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Boater glances up to see family of nesting owls

July 29, 2015
Boater glances up to see family of nesting owls

Lisa McClain Hardy got a rare treat last month when she sighted a family of barred owls during the day.

Hardy and others were traveling by jon boat on Robinson Creek, near her home northwest of Granbury, when something told her to look up.

“We were staring right at them,” Hardy said.

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Sheriff: Man took ‘joy ride’ in parents’ vehicle

July 25, 2015

In what law officials described as a “joy ride,” a 24-year-old Bentwater man is accused of taking his parents’ vehicle without permission.

Tyler Ray Benjamin, of the 1500 block of Teller Bell Lane, turned himself in July 15 on a warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

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Police Explorers applications due

July 25, 2015

Those interested in being a member of the Hood County Police Explorers need to send in their application soon, according to Sheriff’s Office deputy Mel Boshwitz, the group’s organizer.

The application must be submitted by Sept. 1. The first meeting is set for Sept. 15.

To be eligible you must have at least graduated the eighth grade and be at least 15 years old, and be no older than 20 when you start.

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Felony Arrests

July 25, 2015

Fifteen felony arrests were made between July 9 and July 22, 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:

nAaron Davis Albrecht, 41, Indian Creek Trail, Granbury, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

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Fun with food

July 25, 2015
Fun with food

These Hood County 4-H Food Camp participants were happy to show off their fruity creations Thursday afternoon in the Hood County Annex I meeting room. The kids also had a great time making a pasta lunch from scratch while learning all kinds of fun facts about nutrition and preparing foods. The best part of all is they got to eat what they made.

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City may build dock after all

July 25, 2015

The on-again-off-again boat dock by Hewlett Park may be on again.

Parks Superintendent Aaron McLain is researching costs for several options of what to do with the 99 steel poles that are sticking out of the water by the new fishing pier next to the park.

The City Council could decide to: remove the poles; build the boat dock that was originally planned before the drought hit; or build a smaller version of it.

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Hodges named bank president at First National

July 25, 2015

James Hodges was promoted to president and chief executive officer at First National Bank of Granbury last month. He is assuming the office formerly held by John H. Luton.

Hodges has been at FNB since 1971 and is a graduate of Granbury High School and TCU.

Along with his wife, SuLin, they raised three children, are members of Acton Baptist Church and have served on numerous civic boards.

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Bike collision

July 25, 2015
Bike collision

Granbury Police officers and others are pictured with a bicycle that was struck by a pickup at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the eastbound side of Highway 377 East, near the 377 split. The driver of the bicycle, 20-year-old Cody Ray Farrington of Granbury, was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center where he was treated and released.

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Stage 4 water restriction relaxed in Laguna Vista

July 25, 2015

Laguna Vista residents were seething last Friday when signage was posted for a boil notice and stage 4 water restrictions at the subdivision entrance north of Granbury on Highway 51.

After suffering through low pressure and water outages in the past, residents feared the summer of 2015 was heading in the same direction.

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City residents limited to outside water use

July 25, 2015

The lake may be full, but that doesn’t mean that water is plentiful.

Granbury city officials want water customers to know that Stage 2 drought restrictions are still in effect.

High water demand triggers the stages of the Drought Contingency Plan.

“When temperatures started rising, people started using more water, causing daily demand to rise about 2.5 million gallons,” Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband wrote in an email to the Hood County News.

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