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‘Ridge Express’ event set May 1

April 18, 2015
‘Ridge Express’ event set May 1

Roberts

Granbury’s young fiddling sensation Ridge Roberts conquered hearts here in Texas.

Then he conquered the competition in the state of Colorado.

Next? Idaho.

Ridge’s parents, John and Cindy Roberts, are hoping to take him to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest June 22-27 in Weiser, Idaho.

First, the expense money for what will be a two-week trip by vehicle, not by air, needs to be raised.

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Juveniles still detained in sexual assault case

April 18, 2015

Three boys detained for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl were still in custody at the Granbury Juvenile Justice Center as of press time.

Those three, along with another juvenile male and an adult female, were arrested on April 6, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

That fourth juvenile, 14, is accused of furnishing alcohol to a minor and also remains in custody.

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Kathy Jividen named constable

April 18, 2015

Kathy Jividen, an administrative lieutenant in the Sheriff’s Office, has been appointed the new constable for Precinct 3.

She replaces Mike Lang, who is resigning to run for state representative in 2016.

Jividen was selected by the Hood County Commissioners Court from a field that included four other applicants.

All but one of the applicants were already Hood County employees.

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Fire danger low – not zero

April 18, 2015

The fire threat in North Texas may be somewhat low now, but the concern for fire safety never fades away.

Periodic rainfall in the region over the past couple of months has been enough to reduce Hood County’s wildfire threat, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

But while the vegetation has gotten greener, fires can still erupt and be just as deadly as ever.

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Felony Arrests

April 18, 2015

Twelve felony arrests were made between April 9 and April 15, according to Hood County law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested in Hood County, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county.

Charged are:

nBrandy Nicole Blackston, 28, Fort Worth, forgery financial instrument.

nAlysha Ann Browder, 24, Dayla Court, Granbury, driving while intoxicated with child under 15.

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Officers: Man covers girlfriend’s mouth

April 18, 2015

A 46-year-old Hood County man who impeded his girlfriend’s breathing by covering her mouth was arrested Tuesday, officials said.

William Vincent Paris, of the 5400 block of Water View Drive in Arrowhead Shores, was arrested by deputies about 2:30 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

“The victim was not seriously injured during the incident,” Rose said.

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Hood County News wins top awards

April 18, 2015

The Hood County News won three first-place awards in the North and East Texas Press Association Contest.

The HCN won for General Excellence, Editorials and Special Sections.

The awards were for issues published in 2014.

The newspaper earned 14 awards in all.

Kathy Cruz tied for second for Journalist of the Year, and Mary Vinson was third for Photographer of the Year.

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Fishing pier complete, but city will forego boat slips

April 18, 2015
Fishing pier complete, but city will forego boat slips

Call it the one that got away.

It sounded like a great plan when the city, back in 2007, decided to use bond funds to build a fishing pier and boat slips by Hewlett Park, with a few other boat slips across East Pearl Street by the Hilton Garden Inn and the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

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Facebook to detail county’s birthday

April 18, 2015

The Commissioners Court has granted a request by the Hood County Historical Commission (HCHC) and the county’s IT department to create a Facebook page about next year’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Though plans are still developing, the celebration to commemorate the county’s 150th birthday is planned for the courthouse square on Saturday, Nov.

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$1,000 invasion

April 18, 2015
$1,000 invasion

Receptionists at The Pet Hospital of Granbury entered a contest through 98.7 KLUV for “Jody Dean’s Office Invasion.” Jody Dean (left) presented $1,000 to Marilyn Henderson (also pictured). All of the receptionists had made a pact to split the $1,000 if any of them won. Henderson is a woman of her word; she plans to split it four ways.

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