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Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2015

Not No. 1 to me

My wife pointed out to me after reading the Hood County News’ story “Were #1” which at best is a bean counter’s survey by SmartAsset, ( who exactly are they?), directly below the last paragraph which said the median home price in Hood County is $150,900 (from an outdated census report), was a listing by a real estate company where the homes listed ranged from $176,500 (condo) to $655,000 (waterfront, are you kidding me?

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Really, I didn’t want to be a craw(y?)fish farmer

March 7, 2015

Of course, I knew southwestern Louisiana was low and flat when we moved here a couple of years ago.

What I didn’t realize was that with the flat land, clayish soil and the significant annual rainfall numbers, I would in essence be running a crawfish farm (it’ll always be pronounced that way to me no matter how Daniel Webster’s book says to spell it or pronounce it).

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Spring?! Really??

March 7, 2015
Spring?! Really??

While it may be spring break next week, it certainly looked like winter Thursday morning outside Acton Middle School after sleet and snow hit the area. Granbury school district students enjoyed another winter holiday Thursday because of icy roads. Students will also enjoy being out of school all next week because of spring break.

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Good in Hood

March 7, 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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Rec center delays involve clashes between city, county

February 28, 2015
Rec center delays involve clashes between city, county

More than a month after the Granbury City Council granted conditional approval for a Public Improvement Agreement (PIA), construction on the county recreation center on James Road still hasn’t begun.

The county blames the city. The city blames the county.

YMCA officials who have spearheaded construction of a number of these types of facilities reportedly believe that Granbury is the most difficult city with which they have ever worked.

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Pay them a compliment. It might change their life!

February 28, 2015

I went to a dear friend’s out-of-town wedding recently, and on the way there I stopped and bought a new dress.

I packed two different potential dresses, but I really just wasn’t feeling that great about either one of them, so I wanted to see if I could find something that I’d feel a bit more confident wearing.

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Stock show, sale a huge success

February 28, 2015

The 60th annual Hood County Junior Livestock Show and the Premium Sale that followed were a huge success.

Three hundred twenty-three local 4-H, FCCLA and FFA members exhibited over 900 projects. For three days the fairgrounds were a flurry of activity as the exhibitors competed for banners, ribbons, cash bonuses, scholarships and the opportunity to participate in the Premium Sale.

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Some would love a one-way ticket to Mars

February 21, 2015

You may have heard or read about the people competing for the chance to travel to Mars – and die there.

See, supposedly we have the technology togetthem there; we just don’t yet have the technology to get themback.

Rather than wait around until such pesky details can be ironed out, the private nonprofit Mars One is moving forward with its quest to establish a base on Mars.

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Letters to the Editor

February 21, 2015

Dredging Lake Granbury

offers many benefits

I read your editorial “What projects would you want for city?”

I don’t boat on the lake, but I do see lots of tree stumps. Rather than spend lots of money for a “Splashville” or just to dredge at some boat ramps, it would seem to me that a better use of these funds would be to dredge and deepen the lake.

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“I just called him Pops”

February 21, 2015
“I just called him Pops”

It felt funny calling Mr. Crossland “Willie.”

It was his name – Willie Crossland – but he was always Mr. Crossland to his former students.

Mr. Crossland, 85, died Monday morning, Feb. 9 after leading a long life of service to family, friends, students and strangers.

He was my Granbury High School principal in the early 1970s.

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