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Marshalls to open tomorrow morning

April 22, 2015

The new Marshalls store at U.S. Highway 377 East and Meander Road opens tomorrow.

The store will open at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m.

Regular business hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Marshalls sells clothing, as well as accessories, items for the home, and pet and beauty merchandise.

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Classic Chevrolet hosts GM officials

April 22, 2015
Classic Chevrolet hosts GM officials

With eight #1 national sales trophies and 13 Dealer of the Year awards in their trophy case, the president of General Motors and two board members recently made a trip to Grapevine to visit the dealership.

They wanted to see what makes it tick.

Classic Chevrolet welcomed Dan Amman, president of General Motors, and board members Joseph J.

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City: Some owners of historic homes can’t pay upkeep

April 22, 2015

How can historic structures be preserved if the owner simply cannot afford it?

Unless the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) can come up with a solution to this dilemma, more historic homes could be in danger of demolition.

The Commission’s members are tasked with making sure that structures important to local history are well maintained.

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Local Sears ‘refreshed’ with focus on appliances

April 22, 2015
Local Sears ‘refreshed’ with focus on appliances

To meet changing customer needs and embrace a nationwide branding of “America’s Appliance Experts,” the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Granbury is being refreshed and will celebrate its grand reopening Thursday through Saturday.

The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.

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Volunteers sought to pack meals

April 22, 2015

Volunteers will assemble more than 85,000 healthy, shelf-stable meals to be distributed to the food pantries in Hood County.

The packaging for the Hood County Hunger Project takes place Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 N. Meadows Drive.

The Hunger Project is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers have signed up for one-hour shifts.

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Yes, I’d love to dance

April 22, 2015
Yes, I’d love to dance

Shall We Dance brought home numerous awards at the recent Alamo Star Ballroom Competition in San Antonio. From left: amateur Michelle Walters, professional Jay Hunter and amateur Cindy Buckholz were contestants. Together the Granbury trio brought home 10 first place awards, nine for second place and two for third.

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‘Ridge Express’ event set May 1

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

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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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