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Officers work accidents; minor injuries reported

December 17, 2014

Granbury police handled three major accidents between Friday and Sunday.

Two of the accidents occurred on Friday. None of the three resulted in serious injuries.

At 12:17 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle accident at the lake bridge on U.S. Highway 377.

A minor accident had just occurred there when Edwin Tyler Bandy, 19, of Granbury, swerved to avoid other vehicles that were stopped for traffic.

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Rewards offered for ‘stash house’ information

December 17, 2014

Stash houses are used by smuggling organizations to hide drugs, but they are also used to hide illegal aliens by human traffickers.

The traffickers use violence, threats and intimidation against illegal aliens who are held as their hostages as they extort ransom payments from their family members, according to Texas Crime Stoppers.

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Meals for those who can’t get out

December 17, 2014
Meals for those who can’t get out

From left: Mike Brown of Mike Brown Ford and Danny Hill of Classic Chevrolet, recently presented a $2,000 check to Mindy Hodges for Meals on Wheels. Hodges, executive director of Hood County Senior Center, said the response from the community has been tremendous, with donations exceeding $16,000 for Meals on Wheels.

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Community caroling

December 17, 2014
Community caroling

Community Christmas caroling was a fitting finale for this weekend’s Granbury Living Christmas Cards event on the Granbury square. After the final performance on Friday and Saturday evening, Living Christmas Card players and event organizers gathered on the courthouse gazebo to sing Christmas carols.

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This will help the children

December 17, 2014
This will help the children

Christmas for Children received a $1,500 donation from the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth recently. From left: President Jacque Gordon, of Christmas for Children; Ian Moore, Senior Warden Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; Rayford High, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (which includes Granbury); Barb Snyder and Norm Snyder, of Good Shepherd Episcopal.

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Greetings from WGRB

December 17, 2014
Greetings from WGRB

As viewed Saturday night on the Granbury square (from left), Lindsay Ferguson, Ralph Walton, Jimmie Porterfield, Janet Flippin and Erin Cason carried the Granbury Live Christmas Cards audience back in time with a performance set to a fictional 1940s radio station in Granbury.

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Willenborg donated 12,250 hours of service at hospital

December 17, 2014
Willenborg donated 12,250 hours of service at hospital

Rosemary Willenborg is a people person. She likes to talk, she likes to listen, she likes to help others.

She used those skills as a volunteer with the hospital auxiliary for almost 30 years.

“Sometimes it gets rounded up to 30 years,” Willenborg said. “But it’s really 29 1/2.”

Through the years, she served staff, patients and family for a total of 12,250 hours.

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Keffer optimistic for future

December 17, 2014
Keffer optimistic for future

Even with gas prices dropping, Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) told members of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce that Texas is in good shape.

Keffer spoke Thursday at the chamber’s monthly luncheon at Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Of the decreasing price for gas, Keffer said “The Saudis are making sure everyone knows they are the big dog.”

He added that the lower price for gasoline could lead people to spend more on retail.

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Catch you later

December 13, 2014
Catch you later

A red-tailed hawk recently took flight from a hunting perch just off Lipan Highway after the photographer ventured a little too close for comfort. The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that covers a wide range. Red-tailed hawks are legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Hunter Park now open after updates

December 13, 2014

A refurbished Hunter Park is now open at Lake Granbury, off Highway 51.

Though the boat ramp at Hunter Park remains closed due to low lake levels, a new seawall and improved camping and picnic areas are available, according to officials with the Brazos River Authority.

The boat ramp at Hunter Park, like most public boat ramps on Lake Granbury, is on the shallow side of the lake and not usable when the lake is low.

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