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In support of Happy Hill

August 23, 2014
In support of Happy Hill

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) recently presented a $5,000 donation to Happy Hill Farm south of Granbury. The donation represents funds raised through the 26th annual BGC benefit golf tournament in Tyler. Some 600 golfers participated and funds are being distributed to 50 children’s programs and charities. From left: Greg Robinson, vice president – district manager for Corsicana-area Brookshire’s stores; Ed Shipman, founder of Happy Hill Farm; Kris Garrison, store director at Brookshire’s in Granbury; and Rebecca Sanders, director – public relations for Brookshire Grocery Co.

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County may start leasing cars for sheriff’s office

August 23, 2014

The county is considering leasing, instead of buying, vehicles used by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout made the suggestion after researching leasing possibilities.

The Hood County Commissioners Court has not yet decided whether it wants to start leasing vehicles.

Tout said the leasing arrangement would be different from personal leases.

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Another strong month for Texas

August 23, 2014
Another strong month for Texas

State sales tax revenue in July was $2.34 billion, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. That’s up 6.3 percent compared to July 2013.

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in June, as well as April, May and June sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

“The growth in sales tax revenues reflected strength in both business and consumer spending,” Combs said.

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Local Air Evac recognized as best base in Texas

August 20, 2014
Local Air Evac recognized as best base in Texas

Air Evac Lifeteam 69 in Granbury was selected to receive the Community Base of the Year Award out of 21 Air Evac bases in Texas. The award is to recognize the amount of outreach education done at a base over the past year. This includes heart, landing zone and other classes.

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Stolen business truck found the next day

August 16, 2014

They lost a gun, but it could have been worse.

Someone broke in Marshall Electric on Paluxy Highway earlier this week and drove off a company pickup with tools and equipment.

The pickup was discovered the next morning, Wednesday, by the owner of a Granbury storage facility.

It was at the storage facility with all tools and equipment intact.

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Tolar’s new elementary school

August 16, 2014
Tolar’s new elementary school

A growing student population combined with an aging building highlighted the need of a new elementary school in Tolar. Voters the gave Tolar ISD the green light in a 2012 bond election for construction of a new elementary school on the site where the old Rattler Stadium once stood. Crews and volunteers are busy with the finishing touches as the first day of school (Aug.

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Grand Jury Indictments

August 16, 2014

The Hood County grand jury returned 22 indictments on Wednesday.

They were:

Roy Lee Bartley, 46, Sycamore Court, Granbury, theft of property less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.

William Barry Blanton, 52, Sunflower Lane, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

Brandon Lee Brown, 35, Fort Worth, theft of property, more than $1,500/less than $2,000.

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Felony Arrests

August 16, 2014

Twelve felony arrests were made between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12.

They are:

Joshua Ryan Barger, 20, White Settlement, assault family/house member impede breathing.

Tawn Elizabeth Carlson, 54, Jackson Heights, Granbury, possession of controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

Tereasa Faye Cook, 51, Burleson, driving while intoxicated, third offense or more.

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July Health Inspection Scores

August 16, 2014

Food service health inspection scores are posted monthly by the city of Granbury.

Inspections occur about twice a year, not all businesses are inspected each month. Each violation has a demerit value, and this is subtracted from 100 to give the inspection score.

Restaurants with a failing score of 59 or below are closed immediately and must be re-inspected before opening.

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No injuries

August 9, 2014
No injuries

Three people involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 144 and Mambrino Highway Wednesday afternoon escaped injuries, according to Jeff Young, assistant chief of Indian Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured are firefighter Nicholas Mains and the owner of the PT Cruiser involved in the accident. Mains disconnected the battery so additional air bags would not deploy.

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