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Chris Kyle legacy continues to support vets

June 18, 2014

Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle is recorded as having the most number of sniper kills in U.S. history. He is being remembered for more than his number of kills, though.

His family has started a fund, the Chris Kyle Veteran Support Fund, to continue his work at Tarleton State University in helping veterans receive a higher education after returning from service.

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Widespread rain event needed to fill Lake Granbury

May 17, 2014

What will it take to fill Lake Granbury?

Not the couple of inches here early this week. Five inches of “intense” rain over a wide area upstream might do the trick.

Many things, however, factor into the water equation to fill the lake, according to Water Services Manager Brad Brunett of the Brazos River Authority (BRA).

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Early voting for runoffs next week

May 17, 2014

Early voting starts Monday for runoffs that are on both the Republican and Democratic tickets.

Election Day is Tuesday, May 27.

Early voting will be from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday next week at Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.

There is one local race, and it is on the Republican ballot.

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It’s raining again!

September 21, 2013
It’s raining again!

Up to 4 1/2 inches of steady rain fell in Hood County overnight Thursday. And what a welcome rain it was for drought-plagued Hood County. A raindrop-laden morning glory bloom catches some sprinkles between showers Friday morning at the Hood County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden.

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Benefit Sunday for families of slain, injured lawmen

July 17, 2013

A fundraiser will be held Sunday evening to benefit the families of Lance McLean and Chad Davis – law officers who were recently shot in the line of duty.

Sgt. Lance McLean, a deputy with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office, was killed. Granbury police officer Chad Davis was wounded and faces a lengthy recovery.

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A heavy toll

May 18, 2013
A heavy toll

As yet, no monetary figure has been placed on the destruction in tornado-ravaged Rancho Brazos. Officials say that it will be several days before the area will be considered safe enough for representatives of insurance companies to begin inspecting damage.

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Citizens protest proposed development

March 16, 2013
Citizens protest proposed development

Members of the Commissioners Court got an earful Tuesday from several homeowners and a business owner who said that a proposed duplex development on James Road would exacerbate an already serious flooding problem.

The request by MWS Properties could reappear on a future court agenda because there was an even split on the court.

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Items mounting for auction

March 13, 2013

The community-wide effort on behalf of Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt as he fights to recover from a severe stroke continues as big-ticket items are coming in for a fish fry and auction planned for later this month.

Organizers say that items donated thus far include a used car and trips for two to places such as Belize and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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