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Car vs. tree

July 2, 2014
Car vs. tree

Robert Ferry, a 92-year-old Granbury resident, was flown by air ambulance to Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth late Saturday afternoon after his Toyota Camry failed to make a curve on Acton Highway near the former Boy Scout Ranch and struck two trees, according to DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum. Ferry’s injuries were described as “incapacitating” by Gillum, but a hospital spokesman said that Ferry was no longer listed as a patient there as of Monday morning.

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Three fires on same street investigated

July 2, 2014

A tractor-trailer cab was destroyed when it caught fire Thursday inside a fenced-in business on Industrial Avenue.

It was the third fire in that vicinity, just off of Highway 377 in east Granbury, since early May.

Thursday’s fire was called in at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. The flatbed trailer was saved by firefighters, Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober said.

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Court reverses felony conviction

June 28, 2014

Court reverses felony conviction

A Fort Worth appellate court reversed a Hood County conviction that had resulted in a 10-year prison sentence and parole for a 36-year-old man.

Christopher James Hensley’s parole is expected to end shortly because of the ruling.

The appeal focused on fingerprints.

Hensley, a Fort Worth resident, had prior theft and drug convictions when he was arrested by Granbury police in 2012 on a new charge of theft under $1,500.

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Felony Arrests

June 28, 2014

Eight felony arrests were made between June 19 and June 25. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Cody Wayne Bedford, 33, Cleveland Road, Granbury, criminal mischief more than $1,500/less than $20,000; aggravated assault of a public servant; evade arrest/detention with vehicle.

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Yard sale/bake sale benefit for Gartmans

June 25, 2014

A community yard and bake sale to raise money to help the Gartmans will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 1851 Weatherford Highway.

Proceeds will go toward the Gartman House Project for Amy and Shadow Gartman. Shadow is dying of cancer.

The project will help fund a small “cabinette” home for Amy and her daughter, Phoenix.

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Chris Kyle’s legacy

June 25, 2014
Chris Kyle’s legacy

VFW Post 7835 hosted the first Chris Kyle Veterans Support Fund Bar-B-Que and Silent Auction Saturday. The Post has joined forces with Tarleton State University to raise money to help support the Chris Kyle Veterans Success Program at Tarleton. In 2013 Kyle and a companion, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at a shooting range.

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Clearing the lot

June 25, 2014
Clearing the lot

Buildings that formerly housed Pratt’s Stereo and Video were leveled last week. Heavy equipment was used to tear down the buildings at Ewell and Houston streets. Debris will be cleared from the lot in an effort to sell the property.

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Doctors open for business

June 25, 2014
Doctors open for business

Physicians moved in to the new Medical Office Building #2 at Lake Granbury Medical Center over the weekend.

On Monday, doctors began seeing patients at the new location at 1310B Paluxy.

“The building is complete but there are other suites ready for future build-out,” said LGMC spokeswoman Dixie Lee Hedgecock. “We wisely built extra space for future growth.”

RIBBON CUTTING AT HOSPITAL PROJECT: Officials with Lake Granbury Medical Center welcomed the public to a ribbon cutting Thursday afternonn to mark the opening of the newly constructed Medical Office Building #2, 1310B Paluxy.

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Constable admits guilt in document tampering

June 25, 2014

Facing a six-count indictment that included felony charges, Constable Joe Lee on Monday traded his office and peace officer license for freedom and a chance at a clean record.

The Precinct 1 constable pleaded guilty to a single Class A misdemeanor charge of tampering with a government document.

The charges were tied to county expenditures.

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I have some questions

June 21, 2014
I have some questions

Rene Poe of Granbury recently caught up with Greg Abbott at the Texas Republican State Convention in Fort Worth where she was a delegate.

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