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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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City okays stop signs, no parking areas

October 25, 2014

The stop signs the Granbury City Council put on Sardius Boulevard where a Dodge dealership will be built have spawned eight more.

The council agreed Tuesday night to put up eight stop signs in Gemstone Estates.

The development is in the northeastern part of the county.

City staff recommended approval of the stop signs after a traffic committee went out to the neighborhood to research concerns expressed by citizens.

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Bluff Dale crash claims two lives

October 25, 2014

A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph.

According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe on a right-hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot head-on.

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Capacity almost triple at new animal facility

October 25, 2014
Capacity almost triple at new animal facility

It’s not for the birds, but it is for dogs, cats and the occasional hoofed animal.

Hood County Animal Control employees began moving into their new facility this week and plan to move the animals on Thursday.

The building is about a mile north of the square, 1550 Weatherford Highway.

A grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Nov.

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Woodworker with ALS to sell inventory today

October 25, 2014

ALS sufferer Kevin Pritt, whose woodworking accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, will have a sale on Saturday in preparation for shutting down his business.

ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It has made national news in recent months because of a fundraising initiative known as “the ice bucket challenge.”

Pritt, 56, owns Republic Log Homes at 3317 Glen Rose Highway, near Bluebonnet Drive.

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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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Tale of revenge and county’s only legal hanging on show at Bridge Street History Center

October 22, 2014
Tale of revenge and county’s only legal hanging on show at Bridge Street History Center

It was under an oak tree that Nelson “Cooney” Mitchell and his son, Bill, first spotted the down-on-their-luck Truit family.

It was under another tree in Hood County – the one from which Cooney Mitchell died at the end of a rope – that an epic Texas tale of revenge was born.

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