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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.

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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.

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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.

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City unlikely to fulfill wishes of tourism board

March 26, 2014

The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) has presented a wish list to the Granbury City Council, but the requests are not likely to be granted.

A presentation by new Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband and remarks by City Manager Wayne McKethan at last week’s City Council meeting reflected a feeling that the city already has done a great deal for the industry, but has other responsibilities to consider.

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Difficult following Andrews, but ‘great’ applicants on list

March 26, 2014

It’s not easy following a history maker.

Because of that, it’s not easy for the Granbury school district to find a replacement for a history maker.

Leta Andrews, the winningest basketball coach in history, announced her retirement following a 40-39 area-round playoff loss to Wichita Falls Rider.

On March 4 the statewide search began for the first Lady Pirate head coach other than her to roam the sidelines in more than two decades.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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