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Volleyball teams set for playoffs

October 29, 2014

The Granbury Lady Pirates moved up to 8th in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 5A volleyball state rankings, and they’re ready to advance in the playoffs as well, starting Monday.

Coach Tammy Clark’s squad downed Burleson Centennial Friday, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 at home in their next-to-last District 8-5A game.

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Early voting runs through 7 p.m. Friday

October 29, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election continues through Friday, with the polls at Annex I open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Annex I is located at 1410 W. Pearl St.

Voters were able to cast votes over the weekend.

According to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller, 191 people voted on Saturday and 51 turned out on Sunday.

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Final weekend of GranScary open to all ages – but beware

October 29, 2014
Final weekend of GranScary open to all ages – but beware

The final weekend for Gran-Scary at the Granbury Reunion Grounds will be open to all ages, though parents are advised to use caution in taking young children through the haunted house.

On Friday (Halloween night), gates will open at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday. On both nights, festivities will last until midnight.

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Good Deeds

October 29, 2014
Good Deeds

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds announced the winners of Saturday’s Halloween costume contest with his co-judge Andy Rash (not pictured) at the annual Cresson Fall Festival. The Historic Cresson School was packed with folks enjoying children’s activities, live entertainment and a grand reopening of the Cresson Heritage Museum.

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Overhead action

October 29, 2014
Overhead action

Granbury sophomore Jordyn Musser (7) unwinds on a smash Friday during the Lady Pirates’ district volleyball win over Burleson Centennial. See related stories on Page One and P.5A.

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County calls meeting to discuss Ebola

October 25, 2014

About 30 local officials and health care workers attended a special meeting of the Commissioners Court this week to talk about Ebola.

County Judge Darrell Cockerham opened the Wednesday morning meeting by saying it would be “an exchange of information to make sure everybody’s on the same page.”

Ebola has been in the news because of cases that have popped up in the U.S.

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GranScary hint: not for young children

October 25, 2014

The first GranScary – a new fundraising initiative – kicks off this weekend at the Granbury Reunion Grounds.

Proceeds benefit Hood County Christmas for Children.

GranScary is for young people middle school age through college age, and is not intended for families with young children.

Tickets are $20 each.

The event opened last night.

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Bridge Street buzz

October 25, 2014
Bridge Street buzz

Thursday evening’s “The Story of a Feud” gallery premier drew a standing-room-only crowd. The event began with a video presentation at the Langdon Center Concert Hall before attendees moved across the street to the Bridge Street History Center. From left: Catherine Elliott, Sylvia Hickey and Dr. Harold Granek find fascinating items on display.

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Feeding groups to coordinate holiday meals

October 25, 2014

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, a group of faith-based agencies that operate food pantries in Hood County, will have one distribution point this year for Thanksgiving meals.

The Way Church will be handling those giveaways, with financial help from the other organizations within the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors network.

By a similar token, Granbury Church of Christ will handle the distribution of Christmas dinners – again, with financial support from the other organizations.

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Drivers reminded to stop for school buses

October 25, 2014
Drivers reminded to stop for school buses

Department of Public Safety troopers gave out six or seven tickets this past week to drivers who illegally passed school buses, according to Senior Trooper Dub Gillum.

“It’s bittersweet,” he said.

The troopers positioned themselves at locations where school bus drivers told them motorists frequently pass the buses illegally.

The effort was in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week.

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