July 4th parade canceled again
Due to surging COVID-19 rates in Texas, city, county and chamber officials have jointly decided to cancel the July 4th parade. Chamber president and CEO Mike Scott had initially announced that the popular July 4th parade and festival would not take place due to the coronavirus, but then obtained agreement from the Granbury City Council and Hood County Commissioners Court to hold a smaller-scale event aimed at locals. Now, though, the parade is off again because of safety concerns and Gov. Greg Abbott's recent proclamation and emergency rules on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people. The festival featuring local vendors is still on. It will start at noon on Friday, July 3 and extend through Saturday evening, July 4th. The fireworks show by Extreme Pyrotechnics has not been canceled, either. The show will begin about 9:45 p.m. that Saturday night.