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Man sentenced 40 years for selling meth

September 27, 2014
Man sentenced 40 years for selling meth

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A Hood County jury convicted a 35-year-old Stephenville man of delivery of methamphetamine and sentenced him to prison for 40 years, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.

Last October a Hood County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigator arranged for the purchase of methamphetamine from Morris Landon Johnson.

According to Christian, Johnson was a methamphetamine dealer known to sell drugs in Hood County, and Johnson met the undercover investigator and delivered the drugs to him.

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In memory of Ted

September 27, 2014
In memory of Ted

A MOTHER’S CHILD: Ted Herr was the middle son of Priscilla Herr Craton. The college student was just 18 when he was found lying in the intersection of two country highways. Herr had been dragged behind a motorcycle with a rope around his neck and struck in the face with a machete.

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Nin Hulett: We can polish this gem of Granbury

September 27, 2014

It is a pleasure to be writing about what a great town we are blessed to be a part of. It’s exciting for me to speak about Granbury’s electrifying strength and promising future.

On Sept. 30, the city will end a successful fiscal year. With careful and conservative fiscal management by all city departments and boards, we will end the year with a healthy balanced budget that allows us to begin our new year on financially stable ground.

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Work begins

September 27, 2014
Work begins

County and YMCA officials were part of ground breaking ceremonies Monday for the voter approved, $10 million recreation center that will be across from Acton Middle School. The facility, which will have a competition pool as well as an outdoor recreational pool, is expected to open in late fall 2015. Pictured from left are: Tony Shuman, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth; Precinct 1 County Commissioner James Deaver; County Judge Darrell Cockerham; Precinct 2 County Commissioner Dick Roan; Hood County YMCA board chair Edward Sandelin; Precinct 4 County Commissioner Steve Berry; Hood County YMCA Executive Director Lisa Gossard; and Precinct 3 County Commissioner Jeff Tout.

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County raises rates at Collection Station

September 27, 2014

A new fee schedule for the Hood County Citizens Collection Station will be going into effect Oct. 1.

The increase in rates was approved this week by the Hood County Commissioners Court.

It is the first increase since the Citizens Collection Station opened more than 5 years ago. The facility is located on Bray Street, off of Coke Court.

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Top Partner

September 27, 2014
Top Partner

H-E-B recently named 26 exceptional partners (employees) from its stores and warehouse teams throughout Central Texas at the 15th Annual Partner of the Year luncheon in Temple. Ann Simmons (right) was named the Granbury H-E-B Partner She is pictured with Granbury Unit Director Pat Wilson.

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House charged with burglary

September 24, 2014
House charged with burglary

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A 39-year-old man was arrested by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies after allegedly forcing his way into a home in the 4500 block of Carter Court.

Brain Thomas House, of the 4500 block of Carter Court, was arrested on Sunday around 4 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

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OTS burglary Crime of the Week

September 24, 2014

Hood County Crime Stoppers is looking for information on a burglary.

The break-in happened sometime between March and April 25 in the 4200 block of Terri Lee Lane in Oak Trail Shores.

A shed was broken in, and stolen items include a Black and Decker drill, Craftsman socket set, hammers, four-way lug wrench, crow bars and men’s belts.

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Crews to widen FM Road 167

September 24, 2014

Crews will be working to widen FM Road 167 from FM Road 51 North to FM 3450 (Monroe Highway) in northeastern Hood County.

The project is estimated for completion in early winter of 2015.

FM 167 will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic lights assisting traffic through the construction area.

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Rock Church Highway accident

September 24, 2014
Rock Church Highway accident

A vehicle ran off the road and rolled on Rock Church Highway Sunday night, according to Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober, who responded to the scene. Tolar Fire Chief Matt Hutsell said a female was taken by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. No other information was available at press time.

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