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Directing activities

June 20, 2015
Directing activities

Linda Kimbrell, center, is the new activities director at Granbury Care Center. Those interested in volunteering can reach Kimbrell at 817-573-3726. Pictured with Kimbrell are William York and Activity Assistant Jessica Odom.

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Say yes. Be someone’s hero

June 20, 2015

My heroes have always been teachers.

As a child, the most influential people in my life outside of my parents were always in the classroom. As I’ve gotten older, that umbrella has expanded to include anyone who works with children – be it a teacher, a mentor or an advocate.

I know that my life was positively shaped by the people who took the time to work with me and encourage my talents.

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Business Briefs

June 20, 2015

CARTER BLOODCARE CELEBRATES ANNUAL ‘H-E-B CHALLENGE’

H-E-B hosted blood drives at 23 stores last year and together collected 577 units of blood with Carter BloodCare.

This summer, H-E-B stores will again challenge each other to collect the most blood in a series of onsite blood drives called the “H-E-B Challenge.”

H-E-B Granbury will host its Challenge Blood Drive from noon to 4 p.m.

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Tourism proposal includes $150,000 from General Fund

June 20, 2015

One-hundred-fifty thousand from the city’s General Fund, and all of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues, which for the next fiscal year are projected at $600,000.

That’s what the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee will likely ask of the City Council during budget meetings in July.

The four-member group, which was appointed by the City Council and includes council member Rose Myers, now has a proposed budget for a stand-alone DMO.

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Young woman still in critical condition

June 20, 2015

An 18-year-old Tolar woman injured in a traffic accident remains in critical but stable condition at a Fort Worth hospital.

Shi’Anna Nicole Tullos was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital after a two-vehicle accident Monday in front of the VFW on Highway 377 west of Granbury.

Tullos has had two surgical procedures, including one to repair her fractured pelvis, according to her stepmother, Kelly McPherson.

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Shelter for bus students

June 20, 2015
Shelter for bus students

This metal shelter next to the American Legion Post 491 on Davis Road was built to protect students waiting on school buses. Legion members Asa Maddox (pictured) and Daniel Lane built the shelter.

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Sheriff: OTS shooting self-inflicted

June 20, 2015

Oak Trail Shores had a shooter on the loose Tuesday night, but authorities say his only target was himself.

Deputies responded to Briarwood Street about 10:30 p.m. after a 911 call reporting a shooting. A man was found to have a gunshot wound to his chest, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

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Get it fixed

June 17, 2015
Get it fixed

Jerry Durant Collision Center at 5110 E. Highway 377 had its grand opening last week. Pictured at the opening (from left) are Jerry Durant, owner of Jerry Durant Toyota; Monty Mayfield, Collision Center director; Kevin Reeves, general manager; and Andrew Scearcy, general sales manager. The collision center is next to Jerry Durant Toyota and can be reached at 817-279-6910.

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New York connection provides relief for Animal Control

June 17, 2015

Hood County Animal Control has found one outlet for the stray dogs that have been keeping the facility overflowing.

Surprisingly, that outlet is up north – in central New York state.

The Hood County Animal Control (HCAC) has a relatively new, larger facility, but it still has its limits.

The structure on Weatherford Highway had its grand opening under the direction of Sergeant Kelly McNab in November.

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Business Briefs

June 17, 2015

AQUA TEXAS COMPLETES

WATER IMPROVEMENTS IN HOOD COUNTY

Aqua Texas recently completed $408,000 of improvements to several community water systems in Hood County, according to Darryl Waldock, area manager for Aqua.

Aqua installed a new 83,000 gallon ground storage tank in the Blue Water Shores subdivision to provide additional reserve capacity during peak-usage months.

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