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Deadline Friday for CPA applications

February 25, 2015

Friday is the deadline for applications to the Granbury Police Department’s annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class.

The class will start on March 19.

For 10 weeks, the class will meet on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 in the council chambers at City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St.

The purpose of the CPA is to educate citizens about the police department and how it operates in an effort to dispel misconceptions and to increase rapport between police and citizens.

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Officer: Sister hurt when brother head-butts her

February 25, 2015
Officer: Sister hurt when brother head-butts her

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A man with previous assault convictions was jailed after head-butting his sister last Wednesday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Rose said the argument had to do with Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and electronics being used in the home, although he did not know details.

Joshua Michael Wilson, 29, of the 2500 block of River View Trail in River Country Acres, was arrested and charged with felony family violence assault with previous convictions, according to Rose.

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Navajo Code Talkers key to World War II victory

February 25, 2015
Navajo Code Talkers key to World War II victory

Sheep. Eyes. Nose. Deer. Destroyers. Tea. Mouse. Turkey. Onion. Sick horse. 6. 6. 2. Bear.

These English translations were used by Navajo Code Talkers in Iwo Jima during World War II, according to Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald.

“Immediately flame-throwing tanks and demolition crews went out to save this company of Marines that were pinned down,” MacDonald said in an interview on navajocodetalkers.org.

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Council okays request for phone tower

February 21, 2015

The Granbury City Council has approved – with a condition – a Development Plat request for a cell phone tower for Verizon Wireless.

According to Community Development Director Scott Sopchak, the tower will enhance service to local Verizon Wireless customers.

The tower will be 155 feet tall and will be located north of the intersection of Old Granbury Road and Peck Road.

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DA: Three residents arrested for crimes against children

February 21, 2015

Investigations have led to the arrest of one person for injury to a child and two people for indecency with a child, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.

Investigators with the Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force, a multi-agency task force housed in the DA’s office, investigated suspicious injuries on a 7-year-old child.

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Felony Arrests

February 21, 2015

Two felony arrests were made between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

Those arrested are:

nTommy George Dooley, 51, Colonial Drive, Granbury, murder.

nMark Dewayne Mohler, 55, Weatherford, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

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More than 100 participate in bus trip to legislative session in Austin

February 21, 2015
More than 100 participate in bus trip to legislative session in Austin

Speaking to Hood County residents gathered in Austin, Chairman Carlos Rubenstein of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) said an additional $82 billion will be needed for water over the next 50 years.

Rubenstein talked about the growth in the state and the projected need for water in the next 50 years, according to Granbury Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Tammy Hines.

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Sales tax revenue continues upward in Granbury, across state

February 21, 2015
Sales tax revenue continues upward in Granbury, across state

The February sales tax allocation of $635,219 for Granbury is up 1 percent compared to the same month last year.

The city of Fredericksburg, in Gillespie County to the south, received a sales tax allocation of $501,375 for February.

Some consider both Granbury and Fredericksburg to be desirable tourist destinations.

Granbury leads in the dollar amount of sales tax collected.

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Felony Arrests

February 18, 2015

Three felony arrests were made between Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

Those arrested are:

nDavid Ray Coplin, 26, Whippoorwill Drive, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

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Sending a message: ‘It’s great in Granbury’

February 18, 2015
Sending a message: ‘It’s great in Granbury’

It was organized to emphasize the positive trends in Granbury. The Great to be Granbury committee was formed last year by the Granbury Association of Realtors and the Granbury Chamber of Commerce.

At a recent presentation for the Pecan Plantation Breakfast Club, Granbury Chamber President and CEO Mike Scott, along with former chamber board leader Lee Overstreet, spoke on positive growth in Hood County.

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