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Bursting with blooms

March 9, 2013
Bursting with blooms

As viewed on a warm and sunny afternoon, this beautiful Bradford pear tree burst into full bloom at a Doyle Street residence. The forecast for the upcoming spring break week includes plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.Read the rest

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United: Bills filed on river authorities

March 9, 2013

On the day this week that a public meeting was held to discuss an economic impact study to fight the Brazos River Authority’s request for more water rights, Hood County’s representatives in the statehouse announced they had filed bills calling for more accountability for river authorities.

The proposed legislation by state Sen. Brian Birdwell (District 22) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (District 60) calls for financial audits and performance reviews of the BRA and other river authorities.Read the rest

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County board hires elections administrator

February 27, 2013

Jenise “Crickett” Miller knows a lot about the Democratic process. That process recently involved her when all five members of Hood County’s elections board voted her to be the new elections administrator.

Miller is already on the job. She started last week.

“She has a wonderful personality,” said County Clerk Mary Burnett, who sits on the elections board. “Everybody was impressed with her.” Read the rest

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Contact sport

February 9, 2013
Contact sport

Granbury Lady Pirate Ashley Bonugli is sandwiched between a pair of Arlington Heights defenders and receives a hard foul in the process. The contest Tuesday evening at James Wann Sports Center was a rough one, and this was one of numerous fouls. The District 7-4A game was won by the Lady Pirates 52-36. The physical game also featured a broken knuckle on the pinky finger of all-state post Lilley Vander Zee, according to coach Leta Andrews, who said she is expected to miss Tuesday’s bidistrict contest against rival Cleburne at 6:30 p.m.Read the rest

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$900 knife helps at the right time

February 9, 2013
$900 knife helps at the right time

Little Tegan Morrison arrived into the world prematurely, but help for the family – $900 worth – came right on time.

First-time mom Amber Morrison and her husband Clint were facing challenges, including having to drive several times a week from Granbury to Dallas Children’s Medical Center – a 164-mile round trip. Read the rest

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Spanish Trail leader seeks to secede from city electric co.

October 17, 2012

Dan Francis’ August electric bill from the city was the last straw. The president of the Spanish Trail Property Owners Association now plans to circulate a petition in hopes that some city electric customers will be allowed to unplug from the city and plug in with United Cooperative Services.

Francis said he is hoping a petition will result in a hearing with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).Read the rest

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Freedom to read

October 3, 2012
Freedom to read

Hood County Library employee Jenni Carlisle adds another example to the Banned Book display Monday morning at the Hood County Library. Library director Courtney Kincaid thought it would be interesting to cover books in wrapping paper with only a written explanation on why they were once banned. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the consequences of censorship.Read the rest

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City hires attorney for help with BRA plan

September 8, 2012

It was not a unanimous vote, but the Granbury City Council agreed Tuesday night to pay a $5,000 retainer to an attorney for legal advice regarding the Brazos River Authority’s (BRA) Water Management Plan.

Earlier this year, commissioners with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) deferred a decision on the BRA’s request for additional water rights pending a water management study.Read the rest

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Hometown honoring Olympic hero Dana

September 1, 2012

Last month Dana Vollmer swam to three gold medals in the Olympics in London.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the city of Granbury will honor its champion with a “Day With Dana.”

The event will begin with a motorcade at 11 a.m. It will proceed down Pearl Street through the square and end at City Park, home of the Dana Vollmer Municipal Swim Center.Read the rest

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Deaver wins runoff

August 6, 2012
Deaver wins runoff

It was a nail-biter – right up until the Tolar box came in.

And then months of hard work were over.

Tolar School Board trustee James Deaver was the victor in Tuesday’s runoff election against Jean Cochran for the Precinct 1 county commissioner seat, winning 54 percent of the vote to her 46 percent. Of the 626 total votes for Deaver, 202 came from Tolar on Election Day.Read the rest

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