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Lipan to hold school bond election

March 25, 2015

Lipan ISD is the only local entity that will hold a May election, according to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller.

On the ballot will be a $4 million bond election.

Lipan School Board President John Cooper is being challenged in his bid for re-election to Place 6 by Shane Shockley.

Chris Cogdill of Place 7 is unopposed.

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Council names new city manager

March 25, 2015

Eleven hours after beginning interviews in closed session, the Granbury City Council Monday night chose a new city manager.

Chris Coffman, currently the city manager in the town of Sealy, accepted the job.

Sealy is located on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. It has a population of about 6,600, and an estimated average annual household income of $70,680.

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Daddy Daughter Dance benefits Boys & Girls Club

March 25, 2015

The Boys & Girls Club of Hood County is bringing back the Daddy Daughter Dance.

It’s been a few years since it last held such an event.

The Daddy Daughter Dance benefiting the Boys & Girls Club will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

The event will be held at Celebration Hall on the square, next to Granbury Live.

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Star performance

March 25, 2015
Star performance

A crowd gathers Saturday morning for opening ceremonies of the combined General Granbury’s Birthday and Texas Independence celebrations. They pause in reverence as Michael Alexander sings the Star-Spangled Banner. The crowd was treated to birthday cake and ice cream following the ceremony. The events included a parade, cookoffs, entertainment and Bull Riding on the Beach.

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Training held for foster caregivers

March 25, 2015
Training held for foster caregivers

The efforts of Granbury Church of Christ to increase the number of foster families in Hood County may be bearing fruit.

About half of the 20 participants in a training held Friday and Saturday in Granbury are Hood County residents, according to organizers.

The training was held at the Christian Service Center next to Granbury Church of Christ, across from Granbury High School.

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Four Tolar police cars vandalized

March 25, 2015

Someone used a sledgehammer to damage four police cars in Tolar.

Windshields on the vehicles were broken out, sometime between Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, in a city-owned fenced-in area at 701 Tolar Cemetery Road in Tolar.

Three of the vehicles had rear-view mirrors broken, and one had a broken headlight.

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Navajo: Code for Patriot

March 25, 2015
Navajo: Code for Patriot

GLEN ROSE – Of all the secret codes used by the military in World War II, only the Navajo Indians provided one the Japanese were never able to break.

Two of the surviving Navajo Code Talkers captivated the crowd Saturday at the Expo Center, with proceeds going to the U.S. Veterans Museum of Granbury.

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Money may drive prom memories

March 21, 2015

One cannot put a price on treasured memories.

Actually, maybe one can.

The cost of attending prom is more than many families can afford.

Though some parents are able to handle the associated expenses without breaking stride, for others, the costs are crippling.

And for kids whose parents are unable to afford even basic necessities, prom can be heartbreaking.

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Open carry concerns lawmen

March 21, 2015

It’s all about training and safety when it comes to how the sheriff and chief of police feel about handgun open carry legislation.

On Monday, the Texas Senate passed a measure that could make open carry of handguns – by those who have a concealed handgun license (CHL) – legal.

Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan said the Texas Police Chiefs Association has been “trying to make sure they’ve got the right verbiage and requirements in there.”

For both Sheriff Roger Deeds and Galvan, the details concerning CHL holders in the final version would make a world of difference.

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Spring in their step

March 21, 2015
Spring in their step

Granbury friends Shannon Hinchcliffe (left) and Kim Petty take advantage of pleasant weather to jog on the city’s Hike and Bike Trail. Spring officially started yesterday.

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