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Man denies running Cresson sex house

June 27, 2015

Prove it.

That, along with a flat denial, is pretty much the response filed Monday on behalf of Randy Scott Carter of Cresson to the lawsuit claiming he’s operating a swingers’ haven in a residential neighborhood.

The petition was filed May 28 by the Hills of Bear Creek, Phase Two and Phase Three, Homeowners Association.

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Crime scene

June 27, 2015
Crime scene

Chief Deputy Biff Temple (wearing hat) is pictured along with Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Danny Tuggle (right), Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Young (seated) and deputy Johnny Miller Wednesday morning in front of crime scene tape stretched across the entrance to a residence in the 1100 block of Mambrino Highway, where the body of 75-year-old Floyd Flud was found.

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County to spend another $7,500 on jail cameras

June 27, 2015

About $68,000 was just spent on new cameras at the jail, but the Commissioners Court this week approved even more cameras after blind spots were discovered.

Commissioner Steve Berry was agitated over the request by Sheriff Roger Deeds because a security detail team of “six or eight people” recently inspected the jail for the purpose of determining what cameras were needed.

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Felony Arrests

June 27, 2015

Four felony arrests were made between June 18 and June 24, 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:

nChristopher Michael Barber Jr., 18, Boca Bay Court, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1A.

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Power for RaceTrac

June 24, 2015
Power for RaceTrac

United Coop workers install a primary power service line pole Monday morning in the 1500 block of South Morgan, which will provide power to the RaceTrac convenience store being built nearby. The Granbury store will be equivalent to the largest RaceTrac stores in the country, at about 6,000 square feet. The target date for the store to open is July 22, according to a RaceTrac representative in Atlanta.

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Sales tax revenue up 5.2 percent across state

June 24, 2015
Sales tax revenue up 5.2 percent across state

State sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Across taxing entities in Hood County, sales tax revenue is also up about 5 percent.

The city of Granbury is up 8 percent for the year.

Hood County is up 15 percent for the year.

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Burglary suspects nabbed after officer spots vehicle at storage facility

June 24, 2015

The right kind of power tools helped two men escape from prison in New York.

Two Hood County residents learned that power tools can also land a person behind bars, according to a Granbury Police Department spokesman.

Crystal Gail Berry, 37, and Jason Ray Echols, 36, both of the 6500 block of Purple K Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision, are accused of burglarizing a storage unit in Granbury on Monday evening of last week.

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Felony Arrests

June 24, 2015

Ten felony arrests were made between June 11 and June 17, 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:

nCrystal Gail Berry, 37, Purple K Court, Granbury, burglary of a building.

nRhett Lee Clanton, 35, Cleburne, theft more than $1,500/less than $20,000.

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Vaccinations on intake benefit Animal Control

June 24, 2015

So far, vaccinating animals on intake has been a shot in the arm for Hood County Animal Control and its furry guests.

Starting in February, officers at the facility received training on how to vaccinate and deworm dogs and cats brought to the facility.

McNab noted that rabies vaccines, however, still must be given “by or under the direct supervision of “a licensed vet.”

The results have proven to have positive benefits for the animals and Animal Control’s population level.

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Tourism proposal includes $150,000 from General Fund

June 20, 2015

One-hundred-fifty thousand from the city’s General Fund, and all of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues, which for the next fiscal year are projected at $600,000.

That’s what the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee will likely ask of the City Council during budget meetings in July.

The four-member group, which was appointed by the City Council and includes council member Rose Myers, now has a proposed budget for a stand-alone DMO.

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