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Stowaways swan song

January 28, 2015
Stowaways swan song

The Granbury High School Stowaways drill team proudly danced before Granbury Pirate and Lady Pirate basketball fans for their final performance of the season Friday night at the James Wann Sports Center. Tryouts for next year’s Stowaways are set to begin in March. The drill team performs at Granbury High School football and basketball games.

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Did city violate Open Meetings Act?

January 28, 2015

The city may have violated the Open Meetings Act in a workshop held at Granbury City Hall last Friday.

The Open Meetings Act is part of the Texas Government Code and legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted.

City Attorney Stuart Neal, upon whose advice city officials acted when planning the workshop, said no violation occurred.

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City holds workshop with Hilton

January 28, 2015

The city held a workshop Friday with representatives of the Hilton Garden Inn to discuss a possible partnership to market the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The discussion lasted several hours.

The workshop was planned by council member Rose Myers, who has taken a leading role in changing the direction of the way the city handles tourism.

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No homicides in county last year

January 28, 2015

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office saw no homicides last year for the first time since 2008, according to reports from the Sheriff’s Office.

The last homicide the Sheriff’s Office handled was in September 2013. On Sept. 21, Donald McIntare, 41, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds at his residence on Mambrino Highway.

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Economic development

January 24, 2015
Economic development

Construction is moving along on the new Mattress Firm store on U.S. Highway 377, by Meander Road. Behind it, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls are being built. The strip shopping center at Vista Property Company’s Luton Ranch will also have a Famous Footwear store. Next to Famous Footwear, there will be room for a 12,000-square-foot store.

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New rec center clears big hurdle

January 24, 2015

The county recreation center is moving forward.

Yes, yes, you’ve heard that one before.

And, truth be told, another snag could come along at any time to gum up the works.

But the county and the YMCA, which are working together on the $10 million project, cleared a major hurdle Tuesday night.

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Baby born in H-E-B parking lot

January 24, 2015
Baby born in H-E-B parking lot

Tom Crum of Granbury had just called 911 from the cold and rainy parking lot of H-E-B early Thursday morning when he saw the baby’s head appear.

His pregnant wife’s water had broken just hours before a scheduled inducement procedure.

“At 3:50 a.m. she woke me up and said it was time to go (to the hospital),” Crum said.

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DCBE Community Center

January 24, 2015
DCBE Community Center

An artist’s rendering of the new Community Center at deCordova Bend Estates depicts a fun place for families to relax and play. The 3,671-square-foot building is scheduled to open in May or June, according to Administrative Manager Theresa Taylor. “This will be the first new construction in over 40 years,” Taylor said.

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27 apply for city manager

January 24, 2015

The first review of applications for the Granbury city manager position is set for Feb. 2, according to the website of the search firm hired by the City Council.

Mayor Nin Hulett told the Hood County News late Thursday morning that there had been only 15 applicants.

However, council member Gary Couch, who has taken a leading role in communicating with the search firm, said Thursday afternoon that the number of applicants thus far was 27.

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Sheriff: Meth found in undercover work

January 24, 2015

Two people were charged with selling illegal drugs to undercover officers, authorities said.

Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit deputies arrested a Granbury man Thursday, Jan. 15 on a felony warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Jeffery Clayton Nelson, 44, of the 100 block of West Rucker Street, is charged with selling methamphetamine to an undercover deputy.

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