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Joe Heller

May 9, 2015
Joe Heller

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A room with a view

May 2, 2015
A room with a view

The lobby of the historic Granbury Opera House offers a serene scene – a great view of the stately courthouse on the square. The streets were packed with people enjoying the annual Granbury Wine Walk.

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Letters to the Editor

May 2, 2015

Helping the richest

I am writing because I am concerned about the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation, HR 1105 Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. This legislation, passed on April 16, is a terrible piece of legislation.

It completely eliminates the federal estate tax. Ostensibly the reason for this is to reduce the burden on ranchers and farmers, but the numbers tell another story.

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‘It’s up to me’ is a great start

May 2, 2015

Former college basketball coach Nolan Richardson had an interesting comment recently when he was being inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

“If it is to be, it’s up to me,” Richardson said during his speech.

That’s a monumentally great sentiment, isn’t it?

It made me think of the people rioting in the streets of Baltimore earlier this week.

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Time to tackle fire ants

May 2, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen tons of fire ant mounds pop up around my house.

Most have been on the outside of my yard where I did not treat last year, but a few big mounds are in the backyard.

If you were like me you may have thought that you had gotten rid of these pests over the last couple of years, but in reality they have just been hiding out due to dry conditions.

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Granbury City Council member Tony Allen should be better prepared, less accusatory

April 25, 2015

In June of last year, the Hood County News published an editorial about some Granbury City Council members needing to do their homework.

Ten months later, we’re publishing an editorial on the same topic.

Where council member Tony Allen is concerned, there seems to have been no improvement in this area, despite the fact that council members are given council packets several days prior to regular City Council meetings.

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Of clouds and cotton: Remembering an era gone by

April 25, 2015

It really bites when your chosen profession is listed along with lumberjack at the bottom of the 200 worst jobs of 2014.

But that’s what happened.

The list in question was compiled by CareerCast, which publishes an annual jobs rated report.

According to the CareerCast website, these two jobs ranked so low due, in part, “to dwindling hiring prospects.”

The website also states that the U.S.

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Stranger danger! Revisiting health care safety at home

April 25, 2015

Do you recall as a child your teachers and parents constantly bombarding you with warnings about talking to strangers?

Did you ever believe that when you became older and, theoretically wiser, that you would need to continue this trend into late adulthood?

The world of health care is blessed with people who have been called to serve on the health care front lines.

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Joe Heller

April 25, 2015
Joe Heller

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Good in Hood

April 25, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Sound Off 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] Include your name and address (names will be published but not your address).

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