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A little dirt never hurt

July 18, 2015
A little dirt never hurt

Two-year-old Salleen Campbell had a joyous time playing in the sand Wednesday evening at the Granbury City Park Softball Fields. Sunny skies with highs close to the century mark is in the Hood County forecast for the remainder of the weekend and all next week.

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Campbell hopes sailors will be honored

July 18, 2015

Granbury Navy veteran J.C. Campbell said it’s past time to officially honor the 74 sailors who lost their lives during a war exercise 46 years ago.

He heads a group fighting to add the names of the “Lost 74” to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

The deaths occurred on June 3, 1969, when the USS Frank E.

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Suspects arrested on drug, theft charges

July 18, 2015

A 34-year-old Hood County man was caught with methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1,800 after a phone tip, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

Justin Lane Proctor, of the 4000 block of Alaska Court in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision, was found by a police officer to have 18.3 grams (including package weight) of meth during a traffic stop Friday, July 10, Hines said.

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New leadership

July 18, 2015
New leadership

Citing the advantages of local ownership, Mike Brown said last week, “We are all three already part of the community.” Brown was speaking of the change of ownership at Harbor Lakes Golf Club. The new owners are pictured at an open house last week, standing from left: Kevin Floroplus and Toni Gibson, Peggy and Danny Hill, and seated are Mike and Belinda Brown.

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Crunching numbers

July 18, 2015
Crunching numbers

City Manager Chris Coffman makes a point during the city’s annual, two-day budget workshop at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. He is seated between Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband and council member Mickey Parson. The woman beside Campbell-Husband is Elizabeth Bailey, a financial analyst for the city. Coffman told the council that the city’s growth is posing challenges to the Maintenance and Operations budget.

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This will help Ruth’s Place

July 18, 2015
This will help Ruth’s Place

The Granbury Wine Walk committee annually contributes to local nonprofit organizations. Recently a $4,000 donation was made to Ruth’s Place. From left: Dr. Romeo Bachand of Ruth’s Place, Deborah Rollins and Larry Tiberia of the Wine Walk committee. The nonprofit Ruth’s Place is expanding to provide additional space to serve low income families with medical, dental and eye care.

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Deadline Friday to apply for free school supplies

July 15, 2015

Operation School Supplies is taking applications for the 2015-16 school year.

The program provides school supplies to Hood County children whose parents are in economic need.

Students must be enrolled in the Granbury or Tolar school district. School attendance, county residency and economic need will be verified.

Applicants need to provide a list of all social services being received by the family so the need can be determined.

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Vandals strike; nine dogs poisoned in Comanche Cove

July 15, 2015

Comanche Cove once again has been targeted for senseless mayhem that has even included killing multiple animals.

The latest incident occurred in the overnight hours on either July 4 or 5, when one or more vandals caused about $3,800 worth of damage to the homeowners association office and the pool area.

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New truck

July 15, 2015
New truck

The Granbury Volunteer Fire Department debuted its new Rescue 2 apparatus in Granbury’s 4th of July parade. The truck, which will be used for multiple purposes, will be put into service in about two weeks. The fire department is planning an official “push-in” ceremony July 28 to welcome the new vehicle.

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Should the city have lifeguards at City Beach?

July 15, 2015
Should the city have lifeguards at City Beach?

Just five days after an 18-year-old woman drowned at Granbury’s City Beach, one visitor had her hands full watching her three young children – ages 6, 8 and 10 – enjoying the water.

Comanche resident Aylin Esmeralda Pimentel went under while swimming with friends on the 4th of July.

Sarah Farmer, a 39-year-old Parker County resident, said she had not heard about the drowning.

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