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Snow catches people off guard

March 4, 2015
Snow catches people off guard

Snow Friday morning surprised Hood County residents.

“It kinda caught us with our britches down,” a school official said.

Bentwater resident Leonard Nuckolls was stumped too.

“At 7 this (Friday) morning you wouldn’t have thought they would have to close the schools,” Nuckolls said. “It wasn’t even snowing then. It was a weird day.”

Snow began to fall when he took his sixth-grade son, Corbin, to Acton Middle School.

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PIA approved for recreation center

March 4, 2015

The Public Improvement Agreement (PIA) that has been holding up progress on the voter-approved county recreation center has finally been approved by the city.

Mayor Nin Hulett signed the agreement on Tuesday.

The delays caused tension between officials with the city and county, as well as representatives of the YMCA.

There are differing opinions as to the reasons for the delays.

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DCBE, Pecan seek simple majority vote

March 4, 2015

The results of two controversial elections will be revealed at deCordova and Pecan Plantation this week.

Homeowners have been voting on a proposal to change voting on bylaws. In each community the proposal is to change from the two-thirds vote needed from residents for most bylaws to a simple majority of 50 percent plus one.

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Abandoning ship? City CVB starting to dwindle

March 4, 2015

As, by all appearances, the Granbury City Council moves toward the elimination of a city department, one of that department’s three full-time employees has resigned.

Tomorrow is Lindsey Haase’s last day as a city employee.

Haase has been the group travel marketing & sales coordinator for the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has offices inside City Hall.

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Flags, lights to raise awareness of child abuse and autism

March 4, 2015

The cold, gray weather may have left folks feeling blue – but soon they will beseeingblue on the square.

County Commissioners have given the green light to the placement of blue flags and blue lights around the courthouse during the month of April – though the flags and lights will be for different reasons.

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Rebuilding year? Not for Lipan Lady Indians

March 4, 2015
Rebuilding year? Not for Lipan Lady Indians

Some people were saying that the Lipan girls basketball team wouldn’t be playing in Austin this year.

In a way, those people were right. The site for the state tournament was moved to San Antonio.

But despite personnel changes, and even an injury, coach Amber Branson’s Lady Indians qualified for the Class A state tournament once again to try to hoist their first state title trophy.

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Council set to adopt new policy on Conference Center

March 4, 2015

The Granbury City Council held a workshop on Monday to determine a new policy to bring the Granbury Resort Conference Center out of the red and into the black.

The Conference Center has been costing the city about $300,000 per year.

The council was to vote last night at its regular meeting on the multi-faceted policy, as well as on an ordinance amending the fee schedule for the Conference Center.

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Hood Animal Control officer inspires, wins national award

February 28, 2015
Hood Animal Control officer inspires, wins national award

The fact that Hood County Animal Control has gone to the dogs has resulted in a national award for Sgt. Kelly McNab.

In fact, she was the inspiration for it.

McNab has been selected to receive the first Canine Freedom Award for Best Animal Control Officer from the national advocacy group Dogs Deserve Better.

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Felon jailed for gun possession

February 28, 2015
Felon jailed for gun possession

Defrese

A Dallas felon who was pulled over for a traffic stop about 2 a.m. Wednesday on South Morgan Street was jailed after he was found with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

James Michael Defrese, 25, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Rose said.

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Lipan agrees to change after legal threat

February 28, 2015

Under threat of legal action, the Region III-A girls regional basketball semifinal game in Mansfield between Lipan and Saltillo was scheduled to be played yesterday after all.

Lipan Superintendent Cindy Edwards said Friday morning that she had agreed to a time change. It was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. but was moved to 5 p.m.

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