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Meals for those who can’t get out

December 17, 2014
Meals for those who can’t get out

From left: Mike Brown of Mike Brown Ford and Danny Hill of Classic Chevrolet, recently presented a $2,000 check to Mindy Hodges for Meals on Wheels. Hodges, executive director of Hood County Senior Center, said the response from the community has been tremendous, with donations exceeding $16,000 for Meals on Wheels.

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This will help the children

December 17, 2014
This will help the children

Christmas for Children received a $1,500 donation from the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth recently. From left: President Jacque Gordon, of Christmas for Children; Ian Moore, Senior Warden Good Shepherd Episcopal Church; Rayford High, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (which includes Granbury); Barb Snyder and Norm Snyder, of Good Shepherd Episcopal.

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Willenborg donated 12,250 hours of service at hospital

December 17, 2014
Willenborg donated 12,250 hours of service at hospital

Rosemary Willenborg is a people person. She likes to talk, she likes to listen, she likes to help others.

She used those skills as a volunteer with the hospital auxiliary for almost 30 years.

“Sometimes it gets rounded up to 30 years,” Willenborg said. “But it’s really 29 1/2.”

Through the years, she served staff, patients and family for a total of 12,250 hours.

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Catch you later

December 13, 2014
Catch you later

A red-tailed hawk recently took flight from a hunting perch just off Lipan Highway after the photographer ventured a little too close for comfort. The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that covers a wide range. Red-tailed hawks are legally protected in Canada, Mexico and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Hunter Park now open after updates

December 13, 2014

A refurbished Hunter Park is now open at Lake Granbury, off Highway 51.

Though the boat ramp at Hunter Park remains closed due to low lake levels, a new seawall and improved camping and picnic areas are available, according to officials with the Brazos River Authority.

The boat ramp at Hunter Park, like most public boat ramps on Lake Granbury, is on the shallow side of the lake and not usable when the lake is low.

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He’s making his list

December 13, 2014
He’s making his list

The Logsdon children (from left) Gavin, 9, Avari, 3 months, and Levi, 5, all gathered at Santa’s knee to put in their Christmas present requests. Before meeting up with Santa the kids enjoyed breakfast and fun activities at the craft table at last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa event at Camp El Tesoro.

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County pays tribute to departing officials

December 13, 2014

By proclamation, the Hood County Commissioners Court is honoring for their service three departing elected officials.

Thursday will be “Richard Roan Day” in honor of Precinct 2 Commissioner Richard “Dick” Roan.

Roan did not seek re-election for a third, four-year term. On Jan. 1, Butch Barton will take over the Precinct 2 seat on the Commissioners Court.

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City overcharged county almost $10,000

December 13, 2014

The county will get a credit of almost $10,000 because a city meter reader misread the meter at the Justice Center.

The billing error was discussed in this week’s regular meeting of the Commissioners Court.

County Auditor Stan McBroom informed commissioners of the mistake when he gave his financial report.

He said the county had received a utility bill from the city for approximately $54,000.

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A little help from his friends

December 10, 2014
A little help from his friends

Thomas Myers Automotive partnered with Classic Chevrolet and O’Reilly Auto Parts for Saturday’s 21th annual Thomas Myers Annual Race for the Kids Toy Drive and Car Show. Judging from the mountains of toys and row after row of bikes, the annual toy drive brought in a huge haul. From left, Justin Norwood of Classic Chevrolet, Thomas and Thomas’ wife Rebecca Myers paused for a quick photo at Classic Chevrolet.

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Camp comedian

December 10, 2014
Camp comedian

Four-year-old Hendrix Harvey amused himself playing funny face with his reflection in a Christmas ornament during Saturday’s annual Breakfast with Santa at Camp El Tesoro. The event was held for the first time in the WoHeLo Lodge, the new dining hall complex at Camp El Tesoro in the southeast part of Hood County.

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