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Granbury to get new ‘Firehouse’

March 11, 2015

Firehouse Subs is coming to Granbury, according to Scott Sopchak, Granbury’s community development director.

The eatery will be on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 377 and Overstreet Boulevard, in the same building as Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

That building, near Spring Creek Barbecue, is currently under construction.

The casual restaurant chain was founded by firefighters and has more than 860 locations.

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Fire chief balances police, fire, family

March 7, 2015
Fire chief balances police, fire, family

Law enforcement – and public service – must be in Brent Blackmon’s blood.

One of his 19th century ancestors – Thomas Jefferson Trimmier – was a Texas Ranger who was killed by Indians in Bell County, Texas, in 1881.

Blackmon, 36, is married, with five children, and has been a full-time patrol officer with the Granbury Volunteer Police Department since January 2005.

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Mud Soup

March 7, 2015
Mud Soup

Snow, rain and sleet make mushy conditions at the construction site for the new Mike Brown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership on Highway 377 next to Mike Brown Ford. Mike Brown is reporting that most of the slab has been poured and the dealership should be complete for a July opening.

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Sen. Brian Birdwell files bill to strengthen border security

March 7, 2015

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) this week filed a bill to strengthen border patrol.

Senate Bill 3, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act, was filed Tuesday.

The Act will bolster efforts by the Texas Department of Public Safety to curb illegal activity at the Texas-Mexico border, and to keep it from spreading throughout the state, Birdwell said.

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Building Permits

March 7, 2015

A $9.7 million project tops the list of building permits issued by the city of Granbury in January. The permit was granted to Speed Fab-Crete for construction of the new Mike Brown Chryslar Dodge Jeep Ram dealership at 4970 Highway 377.

Granbury had 17 building permits for the month with a total value of $13,389,907.

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February Health Inspection Scores

March 7, 2015

Food service health inspection scores are posted monthly by the city of Granbury.

Inspections occur about twice a year, not all businesses are inspected each month.

Each violation has a demerit value, and this is subtracted from 100 to give the inspection score.

Restaurants with a failing score of 59 or below are closed immediately and must be re-inspected before opening.

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Snow angels

March 7, 2015
Snow angels

The Rickenbrode sisters, Paige (top) and Nicole, had a blast making snow angels in the front yard of their residence on Bridge Street after icy roads forced GISD schools to close. Harsh winter weather conditions have caused many cancellations in Hood County.

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Felony Arrests

March 7, 2015

Seven felony arrests were made between Feb. 26 and March 4, according to law enforcement records.

Suspects were arrested here. However, their alleged crimes may have occurred outside Hood County.

Those arrested were:

nJeremy Franklin Bentley, 29, Benbrook, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams.

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Nicole and Biscuit had a blast

March 7, 2015
Nicole and Biscuit had a blast

Twelve-year-old Nicole Rickenbrode cuddles her dog Biscuit after a quick romp out in the snow. The Acton Middle School seventh-grader was enjoying an unexpected day off from school because of icy road conditions. Classes in Hood County have had several delays or closures because of the wicked winter weather. The forecast calls for high temperatures in the 60s next week, which is spring break for Granbury, Lipan and Tolar schools.

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Constable resigns

March 7, 2015
Constable resigns

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Precinct 3 Constable Mike Lang has resigned to run for state representative.

The Commissioners Court will be tasked with appointing a replacement to fulfill the remainder of his term.

Lang was elected in 2012. His term will expire at the end of 2016.

Lang submitted his resignation to Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout on Friday of last week.

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