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Fugitive steals pickup from Cresson business

December 20, 2014
Fugitive steals pickup from Cresson business

Madewell

A suspect wanted in connection with a murder eluded police after ditching a pickup and stealing another in Cresson Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect, Kristun Madewell, 40, was caught Friday morning west of Crowley, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

He was wanted after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound in a south Fort Worth home Friday, Dec.

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Pets get treats for Christmas

December 20, 2014
Pets get treats for Christmas

Volunteers will deliver doggie bags to Meals on Wheels recipients on Christmas Day.

However, they’re not the kind of doggie bags associated with leftovers from a restaurant meal.

These doggie bags are for the dogs.

And they’re the cat’s meow.

Hood County Animal Lovers Organization (HALO) has partnered with first-graders from Tolar Elementary and the Hood County Senior Center Meals on Wheels program to put together a treat bag for pets.

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Ketteman leaving EDC after 10 months here

December 20, 2014
Ketteman leaving EDC after 10 months here

Ketteman

EDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman is leaving after 10 months on the job.

Ketteman has accepted a position as head of the Economic Development Corporation in Forney.

“It’s just a good match for me,” he said. “I think it’s a good move up with a community right outside the Dallas metro area.”

Discussion of the EDC is on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting of the Commissioners Court.

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Christmas joy for girls and boys

December 20, 2014
Christmas joy for girls and boys

Shannon Gray found great joy in her volunteer work for Christmas for Children Wednesday at the Granbury Reunion Grounds. The new location for distribution gave organizers plenty of room to provide Hood County families with economic needs to pick up Christmas gifts for their children.

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Fire sparks career idea

December 20, 2014
Fire sparks career idea

Six years ago Jessica Sanchez didn’t know what career path she wanted to take – until her boyfriend’s apartment complex in White Settlement caught fire.

“Everybody was saying that kids did it,” she said. “I didn’t think so, and that got me to thinking about fires.”

The cause of the fire was never determined, but the incident gave her a deep desire to learn more about the science of fire.

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City manager warns of travel report’s impact on taxpayers

December 20, 2014

The Granbury City Council agreed this week to hold workshops as part of its push on tourism and consideration of a free-standing Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

However, in the city manager’s opinion, the City Council could be on the verge of making decisions that could prove devastating to Granbury’s taxpayers.

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How to keep thief from giving himself car for Christmas

December 17, 2014

Whowouldn’twant to get a new car for Christmas?

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to make sure no one gives themselvesyourcar as a holiday gift.

’Tis the season for jerks to steal your stuff if you’re not on your toes.

GRINCHES OUT AND ABOUT

According to DPS Director Steven McCraw: “December is one of the busiest months for auto thefts, and during this holiday shopping season, it is important that any valuables in a vehicle are out of sight.”

See, Grinches may not just want your car, but what’sinit, too.

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Dabbling in art

December 17, 2014
Dabbling in art

Four-year-old Hannah Beth Wiggains carefully chooses the next color for her masterpiece Saturday on the Granbury square. Painting was just one of many daytime activities offered at the Granbury Living Christmas Cards event this past weekend on the courthouse parking lot.

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Helpers fight time, money crunch to shop for unadopted ‘angels’

December 17, 2014
Helpers fight time, money crunch to shop for unadopted ‘angels’

There are plenty of elves. There just aren’t enough Santas.

This week, organizers for Hood County Christmas for Children had to scramble to shop for about 100 kids whose angels were removed from angel trees, but gifts for the youngsters were never turned in.

They also had to purchase an additional 40 bicycles.

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Applications taken for city boards

December 17, 2014

At the first of the year, the city of Granbury’s nine boards will have 31 openings.

The deadline to apply for a seat on the boards was Monday.

City Secretary Carla Walker said early Monday afternoon that there had been “a high turnout of applicants.”

The applications, she said, were submitted by new applicants as well as current board members who are seeking reappointments.

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