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Firefighters pull boy stuck in mud

April 9, 2014

deCordova Volunteer Fire Department firefighters had to pull a 12-year-old boy out of mud Saturday near the deCordova marina, but he apparently did not require medical treatment.

That’s according to reports made to deCordova Fire Chief Skip Davenport.

DIGGING FOR FOSSILS

He said the boy and a friend reportedly were on land near the edge of Lake Granbury, digging for fossils in the mud, when his legs got stuck.Read the rest

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Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

April 9, 2014
Clyde administrator finalist for GISD asst. superintendent

Clyde school administrator Dobie Williams is the finalist for Granbury school district assistant superintendent for finance and operations.

Superintendent Jim Largent will make the recommendation Monday to the school board. Williams could begin his duties in early May.

Williams, 54, will be the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee departments for athletics/community education, facilities/maintenance, support services and transportation.

“I am excited to have Dobie Williams join the GISD family,” Largent said.Read the rest

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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.

“It’s brand new technology,” said GISD Transportation Director Terry Slemmons, who has been in contact with two camera companies.Read the rest

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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.

A residence in Lipan recorded .9 inches.Read the rest

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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.Read the rest

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Sailor escaped Japanese attack

April 9, 2014
Sailor escaped Japanese attack

Alan Lawler was one of the sailors stationed below deck on the USS Colorado.

Then hell broke loose.

The battleship was unexpectedly pummeled by Japanese onshore battery outposts just off Tinian Island on July 24, 1944.

“My battle station was in the magazines,” said the 87-year-old Indian Harbor resident and World War II veteran. “If I hadn’t been in the magazines, I wouldn’t be talking to you now.Read the rest

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Let’s play T-ball!

April 8, 2014
Let’s play T-ball!

Five-year-old River Yates and his team the Orioles faced the Tigers Saturday morning at the Granbury City Park. Even though their ages are 5 and under, these kids know how to play a serious game of T-ball. The ball fields at Moore Street and the City Park have been teeming with young participants and their fans Friday evenings and Saturdays.Read the rest

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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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Mission Granbury has new offices; forming Ethics Committee

April 5, 2014
Mission Granbury has new offices; forming Ethics Committee

A new, larger location is not the only thing new at Mission Granbury.

Executive Director April Mitchell will soon form an Ethics Committee to provide case oversight for clients who are “resource dependent.”

Discussion and review of individual cases will help provide transparency and accountability to stakeholders and funders, Mitchell said, while also providing education about why some clients need extended help.Read the rest

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Boyfriend’s shirt sliced

April 5, 2014
Boyfriend’s shirt sliced

A woman swiped a pocket knife at her boyfriend and sliced through his shirt Wednesday, according to officers.

The woman was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Deputies responded at about 5 a.m. to a residence in the 4000 block of Gloria Drive on a disturbance call and arrested Lisa Darlene Graves, 41.Read the rest

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