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Friend helped family out of burning home

April 5, 2014
Friend helped family out of burning home

Regina Slone and her two children may have no physical possessions remaining from a fire that destroyed their home in Blue Water Shores, but they learned something valuable – they can depend on a relatively new friend of the family.

The March 6 fire broke out after midnight.

Regina’s 15-year-old daughter Alyssia and 7-year-old son Joseph were asleep.

J’Dan Upham, who was at their home when the blaze erupted after having watched a movie with Regina, first tried to find Alyssia inside the house, which was filling with thick smoke.Read the rest

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Fire closes lane on 377 west of Tolar

April 4, 2014

A brush fire closed the eastbound lane on 377, just west of Tolar. Appears about to get lane open again.… Read the rest

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Wheeler honored

April 2, 2014
Wheeler honored

Kayla Wheeler of Lipan, shown driving to the basket in the recent Class A Division II State Tournament, was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region III Team. She also played in the 25th Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce Chicken Express All-Star Classic.Read the rest

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Plastic: It’s a mixed bag

April 2, 2014
Plastic: It’s a mixed bag

There’s two sides to every story, and plastic bags are no exception.

It seems most of us have a love/hate relationship with the plastic bags used to tote groceries from the store.

We like to use those plastic bags to pick up dog poop or line our wastebaskets at home. But we probably don’t need the 198 plastic bags stockpiled in the kitchen cabinet.Read the rest

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Granbury topples Heights for share of 7-4A lead

April 2, 2014

Before the District 7-4A baseball race got under way, it was widely expected to be a three-team race between Granbury, Arlington Heights and Aledo.

Midway through district, nothing is settled. After seven games, the Pirates, Bearcats and Yellowjackets are deadlocked, each at 6-1 in league play.

Granbury created the tie with a 5-2 home victory against Heights Friday.

“That’s as big a win as it gets,” said Granbury coach Brad Eppler.Read the rest

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Prom dreams do come true

April 2, 2014
Prom dreams do come true

Granbury High School junior Sierra Pearce models the prom gown she chose Saturday morning at the Granbury Church of Christ Christian Service Center. Pictured in the background is the support crew (from left) Sierra’s mom Christina Pearce and Sierra’s sisters Alexis and Samantha. Alexis also found a dress for the big event. Participants also had their choice of jewelry, shoes and other accessories.Read the rest

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Lady Pirates begin Round 2 with rout

April 2, 2014

Nothing wrong with a short night as long as you get the win.

The Lady Pirates did just that Friday as they easily disposed of visiting Southwest 15-0 in a District 7-4A softball game.

“It was a short night,” said Granbury coach Mallory Smith with a smile.

The Lady Pirates, improving to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in District 7-4A, dominated every phase of the contest.Read the rest

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Rancher anticipates beef prices staying up

April 2, 2014
Rancher anticipates beef prices staying up

Americans are paying record high prices for beef due to a national cattle shortage.

The shortage is the result of drought, a strong export market and the outbreak of a virus in hogs, according to local rancher Larry Stewart.

Stewart has been ranching in Hood County for more than 40 years.

“High prices all started with a combination of the drought three years ago, creating a situation where there is a lot less forage (grass and hay), which is the main source of food for mama cows,” Stewart said.Read the rest

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Rattlers second at Keene despite missing a few

April 2, 2014

For the first time in 2014 the Tolar Rattlers did not win a track meet.

However, given the fact that several of their members were in Austin competing in the prestigious Texas Relays, finishing second at Keene isn’t bad.

The Rattlers had won each of their first four meets.

Rodie Brister and Dalton Shaw each won a pair of gold medals for the Rattlers at Keene.Read the rest

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Learn how policies affect senior citizen nutrition programs

April 2, 2014

How are policies made that affect senior citizen nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels?

Answers will be given at the Hood County Senior Center Friday at 10:30 a.m.

It’s called the Full Speed Ahead Meals on Wheels Funding Awareness Rally.

Social work undergraduate students from Tarleton State University will present their findings.

The students surveyed Meals on Wheels clients in various counties.Read the rest

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