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United Cooperative to award scholarships

May 6, 2015

Demonstrating its commitment to the communities it serves, United Cooperative Services this summer will provide $50,000 in energy scholarship awards to 14 students who are members of the cooperative.

The scholarship application process runs through June 1.

United’s scholarship award program was created to encourage and assist in the educational pursuits of the co-op’s members and their families.

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State’s first female county attorney honored

May 6, 2015
State’s first female county attorney honored

Nellie Gray Robertson is finally going to get her due respect – in a public way.

The Granbury native, who in 1918 at age 24 became the first female county attorney in the history of Texas, will soon have an official historical marker on the courthouse lawn.

Hood County’s current county attorney, Lori Kaspar, is just the second woman to hold that title in Hood County history.

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Early voting continues for Lipan

May 2, 2015

Early voting will continue Monday and Tuesday for the Lipan ISD election.

Election Day is next Saturday.

On the ballot is a $4 million bond election and a contested race between Place 6 incumbent John Cooper and Shane Shockley.

Chris Cogdill is unopposed for Place 7.

The bond election is to build new wings onto the elementary and intermediate schools.

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County puts high-mileage cars to use

May 2, 2015

The Commissioners Court is “repurposing” vehicles from the Sheriff’s Office as a way to stretch taxpayer dollars.

According to County Judge Darrell Cockerham, just because high mileage makes some vehicles inappropriate for high speed chases and other law enforcement uses doesn’t mean the cars can’t be used for other duties.

They can be used, for instance, by county IT employees who drive back and forth between county offices.

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Felony Arrests

May 2, 2015

Ten felony arrests were made between April 23 and April 29, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested in Hood County.

However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

Those arrested were:

nElizabeth Nunez Allen, 42, North Plaza Drive, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.

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Kroger Marketplace open for business

May 2, 2015
Kroger Marketplace open for business

The new Kroger Marketplace had its grand opening Friday.

The 120,000-square-foot store – almost twice the size of Kroger’s “old” location – features more than 60 shopping aisles and more than 20 check-out lanes.

In addition to food items, the massive Kroger building houses a Fred Meyer Jewelers, a Starbucks, a pharmacy and departments for clothing, toys, office and computer supplies, a Smartphone and Tablet Shop and more.

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Employee, ex-employee slug it out

May 2, 2015

A fight broke out Tuesday night at Pizza Hut – and it didn’t even have anything to do with anchovies.

A bit of cussing set off the fisticuffs, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department.

One current and one former employee of the restaurant fought before one of them left in a vehicle from the restaurant on South Morgan Street, according to the report filed and emergency scanner traffic.

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They came to view the all-new ICU

May 2, 2015
They came to view the all-new ICU

Pubic tours of the new intensive care unit at Lake Granbury Medical Center were given Tuesday afternoon. Hood County residents mingled in the hall after stepping inside the rooms to check out the new 12-bed ICU. After demolishing the older double-occupancy patient rooms/offices, traditional nursing station and former hospital conference room, the hospital’s second floor has been transformed to an up-to-date intensive care unit.

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County approves concerts on square

May 2, 2015

The city has permission from the county to utilize the northwest corner of the courthouse square for its Summer Concert Series.

The concerts, which are now in the third year, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from May through August.

Concert dates are May 16, June 20, July 18 and Aug.

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Go see ‘Mockingbird’

May 2, 2015

For years I have hoped for two shows to grace the stage at the Granbury Opera House, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.”

Well, one is here now.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” is showing through May 24. Even if you’ve seen the play or movie before (and most have), there is never a reason to not go see this show.

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