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City raises fines for violators of water ordinance

April 23, 2014

Those who violate the city’s Drought Contingency Plan may be doing so in hopes of seeing more green.

But the green may end up in city coffers instead of on lawns.

The Granbury City Council voted to increase the fines from a maximum of $100 to a firm $500.

The fine will be levied against those receiving a third notice of violation.Read the rest

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Best sellers

April 23, 2014
Best sellers

Friends of the Library sort books for the annual Spring Book Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St. Thousands of used books will be available. Most paperbacks go for 25 cents, and most hardbacks will be $1. Fill a box for $5 Sunday afternoon. Read the rest

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Helen’s lingering mystery

April 23, 2014
Helen’s lingering mystery

The mystery of how Helen Holladay ended up in a pickup submerged in Lake Granbury still isn’t solved, but some family members have had suspicions for years.

It’s been a Hood County Sheriff’s Office cold case for almost 35 years. The Fort Worth woman had been missing since late September 1979, when she was 45.

Skeletal remains believed to be hers – mixed with a significant amount of lake sediment in the cab – were found Thursday near the old Brazos Motel, well off of the roadway on the lake bridge on East Pearl Street in Granbury.Read the rest

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Resident’s actions may have saved home after lightning

April 23, 2014

A lightning strike blasted a hole in the roof of a home on Waters Edge late Sunday afternoon, but the limited damage was viewed as somewhat of an Easter miracle by the residents.

Just next week, Steve and Cheryl Dyke will celebrate one year since they moved into the brick home, and they’re thankful it didn’t go up in flames.

They had been back from an out-of-town trip for no more than 30 minutes when the lightning struck.Read the rest

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Barking dog lures neighbor to hurt man

April 23, 2014

Sometimes a barking dog that just won’t shut up may have something important it’s trying to say.

Whippoorwill Bay resident Jack Burnham is fortunate someone did pay attention to Trixie, his female terrier/chihuahua mix.

On Feb. 13 Burnham, 79, fell down the steps leading from his home into his carport and was unable to get up for several hours.

The carport light was burned out and he was hidden from view on the ground between his vehicle and the side of the house.Read the rest

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City tables car dealership vote again

April 23, 2014

The car dealership that Mike Brown had hoped would move forward after last week’s meeting of the Granbury City Council is still idling.

His request for a Special Use Permit to allow sales of new and used vehicles near Gemstone Estates was tabled for the second time.

Residents of Sardius Boulevard, which leads into the residential development, again showed up to express concerns about safety and property values.Read the rest

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Outcry follows notice seeking water discharge

April 19, 2014

It started as a public notice to discharge water into Lake Granbury.

The notice was published March 29 with other public notices in the classified section of the Hood County News.

Since then, public comments on the Save Lake Granbury Facebook page have blasted deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation for “seeking additional water” from Lake Granbury. Ironically, the permit referenced is about putting water in the lake – not taking it out.Read the rest

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Wife helps husband out of burning home

April 19, 2014
Wife helps husband out of burning home

Carolyn Ives could only think of one explanation for how she was able to pull her husband out of their bedroom window to escape a fire early Wednesday.

“I had adrenaline, I guess,” she said Thursday morning of her heroic act.

It was made even more difficult because her 200-pound husband Dub Ives is recovering from a broken leg.

He has been using a walker and a wheelchair to get around.Read the rest

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City Council to ask TCEQ for hearing

April 19, 2014
City Council to ask TCEQ for hearing

The heat is on for the TCEQ to do a Q&A ASAP.

Translation: Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be asked to hold a public hearing to answer questions about a permit renewal that some fear could further cripple Lake Granbury.

The Granbury City Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting Tuesday night encouraging the state agency to give specifics about the permit renewal application for the deCordova Power Company and Luminant Generation Co.Read the rest

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Man with knife threatens girlfriend, authorities say

April 19, 2014

A 35-year-old Sky Harbour resident was arrested Friday, April 11, after threatening his girlfriend during an argument, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Thomas William Scott Murphy used a hunting knife while threatening his 33-year-old girlfriend, Rose said, at his residence in the 3000 block of Libra Drive.

“The victim was not injured during the incident,” Rose stated. “Murphy was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

His bond was set at $50,000 on the felony count, and he remained in the Hood County Jail as of press time.Read the rest

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