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LGMC nationally recognized as top performer

November 15, 2014

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.

Only 1,224 – or approximately one-third – of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures.

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NRS opening Saturday

November 15, 2014
NRS opening Saturday

The building didn’t sit empty for long.

Fun-N-Sun boat dealership closed its Granbury location in June, blaming low levels at Lake Granbury for a decline in business.

A new NRS (National Roper’s Supply) opens at the former boat dealership today. The store is promoted as “all things western,” and will encompass the apparel and soft goods from David’s Western Store.

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Business nominations due soon for chamber awards

November 15, 2014

The Best of Business awards will be presented at the Granbury Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Friday, Feb. 6, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The chamber is now taking nominations for businesses and individuals that have set the standard for business excellence and exceptional community service. Nominations for 2014 awards will be accepted until Nov.

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Rollover accident

November 12, 2014
Rollover accident

Granbury police worked a major accident Wednesday morning on South Morgan Street by U.S. Highway 377. According to police, James Meade Sherwood, 72, of Granbury was taken by ground ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center after his 1998 Chevrolet pickup rolled, following a collision with a 2010 Subaru 4-door driven by Donna Marie Latham, 47, of Fort Worth.

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Grand Jury Indictments

November 8, 2014

The Hood County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday.

Indictments are formal charges.

Guilt or innocence will be determined later.

Or, the case could be dropped.

Those indicted are:

nTodd Howard Bart, 33, Frisco, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, greater than 4 grams/less than 200 grams.

nJason Raymond Baxter, 31, Euless, possession of marijuana, greater than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds.

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Felony Arrests

November 8, 2014

Two felony arrests were made between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5. Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Those arrested are:

nRandall Lynn Boiles, 27, Inwood Trail, Oak Trail Shores, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, greater than 1 gram/less than 4 grams; tampering/fabricating physical evidence; possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, greater than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

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Skinned animal probably raccoon, chief deputy says

November 8, 2014

The Hood County News received a call late Wednesday morning about an animal that had its “ears cut off, had been tortured, skinned” and was lying on the side of the road.

Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Biff Templeton said a deputy went to the scene near the intersection of Meander and X.A.

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Solomon named chair of TV board

November 8, 2014

County IT Director Jackie Solomon has been named chair of the five-member Public Television Channel Advisory Board.

The committee is informally referred to as the Granbury TV Advisory Board.

The Granbury City Council selected Solomon as the chair at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The matter was tabled at the Oct.

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New Starbucks on horizon

November 8, 2014

A new Starbucks store may be coming to Granbury, near the new Kroger store being built at Highway 377 and Highway 4.

Granbury Community Development Director Scott Sopchak said the city is reviewing a site plan for the proposed Starbucks, which would be a stand-alone store, about 1,800 square feet. He said it would be on the east (Fort Worth) side of Christian Brothers Automotive and would face onto Highway 377.

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City may annex land along N.E. Loop 567

November 5, 2014

The Granbury City Council last night was to discuss whether to approve an involuntary annexation of almost 1,176 acres.

The acreage, mostly undeveloped, is located along the new N.E. Loop 567, west of Lake Granbury and east of the existing city limits.

It is within the city’s ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction).

By annexing the land, the city can ensure that any future development there complies with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

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