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Granbury man involved in crash that kills three

March 22, 2014

Three family members were killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle Oklahoma crash that involved a Granbury man.

Stanley Matsinger, 35, of Granbury, was driving an 18-wheel tractor trailer when he tried to avoid hitting two vehicles in his lane but struck an oncoming Mercedes after the truck’s brakes locked up and it crossed to the opposite lane, authorities said.

The crash occurred on a hill in southern Oklahoma on U.S.Read the rest

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Groundbreaking

March 22, 2014
Groundbreaking

The planned 123,000-square-foot Kroger store at Highway 377 and Highway 4 across from H-E-B will be the first Kroger store in Texas to sell clothing. The store, which will provide 165 full-time equivalent jobs, also will sell jewelry, toys, bed and bath items, small appliances and more. City officials said there is no plan as yet for the building near Business 377 that Kroger will be vacating.Read the rest

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Armed robber strikes E-Z Mart

March 22, 2014

No one was injured when a male suspect fired a gun during a robbery just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the E-Z Mart convenience store at 2201 S. Morgan St., across from Spanish Trail.

Officers arrested a suspect late Friday morning, but it was unclear if the suspect is the one from the robbery.

The suspect may have left the store Thursday night on foot, according to emergency scanner traffic.Read the rest

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Boy airlifted after struck by vehicle

March 22, 2014

An 8-year-old male student was struck by a vehicle as he was about to board a Granbury school bus Friday morning in Indian Harbor south of Granbury, according to emergency radio scanner traffic and other sources.

The boy, whose name has not been released, is a student at Mambrino School.

He reportedly suffered minor bumps and scrapes including leg injuries as well as a chin injury during the incident, according to a source familiar with the incident.Read the rest

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One airlifted to Fort Worth

March 22, 2014
One airlifted to Fort Worth

First responders prepare to extricate 87-year-old Granbury resident Marjorie Manley Booth from her Buick (right) after she was injured in a head-on collision with a Dodge pickup (middle) driven by 18-year-old Granbury man Brandon William Danz shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday on Acton Highway near Big Lots. Booth was transported by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.Read the rest

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Council asks for water rate review

March 22, 2014

The constant controversy over the city’s utility rates may be as bothersome to city officials as a constantly dripping faucet.

Faucets are the focus of the latest concern.

At the request of Councilman Gary Couch, the Granbury City Council voted Tuesday night to have the Municipal Utility Advisory Board (MUAB) review the new rate structure and consider whether it is unfair to those who own multi-family units.Read the rest

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Assistant DA Berry takes job in Decatur

March 22, 2014
Assistant DA Berry takes job in Decatur

After going nine-for-nine in winning life prison sentences in murder trials working alongside District Attorney Rob Christian, Assistant DA Patrick Berry has left for a similar position in Decatur.

Berry, 47, is now working under District Attorney Greg Lowery in the 271st Judicial District, which covers Wise and Jack counties.

Berry began working for Christian in January 2008 and served here through the end of last month.Read the rest

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Some gave all

March 22, 2014
Some gave all

Artist Doug Prine of Nemo is in the beginning stages of a bronze sculpture for the U.S. Veterans Museum. The process of preparing the sculpture will take place at the museum, 601 N. Thorp Springs Rd. The public will have ample opportunity to view the artist at work, museum director Tom Green said. The sculpture features empty boots, a gun and helmet, and will bear the inscription “All gave some, some gave all.”Read the rest

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Nine given citations at underage drinking party

March 22, 2014

Nine underage people who had consumed alcohol were issued tickets early March 13 by deputies who responded to an underage drinking party, authorities said.

The party was at a residence in the 1200 block of Holmes Drive, Lieutenant Johnny Rose of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies reported that the underage participants ranged from 16 to 18 years old.

All nine were issued Class C misdemeanor tickets for minor in consumption.Read the rest

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Two fugitives caught

March 22, 2014

A man wanted on several criminal warrants was captured by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies on St. Patrick’s Day at his residence, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Alfonso Moncibais, of the 6200 block of South Lakeside Hills Court in the Lakeside Hills subdivision southeast of Granbury, was arrested about 11 p.m. Monday, Rose said.

Moncibais was wanted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.Read the rest

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