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Boater glances up to see family of nesting owls

July 29, 2015
Boater glances up to see family of nesting owls

Lisa McClain Hardy got a rare treat last month when she sighted a family of barred owls during the day.

Hardy and others were traveling by jon boat on Robinson Creek, near her home northwest of Granbury, when something told her to look up.

“We were staring right at them,” Hardy said.

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In time for school

July 29, 2015
In time for school

The Granbury ISD Ninth Grade Center is expected to be finished just in time for the beginning of the school year next month. Members of the school board toured the campus recently to view the project’s progress.

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Loop 567 named for Lance McLean, but funding needed for signs

July 29, 2015

The long-awaited naming of Loop 567 in honor of slain Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean is a reality.

Now, it’s time to let the world – or at least everyone who travels on it – know with the proper signs.

Sheriff Roger Deeds has received paperwork confirming the passage of a state bill approving the change, from Loop 567 to Lance McLean Memorial Highway.

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Stage 4 water restriction relaxed in Laguna Vista

July 25, 2015

Laguna Vista residents were seething last Friday when signage was posted for a boil notice and stage 4 water restrictions at the subdivision entrance north of Granbury on Highway 51.

After suffering through low pressure and water outages in the past, residents feared the summer of 2015 was heading in the same direction.

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Police Explorers applications due

July 25, 2015

Those interested in being a member of the Hood County Police Explorers need to send in their application soon, according to Sheriff’s Office deputy Mel Boshwitz, the group’s organizer.

The application must be submitted by Sept. 1. The first meeting is set for Sept. 15.

To be eligible you must have at least graduated the eighth grade and be at least 15 years old, and be no older than 20 when you start.

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Business Briefs

July 25, 2015

FARMERS INSURANCE LISTS ANGELA RAINES WITH Champion AGENTS

Angela Raines of Granbury has been named a Championship Agent by Farmers Insurance for her outstanding achievement and customer-focused efforts.

“I want to congratulate Angela for her achievement,” said Roy Smith, president of personal lines for Farmers Insurance. “To be recognized as among Farmers top agents is a great honor and we sincerely appreciate all that Angela does for our customers and our organization.”

Raines’ selection was based on a number of criteria.

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Felony Arrests

July 25, 2015

Fifteen felony arrests were made between July 9 and July 22, according to Hood County law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested in Hood County, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.

Charged are:

nAaron Davis Albrecht, 41, Indian Creek Trail, Granbury, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

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Fun with food

July 25, 2015
Fun with food

These Hood County 4-H Food Camp participants were happy to show off their fruity creations Thursday afternoon in the Hood County Annex I meeting room. The kids also had a great time making a pasta lunch from scratch while learning all kinds of fun facts about nutrition and preparing foods. The best part of all is they got to eat what they made.

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City may build dock after all

July 25, 2015

The on-again-off-again boat dock by Hewlett Park may be on again.

Parks Superintendent Aaron McLain is researching costs for several options of what to do with the 99 steel poles that are sticking out of the water by the new fishing pier next to the park.

The City Council could decide to: remove the poles; build the boat dock that was originally planned before the drought hit; or build a smaller version of it.

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Bike collision

July 25, 2015
Bike collision

Granbury Police officers and others are pictured with a bicycle that was struck by a pickup at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the eastbound side of Highway 377 East, near the 377 split. The driver of the bicycle, 20-year-old Cody Ray Farrington of Granbury, was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center where he was treated and released.

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