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Grand Jury Indictments

February 10, 2016

The grand jury returned 21 indictments last Wednesday.

Indictments are formal charges.

nBrandy Nicole Blackston, 29, Fort Worth, forgery financial instrument.

nTwila Marie Carey, 45, Lakeview Drive, Granbury, driving while intoxicated third or more.

nJuan Carlos Cervantes, 24, Coleman, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

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Vogler succeeds Raffa as Pecan VFD chief

February 10, 2016
Vogler succeeds Raffa as Pecan VFD chief

After serving 22 consecutive years as fire chief of the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department, Dave Raffa is ready for some increased family time.

He decided not to run for chief this time, and PPVFD members voted Bill Vogler as the new chief.

Raffa said he will turn 69 in September, and at the end of the year he will likely retire from his longtime employer in the telecommunications industry, Atlanta-based Superior Essex, after 26-1/2 years.

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Dee Brown receives double award from Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2016
Dee Brown receives double award from Sheriff’s Office

Dee Brown was named both 2015 employee of the year as well as justice center deputy of the year for the Hood County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office for 10-1/2 years.

She is a member of the security crew at the Hood County Justice Center. She also is the county’s D.A.R.E.

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Memorial service

February 10, 2016
Memorial service

American Legion Post 491 hosted The Four Chaplains Memorial Service on Saturday. Pictured following the program are (from left) Alex Azar, Con Shuck, Alden Bailey and Dorothy Bailey. Sometimes referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains,” Army Chaplains George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P.

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Blackmon voted to second term as GVFD chief

February 10, 2016

Brent Blackmon has been reelected as fire chief of the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department, and Mack Bennett was voted to retain the assistant chief position.

Blackmon became GVFD fire chief last January, succeeding Darrell Grober.

Grober served in that role for eight years and remains an active member.

The vote for GVFD officers to serve in 2016 was held Jan.

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Teacher Lori Williams honored at Baccus

February 10, 2016

Baccus Elementary second-grade teacher Lori Williams was among area teachers recognized Friday by Weatherford College at the Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers ceremony.

Williams was named the district’s Elementary Teacher of the Year for last school year.

In its 20th year, the Harvey Academy honors exemplary teachers in this region.

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Sheriff: Jury duty calls a scam

February 10, 2016

A recurring scam concerning phone calls about missed jury duty became a little more personal for a couple of Hood County lawmen.

Callers threatened jail time if a fine was not paid.

The recent callers claimed to be Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose or Chief Deputy Steve Smith.

“The Sheriff’s Office does not operate that way, and this is a scam,” Rose stated.

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Tabor, Mitchams get service awards

February 10, 2016
Tabor, Mitchams get service awards

Mike Tabor, and Steve and Darlene Mitcham were presented the 2015 Howard Clemmons Distinguished Service Award during the Granbury Chamber of Commerce Best of Business awards banquet Friday at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The “1970s Journey” theme was brought to life with decorations and lighting by the conference center staff.

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Fire calls up 17 percent

February 6, 2016
Fire calls up 17 percent

Hood County fire calls increased 17 percent last year, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

The total increased by 850, rising from 4,590 in 2014 to 5,440 last year among the nine fire departments, all of which are volunteer crews.

Ray said he has no theory about why the number increased.

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Incumbents, newbies vie for city boards

February 6, 2016

Used to be, there never seemed to be enough volunteers wanting to serve on city boards.

Now, the Granbury City Council is juggling how to deal with board members who want to continue serving and a slew of newcomers who want to have a turn.

Why the newcomers all of a sudden?

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