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Officers probe call reporting child dragged from store

April 14, 2014

A 911 call shortly after 8 p.m. (Monday, April 14) reporting that an adult male was seen “dragging” a child out of Walmart and into a vehicle before driving off is being investigated by Granbury police officers, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Hines said there is nothing “concrete” yet about the report, but added that officers are viewing store surveillance video and talking to the person who called in the report.… Read the rest

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Hood County, area under hazardous weather outlook

April 13, 2014

The weather has the potential of getting ugly today and tonight. Hood and many other counties in North Texas are under a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Some may be severe and could include large hail and damaging winds. Tornadoes may also be possible.… Read the rest

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Fire closes lane on 377 west of Tolar

April 4, 2014

A brush fire closed the eastbound lane on 377, just west of Tolar. Appears about to get lane open again.… Read the rest

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Lady Pirates begin Round 2 with rout

April 2, 2014

Nothing wrong with a short night as long as you get the win.

The Lady Pirates did just that Friday as they easily disposed of visiting Southwest 15-0 in a District 7-4A softball game.

“It was a short night,” said Granbury coach Mallory Smith with a smile.

The Lady Pirates, improving to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in District 7-4A, dominated every phase of the contest.Read the rest

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Rancher anticipates beef prices staying up

April 2, 2014
Rancher anticipates beef prices staying up

Americans are paying record high prices for beef due to a national cattle shortage.

The shortage is the result of drought, a strong export market and the outbreak of a virus in hogs, according to local rancher Larry Stewart.

Stewart has been ranching in Hood County for more than 40 years.

“High prices all started with a combination of the drought three years ago, creating a situation where there is a lot less forage (grass and hay), which is the main source of food for mama cows,” Stewart said.Read the rest

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Rattlers second at Keene despite missing a few

April 2, 2014

For the first time in 2014 the Tolar Rattlers did not win a track meet.

However, given the fact that several of their members were in Austin competing in the prestigious Texas Relays, finishing second at Keene isn’t bad.

The Rattlers had won each of their first four meets.

Rodie Brister and Dalton Shaw each won a pair of gold medals for the Rattlers at Keene.Read the rest

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Learn how policies affect senior citizen nutrition programs

April 2, 2014

How are policies made that affect senior citizen nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels?

Answers will be given at the Hood County Senior Center Friday at 10:30 a.m.

It’s called the Full Speed Ahead Meals on Wheels Funding Awareness Rally.

Social work undergraduate students from Tarleton State University will present their findings.

The students surveyed Meals on Wheels clients in various counties.Read the rest

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North Side ends GHS season in area

April 2, 2014
North Side ends GHS season in area

WEATHERFORD – The Granbury Pirates and North Side Steers are both synonymous with postseason soccer success.

This season, however, it is the Steers who are still playing after eliminating the Pirates 5-2 in their Class 4A area (second round) match Friday at Kangaroo Stadium.

North Side (21-5-1), the District 13-4A runners-up, got a hat trick (three goals) from freshman Jose Hernandez.Read the rest

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Acton Nature Center serves as outdoor classroom

April 2, 2014
Acton Nature Center serves as outdoor classroom

“Bat!” “Moth!”

These were words echoed by dozens of spirited second-graders Friday at Acton Nature Center.

The 60-plus students were from Acton Elementary, Baccus Elementary and Oak Woods School.

The Rio Brazos Master Naturalists and the Acton Nature Center’s homeschool program hosted the event.

Thirteen homeschoolers helped the Master Naturalists teach second-graders about various aspects of nature.

Several themed stations were set up to teach students about water, air and land.Read the rest

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Nelson paces Indians blowout

April 2, 2014

The Lipan Indians made every hit count, registering a 12-1 victory against Gordon Friday.

The Indians (4-2 overall, 4-2 in District 10-A) collected a dozen hits in the victory.

Brady Nelson led Lipan both pitching and hitting.

On the mound, Nelson (2-0) struck out nine and walked none in five innings. The game was called at that point because of the 10-run mercy rule after five innings..Read the rest

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