Those plotting to celebrate their independence by participating in a July 4 parade without a permit could lose their own freedom for doing so.
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For all our rodeo friends, the legendary Denny “Bear” Mullins, 83, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. His cremated remains will be placed at The Stamford Rodeo Arena during the 4th of July weekend.
Samuel “Sam” Cole Phillips, 27, passed away on Friday; June 26, 2020 in the Colony TX. Sam was born March 31, 1993 in Ft. Worth, TX. A former graduate of Granbury High School, he received his finance degree from North Texas University & was a Financial Advisor with Fidelity Investments. A roach's drearn, Sam loved sports, especially football. He also loved music, the lake and going to the movies. Sam had the biggest heart and always had a smile on his face and gave the best hugs & kisses. He never knew a stranger and when he walked into a room, he could light up a room with his witty charm, smiles, and laughter. Always generous & kind and cared more for others than himself. He was a true blessing to all those that knew him. He had a deep love for his family, his friends and fraternity brothers. Sam had a bright future and always aspired to be the best he could be and never settled for less. Our angel forever missed but never forgotten. “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: and flights of angels sing thee to rest.” Shakespeare
Richard Thomas Lower of Granbury, Texas, passed away Sunday June 28, 2020. He is now in the loving arms of God and his Beloved wife Nancy Harral Lower.
Despite all the changes to this weekend’s events due to COVID-19, the Kiwanis Firecracker 5K is still set to take place at Tidwell Field on Saturday, July 4. Registration is available online or at the event. The walk/run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Awards will be given out immediately following the conclusion of the 5K. For more information on the race or to sign up, visit www.runsignup.com/Race/TX/Granbury/LakeGranburyKiwanisFirecracker5K.
Facing mounting criticism because of a sexually suggestive photo on his Facebook page, rookie Granbury School Board member Bob Swearingen apologized before resigning in a special school board meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Sixteen wounded veterans are scheduled to come to town later this month for a weekend of water sports on Lake Granbury.
Hood County currently has 57 active cases of COVID-19, according to Hood County Public Health Authority Dr. David Blocker.
City and county offices will be closed Friday for the July 4th holiday weekend. Offices will reopen on Monday.
The KHITS 95.5 concert planned for Friday evening on the square featuring "Limelight" has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, but vendors are still on for noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.
A man was jailed after allegedly stabbing his brother in the leg.
Josh Weathers and other musical artists will entertain at Pickin' in the Pasture Friday evening from 6 to 10 at LC Ranch, 4610 Shaw Road, Tolar.
In response to social media posts about those wanting to organize their own 4th of July parades, the city of Granbury wants to make sure all individuals are aware that doing so may be a violation,
The traffic control signal at the Loop 567 bridge embankments and approaches over the Fort Worth & Western railroad between East Pearl Street and Quiet Cove Road will remain in place over the J
An article in Wednesday's issue about the Republican primary election runoff for the Precinct 3 commissioner race mistakenly said that the winner will face no Democrat on the November ballot.
BLOOMING SUCCESS: It may be the largest crepe myrtle he’s seen. And it’s in his yard in Oak Trail Shores. “After many years living in Granbury, I have not seen a crepe myrtle tree this big and with this many flowers,” Joe Munoz said. The impressive tree can be seen at 2658 Edgecliff Court. COURTESY
This July 4th marks 244 years since America declared independence from England. Sometimes we forget that what was at stake was FREEDOM itself which the Bible says God wants for all people. It says that knowing the Truth is what sets us free (John 8:32), that Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6) and that wherever His Spirit is present there is FREEDOM (2 Corinthians 3:17). At its root, freedom isn’t a political thing, it’s a blessing from God and many in the 18th century American clergy saw unrighteous bondage to England as the usurping of a sacred biblical endowment.
2020 Granbury High School graduate Alonzo Isaac Molina (middle) is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the Friends of Memorial Lane. A volunteer for the Granbury fire department, Molina will attend Weatherford College to become a career firefighter. He is the grandson of late volunteer fireman Poggie Ames. Also pictured are (from left) Station 1 Chief Matt Hohon, brother Diego Guerrero, brother Jaciel Guerrero, father Oscar Guerrero and mother Maria Guerrero. SHAD RAMSEY
Dolores Jean Morris,85, of Grandbury, passes away on Monday, June22, 2020. No services are planned at this time.
Crepe myrtles reward us for braving hot weather.
Beatrice Loui e Holcomb, of Granbury, passed away suddenly on Monday June 22, 2020, just weeks short of her 88th birthday. She was a long-time resident of thi area, with her husband jack, Dr. john H. Holcomb.
June 28, 2020 in Flower Mound, Texas. She was born on January 14. 1928 in u tin, Mis is ippi to Claudia Lee and William H Taylor. ell was preceded in death b her mother and father, her husbands; Edward H. Thomp on, Jr. (the father of her children), Charles . Ramsey, and Charles E. Finley; and two son , Scott L. and james P. Thompson and six brother and four sisters.
Samuel "Sam" Coleorth, TX. A former graduate of Granbury High School, he received his finance degree from orth Tcxa University & was a Financial dvi or with Fidelity Investments. A coach's dream, Sam loved sports, especially football. He al o loved music, the lake and going to the movies. am had the biggest heart and always had a smile on his face and gave the best hugs & kisses. He ne er knew a stranger and when he " alked into a room, he could light up a room with his witty charm, smiles, and laughter. Always generous & kind and cared more for others than himself. He was a true blessing to all those that knew him. He had a deep love for his family, hi friends and fraternity brothers. Sam had a bright future and always aspired to be the best he could be and never ettled for less. Our angel fore er missed but never forgotten. "Now crack a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: and flight of angels sing thee to rest." Shakespeare
Mary Frances Massey Prop passed away june 24, 2020 at the age of 93. Mary was born February 14, 1927 in Granbury, Texa . Following graduation from Granbur High School, she attended orth Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She was recruited on campus by Humble Oil and Refining Company where she began a career in the oil and gas industry that spanned 36 years. Upon her retirement from Exxon Mobil, her lo e of antiques led her to a second career as an Antique Dealer specializing in vintage jewelry.