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Sherry Norfolk

Above and at left, Sherry Norfolk entertains local kids at the Weatherford Public Library with high-energy storytelling Thursday morning. The event was part of the Great Plains Library System’s summer reading program. Kimberly Lippencott/WDN.

Sit, Stay, Read and Mineral Wells Cleanup with the Guthrie Library

Kris Kutay led story time in Mineral Wells Park last Wednesday. The group was reading about oceans and how to keep them safe and clean, as part of their Ocean of Possibilities summer program. Kutay led the children and their parents in a park cleanup, picking up trash before enjoying the splash pad. Sit, stay, read, with Sandi Colby and her therapy dog Handsome Rob, followed the park cleanup with some wonderful stories as well.

Fishing report

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 79-85 degrees; 4.12 feet low. Bass are fair to four pounds on shaky heads, crankbaits and jigs in the stick-ups and between docks. A good topwater bite early and late. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs from 10-15 feet of water in brush piles and under docks. White bass are slow on crankbaits casting and trolling. Catfish are good using cut bait, liver and perch on baited holes and shallow flats. Catfish are starting to spawn.
Gatesville Messenger

All that noise: Some surface thrashing can attract fish

I have written several articles on how noise can help or hinder you on the water. These articles allude to how you can “call in” fish by making certain kinds of noise. There are other noises that do keep fish from biting and I will try to cover some of these as well.

24 Hours in Granbury

To Do – Start your trip off by strolling the iconic Historic Granbury Square. This downtown area is well-known in both Texas AND America for a reason. After all, we’ve won ‘Best Historic Small Town in America’ twice. Sip and stroll through the many boutiques, unique...

Fishing report

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 81-83 degrees; 3.61 feet low. Bass are fair to good up to 4 pounds on crankbaits and jigs on hardwoods and between docks. The topwater bite is starting to pick up. Crappie are good to 1.25 pounds on minnows and jigs from 10-15 feet of water on brush piles and under docks. White bass are good to 1.00 pound on crankbaits casting or trolling. Catfish are slow on cut bait, liver and perch.

Fishing report

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 75-78 degrees; 3.56 feet low. Bass are good to 6 pounds on crankbaits and shaky heads feeding on perch beds along rocky shorelines. Most are in a summer pattern. Crappie are fair to one pound on minnows from 10-15 feet of water in brush piles and around lighted docks. White bass are excellent to 1.25 pounds trolling with small swimbaits or crankbaits. Catfish are slow on cut bait, liver and perch.

Weatherford’s Fairy Tale Getaway

Green grass and blooming wildflowers covered the rolling hills of a local 350-acre forest ranch as we drove in for an overnight getaway on a spring afternoon. Despite living in Weatherford most of my life, I never knew this hidden gem awaited on the other side of my hometown until recently. It’s not surprising to learn that many locals haven’t heard of it, as it’s so submerged into nature.
Graham Leader

Champions: Annual Food Truck event draws crowd to square

The downtown square was filled Saturday with eager patrons looking for their fill from over 35 food trucks available at the seventh annual Food Truck Championship of Texas. Trucks of all varieties faced off for the grand prize of $10,000 which was claimed by the food truck Sushi Dojo. The...

Fun Father's Day Activities in Granbury

Mark your calendars, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, 2022! We owe so much to the dads and fatherly figures out there, one day doesn’t seem like enough to say thank you!. We’re here to help make sure it’s an unforgettable one. Finding Father’s Day activities has never been easier with our definitive guide for spending the day with Dad in your favorite small town. From lowkey hangout spots, adrenaline-seeking fun, bites to eat, to things for all ages – we have you covered!