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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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Popping up poppies

May 12, 2012
Popping up poppies

These beautiful poppies were catching the morning sun on Bridge Street Thursday morning. More flower friendly springlike weather is in the forecast for Mother’s Day weekend, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s and overnight lows around 6o degrees.

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Son saves father from drowning

May 12, 2012

BY MARK WILSON

A life was saved Thursday morning on the public boat dock on East Pearl Street in Granbury.

It was just a man doing what anyone else would in a similar situation, according to the rescuer – who just happened to be the man’s father.

Gene Linderman Sr., 78, of Godley, apparently fell out of a small fishing boat and into the water just after 10:30 a.m.

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Senior Menu, May 12

May 12, 2012

MONDAY: Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Wheat Bread, Cinnamon Apples

TUESDAY: Pork Chops, Mixed Vegetables, Beets, Oat bran muffin, Cake

WEDNESDAY: Sausage and Sauerkraut, Garden Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Texas Toast, Brownie

THURSDAY: Chicken Tenders, Gravy, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Peas, Texas Toast, Fruit Cocktail

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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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