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Seven local veterans to take special trip

March 29, 2014
Seven local veterans to take special trip

Aircraft Commander George Bowling flew 35 bombing missions over Germany in World War II – but that doesn’t mean his B-17 never got hit by enemy fire.

On one mission, two of the plane’s four engines burst into flames after taking hits.

At that point, it’s a matter of following training procedures – dropping altitude, shutting off specific air flaps to isolate the flames and cutting off fuel to the two burning engines.Read the rest

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Bidistrict champs

March 29, 2014
Bidistrict champs

Members of the Granbury Pirates soccer team proudly hold up their bidistrict championship trophy after defeating Mansfield Lake Ridge 2-0 Tuesday night at Pirate Stadium. The victory sent the Pirates (8-6-7) into a second-round match against Fort Worth North Side last night at Kangaroo Stadium in Weatherford. See story and photos, P.7A, P.11A.Read the rest

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Clerk says he was ‘in shock’ following E-Z Mart robbery

March 29, 2014

Editor’s note: Because of the nature of the crime – aggravated robbery – the name of the convenience store clerk is not being published. In this article he will be referred to with a pseudonym, Antonio.

Antonio was enjoying his steady job as a convenience store clerk, where he could interact socially with people he knew.

As he put it, he had no worries.Read the rest

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Students shine at UIL academic meet

March 29, 2014

Top GHS pupils will compete at the region academic meet. District winners: Accounting: Team – Kim Hays, Joseph McLean, Kayla Schmeets, Kelci Slaughter, first; Individual – Joseph McLean, first; Kayla Schmeets, second; Kim Hays, third; Kecli Slaughter, fourth. Calculator: Team – Austin Akerly, Scott Bannert, Lizbeth Briones, Jesse Houk, first; Individual – Scott Bannert, second; Austin Akerly, third. Current Issues: Team – Mitchell Knox, Kiran Lachman, Zenon Martin, Tyler Reno, second; Individual – Mitchell Knox, second.Read the rest

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Prom Dreams Project ready for gown giveaway

March 26, 2014

Prom is a big business, with some students spending upwards of $1,000 for the event.

Between the tickets, the attire, the corsage, boutonniere, shoes, hair, makeup, nails, jewelry and transportation, it can wipe out the pocketbook.

Fortunately, help is available.

At the 4th annual Prom Dreams Project, girls can shop Friday and Saturday for their prom gown, jewelry, shoes and other niceties for the big event.Read the rest

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Robbery investigators ‘working on’ leads

March 26, 2014

The lone male suspect in Thursday night’s armed robbery at E-Z Mart on South Morgan Street across from Spanish Trail is still at large.

Early Monday evening, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lieutenant Johnny Rose said, “We have leads and are working on them.”

Sheriff Roger Deeds stated earlier that the suspect entered the store and confronted the clerk, and that “items were taken after a shot was fired.Read the rest

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Honor and remembrance

March 26, 2014
Honor and remembrance

Three fallen heroes from Hood County were honored in a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the U.S. Veterans Museum. Katy McLean, flanked by her mother-in-law Joyce McLean, holds a flag presented to honor her husband, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Lance McLean, who was killed in the line of duty last summer. Deputy Sheriff Larry Miller, also from the Sheriff’s Office , was honored along with Army Sgt.Read the rest

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Saginaw man, 19, gets probation in sexual assault of girl, 14

March 26, 2014
Saginaw man, 19, gets probation in sexual assault of girl, 14

A 19-year-old Saginaw man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child was sentenced to eight years of probation Monday in a plea bargain, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

The offense occurred when the female victim was 14 years old, Christian said. The victim knew him before the incident, Christian added.

The victim’s mother requested that the court approve the plea bargain, the DA stated.Read the rest

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Master Gardeners plant sale Saturday

March 26, 2014

Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will host a plant sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot next to the Demonstration and Education Garden behind Hood County Annex I, 1410 West Pearl St.

Heat- and drought-tolerant plants dominate the sale this year as the drought will most likely be around again.

A large variety of perennials, succulents, grasses, herbs and vegetables will be available for sale.Read the rest

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High-speed chases end with arrests

March 26, 2014

A high-speed pursuit Sunday evening that began southeast of Granbury ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed in Fort Worth.

The driver, Luis Velasquez Trevino, 20, of Dallas, was charged with felony evading arrest, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Both the driver and the male passenger refused medical treatment at the scene, near the traffic circle on Fort Worth’s southwest side, Rose said.Read the rest

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