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Town Hall meeting on underage drinking Tuesday

April 21, 2014

The Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC) is hosting a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) in council chambers at Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. A youth-led pep rally will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the back porch at City Hall. Refreshments will be served. Illegal underage drinking is dangerous, yet parents oftentimes provide alcohol to young people or do nothing to stop underage alcohol use.… Read the rest

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Severe storms possible this afternoon

April 21, 2014

A cold front may reach Graham and Bowie by mid-afternoon, setting off the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms. Hood Countians should keep tuned to the latest weather developments.… Read the rest

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Firefighters clear from fire believed caused by lightning

April 20, 2014

Just before 7 p.m. Sunday firefighters were clear from a house fire on Waters Edge Drive in Granbury that had a hole in the roof caused by lightning, Fire Chief Darrell Grober said. Firefighters used fans to clear smoke from the home, but there was no fire, he said. The two occupants of the home will be staying with family for now, and a tarp was placed over the hole.… Read the rest

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Skeletal remains found in pickup pulled from lake

April 18, 2014

Skeletal remains of a woman were found in a Chevrolet pickup pulled from Lake Granbury Thursday afternoon near the old Brazos Motel on Pearl Street. Helen Holladay was reported missing in 1979 from her Whippoorwill Bay weekend residence. Her husband was a suspect at that time, but he has died.… Read the rest

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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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Firefighters pull boy stuck in mud

April 9, 2014

deCordova Volunteer Fire Department firefighters had to pull a 12-year-old boy out of mud Saturday near the deCordova marina, but he apparently did not require medical treatment.

That’s according to reports made to deCordova Fire Chief Skip Davenport.

DIGGING FOR FOSSILS

He said the boy and a friend reportedly were on land near the edge of Lake Granbury, digging for fossils in the mud, when his legs got stuck.Read the rest

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Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

April 9, 2014
Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

Clyde school administrator Dobie Williams is the finalist for Granbury school district assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

Superintendent Jim Largent will make the recommendation Monday to the school board. Williams could begin his duties in early May.

Williams, 54, will be the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

“I am excited to have Dobie Williams join the GISD family,” Largent said.Read the rest

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GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

April 9, 2014
GHS freshman pitcher dominant in key wins

Living up to her name, Granbury Lady Pirate softball pitcher Kristen was, well, right on the money this past weekend.

Money, a freshman, was nothing short of dominant as the Lady Pirates defeated visiting Arlington Heights 11-0 at home Friday and won 16-0 at O.D. Wyatt Saturday.

In the win over Heights, Money pitched a one-hitter. The game was called after five innings because of the University Interscholastic League’s mercy rule that states if a team is ahead by 10 or more runs after innings, the game is over.Read the rest

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Indians get payback

April 9, 2014

Sometimes all it takes is a little time to gel.

The Lipan Indians opened the season with a 15-6 loss at home to Ranger.

Friday, the Indians went to Ranger and won 16-8.

The win improved the Indians to 5-3 in District 10-A. They are in third place, and the top three teams advance to the playoffs.

Trevor Hedeman led Lipan offensively, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.Read the rest

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