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deCordova’s first mayor passes away

August 30, 2014
deCordova’s first mayor passes away

Pruitt

Dick Pruitt, former longtime mayor of deCordova, died Thursday.

He was 82.

According to City Secretary Sylvia Hickey, Pruitt died at the Granbury Villa nursing home at around 2 a.m.

In July, the deCordova City Council removed Pruitt as mayor because he had become incapacitated.

Mayor Pro Tem Pat Revill became mayor, and council member Steve Duncan became mayor pro tem.

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Library flags stolen

August 30, 2014

The U.S. and Texas flags flying at the Hood County Library were discovered stolen Wednesday morning, Library Director Courtney Kincaid said.

“We’ve had a floor mat by the door stolen and books, DVDs, and magazines, but never a flag,” Kincaid said about the library on North Travis Street.

She noticed the two flags gone on Tuesday, but thought the maintenance department was working on the lights for the flags.

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Council votes to put focus on tourism

August 30, 2014
Council votes to put focus on tourism

Myers

An expert on destination marketing will be coming to Granbury to help breathe life into the city’s tourism industry.

The City Council voted unanimously to hire the consultant as part of the ongoing discussion about the possible restructuring of city departments and whether to create a stand-alone Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

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City orders stop signs near new car lot

August 30, 2014

Stop signs to protect children will be erected on Sardius Boulevard where the new Mike Brown Dodge dealership will be built.

Crosswalks will also be put in.

At its regular meeting this week, the Granbury City Council approved creating a 3-way stop at Sardius and Jacinth Lane in the Gemstone Estates subdivision.

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Council delays review of city manager

August 30, 2014

The Granbury City Council this week delayed a closed session performance review of City Manager Wayne McKethan, putting it off until its next regular meeting on Tuesday.

The council decided to delay the review after a lengthy council meeting that involved a 90-minute discussion about possibly creating a Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Twenty years later, same beloved teacher

August 30, 2014
Twenty years later, same beloved teacher

Twenty years ago Patricia Jones took her daughter, Laci, to her first day of kindergarten at Granbury Elementary School.

Monday morning Laci escorted her son, Carson, to his first day of kindergarten at Emma Roberson Elementary School.

Carson, son of Jeremy and Laci Ramos, walked in with a Hood County News clipping from Aug.

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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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