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Council may budget for square improvements

July 26, 2014
Council may budget for square improvements

A NICE ‘TRIP’?: City Council members Gary Couch, Mickey Parson and Rose Myers are wanting the city to consider widening and improving sidewalks around the square. The square is a draw for tourists, especially since the Granbury Opera House reopened after a renovation.

The Granbury City Council may consider incorporating improvements to the square in the upcoming fiscal year budget.

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Copper stolen from two businesses

July 26, 2014

Depriving someone of air-conditioning in this sweltering summer heat surely qualifies as a capital offense.

Granbury police are investigating the rooftop theft of copper pipe that was part of the air-conditioning for Bealls and Staples in the 300 block of Highway 377 East.

Both businesses had their air-conditioning systems back in working order by Thursday.

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Opening this fall

July 26, 2014
Opening this fall

Construction crews are wrapping up exterior work at the new Aldi supermarket on Highway 377. The store is expected to open the second week in September.

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Authorities: Man with machete threatens family members

July 26, 2014

A man who made threats while holding a machete Tuesday was arrested.

The man allegedly became upset over a light being turned on at his home in the Oak Hills subdivision, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Sterling Gene Eakin, 64, “was brandishing a machete and threatening family members,” Rose stated.

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Leading the way

July 26, 2014
Leading the way

New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. From left, officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room.

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Felony Arrests

July 26, 2014

Five felony arrests were made between July 17 and July 23.

Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

  • Michael Walker Crouch, 48, Arrowhead Circle, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
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    Theft of watercraft is Crime of Week

    July 26, 2014

    The theft of two personal watercraft and a trailer is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

    Sometime between May 23 and May 30, someone made entry into private property in the 4000 block of Rhea Road east of Granbury and stole a Yamaha FX Cruiser 7725 WaveRunner along with a Sea-Doo RXT-X 13760.

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    School tax hike not as high

    July 23, 2014

    The Granbury School Board proposes a tax increase slightly lower than projected.

    The board publicized a 15-cent tax rate hike during the fall bond vote but is now considering a 13.5-cent rate hike. It would amount to $1.28 per $100 property valuation. School taxes would jump about $337 on a $250,000 house this fall.

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    Charity group organizing help for border children

    July 23, 2014

    Scammers may be trying to target people who want to help the unaccompanied children in the current border crisis.

    However, there is a legitimate organization collecting donations.

    Catholic Charities Fort Worth is taking donations of needed supplies and money for anyone wanting to give.

    Personal hygiene items along with toys, pencils, notebook paper, crayons and coloring books are just a few of the many items suggested on the website (catholicharitiesfortworth.org.).

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    Fundraiser Saturday for Cresson family

    July 23, 2014

    A car show fundraiser and an auction will be Saturday for the six-member family that lost everything a week ago when fire destroyed their home.

    James and Christina Pearce along with their four children – ages 6 to 16 – were left without a home after their three-bedroom house on Wildflower Court in Cresson burned.

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