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April 11, 2015

Show me a 20-year-old today who isn’t intimidated by celebrities, particularly the governor of your state and I’ll … well…

I’d attended college for two years and sort of ran out of money. A job came open at my hometown newspaper. Since I could live at home, I would have no room and board costs and could afford to take the $45 a week job as the news editor in 1958.

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Climb aboard

April 11, 2015
Climb aboard

Tristan Fallin (23) lifts a teammate in the air as the Granbury Pirates celebrate a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Crowley Tuesday night at Tidwell Field. The Pirates trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, tied the game with the help of three Crowley errors and won in the eighth on another error.

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Joe Heller

April 11, 2015
Joe Heller

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Letter to the Editor

April 4, 2015

Better plan for Busy Morgan Street

James Deaver’s plan to relieve the northbound traffic on Morgan Street at U.S. 377 will not solve the backup problem.

To add a third lane to accept all the backup traffic the lane would have to extend at least to Autumn Ridge Drive. Few people continue north on Morgan past 377 so the backup would not be eliminated.

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@TEOTD (at the end of the day), we need a texting law

April 4, 2015

By Kathy Cruz

An important public safety issue continues to be the subject of great debate at the Capitol in Austin, despite the fact that the bill – House Bill 80 – passed in the House of Representatives last week.

The issue is whether to make it a misdemeanor statewide to use a portable wireless device for reading, writing or sending a text while driving.

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Joe Heller

April 4, 2015
Joe Heller

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Birthday girl’s request: Gifts for ‘beautiful feet’

April 4, 2015

By Don Newbury

Who among us has not participated in shenanigans associated with April Fools’ Day, either as a perpetrator or an unwitting victim? I sense only “ayes” in response.

Remembrances of long ago foolishness typically are warm and welcome, even if we were “pie-in-the-face” victims, perhaps responding with lip-quivering – or maybe even tears – during real-time “pranking.”

At the risk of unduly citing personal experiences – really, the only kind I’ve ever had – two “up close” familial connections with April 1 are herewith admitted…

nApril 1, 1980, was my first of some 6,300 days as a college president.

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Joe Heller

March 28, 2015
Joe Heller

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Out-of-town graduations, proms come at a price

March 28, 2015
Out-of-town graduations, proms come at a price

Last Saturday, the Hood County News published an article about the exorbitant expense of prom.

Among those who weighed in was Jean Cate, interim executive director of Mission Granbury.

Cate gave her opinion, not as a spokesperson for Mission Granbury, but as someone who is concerned about the years-long practice of holding prom at the Arlington Convention Center and graduation ceremonies in Fort Worth.

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Letter to the Editor

March 28, 2015

Navajo Code Talkers are AMERICAN heroes

Many thanks for those who made the Navajo Code Talkers available to local residents last Saturday at the Glen Rose Expo location.

Thanks go to the U.S. Veterans Museum in Granbury, headed up by Tom Green and his side-kick, Lawrence White, numerous sponsors, plus many volunteers.

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