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Murder she wrote

December 13, 2014
Murder she wrote

Working at a newspaper can be murder some days.

Not the kind where you’re so busy you feel like your editor is trying to kill you, although there are those days.

I’m talking about real murders, and I find the legal process fascinating.

This week I spent several days in a Hood County courtroom covering the murder trial of Savanna McIntare who was accused in the shooting death of her husband, Don McIntare.

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Community partnerships make Granbury successful

December 13, 2014

Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner. I’d like to offer thanks to our community members who worked together to build a better Granbury this year. Together, we accomplished a lot.

Granbury opened our long planned skateboard park this year and dedicated it to longtime public servant Keith Callahan, now retired.

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The good and bad of cruising

December 13, 2014

More and more Americans are signing up and spending time on cruise ships.

It is an industry that is growing every day, and there are some advantages. For example, where can you get room and board and entertainment for a little more than $100 a day? That is the up-front cost.

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Choo Choo sparks Christmas magic

December 13, 2014

Well, it’s my favorite time of year again! Hooray!

Last year around this time, we got a new house guest. We had never met the fella before, but one evening he just showed up in our house with a book in tow.

He left Christmas day, and I’ll be darned if he didn’t show up again at our new house on Dec.

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Joe Heller

December 13, 2014
Joe Heller

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The tough-guy attitude

December 6, 2014

Being raised in a small town where most people didn’t have much, forced many to scrape and scramble to make a living.

This promoted an attitude, from childhood on, of “Don’t mess with me. I’m the Lone Ranger and I can take care of me and Tonto.”

Motivation in high school came in many forms.

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Letters to the Editor

December 6, 2014

Add cocoa

In your November 2014 Prime booklet, you have printed recipes submitted by several people. On page 28, the chocolate was omitted in the Chocolate Meringue Pie recipe.

Now, I am wondering how much chocolate to use and whether to use dark or light cocoa or unsweetened bar chocolate.

Louise Law

Lipan

(Editor’s Note: Sorry about that!

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Battle of the beacons: Rudolph vs. church

December 6, 2014

When I was growing up, one of the hallmarks of Christmas was watching the animated “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on TV.

Yes, it’s pretty antiquated now, but, sadly, so am I.

When I was kid, there were no VCRs, DVD players or TiVo.

No, back in the day, if you wanted to watch “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” you had to watch it the old-fashioned way – on network television.

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A place in the sun…

December 6, 2014

Perhaps the most nagging question left unanswered after five wonderful days in San Diego is this: Where could San Diegans choose to vacation that would rival the wonderment available year-round in their own backyards?

It is a magical place by any measure, whether one is seeking the grandeur of nature, man-made attractions or a culture where community pride assured the natural beauty of beaches long before zoning laws decreed so.

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Enjoy Dutch amaryllis

December 6, 2014

In preparation for the holidays, nurseries stock and sell amaryllis bulbs.

First, you should know that the bulb forced for holiday blooms is a Dutch amaryllis, which differs from the plant called hardy amaryllis. Hardy types are perennials and wonderful additions to gardens, but they are not the flowers sold for December bloom.

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