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Pecan Plantation home burglarized; reward offered

November 19, 2014

Hood County Crime Stoppers is seeking tips on a burglary of a home on the 9500 block of Bellechase Road in Pecan Plantation.

The burglary happened on or before Nov. 12, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Stolen items include a Mac Book Pro Air, an Apple iPad Mini, an Apple iPhone 5S, an Apple iPhone Generation 1, Nintendo System, Xbox 1 Forza Horizon game, Nintendo Wii Mario Kart game, diamond/amethyst graduation ring, James Avery charm bracelet, pearl earrings and necklace, opal pendant, woman’s Fossil watch, jewelry box and video camera.

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Sheriff’s Office: Teens busted for drinking

November 19, 2014

Sheriff’s Office deputies shut down an underage drinking party in the 9300 block of Nix Road in Tolar on Saturday, Nov. 8, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Seven people from 16 to 19 years old were issued citations for Minor in Consumption of Alcohol, a class C Misdemeanor, and released to their parents or responsible adult, Rose said.

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Home sales showing good signs

November 19, 2014
Home sales showing good signs

The data on real estate for Hood County is in, and things are looking good.

In the past three years, Hood County residential property sales have seen a major increase, from 36 in January of 2011 to 75 in October of 2014. That’s a 48 percent increase.

Another good sign is the decrease in median days on market: 94 in January 2011 down to 80 in October 2014, a 15 percent drop.

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Man faces evading arrest charge after traffic stop

November 15, 2014

A Rancho Brazos man could have avoided a felony charge if he had just stopped as soon as Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to pull him over during a traffic stop Sunday night, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Corey Warren Stone, 27, of the 3700 block of Canyon Road, Rancho Brazos, failed to stop and evaded deputies in his vehicle, Rose said.

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Felony Arrests

November 15, 2014

Five felony arrests were made between Nov. 6 and Nov. 12.

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

Those arrested are:

nPedro Delfino Enriquez, 27, Cedar Drive, Oak Hills, criminal mischief, damage/destroy worship/school.

nMatthew Dillion MacPherson, 20, Lipan, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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LGMC nationally recognized as top performer

November 15, 2014

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.

Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures.

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NRS opening Saturday

November 15, 2014
NRS opening Saturday

The building didn’t sit empty for long.

Fun-N-Sun boat dealership closed its Granbury location in June, blaming low levels at Lake Granbury for a decline in business.

A new NRS (National Roper’s Supply) opens at the former boat dealership today. The store is promoted as “all things western,” and will encompass the apparel and soft goods from David’s Western Store.

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Business nominations due soon for chamber awards

November 15, 2014

The Best of Business awards will be presented at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Friday, Feb. 6, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The chamber is now taking nominations for businesses and individuals that have set the standard for business excellence and exceptional community service. Nominations for 2014 awards will be accepted until Nov.

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Survivors share their stories

November 15, 2014
Survivors share their stories

Stuff ‘N’ Nonsense Boutique and Red on the Square recently hosted the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Fashion Show and Third Annual Bras for a Cause. These events raised $1,803 for Cancer Care Services for Hood County.

Breast cancer survivors were models for the fashion show. “They were given the opportunity to tell their stories,” said Becky Barton.

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State’s monthly sales tax revenue up

November 15, 2014
State’s monthly sales tax revenue up

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in October was $2.41 billion, up 12.9 percent compared to October 2013.

“Strong growth in sales tax receipts was apparent across all major economic sectors,” Combs said.

“Notable increases from retail trade and the oil and natural gas-related sectors led the growth, indicating increased spending by both consumers and businesses,” she added.

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