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Happy face

October 25, 2014
Happy face

Cain Kern, a 6-2, 265-pound senior lineman for the Granbury Pirates, smiles after the team posted its first victory of the football season Oct. 17 in Joshua. The Pirates improved to 1-3 in District 8-5A and 1-6 overall with a 33-2 decision.

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Joe Heller

October 25, 2014
Joe Heller

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It’s not what you know, but he knows plenty

October 25, 2014

L.D. Crook was zipping north on I-35 just this side of Oklahoma when he saw the dreaded flashing lights in the rearview mirror.

Oops.

The officer asked for the Granbury resident’s driver’s license, ran a check and returned with a curious but pleasant look.

“Are you kin to General Crook?” the officer asked.

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Long live Branson, Missouri!

October 25, 2014

It is a “two-syllable” town – Branson, Missouri – but worthy of way too many multi-syllabic adjectives to utter in one breath – maybe not even during an extended visit to this mid-America wonderland.

Nestled in the colorful Ozark Mountains, the community of some 10,000 residents is a vacation destination with a reputation for wholesome family entertainment that now blankets the nation and beyond.

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As time passes, I’ll be okay

October 18, 2014

I usually submit a column every other week, but the last several weeks I was actually waiting to post about something really exciting.

I couldn’t think of anything else to write about because it was all that was on my mind.

However, I didn’t want to put it out there for all to see until it was “safe” to say.

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Do you know smoke detectors expire?

October 18, 2014

My mom gave me the perfect lead to my column when she said, “I went to bed three times last night, and I made three new friends.”

Hang on, let me explain.

She went to sleep one evening and was awakened by the familiar shrill beeping sound smoke detectors make when the battery gets low.

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What do you consider child abuse? Wounds can’t always been seen

October 18, 2014

Have you ever abused your child?

Do you ever ask yourself whether anything you have done where your child is concerned might be considered by others to be abusive?

A story in Wednesday’s issue stated that, according to Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Hood County ranks 19th among the state’s 254 counties in instances of child abuse.

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Press boxes provide adventures

October 18, 2014

One of my columns on football press box conversations drew a lot of comments from editor-publishers before it ever hit their papers’ pages.

Community newspapers are often not large enough to have a “sports” editor or a staff photographer, so the job(s) become(s) a one-man-show.

Everyone has a story or two to tell about some adventures or misadventures, as it were.

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Letter to the Editor

October 18, 2014

It was entertaining

It is very alarming to see that you have removed the Sound Off column from the Hood County News.

The Cheers and Jeers column represented the diverse voices and opinions of the Granbury community. It not only was entertaining but informative as well. It provided a vehicle for making one think – is it true?

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Letter: What is Myers Up To?

October 11, 2014

As a citizen of Granbury for two years, I have to question what is up with council member Rose Myers.

I have yet to see anything positive come from her. I only see her berating city staff and interfering with the progress of this lovely city, I already care about.

I have always been impressed with Granbury, even before moving here.

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