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Letter to the Editor

November 22, 2014

Perspective please: $27,000 vs. $179 million

The Hood County News’ Nov. 8 editorial, “Council needs a reality check” regarding the selection process of the next City Manager is only partially accurate, and completely misses the bigger picture.

Hiring Granbury’s next City Manager will be the most important decision we make as a City Council; I take this responsibility very seriously and we, the city council, only have one chance to get it right.

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National Adoption Month perfect time to introduce Jude

November 22, 2014

November is National Adoption Month, which is the absolute perfect reason for me to talk to you more about my sweet nephew, Jude.

And it’s also almost Thanksgiving, which makes it even more perfect for me to talk about him.

As some of you may remember, my brother, Eddie, and my sister-in-law, Anna, adopted Jude as a newborn.

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Ready to bite

November 22, 2014
Ready to bite

The rattlesnake on the wall in the Tolar High School gym seems to be overseeing the action during Tuesday’s girls basketball game between Lipan and the Lady Rattlers. Tolar’s Jordan Berry (left) dribbles the ball as a Lipan player defends. See story, additional photo, P. 7A.

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Joe Heller

November 22, 2014
Joe Heller

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Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen

November 22, 2014

One of the best feelings in life is when we leave our gangly, awkward teenage years behind.

But, tragically, gangly and awkward can follow us, even after complexion problems turn into postmenopausal osteoporosis.

(I don’t actually have postmenopausal osteoporosis. I just happened to think of it because of that commercial that has Blythe Danner in it.)

The reason I bring up gangly and awkward is because that’s how I felt last Saturday when I attended a cooking class with co-worker Nancy Pricer.

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Program offered through Y shapes future lawmakers

November 15, 2014

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the YMCA, I think of physical fitness.

I had no idea that YMCAs throughout the country, including the one in Hood County, offer a program for middle school and high school students that has nothing to do with exercising the body, but everything to do with exercising the mind.

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Placement of the wreath

November 15, 2014
Placement of the wreath

All was silent but the howling wind at the Granbury Cemetery Tuesday as (from left) County Judge Darrell Cockerham, Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett and American Legion Post 491 Commander Jack Sides placed a wreath during the Veterans Day program. A good-sized crowd came out, despite the wind and bitter cold, to honor the bravery and sacrifice of U.S.

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How competitive? I want to trounce Ol’ Sol’!

November 15, 2014

There’s something about Americans. We’ve convinced ourselves that we’re The Best.

I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with that. Over the nearly two and a half centuries since we kicked ol’ King George’s tail and turned “the colonies” into the U.S. of A., we’ve developed this winner’s mentality … “We’re No.

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Joe Heller

November 15, 2014
Joe Heller

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Jumping puddles

November 8, 2014
Jumping puddles

Granbury got a pretty good soaking Tuesday and Wednesday as evidenced by a scene on the square. Rainfall – scarce over recent months and even years – totaled just over an inch in the area. After a mild weekend, temperatures are predicted to drop Tuesday with a cold front moving in.

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