers.
Jan Bergeman, left, and Tracy Davis, right, are the owners of Willow Lane, located at 440 E. Pearl St.
Take a trip down Willow Lane
Granbury residents and retired teachers Jan Bergeman and Tracy Davis opened Willow Lane together, a home furnishing store with items to make “your home feel like a home.”
Lake Granbury Medical Center held the groundbreaking ceremony for the freestanding emergency facility on Oct. 12.
LGMC breaks ground in new freestanding ER facility
Lake Granbury Medical Center officially broke ground last week in the construction of a new freestanding ER facility to be built on the corner of U.S. 377 and Fall Creek Highway.
Granbury Chamber of Commerce.
YES Matters
The number one question asked by companies looking to relocate into a new community is ‘How good are the schools?’  They aren’t asking about tax breaks, special deals, …
Courtney Current, managing partner for Concho Hearts Hospice of Granbury, said she found a “deeper connection” with other professionals after joining Leadership Granbury.
Courtney Current finds ‘deeper connection’ in Leadership Granbury
Since moving to Granbury almost nine years ago, Courtney Current spent most of her time traveling for work — leading her to feel like an outsider in her own community. But through the help …
The Tolar Rattlers (11-1) are in the third round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs where they will be back at Lumpkins Stadium to meet upstart Italy (7-5) Friday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. This is the …
The Tolar Rattlers continued their onslaught of opponents in the postseason as they disposed of Cayuga 60-0 Thursday night at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie. The Rattlers, now 11-1, now move on to the third round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs
The Tolar Lady Rattlers' magical postseason run came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to defending state champion Windthorst in the Class 2A Region I Tournament at San Angelo Central High …
The Tolar Rattlers (10-1) took their first postseason step toward what they hope will be the first state championship in school history as they dismantled Trenton at home on Nov. 9, 57-12. They will …

Sports Roundup for Nov. 4

After missing the playoffs in 2022, the Granbury Lady Pirates weren't about to let this season end in the opening round of the postseason. Continuing a turnaround that began in district play, the …

Granbury high school student sets national record in air rifle competition

Viola Allen who’s a sophomore at Granbury High School set a national record in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp during a three-position air rifle competition on Oct. 1st 2023

Viola Allen, a sophomore at Granbury High School, set a national record in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps during the Comanche Peak Three-Position Air Rifle Excellence-In-Competition Cup Match on Oct. 11.

Sports Roundup for October 14, 2023

The Tolar High School Rattlers coming out after halftime during Friday's shutout game against the Coleman Bluecats.

In the world of sports, a season of absence can seem like an eternity. So, it’s no wonder coach Desiree Shahan and the Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team are excited as they near a …

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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, actor, playwright, and entertainment producer/promoter.
Anticipating the “Firsts” and Not Knowing the “Lasts”
As we ease through life there are a vast number of “firsts” which we look forward to with keen anticipation. Right off the bat there is the first time Junior rolls over, crawls and then …
Photo Galleries
The Tolar Rattlers football team advances to the Class 2A Division I state quarterfinals for a second straight season, defeating Italy 61-28 in Waxahachie on Friday, Nov. 24.
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Huge Crowds gathered in and around the Granbury Square on the day after Thanksgiving to join in our Annual Night of Lights Christmas Parade. After both lighted floats walking groups wound their way …
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GISD and Friends of Memorial Lane hosted a special ceremony at the Granbury High School auditorium on Friday, November 10, in commemoration of Veterans Day. On Veterans Day, Friends of Memorial Lane held a special Honor Ceremony in the Military section at Jim Burks Firefighter Park.
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A ceremony occurred on Veterans Day at the Pecan Plantation Airport to commemorate a record-setting event. Never before had this many pilots in a single organization received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award (WBA) award in a ceremony.
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Outdoor Activities

Fall Boat Checklist

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.

It is that time of the year. Some folks put their boats up for the season and many of us keep right on using our boats throughout the year. Either way, it is a good idea to get that maintenance done …


New games coming out in 2024

HACKERS UPDATE SEVERAL GAMES WITH MALWARE ON STEAM PLATFORM Valve has had to add extra security for developers on Steam after hackers updated several games with malware that allowed them to take …

Local Events

1st Annual Crime Victims Rally

On Saturday October 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. on the vacant lot located at 1512 W. Pearl St. there will be a rally for anyone affected by crime in Hood County.   The event …

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