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No money budgeted for new police station

July 25, 2015

The proposed city of Granbury budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year does not include money for the planned new police station.

A larger, free-standing police station is needed to accommodate the growing city, according to city officials. It was discussed at last year’s budget workshop.

“There hasn’t been a lot of progress,” said Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband.

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Group seeks sick animal fund

July 25, 2015

The way Corinne Hopkins sees it, a little money would go a long way for Hood County animals.

If an animal in care of the county needs treatment for illness or injury, Hood County Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab has to get on the phone, calling veterinarians to see who might be willing to donate services.

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Man arrested in stabbing incident

July 25, 2015

A 23-year-old Hood County man is in the Hood County Jail, accused in the Thursday night stabbing of another 23-year-old local man during an argument, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Luis Enrique Jaramillo was arrested by deputies shortly before midnight Thursday at his residence in the 3200 block of Blueberry Trail in Lake Granbury Estates.

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Opponents of books ask to serve on library board

July 25, 2015
Opponents of books ask to serve on library board

Some of those who oppose children’s books at the Hood County Library that promote tolerance for alternative lifestyles are asking to serve on the Library Advisory Board.

County Judge Darrell Cockerham said that he has received “between 10 and 15” emails from people asking to be considered for that board.

The emails were from people who opposed the books “This Day in June” and “My Princess Boy,” or they objected to their placement in the library’s children’s section.

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Residents can register For flood, storm assistance from FEMA

July 25, 2015
Residents can register For flood, storm assistance from FEMA

Bobby and Rondell Edmunds were one step ahead of the game when asked if they would seek federal disaster assistance because of flood damage.

While Bobby was being interviewed by a reporter in the front yard of their home in Rolling Hills Shores in north Hood County, his wife was already talking on the phone to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Jailer returning to work after brain surgery

July 25, 2015

Hood County resident and jailer Dusty Wren had a lengthy time off this summer, but it had nothing to do with taking a fun vacation.

Wren had brain surgery on June 15 at UT-Southwest in Dallas because doctors discovered a tumor.

His surgery lasted about four hours.

Doctors told Wren he has Grade 2 (out of 4) cancerous glioma (a malignant brain tumor), and that they were unable to remove all of it.

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City manager: Care should be taken with ‘M&O’ budget

July 22, 2015

Granbury City Manager Chris Coffman has cautioned the City Council to keep an eye on the Maintenance & Operations budget as they prioritize expenses for the upcoming fiscal year.

“Since 2008, the M&O portion (of the General Fund) has decreased, but growth has increased,” he said in his opening remarks at last week’s budget workshop.

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Birdwell announces re-election campaign

July 22, 2015

Vowing to remain a leading conservative voice, state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) announced his re-election campaign for Senate District 22.

Birdwell has served three legislative sessions since being elected in 2010.

The next election is 2016.

“I’ve been proud to fight for my constituents on critical issues like second amendment rights, border security, transparency and fiscal stewardship, but the battle is far from over,” Birdwell said.

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‘Shooting’ case hazy

July 22, 2015

Hood County sheriff’s deputies and paramedics responded to a shooting call on River View Trail in far southern Hood County Monday morning.

The 911 caller advised that a woman had been shot in the head by her boyfriend.

Officers who arrived at the scene were unable to locate any shell casings, but the woman did have a head wound and was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by air ambulance as a precaution, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt.

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Police: Woman points pistol at officer

July 22, 2015

A 42-year-old Granbury woman was arrested after allegedly pointing a pistol at a police officer shortly after midnight Monday.

Bond was pending at press time for Heather Leigh Harris, who resides in the 200 block of North Jones Street. She was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

Harris was first spotted by an officer driving “at a high rate of speed” in the 600 block of West Pearl Street, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.

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