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Firefighters clear from fire believed caused by lightning

April 20, 2014

Just before 7 p.m. Sunday firefighters were clear from a house fire on Waters Edge Drive in Granbury that had a hole in the roof caused by lightning, Fire Chief Darrell Grober said. Firefighters used fans to clear smoke from the home, but there was no fire, he said. The two occupants of the home will be staying with family for now, and a tarp was placed over the hole.…

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Skeletal remains found in pickup pulled from lake

April 18, 2014

Skeletal remains of a woman were found in a Chevrolet pickup pulled from Lake Granbury Thursday afternoon near the old Brazos Motel on Pearl Street. Helen Holladay was reported missing in 1979 from her Whippoorwill Bay weekend residence. Her husband was a suspect at that time, but he has died.…

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Officers probe call reporting child dragged from store

April 14, 2014

A 911 call shortly after 8 p.m. (Monday, April 14) reporting that an adult male was seen “dragging” a child out of Walmart and into a vehicle before driving off is being investigated by Granbury police officers, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Hines said there is nothing “concrete” yet about the report, but added that officers are viewing store surveillance video and talking to the person who called in the report.…

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Hood County, area under hazardous weather outlook

April 13, 2014

The weather has the potential of getting ugly today and tonight. Hood and many other counties in North Texas are under a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Some may be severe and could include large hail and damaging winds.…

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Lady Rattlers get big win

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers ended a four-game losing streak by pulling away from Rio Vista for a 10-5 road victory Friday.

The victory improved the Lady Rattlers (6-11 overall) to 2-5 in District 10-2A. It kept their postseason hopes.

The Lady Rattlers were led by Haley Webb, who was 3-for-4 with a home run, walk, three runs batted in and four stolen bases.

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County catches rainfall Sunday

April 9, 2014

The rainfall Sunday was more than welcome, but totals were spotty across Hood County.

The Stroud Creek Estates area was hit with pea-size hail early Monday evening, with hard rain lasting about 30 minutes.

On Sunday, Cresson topped the list with 1.03 inches of rainfall, while both deCordova and Acton had about an inch.

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Tolar in must-win situation

April 9, 2014

The Tolar Rattlers fell behind early and could not catch up as they dropped a 10-4 road baseball contest at Rio Vista Friday.

The Rattlers (9-7 overall) fell to 1-4 at the midpoint of the District 10-2A race.

Stevie Morphew led Tolar, going 2-for-4. Dusty Kimmel had a hit and two RBIs.

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GISD focuses on bus safety

April 9, 2014

The wheels on the bus may go ’round and ’round, but when they stop, you’d better, too.

Before long, Granbury ISD school buses could be equipped with stop arm cameras so that citations can be mailed to those who endanger children by passing stopped school buses.

The fines attached to those citations are steep.

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Alumni Report

April 9, 2014
Alumni Report

BY RICK MAUCH

College is for learning, and it was at Howard Payne University where Ross Whittet learned just how tough he really is.

Whittet, a 2009 graduate of Granbury High, recently played his final basketball game for Howard Payne. It culminated four years of hard work and bouncing back.

Whittet’s numbers weren’t overwhelming as a senior.

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Woman, 87, dies almost two weeks after crash

April 9, 2014
Woman, 87, dies almost two weeks after crash

Marcille Manley Booth was known as a quiet woman, but her actions in serving others spoke loud and clear.

Her niece’s husband and her pastor both described Booth as someone who consistently looked for opportunities to be a helpful citizen – and had a special interest in children.

Booth, 87, died on April 1 from complications of injuries she suffered in a March 19 accident in the 1900 block of Acton Highway in Granbury near The Pet Hospital.

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