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Camp workers

January 30, 2016
Camp workers

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro is hosting an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team through Feb. 25. The team is working on facility construction and maintenance to help prepare for summer camp. During their stay they have been branching out in the community for speaking engagements and volunteer work at schools and other organizations.

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Chief deputy ‘went out of his way to help’ employees

January 27, 2016
Chief deputy ‘went out of his way to help’ employees

Retired Chief Deputy George “Biff” Temple will never forget the day Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean was fatally shot.

“That was tough,” Temple said about McLean being shot in the line of duty in 2013.

Temple, who became chief deputy seven years ago when Sheriff Roger Deeds took office, was in his home state of Kansas visiting his mother when McLean was shot, but returned when he was informed about what happened.

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Wide awake now

January 27, 2016
Wide awake now

A Granbury Police officer (background) talks with a 22-year-old Cleburne woman who was driving this Pontiac when it left the roadway Monday morning and hit a guardrail on the off-ramp from the lake bridge to South Morgan Street. The woman told officers she is a student at the local campus of Weatherford College and dozed off while driving.

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Woman reports kidnapping, sexual assault

January 27, 2016

Two local law enforcement agencies are investigating an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault reported by a local woman in her 30s.

The woman reported she had been in a vehicle with a man last Wednesday. The trip lasted about 45 minutes, some of which was outside of Hood County, investigators were told.

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A rose grows in January

January 23, 2016
A rose grows in January

Here’s something that’s not often seen, rose blossoms in January. This prolific bush is blooming in a container on the Granbury square. The blooms popping up over Hood County may be attributed to the fact that 2015 was the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping.

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Stabbing victim going to prison for drugs

January 23, 2016

For Thomas Ryan Milligan, the night of Oct. 13, 2014, began with being stabbed – and his evening only got worse.

The 32-year-old Brazos River Acres man recovered from his mysterious wounds but now has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Deputies responded to a disturbance call near the Brazos River Acres subdivision in southeastern Hood County.

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Go Fund Me account set up for father and two children

January 23, 2016

There is a Go Fund Me account online set up for donations to help a recent Hood County fire victim and his two children.

The Arrowhead Shores home of Gary Beggs and his children, Alexandra and Gary Beggs II, was destroyed by flames on Jan. 5.

STAYING WITH HIS FATHER

Beggs said he has been staying with his father, who lives next door to their home on Parkside Court.

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Possible pipe bomb destroys mailbox

January 23, 2016

A rural Parker County residence’s stone mailbox with a Lipan mailing address apparently was blown apart by a small bomb.

The incident happened Sunday night or Monday morning, authorities said, and the FBI is cooperating in the investigation.

Parker County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Danie Huffman said that evidence of a pipe bomb was found.

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Felony Arrests

January 23, 2016

Six felony arrests were made between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, according to Hood County law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.

Charged are:

nRobert Lee Adams Jr., 26, Skylark Drive, Granbury, sexual abuse of a child continuous-victim under 14.

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Lakefront eatery could open by summer

January 23, 2016
Lakefront eatery could open by summer

Now under construction on waterfront property near the Pearl Street bridge, the Mesquite Pit restaurant is expected to open in late spring or early summer.

The construction was designed around the trees on the shaded property. And that was important to owner/operator Jake Maynard.

“The trees are what I love most about the property.

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