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“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.

Before class participants created their version of the drink, Sledge conducted a ‘dry run,’ explaining the recipe, ingredients and techniques used to make the cocktail. The Old Fashioned lesson, crafted with Sledge’s Rocky Branch Bourbon, included a tutorial with a kitchen blow torch to smoke flavored wood chips. This technique added a hint of smokiness to the drink, enhancing its flavor profile.

July 13’s event marked the first RC boat show in Granbury, aiming to bring together RC boat enthusiasts who typically race or run their boats with a small group of friends. “We wanted to get together; this was a first of its kind in Granbury. We’re planning on hosting it two or three times a year from now on out,” said Bogle.

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.

This year marks 10 years since The Ramay-Macatee Speaker Series began as a special event hosted by the Bridge Street History Center. Past events have offered exceptional speakers to sold out crowds. This Nov. 7, seats will be more coveted than ever at Granbury Live’s intimate venue as BSHC presents “An Evening with Gwynne, Harrigan and Wise.”

At 107 E. Bridge St., in the heart of Granbury, stands D’Vine Wine, a winery that epitomizes community spirit, entrepreneurial creativity and destiny. It is co-owned by Dr. Tony Hedges, his …

Established in 1934, Camp El Tesoro celebrates 90 years of outdoor education and adventure for children in North Texas, with the highlight of the celebration camp weekend happening on September …

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.

One of Roberts’ most memorable experiences was performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 2021, a reward for winning a fiddle contest in Nashville in 2019 right before the pandemic struck.

Laney Whitefield will compete in the Miss Texas pageant the week of June 23-29. She is the daughter of Landi Friemel of Granbury and Michael Whitefield of Glen Rose.

Stay and play: top staycations and day trips near Hood County By Micky Shearon Special to the Hood County News Believe it or not, it’s June! School is out, …

Karissa Sorrells, Hood County YMCA's director of wellness and sports, recently shared insights about upcoming celebrations. "We have two exciting events coming up.

“Much Ado About Nothing” turned out to be quite the opposite as the actors of Grace Classical Christian Academy were invited to compete at state.

The Lake Granbury Art Association will be offering their Annual Children’s Summer Workshop for ages 7-12 the week of June 17-20. The art camps are taught by professional local artists, some are retired art teachers, all are experienced in teaching.

More than a display of shining chrome and roaring engines, the (LSSRA) State Run demonstrates the interest, passion, commitment and community spirit to the automobile sport.

The annual fish fry supporting the North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department takes place Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. at Warran’s Backyard, 2901 Weatherford Highway. The event includes live music, a silent auction/raffle and more.

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.

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.

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