As of press time Tuesday, plans were still on for the chamber’s scaled-down 46th Annual Hood County Hometown July 4th celebration.
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Mambrino School teachers Brittani Yates (left) and Kayla Kreutzer are picking up some extra spending money working at the fireworks stand at the corner of Acton Highway and Davis Road. Keep this in mind if you shoot off fireworks this week: They’re not allowed in the city of Granbury, Brazos River Authority parks, and church and school parking lots. Homeowners’ associations may also have rules for fireworks. ROGER ENLOW
It took almost a year, but a vote by the Commissioners Court means that the county’s participation in a federally funded election security program can finally move forward.
How Republican voters feel about Gov. Greg Abbott and Empower Texans (ET) could play a role in who wins the Precinct 3 seat on the Commissioners Court and the District 60 House seat.
Granbury School Board member Bob Swearingen resigned after apologizing for an offensive photo and comments on his Faceback page.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Hood County is now 57, Hood County Public Health Authority Dr. David Blocker announced Tuesday afternoon. Five are currently hospitalized.
Crime Stoppers and the sheriff's office need help solving a burglary on Saturday, June 27 when various items were stolen from a home in the 3500 block of Rickabaugh Road southwest of Granbury.
Granbury School Board member Bob Swearingen may be reconsidering resigning after a controversial photograph on his Facebook page showed a man inappropriately touching two women in an exercise class
Granbury and Hood County officials will meet Thursday from 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy summertime weather? You'll get plenty this week with high temperatures in the mid-90s, pushing to near 100 on Wednesday and Friday. The forecast on the Fourth?
Early voting starts today (Monday, June 29) for the July 14 primary election runoff. All early voting will take place at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.
As of Saturday evening, Hood County had 41 active cases of COVID-19, according to Hood County Public Health Authority Dr. David Blocker. Numbers have climbed steadily over the past week.
A 52-year-old Granbury man died in a motorcycle crash late Friday morning on FM Road 4 one mile south of Acton, the highway patrol said. Robert G. Fozkos was pronounced dead at the scene.
Despite a spike in COVID-19 cases, the city of Granbury did not cancel the fly-in pancake breakfast planned for 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Granbury Regional Airport, 400 Howard Clemons Road.
The July 14 primary election runoff, delayed from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will finally decide two seats on the Commissioners Court as well as who will represent District 60 in the Texas House of Representatives.
I have written several articles on how noise can help or hinder you on the water.
Granbury resident and member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Leslie Guinn was ordained to the priesthood.
GREAT DAY ON LAKE: From left: Anglers David Watkins, Johnny Thompson, Clarence Thompson and Zadia Thompson enjoyed their day on Lake Granbury recently. Several nice fish were brought in the boat.
Gary and Carolyn Merritt of Granbury are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The two were married on June 25, 1970 in Lubbock. In 1984 they settled in Granbury where Gary worked as an electrical contractor, and Carolyn was a rural postal carrier for 17 years. The couple has two sons and five grandchildren. Gary and Carolyn plan to celebrate this weekend with a backyard BBQ with their closest loved ones.
Sheriff’s office deputies conducted a traffic stop last Saturday about 1 p.m. at Brook Valley Street and Pecan Valley Drive in Oak Trail Shores.
Pecaners will celebrate America’s Independence Day next Friday with festivities lasting from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Jack Roland Byrd, age 80, passed away Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 at his home in Sweetwater, Texas. Jack was born to Cleon and Erna Byrd on October 14, 1939, in Palava, Texas. He was the youngest of five children. Jack attended Sweetwater schools and graduated from Newman High School in 1958. He was president of the student council his senior year, and a member of the livestock judging team that won state in both FFA and 4-H. He was a pitcher on the local baseball team known as the Mustangs, and reportedly threw a mean curve ball. In 1962, Jack graduated from North Texas State University in Denton with a BS in Business. After college, he entered the U.S. Airforce hoping to become a fighter pilot. When Jack's lessthan-perfect eyesight prevented this, he earned his private pilot's license and began a lifetime of flying, first in his Mooney and later in his Bonanza. He and his pilot friends and families traveled all over Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., camping out of their planes. Jack made his last flight shortly before he became ill in November. Over the years, while in the Air Force, he was stationed in California, Colorado, and upstate New York. Jack was privileged to be part of the Secretary of the Air Force Special Projects Office, participating in the fields of aerospace and satellites. Jack started his Air Force career at the Los Angeles Air Force Station where the Air Force Space Systems Division was located - an organization that General Bernard Schriever established to manage Air Force space programs. While following Air Force assignments, Jack provided critical support to highly classified National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) programs. The NRO developed and operated three film-based photoreconnaissance programs: Corona, Gambit, and Hexagon, all of which were covert at the time, but have recently been declassified. In his role as Administrative Contracting Officer, Jack was a key manager who contributed directly to the success of the Gambit program, and others, to provide capability widely acknowledged as vital to our National Security. Later, Jack served as the Executive Officer for Major General Jack Kulpa, the Director of the Air Force element of the NRO. Jack continued to support classified space programs after leaving the Air Force and entering private industry. He is well known and respected for his efforts in these important national efforts, and remembered with great affection by all who worked with him. Jack served 20 years in the Air Force where he was affectionately known as "Action Jackson." He retired as a decorated Lt. Colonel, and continued working in the aerospace industry. Jack worked and played hard all his life, acquiring rental properties, participating in the Comstock winery, hunting quail with his dogs, and enjoying his friends and family whom he loved. On October 14, 2012 Jack married the former Judy Davis at Judy's home in Sweetwater. Judy and Jack found each other again at Avenger Field in Sweetwater during the annual WASP Reunion, when Jack had flown one of the WASPs to Sweetwater to attend the reunion. Fifty years ago, Jack and Judy had previously dated for seven years before going their separate ways. It was love at first sight all over again when they met at the reunion. It was truly a marriage made in heaven love story. Jack is survived by his wife Judy Byrd of Sweetwater; sister in law Marilyn Byrd of Grapevine; nephews Jerry Byrd of Sweetwater, Greg Byrd and wife Laurie of Kansas City and Gary Greenfield; nieces Cleann Lovaasen and husband Grant of Rowlett and Julie Nell and husband Robert of Grapevine; grandnephews David Nell and Zach Nell; grandnieces Hallie Nell, Amanda Kraemer and husband Justin, and Eryen Nelson and husband Trevor. Stepchildren David Trammell Etheredge and wife Lisa, Kimberly Glynne Myers and husband Randy and John Scott Etheredge; step grandchildren Bailey Ann Cassens and husband Drew, Lyla Brook Nervig, Davis Lynnday Etheredge and Alex Claire Etheredge. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Laura, brothers Gerald Byrd and Hal Dean Byrd, sisters Lois Greenfield and Rosemary Collins. Nephews Jeff Byrd, Coy C. Collins and David Byrd. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 26, 2020 at the WASP Museum in Sweetwater with Rev. Kathy Monroe officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home with military honors being performed by the U.S. Airforce. A come and go visitation will be open from 8AM to 8PM Tuesday, June 23, 2020 till before service time at McCoy Funeral Home. Jack's family will be present from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Pallbearers will be Greg Byrd, Jerry Byrd, Reece Duncan, Scott Etheredge, Grant Lovaasen, Robert Nell, Zach Nell, Zach Ellis and Brook Burnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Brock, Bob Comstock, Earl Craig, Dan Crawford, Dave Duffer, Bob Duncan, Charles Duncan, Peter Fox, Dewey Gent, Don Hard, John McGonagill, Karl Morris, Ed Murray, Bob Sprouse, Tom Tate, and Charlie Williams. The family would like to thank all of Jack's caregivers and medical personal for their excellent care. The family requests that any memorials be made to the WASP Museum or to the Nolan County Livestock Association Premium Sale. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
John Thomas (Tommy) Lowe, 77, passed away at his home in Haslet on Tuesday; June 23, 2020. John, an only child, was
Cecil Ray Hawkins, 82, of Granbury passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 25, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury, Interment: Acton Cemetery, Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time, Thursday at the funeral home. Lie in State: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the Scottish Rite or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Roxann Christine Eaton, 60, of Richardson passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. Graveside service: 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 27, 2020, Holly Hills Memorial Park. Memorial service: 10am Monday, June 29, 2020, Watermark Community Church, (social distancing + masks required).