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Bulk trash day next week

April 25, 2015

The city of Granbury will have its next Bulk Trash Clean-Up day next Saturday, on May 2.

It applies only to residents who live within the city limits.

Items may be placed outside the night before but must be curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of pickup.

Trucks will begin routes at 7 a.m.

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Mallard Pointe call

April 25, 2015
Mallard Pointe call

Sheriff’s Office deputies wait outside a residence in the Mallard Pointe subdivision east of Granbury shortly after noon Wednesday while other officers were inside the home. A 911 call had been received reporting a gunshot, according to emergency scanner traffic. However, Lieutenant Johnny Rose stated that investigators found no evidence that a shot was fired.

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Felony Arrests

April 25, 2015

Five felony arrests were made between April 16 and April 22, according to law enforcement records. Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

Those arrested were:

nAlbert Artalejo Jr., 18, Penrod Drive, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

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Mother accused of hitting daughter

April 25, 2015
Mother accused of hitting daughter

Robinson

A 33-year-old Tolar woman is accused of striking her teenage daughter in the eye with a belt buckle and using her fist to hit her in the chest, according to a criminal court complaint.

Lakina Shrie Robinson was arrested Monday on a felony count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, according to Hood County Jail records.

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Birdwell’s border security bill passes Senate

April 25, 2015

State Sen. Brian Birdwell’s (R-Granbury) border security bill passed the Senate Monday.

The bill has been sent to the House, overriding a different border security measure last month.

Birdwell’s Senate Bill 3 and state Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s (R-Angleton) bills are similar in several aspects.

Both increase the number of Texas Department of Public Safety officers on the border.

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Much love for the library

April 25, 2015
Much love for the library

The Hood County Library is a popular spot for adults and children. Gina Dieterichs and her daughter Claire, 3, are familiar faces at the library on North Travis Street. Claire and her mom love to read, and they always check out lots of books during their frequent visits. Claire also enjoys attending Storytime on Wednesday mornings where she enjoy books with other children and fun craft projects.

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Early voting starts Monday for Lipan school elections

April 25, 2015

Early voting starts Monday for the Lipan ISD elections.

On the ballot is one contested race and a $4 million bond election.

Lipan ISD is the only local entity holding a May election.

Early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lipan ISD’s Sylvia Wilson Baccus Library, located at 106 Osage St.

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Andris in action

April 25, 2015
Andris in action

Visitor Information Specialist Pat Andris (center) and fellow staffers at the Granbury Visitor Center have been gearing up for a busy weekend on the square. This weekend’s sixth annual Granbury Wine Walk features 21 Texas wineries with tasting booths on the square and surrounding area.

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Jailer bracing for brain surgery

April 25, 2015
Jailer bracing for brain surgery

Dusty Wren took a long, thoughtful pause when asked if he feels scared about the tumor that’s slowly growing in his head.

Thoughts of his wife and four children, and his own mortality, no doubt flash like lightning through his mind.

Any person faced with brain surgery faces similar thoughts about their post-surgery prospects.

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Granbury Wine Walk continues

April 25, 2015
Granbury Wine Walk continues

The sixth annual Granbury Wine Walk features 20 Texas wineries with tasting booths on the square and surrounding area. The tastings continue today from noon to 8 p.m. Wine walk participants will be treated to live local music, food and art at each wine booth grouping.

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