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Welcome to the new EOC

March 26, 2014
Welcome to the new EOC

Rhonda Shipp, secretary to Sheriff Roger Deeds, helped guide guests around the newly opened Emergency Operations Center at 401 Deputy Larry Miller Drive Saturday afternoon shortly after dedication and grand opening ceremonies. A special tribute honored Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy Lance McLean, who died last June following a gunshot while investigating a disturbance. McLean’s widow Katy was in attendance and was given a commemorative plaque.Read the rest

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Motorcyclist injured

March 22, 2014
Motorcyclist injured

The driver of this Harley-Davidson motorcycle, 75-year-old Granbury resident David Franklin Baker, was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center for treatment of injuries received early Tuesday afternoon on Highway 377 West in front of First Christian Church. His bike collided with a 2003 Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by Vanessa Robin Martinez, 28, of Stephenville. Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department said that the driver of the motorcycle failed to yield the right-of-way and struck the Nissan.Read the rest

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TxDOT: Start of 144 resurfacing moved up

March 22, 2014

The time frame for resurfacing Glen Rose Highway between Glen Rose and Granbury has changed once more, and the work was expected to start yesterday near Glen Rose.

That’s according to TxDOT Information Officer Natalie Galindo, announcing Wednesday the latest schedule change made by the contractor.

The projected finish is now 2-1/2 weeks away instead of just three days.

Where the highway is only two lanes, a pilot car will be used to take turns escorting cars on the one remaining lane.Read the rest

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Commuters on RM 2871 to face construction

March 22, 2014

Hood County commuters who use Ranch-to-Market Road 2871 driving to Fort Worth will see road construction from now through late this year.

The south end of the road begins at the intersection of Highway 377 and Chapin School Road, at Benbrook Middle School.

The roadway is being reconstructed and paved with new asphalt. Shoulders will be expanded to 8 feet wide on each side, Information Officer Val Lopez said Wednesday afternoon.Read the rest

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Man, 27, indicted on injury to child

March 22, 2014
Man, 27, indicted on injury to child

A 27-year-old Hood County man accused of biting his 9-month-old son and also causing a broken arm was indicted March 5 by the grand jury on a first-degree felony count of injury to a child, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Charles Michael Simms, of the 2400 block of Williamson Road south of Granbury, was arrested on Jan. 8 at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth by members of the Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force.Read the rest

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Felony Arrests

March 22, 2014

Six felony arrests were made between March 13 and March 19.

Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Jann Ayala, 29, Collins Court, Granbury, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams.

Ronald Lee Giffen II, 26, Inwood Trail, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.Read the rest

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Three transported

March 22, 2014
Three transported

Three people were transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center after this Buick sport utility vehicle and a Ford Explorer (not pictured) collided shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday just southeast of Mambrino School on Mambrino Highway. The three were a 71-year-old female driver of the Buick, the 49-year-old driver of the Ford and an 82-year-old passenger. The three, all Hood County residents, did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, according to a DPS trooper at the scene.Read the rest

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Februrary Restaurant Scores

March 19, 2014

Food service health inspection scores are posted monthly by the city of Granbury.

Inspections occur about twice a year, not all businesses are inspected each month. Each violation has a demerit value, and this is subtracted from 100 to give the inspection score.

Restaurants with a failing score of 59 or below are closed immediately and must be re-inspected before opening.Read the rest

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Rain didn’t make huge impact

March 19, 2014

Rain clouds that moved through the area Saturday were welcome visitors.

They just didn’t hang out long enough.

And the drought remains.

A gauge in the Acton area got 1.3 inches of rainfall, which was the largest total reported in Hood County for the day.

The Granbury Regional Airport reported getting .68 inches.

The gauge at the Hood County News received .58 inches.Read the rest

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Two transported

March 19, 2014
Two transported

A two-vehicle accident called in to 911 at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday sent two children to Lake Granbury Medical Center for precautionary reasons, according to the DPS. A Chevrolet Malibu and this Toyota collided at the intersection of Glen Rose Highway and Mitchell Bend Highway. The drivers of both vehicles are Hood County residents.Read the rest

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