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Boy who lost leg in mower accident adjusting

June 30, 2012
Boy who lost leg in mower accident adjusting

ADJUSTING: Five-year-old Jack Hernandez is adjusting to the prosthetic leg he received last week. In April, an accident with a riding lawn mower forced the amputation of part of his right leg.

On the day last week when little Christian “Jack” Hernandez finally received his new prosthetic leg, he did something he hasn’t been able to do for the past couple of months.

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Sheriff: Warrant ready in youth drinking fatality

June 23, 2012

As the district attorney prepares to file a charge of intoxication manslaughter against the 19-year-old driver in last week’s crash at Pecan Plantation that killed another teen, plans for a safe ride program for underage drinkers has stirred concerns about liability and mixed messages.

Sheriff Roger Deeds said late Thursday that Marcus Click, the driver in the crash that killed fellow Granbury High School graduate Luke Urbanovsky, was home from the hospital and a warrant for his arrest was awaiting a magistrate’s signature.

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Barbi’s Battle: Bitter custody fight may highlight flawed child death investigations

June 16, 2012
Barbi’s Battle: Bitter custody fight may highlight flawed child death investigations

FOR BABY ANDI: Following the death of her niece in a crib that held a puddle of infant cereal and formula -- a death that was ruled “accidental” by the Tarrant County medical examiner -- Barbi Beard-Wolfe took charge in her brother’s custody battle, likely devoting more man hours than any of the attorneys who have been involved in the case.…

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Lipan names James Carter interim marshal

May 19, 2012

There is a new city marshal – of the interim variety – in Lipan.

James Carter, 58, who had been serving as a lieutenant with the Marshal’s Office there, has been named on an interim basis to replace the late Sam Tipton.

Lipan’s City Council in April named Carter for the position that had been vacant since Tipton, the longtime highly regarded marshal there, died in January.

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Sex offender gets life behind bars

May 19, 2012
Sex offender gets life behind bars

A man who previously served prison time for three separate 1983 aggravated rape convictions and had recently moved to Tolar has been sentenced to life behind bars for failing to comply with sex offender rules.

Jackie Glen Ives, 54, on Tuesday was convicted and given a life sentence by Judge Ralph Walton in 355th Judicial District Court, Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian said.

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Financially under water: FEMA 'mistake' proving costly to homeowners

May 12, 2012

Would you buy a house if the flood insurance alone was $40,000 a year?

Probably not.

If you owned such a house, your chances of selling it might be about as likely as floodwaters rising 21 feet above the Highway 144 bridge.

But according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it could happen.

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Paluxy Post Office could stay open

May 12, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service has a plan to keep 3,700 rural Post Offices in business. Modified retail window hours could be the saving grace for small Post Offices like the one in Paluxy.

Access to the retail lobby and to PO boxes could remain unchanged. The new strategy could be implemented over a two-year period, and would not be completed until September 2014.

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Early voting starts Monday

May 12, 2012

Early voting starts Monday for the May 29 primary and will continue through May 25. All early voting will take place between 8 and 5 on weekdays at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St.

Candidates are competing in six local races. All of the candidates except one are Republican.

Candidates in the contested races responded to questions posed by the Hood County News.

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Fire destroys couple's house, personal treasures

May 12, 2012
Fire destroys couple's house, personal treasures

THE RUINS: The home of Troy and Sheri Combs on Long Creek Court in northern Hood County was a total loss as a result of an April 29 fire. Troy’s contracting business shop, which was based in their home, was also destroyed along with many of his tools.…

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GMS Principal Holly Campbell leaving

May 12, 2012
GMS Principal Holly Campbell leaving

Granbury Middle School Principal Holly Campbell will be leaving at the end of this school year.

Campbell has accepted a position in the Gordon school district, where she lives with her husband, Lyle, and two young sons – 3-year-old Hudson and 3-month-old Krew.

“I am so very honored and blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve and work alongside the students, teachers, staff and families of Granbury Middle School and GISD,” Campbell stated.

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