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County raises rates at Collection Station

September 27, 2014

A new fee schedule for the Hood County Citizens Collection Station will be going into effect Oct. 1.

The increase in rates was approved this week by the Hood County Commissioners Court.

It is the first increase since the Citizens Collection Station opened more than 5 years ago. The facility is located on Bray Street, off of Coke Court.

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House charged with burglary

September 24, 2014
House charged with burglary

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A 39-year-old man was arrested by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies after allegedly forcing his way into a home in the 4500 block of Carter Court.

Brain Thomas House, of the 4500 block of Carter Court, was arrested on Sunday around 4 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

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OTS burglary Crime of the Week

September 24, 2014

Hood County Crime Stoppers is looking for information on a burglary.

The break-in happened sometime between March and April 25 in the 4200 block of Terri Lee Lane in Oak Trail Shores.

A shed was broken in, and stolen items include a Black and Decker drill, Craftsman socket set, hammers, four-way lug wrench, crow bars and men’s belts.

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Crews to widen FM Road 167

September 24, 2014

Crews will be working to widen FM Road 167 from FM Road 51 North to FM 3450 (Monroe Highway) in northeastern Hood County.

The project is estimated for completion in early winter of 2015.

FM 167 will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic lights assisting traffic through the construction area.

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Rock Church Highway accident

September 24, 2014
Rock Church Highway accident

A vehicle ran off the road and rolled on Rock Church Highway Sunday night, according to Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober, who responded to the scene. Tolar Fire Chief Matt Hutsell said a female was taken by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. No other information was available at press time.

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Comptroller to help locals find unclaimed property

September 24, 2014

Hood County residents have more than $3.4 million in unclaimed property, and officials with the State Comptroller’s office will come to town to help them claim it.

Representatives from the state office will be on hand Thursday, Oct. 9, to answer questions, help local residents search for unclaimed property online and help them fill out forms.

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Business Briefs

September 20, 2014

REALTOR BETH SHEARON

EARNS GRI DESIGNATION

Beth Shearon of Winston Properties, LLC recently received the nationally recognized Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

The GRI program is offered through the Nationl Association of Realtors and administered by the Texas Association of Realtors. Graduates complete 30-hour courses in specialized subjects such as contracts, finance, professional standards, agency marketing and implementing technology to improve their business.

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Felony Charges

September 20, 2014

Six felony arrests were made between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County, local authorities said. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Those arrested are:

nMichael James Brennan, 42, Wildwood Circle, Granbury, possession/promote child pornography.

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Volunteers needed to build haunted house

September 20, 2014
Volunteers needed to build haunted house

Can you swing a hammer?

If so, you are needed to help nail down the haunted house for the First Annual GranScary benefiting Hood County Christmas for Children.

GranScary will be held at the Granbury Reunion Grounds Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

The event is geared toward high school and college students from Hood and surrounding counties.

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We help by working together

September 20, 2014
We help by working together

The VFW and area Home Depot Stores have partnered to help provide a place to live for a local veteran’s family. Both Shadow and Amy Gartman were fully employed until Shadow developed brain cancer. Prior to his passing, Air Force veteran Gartman was hoping to provide a home for his wife.

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