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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.

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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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Hy(dro) ho…it’s off to farming we go

March 26, 2014
Hy(dro) ho…it’s off to farming we go


Drought won’t be affecting one crop at the Project-44 farm this year – lettuce.

The new hydroponic growing tank at the farm will hold 15,000 gallons of water.

Ben Fields, one of the founders of the Project-44 ministry, said he hopes to begin planting in the new tank in about three weeks.

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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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