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Team Briggs keeping the faith

August 30, 2014
Team Briggs keeping the faith

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Last year Briggs Berry was selected as a most improved player for the Granbury High School golf team.

This year thousands of people are praying for him to be the most improved patient at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Briggs, a senior at Granbury High School, had a bone marrow transplant in February to help him combat an immune deficiency known as X-linked Hyper IgM Syndrome.

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Airlines expecting too much

August 30, 2014

You might have heard about an incident last weekend on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver.

The plane had to be diverted to Chicago after two passengers – a 47-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman – got into a heated argument. The woman tossed a glass of water in the man’s face.

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Buying a house not for the timid

August 30, 2014

We put our house on the market a few months ago.

Listing the house was extremely difficult with three dogs, a cat and two children. But we did it anyway.

We found a house that we fell madly in love with, and it was worth it to us to try to sell ours to buy it.

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Gathering with the Bears

August 30, 2014

Baylor’s Bears, in football wars since 1898, are now back on campus, playing in the spanking new McLane Stadium that opens this fall across the Brazos River from Texas’ first higher education institution, founded in 1845.

For the opener on Sunday night, Aug. 31, BU scheduled an old Southwest Conference foe, Southern Methodist University.

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I wish I had known him

August 23, 2014
I wish I had known him

I love people with a positive attitude.

And I recently realized I need to go out of my way to meet more of them before it’s too late.

One such person I would have liked to have known died before I had the chance.

“I wish you had known him,” I was told by several people close to Walter Lohse.

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County’s handling of high-profile DWI case again raises questions of special treatment

August 23, 2014

Once again, a situation has occurred that hints at possible special treatment for a county official/employee charged with DWI.

The bench trial for the drunken driving case of Juvenile Probation Director Beth Pate was held Wednesday in judge’s chambers before a visiting judge. It was not held in open court.

The Hood County News paid $42.75 to obtain a transcript.

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Noise, noise, everywhere’s noise

August 23, 2014

What is that noise?

Whatever it is, it’s downright annoying. And, it’s ongoing!

Ear-splitting crashing and crunching sounds are getting ridiculously louder, fraying nerves to the point of pushing one to grouchiness.

Obnoxious honking horns, car mufflers and street repair machinery blare continually.

Motorcyclists propelled with what sounds like gunpowder, not gasoline, accelerating to such speeds they appear as if attempting to break the sound barrier.

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Joe Heller

August 23, 2014
Joe Heller

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Girls night out a bundle of joy

August 16, 2014

Two weekends ago it was our annual girls’ trip to the Gaylord Texan. This is the one time a year when my girlfriends and I spend an entire weekend together, giggling like school girls, floating in the lazy river and staying up way past our bed times.

Every year’s trip is special, but this year it was one that we will definitely NEVER forget.

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Volunteers needed for new shelter with more than double capacity

August 16, 2014
Volunteers needed for new shelter with more than double capacity

Kelly McNab’s 40-hour-a-week gig isn’t your typical office job.

Some of those who occupy cubicles don’t have the best bathroom habits. Most are stressed and anxious.

The office has poor ventilation and, well, stinks.

There is a high turnover rate, a constant flow of customers and jangling phones.

Most people working in such an environment might scour the Want Ads, desperately searching for an easier way to make a living.

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