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OT pay for deputies could reduce turnover

June 6, 2015

Sometimes thinking outside the box involves not allowing oneself to be boxed in.

Breaking with tradition might solve the problem of deputies leaving the Hood County Sheriff’s Office for better paying jobs elsewhere.

Deputies have always gotten comp time instead of overtime.

But why can’t they get overtime, thereby increasing their base pay?

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The day the hearse was ‘stolen’ in Granbury

June 6, 2015

The water of 38 years has flowed under the bridge since I “stole” a hearse. Surely the statute of limitations has kicked in by now, thus this confession.

I am NOT, however, admitting guilt. Instead, I was the “victim” of yet another Groner Pitts prank.

Friends who knew this merriest of morticians – who reigned in Brownwood for a half-century – also were “victimized” from time to time.

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Good in Hood

June 6, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top.

Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission.

If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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Joe Heller

June 6, 2015
Joe Heller

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Might as well enjoy the rain

May 30, 2015
Might as well enjoy the rain

It’s a good thing this isn’t Philadelphia. The extended rainy period we’re going through here would probably have drawn boos by now from the notoriously harsh malcontents living in the City of Brotherly Love.

Once upon a Christmas, Eagles fans booed Santa Claus – allegedly.

I don’t think there will be any boos here in Granbury, even if the rainy trend continues awhile longer.

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Joe Heller

May 30, 2015
Joe Heller

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Ryleigh’s in the race

May 23, 2015
Ryleigh’s in the race

The City Park was buzzing with action at the Granbury Youth Association’s season-ending softball tournament last weekend. Ryleigh Hall races for first base after hitting for the Royals in a friendly exhibition against the Cardinals.

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Joe Heller

May 23, 2015
Joe Heller

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Republican groups should step in on standoff between McCoy, commissioners

May 23, 2015

County government – and, thus, county taxpayers – may have a real dilemma on its hands.

In the Wednesday, May 20, issue, the HCN detailed a stand-off between the Commissioners Court, the Hood County Appraisal District and Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy.

The Commissioners Court and the Appraisal District are on one side; McCoy is on the other.

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Ding-dong … off to the races

May 23, 2015

Hometowns keep bars held high when they measure up to the ways they are remembered.

Memories’ afterglow is abundant with “warm fuzzies.” We gather memory bouquets of roses, giving little thought to thorns encountered in their gathering.

Folks growing up in small towns believe experiences during their youth are unique, far different from others coming of age in the city.

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