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Hood County Property Values

August 8, 2015
Hood County Property Values

The certified property values for six taxing entities went up this year in Hood County. Figures from the Hood County Appraisal District also show that the certified valuation was down for four entities. The overall change in Granbury was up 6.64 percent. Granbury ISD was down 1.59 percent, and Hood County was up 0.31 percent.

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Multiple victims

August 5, 2015
Multiple victims

Nine people were taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center for medical attention following a two-vehicle accident about 6 p.m. Sunday near J Mart on Highway 377 East in Granbury. A 2012 4-door Ford (left) was westbound on 377 when it moved into the turn lane and failed to yield right-of-way while turning left, Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.

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Roadrunners zip around dealership

August 5, 2015

Mike Brown Dodge is bringing back the roadrunner – not the muscle car, but the actual bird.

A pair of roadrunners has taken up residence at the dealership, nesting somewhere in the immediate area and helping themselves to all the frogs and snakes they can eat.

Salesman Brad Helwig said the two have been seen for several weeks dining around the dealership.

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Ticket sales for Sea-Doo help Mission Granbury

August 1, 2015

Looking for a way to get out on the lake? A Sea-Doo Spark will be given away at the Mission Granbury Strike Out Poverty benefit on Sept. 10.

The $10 raffle tickets for the Sea-Doo personal watercraft are available at Granbury Motorsports, Mission Granbury and Pins Bowling Alley.

The winner will be named at the Strike Out Poverty event at Pins Bowling and Sports Bar.

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Limited production Corvette C7R will be auctioned online

August 1, 2015
Limited production Corvette C7R will be auctioned online

Classic Chevrolet and the Lone Star Corvette Club announce the auction of the heralded C7R Corvette.

The auction is being held online and ends at midnight on Aug. 5.

All proceeds over MSRP will benefit The Speedway Children’s Charity and The National Corvette Museum. 

The exact pricing for the C7R package has not been announced.

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Man, 25, turns himself in on upskirt photo warrant

August 1, 2015

A 25-year-old Granbury man turned himself in last Saturday on charges of taking upskirt photographs of two women downtown on the Fourth of July weekend, according to Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

Juan Albarron Diaz, of the 400 block of East Pearl Street, is charged with two felony counts of invasive visual recording.

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Healthy Woman program on Aug. 18

August 1, 2015

Healthy Woman meets Aug. 18 with a luncheon program from noon to 1 p.m. at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St.

Healthy Woman is a community of women in the area that offers information, collaboration and connectivity designed to help us all gain the confidence to make more informed healthcare decisions.

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Great aim!

August 1, 2015
Great aim!

Camp El Tesoro is always abuzz with summer camping activities. The last camp of the season, Camp El Tesoro de la Vida, is a grief camp structured to help children through the grieving process. Instructors praised these campers for good aim at target practice Thursday morning at the archery range. Also included on the agenda were horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, nature study, swimming, crafts, sports and games.

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County gets update on federal lawsuit

August 1, 2015

Attorney Steven J. Reid is continuing to work to negotiate a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving the county.

Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton sued County Clerk Katie Lang, who at first refused them a same-sex marriage license.

Her office issued them one just hours after the suit was filed. The county, by default, is tied into the lawsuit.

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County to allow OTS to get rid of old tires

August 1, 2015

The Commissioners Court has given the Oak Trail Shores Homeowners Association a voucher to dispose of 300 old tires.

The tires were collected during a recent clean-up day in the development in northern Hood County.

According to rules at the Citizens Collection Station (CCS), only four tires can be dropped off at a time.

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