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An ‘oops’ fire

March 15, 2014
An ‘oops’ fire

Firefighters found far more smoke than fire when they arrived at a controlled burn on Vermont Court in Lake Granbury Harbor that got out of hand Thursday shortly after noon. Someone was burning off vegetation when the fire jumped to some nearby tires and mattresses that caused a massive cloud of smoke that appeared to be far more serious.

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Home burglary is Crime of Week

March 15, 2014

A home burglary that was reported on Feb. 15 from a residence in the 7600 block of Hayworth Highway southeast of Granbury involving almost $5,000 worth of items is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Among the items taken were a set of night vision goggles, a pair of Steiner binoculars, various types of ammunition, a .30-30 Winchester rifle, a 20-gauge shotgun, two fishing bows and one fishing crossbow.

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Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter

March 12, 2014
Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter

A Granbury woman was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter early Sunday morning after a two-vehicle collision in Hurst that killed 20-year-old Brandon Bennett, according to Lieutenant Eric Starnes of the Hurst Police Department.

Bennett was driving in the 1100 block of Westpark Way through the intersection with West Pipeline Road from his home in Hurst to his National Guard duty in Lewisville.

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Downtown curb appeal

March 12, 2014
Downtown curb appeal

Tylene Berman and other members of Downtown Church of Christ on West Pearl Street took advantage of gorgeous weather Sunday afternoon to add a fresh coat of paint to the building’s trim and sign. The forecast to wind up the work week calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 60s and lows on the 40s.

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Man accused of holding knife to wife’s throat

March 12, 2014
Man accused of holding knife to wife’s throat

A 41-year-old Granbury man was arrested Friday after allegedly holding a knife to his wife’s throat during an argument, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Charles Gordon Moore, of the 200 block of Bray Street, was arrested after deputies responded to the residence at about 7 a.m., Rose said.

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Lawn tractor theft is the Crime of Week

March 12, 2014

Lawn tractor theft is the Crime of Week

A recent theft of a lawn tractor valued at $1,723 is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

A woman reported on Jan. 23 that someone had broken into her tool shed in the 3600 block of Gerry Drive in Montego Bay and stole a gray 1994 Sears Craftsman lawn tractor.

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Whipping cream incident prompts felony

March 12, 2014
Whipping cream incident prompts felony

It may be history’s first-ever felony involving whipping cream.

A 37-year-old Hood County man was arrested Saturday, accused of spraying a container of whipping cream, which contained alcohol, in the eyes of his mother during a disturbance, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

The victim is 67 years of age, so the act resulted in a felony charge of injury to an elderly person being filed against Justin Walker Gatewood, of the 4700 block of Stoney Creek Drive, Rose said.

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Battle in the dark

March 8, 2014
Battle in the dark

Firefighters appear to be adjusting their oxygen masks while battling a blaze early Thursday morning at a home on Purple K Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision southeast of Granbury. Three suffered injuries, although one of them was treated and released the same day. See story, P. 1A.

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Daylight saving time: Move clocks forward

March 8, 2014

Daylight saving time starts this weekend, when we move our clocks forward an hour starting at 2 a.m. Sunday.

The ol’ spring “forward” deal.

The time change can make us sleepier than usual, so be careful driving to church Sunday morning.

The sun will set later in the day, giving us more time to enjoy the daylight.

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Looking back

March 8, 2014

30 years ago, 1984: General Granbury (Howard Clemmons) crowned Jean Cate the Bean Queen.

20 years ago, 1994: Granbury Middle School’s Alisha Reid and Meadows Middle School’s Sandra Bradbury won best of show in the GISD Middle School Science Fair.

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