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Letters to the Editor

July 12, 2014

Don’t blame city

It is unfortunate that Mike Brown decided not to expand his dealership in Granbury. But don’t blame the current City Council.

In 2001, the HC (heavy commercial) zoning was designated on the property on 377 that Mike Brown wanted to expand on to. That zoning did not allow used car sales, only new car sales (among other uses).

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Let’s scare up money for a good cause

July 5, 2014

Warning: If you hate Halloween, or feel that the holiday should not be celebrated, this column is not for you.

This columnisfor you, however, if: you get a thrill out of things that go bump in the night, and; you get a thrill from raising money for good causes.

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Once you know the players

July 5, 2014

I taught Cross Cultural Communication for four years at Texas Tech.I know about the tribes in the Middle East and their history which goes back to 632, etc. But now I’m confused about how we should view the participants in today’s times.

Let’s see, maybe you can help me out here.

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Singing our national anthem strains my vocal chords

June 28, 2014

Singing our national anthem strains my vocal chords

As I sit at the desk in the pre-dawn hours of Independence Day 2013, I think about strained vocal chords.

Mine, when I try to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” even in my mind as I’m doing now, it hurts.

It makes me wince when I think about all the butchered solo renditions I’ve heard.

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Learning marksmanship all over again

June 28, 2014

Learning marksmanship all over again

I grew up in the country in West Texas on the banks of Dead Man Creek.

That creek was my second home. I spent my youth there fishing, swimming and searching for artifacts on three different ancient Indian campgrounds along the creek.

Being young and dumb I also hunted all forms of wildlife whether I ate them or not.

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One year past shocking tragedy

June 28, 2014

One year past shocking tragedy

The biggest emotional blow from the shootings that stunned Hood County a year ago today were absorbed by a widow and her two small children.

“It has been a hard year,” Katie McLean said through a Sheriff’s Office source. “We miss Lance so much.”

Her 38-year-old husband, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Lance McLean, was shot by a Johnson County man, and died the next day.

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Some on council need to do their homework

June 21, 2014

Twice lately, the Granbury City Council has been asked to undo a vote.

The requests came from two council members, each of whom have businesses that have been – or stand to be – negatively impacted by the very issue they helped pass.

The requests were made not long after the council had voted on the matters in question – the city’s new water rate structure and higher fines for violators of the city’s Drought Contingency Plan.

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Community yard/bake sale planned for Gartmans

June 21, 2014

If you have been following the story of Shadow and Amy Gartman and the way the community has rallied around them, there is more news to report.

A community yard sale and bake sale to benefit the Gartmans is planned for next Saturday (June 28) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Anxiety disorders don’t last forever

June 21, 2014

What should have been a relaxing Monday evening during Spring Break turned into a nightmare that lingered for the next several years.

I hurriedly pulled over on the side of the road on my way to Glen Rose, and my mom took the wheel.

I felt light-headed and, once in the passenger seat, began to experience a series of scary, unfamiliar sensations.

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Letter to the Editor

June 21, 2014

Overcome drugs

As I read the Hood County News about all of the arrests, seems most are from drugs.

June 15 would have been my adopted son’s 51st birthday – whom I loved very much.

I suspected my son used drugs for years and it made no difference what I said or what I did, he’d not go for help.

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