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Good times at Tolar Elementary

August 27, 2014
Good times at Tolar Elementary

Tolar Elementary School first-grade teacher Christy Collie enjoyed a reunion on the first day of school Monday morning when a group of her former students rushed her for a team hug. The highly anticipated new Tolar Elementary School was another reason to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

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School enrollment jumps

August 27, 2014

Opening-day student enrollment was up at all Hood County school districts.

Granbury registered 110 more students Monday than the first day last year.

“Everything is smooth, as if the students never left for the summer,” GISD school spokesman Jeff Meador said.

Tolar had 56 more students than opening day last year.

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Bates on the ALS bandwagon

August 27, 2014
Bates on the ALS bandwagon

Ice bucket challenges to raise donations for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association are trending throughout Granbury and the country. Boys & Girls Club of Hood County Executive Director Jeff Bates recently decided to get in on the action and accept a challenge. However, it wasn’t before he and Boys & Girls Club staffers shared information about the disease with all the children who enjoyed witnessing the ice-cold dousing.

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Learn how to handle emergencies

August 27, 2014

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) will host a health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the employee parking lot behind the new Medical Office Building.

There is no charge to attend, and “to go” lunches will be provided.

Those attending will learn when and how to administer medical care at home, and when to head to the ER.

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Garvin remembered as tireless volunteer

August 27, 2014
Garvin remembered as tireless volunteer

Garvin

Joe Garvin will be missed.

For the past four years, Garvin was a constant presence at Joseph’s Locker, a nonprofit agency helping people with food, clothes and other needs.

“He did anything and everything. He was basically the assistant director,” said Executive Director Donna Horton of Joseph’s Locker.

Garvin died Thursday.

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Narcotics Unit arrests two on drug delivery charges

August 27, 2014

Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Ethan Lee Grubbs, 20, of the 900 block on Paluxy Road, Aug. 22 on charges of felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Rose said the charge stems from Grubbs selling over 4 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers.

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Kids with neurological disorder face bullying, classroom challenges

August 27, 2014
Kids with neurological disorder face bullying, classroom challenges

Back-to-school jitters are common, but a handful of Granbury students have more cause for butterflies this week than most.

More than 10 students in GISD suffer from Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to GISD Public Information Officer Jeff Meador.

The neurological disorder causes tics and verbal outbursts that can frustrate teachers and principals, setting up students for academic struggles.

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Granbury, Premier, Lipan, Tolar schools open Monday

August 23, 2014
Granbury, Premier, Lipan, Tolar schools open Monday

Parents and students should feel safer when Granbury classes start Monday morning.

Elementary and middle schools will have secured entries, school spokesman Jeff Meador said. The exception is Oak Woods.

“The contractor has been putting the finishing touches on the new entries at all elementary and middle schools,” Meador said.

“Builders will be working through the weekend to ensure that the first day of school goes smoothly.

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Conaway: Deterrent needed to stop illegal crossings

August 23, 2014
Conaway: Deterrent needed to stop illegal crossings

“The men and women patrolling our border are doing a good job,” Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) said in a town hall meeting Wednesday morning. “But they need additional help.”

Conaway told about 80 people attending the meeting at Granbury City Hall that he observed the situation on the Texas-Mexico border in July.

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Dunkin Donuts coming to Granbury

August 23, 2014

We could use more rain showers, but at least the forecast is calling for a whole lot of sprinkles.

Granbury will be getting a Dunkin Donuts.

It will be located on the southwest corner of Overstreet Boulevard and U.S. Highway 377, just east of Spring Creek Barbecue.

The proposed building will also include approximately 6,500 square feet of retail shell space.

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