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Local VFW donation to help veterans earn college degree

October 1, 2014
Local VFW donation to help veterans earn college degree

Granbury VFW Post 7835 presented a check for $10,000 Thursday to Tarleton State University.

The money was donated to the university’s Military Veterans Service Center (MVSC) to create an area on campus for student veterans and to honor former Tarleton student and U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

The Post held a barbecue and auction benefit in June to raise money to help support the Chris Kyle Veterans Success Program at Tarleton.

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PD work crash at high school

October 1, 2014

Granbury police on Friday worked what was classified as a major accident on the parking lot of Granbury High School.

However, only minor injuries were reported, and no one was transported to the hospital.

The accident occurred just before 8 a.m.

Dakota McQuaid Edmunds, 16, of Weatherford, made an improper turn while turning into a parking space, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

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Band festival Saturday

October 1, 2014

Tolar High School will host its first Rattler Marching Festival Saturday at Rattler Stadium.

Six bands, including Tolar, will perform. The first band starts at 4 p.m. Tolar will take the field about 6 p.m.

The event is free to the public.

Other bands include Brock, Maypearl, Cisco, Peaster and San Saba.

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Here to help

October 1, 2014
Here to help

Here to help

Hood County Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab and animal control officer Frank Hackett offers Chance Frye all the information she needed when she inquired about services at Saturday’s pet adoption event at H-E-B. The new Animal Control building off Highway 51 is set to open in mid-October. County officials are planning a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Saturday, Nov.

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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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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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Longtime director retires

September 27, 2014
Longtime director retires

Nelda Robertson holds a city proclamation declaring Nelda Robertson Day at a dinner to honor her service. She was praised for her devotion and excellent service to the Granbury Housing Authority for 29 years. Mayor Nin Hulett is on her left and Carey Gentry, chairman of the Granbury Housing Authority, is on her right.

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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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Retail construction takes off

September 27, 2014

A permit for $6.5 million leads the Granbury building permits from the months of July and August. The permit to Collins and Arnold Construction Co. is for the new Kroger store at 3915 Highway 377 E.

According to the Collins and Arnold website, Kroger is a “valued national client.” The site further states that the company has been building Kroger stores throughout the Southeast since 1994.

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Seven felony arrests were made between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24.

September 27, 2014

Seven felony arrests were made between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24.

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

They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Those arrested are:

  • Brian Thomas House, 39, Carter Court, Eastwood Village, Granbury, burglary of a habitation.
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