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Sheriff: Man, 30, accused of elbowing girlfriend in face

August 22, 2015

A 30-year-old Hood County man accused of elbowing his girlfriend in the face Wednesday was arrested by Sheriff’s Office deputies on a felony charge, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Samsom Ray Mancha, of the 2900 block of Ridgecrest Drive in Rock Harbor just south of Granbury, is facing a count of assault family violence, enhanced by a previous conviction, Rose said.

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Leading the charge

August 22, 2015
Leading the charge

Granbury City Council member Rose Myers was one of four members of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee. She made a motion Tuesday to approve a contract between the city and Visit Granbury, Inc. (the DMO), and the council voted in favor. The vote was met with applause from stakeholders in the audience.

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No room at the inns?

August 22, 2015
No room at the inns?

During the DMO discussion, Granbury City Manager Chris Coffman said that hotel and motel rooms are expected to be full for the next 18 months because of the Wolf Hollow expansion project. The vote to dissolve the CVB department and create a free-standing Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) puts four city employees out of work.

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Economic push

August 22, 2015
Economic push

Linda Burns of the Rockwall-based Burns Development Group addresses the Granbury City Council Tuesday night about a consulting agreement involving the marketing of the Granbury Commerce Centre. The city, businessman Jerry Durant, the Granbury Chamber and Central Texas Title will contribute toward payment of consulting fees. The Commissioners Court did not participate because of budget constraints.

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City okays economic development agreement

August 22, 2015

The Granbury City Council has approved a consulting agreement with Burns Development Group for economic development of the Granbury Commerce Centre.

As part of the agreement, the city will pay the company $8,000.

Businessman Jerry Durant, who owns the property off North Loop 567, also will pay the company $8,000, and the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and Central Texas Title will each pay $2,000.

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Welcome to the reading loft

August 22, 2015
Welcome to the reading loft

Emma Roberson Elementary second-grade teacher Sandy McGuffin’s back-to-school to-do list included a fresh coat of paint and a new rug for her reading loft. The construction of the 21-year-old loft was a labor of love from McGuffin’s husband for her first teaching assignment at Emma. McGuffin holds the record for years teaching at Emma Roberson.

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City, school filing ends Monday, 5 p.m.

August 22, 2015

The filing period for city and school elections will close at 5 p.m. Monday.

The elections will coincide with the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election.

Granbury, Tolar, Cresson and deCordova will hold city elections.

Granbury and Tolar will also hold school elections.

As of Thursday morning, no one – not even the incumbents – had submitted packets for the Tolar School Board election, according to a staffer in the administration office.

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Here to help

August 22, 2015
Here to help

First responders, police and others are pictured after responding to the scene of this two-vehicle accident just after noon Tuesday in front of McDonald’s on Highway 377 East. A passenger in a 2014 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center. A 2008 Cadillac pickup failed to yield right-of-way and was struck by the Chevrolet, said Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department.

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Man sues over road that runs through property

August 22, 2015

To county officials, the issue is a dead-end. But to a Hood County man upset about a county road that runs through his property, it’s just a u-turn.

The case involving County Road 307 – located in southern Hood County near Wolf Hollow Court, off FM 2425 – is in district court for the second time.

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Man charged in sex assault of young girl

August 22, 2015

A Fort Worth man accused of raping a Hood County girl when she was 9 years old has been arrested on two felony counts involving sexual crimes against a child, according to a criminal complaint filed by Justice of the Peace Roger Howell.

Nelson Edward Dusenbery, 46, was arrested Tuesday in Hood County after District Attorney Investigator Robert Young received a report of sexual abuse of a child, according to records.

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