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Not a perfect world, but he was there

May 9, 2015

Who’s that walking in these woods?

No, it’s not Lil’ Red Riding Hood.

It’s Dad!

He took off work and drove all the way up here to see me play in a high school golf tournament.

A gallery of 1. Seems to me ten thousand and one, every one of ’em cheering and tossing their Stetsons to the stratosphere.

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Speeding in park risked kids’ lives

May 9, 2015

On Friday, May 1, I took my three children to the city park to have a picnic after school.

We were having a picnic by the basketball court and a big group of middle school aged kids came walking through.

After my kids and I finished our picnic we threw our trash away and went to play.

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Mother was a bit bashful

May 9, 2015

Everyone knows someone who is introverted, timid, shy or bashful.

Anyone who has known me for the past 30-35 years would laugh at any inference of timidity or bashfulness on my part. At a gathering of journalists, especially country-small town newspaper folks, I’m right at home and might even win the door prize for gregariousness.

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Travel is good for mind, body, soul and economy

May 9, 2015

Planning a trip sometime soon?

You probably think that if you are, you’re doing it just to show yourself – maybe your immediate family –a good time.

But when you pack your bags and travel, you’re providing extraordinary benefit for the economy, job creation, your own health and that of your loved ones – and even your performance in the workplace.

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Joe Heller

May 9, 2015
Joe Heller

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Time to tackle fire ants

May 2, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen tons of fire ant mounds pop up around my house.

Most have been on the outside of my yard where I did not treat last year, but a few big mounds are in the backyard.

If you were like me you may have thought that you had gotten rid of these pests over the last couple of years, but in reality they have just been hiding out due to dry conditions.

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A room with a view

May 2, 2015
A room with a view

The lobby of the historic Granbury Opera House offers a serene scene – a great view of the stately courthouse on the square. The streets were packed with people enjoying the annual Granbury Wine Walk.

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Letters to the Editor

May 2, 2015

Helping the richest

I am writing because I am concerned about the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation, HR 1105 Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. This legislation, passed on April 16, is a terrible piece of legislation.

It completely eliminates the federal estate tax. Ostensibly the reason for this is to reduce the burden on ranchers and farmers, but the numbers tell another story.

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‘It’s up to me’ is a great start

May 2, 2015

Former college basketball coach Nolan Richardson had an interesting comment recently when he was being inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

“If it is to be, it’s up to me,” Richardson said during his speech.

That’s a monumentally great sentiment, isn’t it?

It made me think of the people rioting in the streets of Baltimore earlier this week.

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Granbury City Council member Tony Allen should be better prepared, less accusatory

April 25, 2015

In June of last year, the Hood County News published an editorial about some Granbury City Council members needing to do their homework.

Ten months later, we’re publishing an editorial on the same topic.

Where council member Tony Allen is concerned, there seems to have been no improvement in this area, despite the fact that council members are given council packets several days prior to regular City Council meetings.

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