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Twenty-six students of Granbury Theatre Academy recently attended the Junior Theater Festival, billed as the world's biggest and most renowned celebration of young people performing in musical theater. There was tough competition at the Atlanta event, but several GTA teens were awarded honors.

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S.C. Gwynne, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and historian, will be speaking starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Granbury Live, 110 N. Crockett St., as part of the Bridge Street History Center's Ramay-Macatee Speaker Series. 

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Granbury city officials expressed sorrow over the vote that will likely lead to the demolition of the Old Granbury Hospital/Opera House Dormitory, but were firm in their resolve that millions should not be spent on a project that may not be a priority for most taxpayers. 

The city of Granbury has a potential buyer for the building just off the square that served as the city's first hospital and as a dormitory for actors and stagehands who worked at the Granbury Opera House. Removing the building's historic landmark label would smooth the way for the possible sale, but could also lead to the structure's demolition.

Memorial Day 2023 will feature a new monument on the Hood County Courthouse lawn dedicated to local veterans who lost their lives while in combat. 

Leaders of George’s Creek Baptist Church in Somervell County have announced that after 107 years in the current building, the church will be closing. The final worship service will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, followed by a meal, according to a news release provided by a church deacon…

Looks like the 70-year-old building just off the square that once served as Granbury's first hospital and was condemned by the city in late 2017 has a potential buyer. What the planner plans to do with the property is not publicly known.

The Cresson Cemetery may be smaller than most, but the unique stories of its inhabitants paint a much larger picture of the rich history that is buried there.

Encompassing seven acres, the Cresson Cemetery is home to 885 graves — 111 of which were military veterans. The Cresson Cemetery is also famous for its appearance in the romance/Western film, "Pure Country," starring George Strait and Rory Calhoun. 

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American Legion National Commander Paul Dillard visited Granbury on Sunday, Oct. 17, and met with WWII Legionnaire Harry Whisler who served in Normandy with General George Patton’s “Tiger Division” and received the French Legion of Honor in 2016. He also presented his Commander's Challenge Coin to Whisler.