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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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School seeks waiver for missed days

March 8, 2014

The Granbury School Board approved a waiver request to be submitted to the Texas Education Agency regarding missed instructional days due to bad weather and hazardous road conditions. School was closed four days – Dec. 6 and Dec. 9-10 and again on Feb. 11. School will now be held on designated makeup days Friday, April 18 and Friday, May 30.

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Election results

March 7, 2014
Election results

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City utilities, Lipan school elections

March 5, 2014

| City utilities, lipan School Elections

On Saturday, May 10, voters will determine the makeup of the Lipan School Board and whether the city of Granbury should sell its electric utility system.

In Lipan, Todd Tuggle, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Place 2 seat, is unopposed on the ballot, as is Walter Baldree, who holds the Place 5 seat.

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Warm welcome for Warren

March 5, 2014
Warm welcome for Warren

Warren Ketteman, the new executive director of the Lake Granbury Area Economic Development Corporation, was the man of the hour at a reception held in his honor in the council chambers at Granbury City Hall. Ketteman, pictured here seated at one of the tables with his wife, Lisa, chatted with City Council member Gary Couch and former council member Lisa Johnson.

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Woman’s conviction enhanced by murder

March 5, 2014

A Hurst woman’s 1993 murder conviction enhanced her sentencing on a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance. She was handed a 10-year prison term Thursday by a Hood County jury, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Ramona Rhnea Chisholm, 50, – aka Raymona Rhnea Dowthitt – was convicted Thursday of delivering hydrocodone pills to an undercover narcotics officer in July 2012, Christian said.

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GISD students advance to state science fair

March 5, 2014
GISD students advance to state science fair

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Nine Granbury ISD students from Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School continued to excel with science projects at the 63rd Fort Worth Regional Science Fair Feb. 23-24 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Advancing to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair on March 20-23 at the Henry B.

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Movin’ in

March 5, 2014
Movin’ in

The first of seven modular homes to be moved to the Rancho Brazos development for victims of the May 15 tornado last year arrived Thursday. The Tornado Finance Relief Committee headed by United Way of Hood County has been working since last June to secure the modular homes and work out the logistics involved.

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Pedestrian injury under investigation

March 5, 2014

A male pedestrian was hurt during an incident involving contact with a vehicle at about noon Friday outside Montana restaurant, and Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines said on Monday that it hasn’t been determined if criminal charges will be filed against the driver.

“The injuries were not serious (not life-threatening),” Hines said, noting that the man, an employee there, was able to walk after the incident before he was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center by ambulance.

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