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In regards to the recent article “County leaders seek clarity on ballots,” please accept my appreciation for the coverage of the recent Hood County Commissioners Court during which a heated “debate” engaged.

With Mother's Day around the corner and as an octogenarian, I would like to suggest some ideas she might like rather than "stuff" to accumulate. Give her one day a month of YOU.

Sometimes folks don't know how to pronounce some words or names correctly. Sometimes "correctly" means how a name has been pronounced for years.

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the First National Bank moved the vault door from The Hood County State Bank.  It was installed in The First National Bank and would become its safe deposit vault.  It is still in use today.

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 Brian Bondy became the new CEO of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce as of April 1, 2021. Most recently, he was president of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce.

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Find plants to fill bare spaces 

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Free life jackets will be offered for children at the Water Safety Awareness Day and 50th Anniversary celebration for Lake Granbury. The program is offered by the Brazos River Authority from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 1 at the BRA office, 4552 Mambrino Highway.

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We all know those "good old days" are gone forever. I will never again get a Coke for a dime or gas for .24. Prices continue to go up for all manufacturers and thus on all manufactured goods and we all accept it as part of life.

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Madison Huse is a Dallas-born 24-year-old Granbury resident who has lived in Hood County since 2018. She works part-time as a swim teacher in between her time as a stay-at-home mom. She enjoys canine enrichment, snow sports, and volunteering anywhere she may be needed.

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 You may or may have heard the news, but I will soon be performing my play, “The Lion of Texas - A Conversation with Sam Houston” at the Granbury Opera House as they reopen after a long period of being “dark” due to COVID concerns.

You’ve no doubt heard reports of personal data being stolen and used for financial fraud - anything from online shopping on your credit cards to actual theft from your financial accounts. This problem won’t go away anytime soon - but you can take steps to defend yourself.

John Kelly called Trump “the most flawed person” he’s ever met: report | TheHill.

Over 6 million babies have been intentionally and legally killed since 1973 because of their mothers’ right to choose.

In today’s environment of demand exceeding supply, buyers are often willing to overlook minor repairs or updating to get the size and location they are looking for in a home.

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With students and staff attending school during an unprecedented pandemic, Granbury ISD continually evaluates all protocols to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

Had a good phone conversation with an old friend of mine this past week. We met 25 years ago in the horse business and we have been close friends ever since. It is the kind of friendship where we don’t talk or see each other every week but whenever we do come into contact, we are right back …

A Mississippi native who has been a Texas transplant for 26 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother and English teacher who has written Pecan Plantation Bits for 13 years cumulatively. She spends her time bother gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid passive voice.

A lifelong resident of North Central Texas, Larry Barclay is a TCU alum and joyfully retired from law enforcement. He and his wife Karen have resided in DCBE since 2015, along with their two exquisite mixed-breed dogs. They enjoy golf, boating, travel and all thew goodness than accompanies l…

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As president of the Granbury Association of Realtors, Paula McDonald writes a monthly column for the organization. The GAR provides services and resources to the Realtors of Hood and Somervell counties.

A native of Palo Pinto County, Glenn Rogers is the representative-elect to the District 60 seat in the Texas House of Representatives. Rogers is a rancher and veterinarian.

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By the time you read this the election will have happened. And win or lose, there are certain among us who will not let go of their hope of bringing about change. Either way, we have hope and the ultimate future is bright. Here’s why:

Louis Campbell continues to refine his myriad of talents while living in Granbury. His experience includes storytelling, theater and dance to name a few. Campbell has penned a multi-part series of short stories titled “Notes from Paradise,” which are being published in the Hood County News.