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Rose Myers gives DMO progress report

April 25, 2015

Granbury City Council member Rose Myers gave the council an update Tuesday night on the work of the DMO Transition Committee.

Myers is one of four people appointed by the council to the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) group. The others are Jim Leitch, Diane Hedges and Scott Young.

They are researching the feasibility of eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, or Tourism Department, and creating an independent, nonprofit organization to promote Granbury as a destination city.

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Closures planned on 377

April 25, 2015

U.S. Highway 377 near FM 167 will be intermittently closed several times Tuesday for road work, weather permitting.

Traffic will be detoured.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said that eastbound and westbound lanes will be closed several times between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for local utility work.

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Status remains unchanged on missing Canyon Creek man

April 25, 2015
Status remains unchanged on missing Canyon Creek man

Siddall

Nothing has changed in the status of Shane Siddall, a 31-year-old man who has been missing from his Canyon Creek home since early on the morning of April 13.

That’s according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose, as of press time on Thursday.

The Texas Rangers are assisting the Hood and Somervell county sheriff’s offices.

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Deputy finds ‘special needs’ man safe

April 25, 2015

A 68-year-old man described as a “special needs” person was found safe after missing for over an hour late Wednesday afternoon.

A deputy sheriff and a Pecan Plantation first responder located the man behind the Pecan Plantation Marina near the Lake Granbury shoreline, according to one official.

He reportedly was found to have some minor scrapes but no serious injuries.

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Slade bears close resemblance to the real General Granbury

April 25, 2015
Slade bears close resemblance to the real General Granbury

Adefinition of doppelganger is the ghostly counterpart of a living person.

In the case of General Hiram B. Granbury and Curtis Slade, it’s the other way around.

Slade appears headed for a contractual agreement with the Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA) to be the new “General Granbury” – a uniformed character who appears at local festivals and special events.

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Mayor, city attorney try to correct council member on bridge mix-up

April 25, 2015

A discussion about a change order for bridges lasted close to half an hour – largely because a council member misunderstood the issue.

The council member was Tony Allen.

The issue that was on the agenda for Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Granbury City Council involved bridge sections to be installed at the extension of the Moments in Time Hike and Bike Trail.

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Welcome home, Daddy!

April 25, 2015
Welcome home, Daddy!

Army serviceman Brad White, who has been away from home for a year serving in Kuwait, surprised his four young daughters Thursday with a reunion staged at Lakeside Academy. White is pictured here embracing 7-year-old Emmee, whose sisters Braislee, 10, Cambree, 9, and Vivee, 2, were also on hand. School officials helped stage the surprise, tricking the girls into thinking they would be practicing for a presentation.

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Police: ‘Nurse’ steals pills

April 25, 2015

A Fort Worth woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of posing as a home health care worker and stealing pills from elderly victims in Hood County, authorities said.

Susan Jean Dodson, 52, is facing three felony counts of fraudulent possession of a controlled substance/prescription, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said the woman “represented herself as a home health care worker and went to check on a couple of residents in the city.

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Blues brother

April 22, 2015
Blues brother

Ten-year-old Lane Mackera went all out for the 1-mile Color Fun Run Saturday morning at Hewlett Park. Lane and other runners were dusted in blue food dye. The event took place just before the Third Annual Blue Bolt 5K/10K race. The weather was perfect for the events, which included food, booths and activities for everyone, especially the youngsters.

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Missing man now ‘criminal investigation’

April 22, 2015
Missing man now ‘criminal investigation’

Siddall

The case of a 31-year-old Canyon Creek man who was reported missing a week ago is officially a criminal investigation.

“It is a criminal investigation now because of a missing person,” Sheriff Roger Deeds said Monday concerning the case of Shane Michael Siddall.

When asked if a specific person of interest or a potential suspect has been named or questioned by law enforcement agencies, Deeds said he couldn’t comment because “the Rangers have taken it over.

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