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Computer phone scam reported

March 21, 2015

Would you let a stranger have access to your computer information?

A 61-year-old woman said she and her husband have received five or six calls in recent months from someone claiming to be with a Microsoft Windows service center.

The man states that “an attempt to log in to my Windows program from a different location” was detected, the woman said.

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Felony Arrests

March 21, 2015

Thirteen felony arrests were made between March 5 and March 18, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

nGeneva Grace Barger, 27, Hidden Cove Trail, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

nJohn Glenwood Berliew IV, 24, West Mill Street, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

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Granbury veteran vies for store

March 21, 2015

A Granbury man is competing with other military veterans for the opportunity to own a 7-Eleven franchise – without the expense of a franchise fee.

Voting on Facebook runs through March 29.

Navy veteran Mark Anthony Page is the Granbury finalist in the store’s Operation: Take Command promotion.

As part of 7-Eleven’s contest to win a franchise, nine men and one woman have posted their “Why I Should Win Operation: Take Command” videos on 7-Eleven’s Facebook page.

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McFire

March 21, 2015
McFire

Granbury firefighters arrive at McDonald’s restaurant on South Morgan Street to investigate a 911 call reporting a fire at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. Fire Chief Brent Blackmon said it was a “very minor” grease fryer blaze that did not appear to have caused any structural damage. The blaze was extinguished before firefighters arrived.

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New United Cooperative building is energy efficient

March 21, 2015
New United Cooperative building is energy efficient

Staffers were working out of a mobile home for about a year, but the expanded facility was worth the wait.

Tuesday’s open house and dedication at the Hood County office for United Cooperative Services on Fall Creek Highway at Highway 377 drew a crowd of customers, employees and Granbury Chamber of Commerce members.

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Shoving, spitting at men’s basketball game draw police

March 18, 2015

Police were called to Decker Gym after a dispute broke out among several players in a Granbury City League men’s basketball game Tuesday night.

There were no arrests, but the incident has drawn attention, particularly on social media.

According to Josh McGinnis, city of Granbury recreation coordinator, the fuss began when one player allegedly gave another a “hard foul.” Those two players began to argue, which led to others doing the same.

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Golf cart among items stolen from residence

March 18, 2015

The Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week involves a residential burglary of an estimated $3,950 worth of property, including a golf cart.

The burglary occurred sometime between 10 a.m. on Feb. 6 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 11, in the 400 block of Yucca Drive in the Lakewood Hills subdivision.

After a forced entry was made into a garage, items taken included an Echo weed trimmer, a Craftsman push-type weed trimmer, miscellaneous tools and the golf cart (burgundy color).

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Crime tips pay for students

March 18, 2015

Anonymous crime tips submitted by students through Crime Stoppers have increased sharply in the last few months, officials said.

At this month’s Crime Stoppers board meeting, cash rewards were approved for seven students who had given tips involving drugs and alcohol.

The total amount approved for payout to those tipsters was $1,100.

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County appoints investment group

March 18, 2015

When it comes to handling taxpayer dollars, a committee makes a lot of sense.

The Commissioners Court this week appointed an Investment Committee to handle investments for the county.

County Judge Darrell Cockerham and Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Berry had the idea when they both attended the same session during a recent continuing education conference in Austin.

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Propagation demonstration

March 18, 2015
Propagation demonstration

Lake Granbury Master Gardener Sherrill Czarnecki (right) was the featured speaker for Tuesday’s plant propagation demonstration in the Annex 1 meeting room. Debbie Young (left) and other attendees left with valuable newfound knowledge about how to multiply plants and prepare soil for spring gardens.

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