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Fundraiser for cresson family today

July 26, 2014

A car show fundraiser, dinner and auction will be this afternoon and evening for a family of six whose home was destroyed in a recent fire.

James and Christina Pearce, plus their four children, ages 6 to 16, awoke in time to exit and see their three-bedroom house on Wildflower Court in Cresson burn early on the morning of July 16.

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Lighting a fire: Camp scholarships provide lessons, fuel ambitions

July 26, 2014
Lighting a fire: Camp scholarships provide lessons, fuel ambitions

ANOTHER ACHIEVEMENT: Kaitlyn Redd shows off what she made during arts and crafts time at Camp El Tesoro. The 12-year-old Acton Middle School student has many interests and goals. She hopes that leadership skills learned through Camp Fire and church mission trips will someday help her win a college scholarship.

Kaitlyn Redd has never been shy – but she has been plenty scared.

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Four transported to hospitals after crash

July 26, 2014
Four transported to hospitals after crash

ROLLOVER: First responders are pictured Thursday morning at the scene of a two-vehicle accident just east of Tolar on Highway 377 after this Chevrolet pickup carrying five men collided with a Dodge pickup driven by a Stephenville man. One of the passengers in the Dodge, Alonzo Contreras, was thrown from the vehicle but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

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Improvements take longer at Hunter Park

July 26, 2014

When Hunter Park was closed for construction this summer, officials with the Brazos River Authority expected to reopen the park in time for the Fourth of July.

It’s still closed.

“The fast influx of rain (in June) threw a few kinks in the renovation project at Hunter Park,” said Judi Pierce, spokeswoman with the Brazos River Authority (BRA).

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Sheriff’s office gets $20,000 for mileage

July 26, 2014

A contract with Pecan Valley Centers will pay the equivalent of a month’s worth of fuel costs for the entire Sheriff’s Office.

Since the yearly cost for gas for Sheriff’s Office vehicles is about $240,000, the help from Pecan Valley is appreciated, said Sheriff Roger Deeds.

County commissioners this week approved an Interlocal Cooperation Contract with Pecan Valley.

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Council hears report on new police station

July 23, 2014

The city is moving forward with the design of a new, free-standing police station, though it will not become a reality until 2016.

At their annual budget workshop last week, city officials heard a presentation about the planned police station from a representative of Architects Design Group in Winter Park, Florida.

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Two-steppin’ tots

July 23, 2014
Two-steppin’ tots

From left, Claire Dieterichs, 3, and Tyler Kress, 2, practically stole the show as they danced Saturday night to the sounds of Prophets and Outlaws at the Sounds on the Square concert. The Dallas country rock band drew a big crowd of toe-tappers and hand-clappers to the Granbury square. The next free Sounds on the Square concert features Green Light Pistol Saturday, Aug.

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Not all of today’s scams Internet-based

July 23, 2014

It’s the Internet era, but not all scams have gone high-tech.

Hood County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Gary Morris probed two recent cases that illustrated the fact that fraud and trickery still thrive on the telephone as well as online.

A local man received a phone call from someone claiming to be a “public defender” representing the local man’s cousin in Dover, Delaware.

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City property taxes will likely hold steady

July 19, 2014

Perhaps the most important news to come from the city’s annual budget retreat is this: The property tax rate will likely stay the same.

If there is any tax rate increase at all, it will be slight.

Members of the Granbury City Council met with city staff Wednesday and Thursday at the Granbury Resort Conference Center in preparation for adopting a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Man, 25, gets plea deal in child sex assault

July 19, 2014

A 25-year-old Killeen man was sentenced to 10 years of probation after admitting to sexually assaulting a child who was under 14 at the time, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Trey Ethan Boone’s plea deal Monday was approved by District Judge Ralph Walton “only after considering sworn testimony from the victim’s mother approving the plea bargain,” Christian said.

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