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‘It’s a total loss’

August 27, 2014
‘It’s a total loss’

Fire departments from Indian Harbor, Pecan Plantation and Granbury as well as Texas EMS responded to Setting Sun Court in Brazos River Acres for a structure fire Saturday. Tolar firefighters were requested to assist. “It’s a total loss,” said Jim Adams, captain of Pecan VFD. Adams said the frame house was undergoing renovations and was empty at the time of the fire.

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Televisions stolen in break-in

August 23, 2014

A theft of several flat-screen televisions on or before June 11 is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Someone made a forced entry into a residence in the 1300 block of Porter Court and stole the televisions.

You can provide information anonymously and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 upon arrest and indictment of a suspect.

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Felony Arrests

August 23, 2014

Seven felony arrests were made between Aug. 14 and Aug. 20. Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Those arrested are:

David Elliott Burney, 46, Arkansas River Drive, Granbury, fraudulent use/possession of identifying information.

Clarence G.

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Patients will be contacted regarding data breach

August 23, 2014

A special telephone line has been established by (LGMC) and Lakeside Physicians group to handle questions regarding the criminal cyber attack reported earlier this week. The local contact number is 817-579-2888 for those with concerns.

“Though we have no reason to believe that this data would ever be used, all affected patients are being notified by letter and offered free identity theft protection,” said spokeswoman Dixie Lee Hedgecock of Lake Granbury Medical Center.

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In support of Happy Hill

August 23, 2014
In support of Happy Hill

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) recently presented a $5,000 donation to Happy Hill Farm south of Granbury. The donation represents funds raised through the 26th annual BGC benefit golf tournament in Tyler. Some 600 golfers participated and funds are being distributed to 50 children’s programs and charities. From left: Greg Robinson, vice president – district manager for Corsicana-area Brookshire’s stores; Ed Shipman, founder of Happy Hill Farm; Kris Garrison, store director at Brookshire’s in Granbury; and Rebecca Sanders, director – public relations for Brookshire Grocery Co.

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Another strong month for Texas

August 23, 2014
Another strong month for Texas

State sales tax revenue in July was $2.34 billion, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. That’s up 6.3 percent compared to July 2013.

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in June, as well as April, May and June sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

“The growth in sales tax revenues reflected strength in both business and consumer spending,” Combs said.

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State program pays tribute

August 23, 2014
State program pays tribute

First National Bank of Granbury, established in 1887, has been declared a “Texas Treasure” by the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Treasure Business Award Program recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years. At left, State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) presents the award to (center) First National Bank President John Henry Luton and Vice-President Jake Caraway.

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Cheerleaders help ice out ALS

August 23, 2014
Cheerleaders help ice out ALS

Even pee wee cheerleaders are getting in on the act to benefit ALS research.

The mass wave of ice bucket “challenges” to raise donations for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association struck Monday at Hunter Park.

About a dozen members of the Granbury Pee Wee Football Association’s cheerleaders were doused by cold water.

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County may start leasing cars for sheriff’s office

August 23, 2014

The county is considering leasing, instead of buying, vehicles used by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout made the suggestion after researching leasing possibilities.

The Hood County Commissioners Court has not yet decided whether it wants to start leasing vehicles.

Tout said the leasing arrangement would be different from personal leases.

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Local Air Evac recognized as best base in Texas

August 20, 2014
Local Air Evac recognized as best base in Texas

Air Evac Lifeteam 69 in Granbury was selected to receive the Community Base of the Year Award out of 21 Air Evac bases in Texas. The award is to recognize the amount of outreach education done at a base over the past year. This includes heart, landing zone and other classes.

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