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City honors staff, votes on new lift station at sinkhole

May 23, 2015

It was fitting that this week was National Public Works Week, since the city’s Public Works employees have worked around the clock on the sinkhole on South Morgan Street.

The sinkhole, estimated to be more than 60 feet wide and 40 feet deep, was discovered near Brookshire’s on Mother’s Day almost two weeks ago, following heavy rains.

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DMO group discusses board member profiles

May 23, 2015

Which is most important for a tourism board – a focus on stakeholder categories, or on individuals and their strengths?

Whichever one the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee decides on could determine whether the group deviates from the exact recommendations of DMO expert Bill Geist.

City Council member Rose Myers, a member of the committee, has indicated a number of times that she wants to follow Geist’s recommendations to the letter.

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Officials explain emergency plan for stranded folks

May 23, 2015

Rising waters in the Stroud Creek area are raising concerns for residents.

The Stroud Creek crossing at Vegas Road recently flooded the road again, renewing a decades-long discussion about solutions for residents in the neighborhood northwest of Granbury.

Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said that in the event of a medical emergency, measures are in place to ensure the safety of residents.

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Brother in Navy surprises sister at school

May 23, 2015
Brother in Navy surprises sister at school

Lunchtime in school cafeterias isn’t usually anything to get excited about.

But what happened Tuesday at 12:37 p.m. in the cafeteria at Crossland Ninth Grade Center brought applause – and almost brought Mikala Winn to tears.

Mikala was surprised by her older brother, a 2013 Granbury High School graduate who is now a petty officer third class in the U.S.

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Vandals slash van, trailer tires at church

May 23, 2015

Employees of Southside Baptist Church on Paluxy Highway arrived at work Wednesday to discover that all of the tires on the church van and trailer had been slashed, including the spare.

The vandalism comes at a critical time of year for the church, whose youth groups are scheduled to go to camp in just a couple of weeks.

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Deserving of recognition

May 23, 2015
Deserving of recognition

Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett poses with some of the city’s Public Works employees after reading an official proclamation in recognition of National Public Works Week. The timing of the special week was particularly relevant for Granbury, since Public Works employees have worked around the clock, ever since a 60-feet-wide sinkhole was found near Brookshire’s on Mother’s Day following heavy rains.

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Welding trailer stolen

May 23, 2015

Hood County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the theft of a welding trailer.

The theft occurred in the 10000 block of Colony Road sometime between Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

Among the missing items are welding lead, socket sets, skill saw, grease gun, tool boxes, assorted chain links and electrical connectors.

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Services Friday for 9-year-old boy

May 20, 2015

Services for Josh Holmes, the 9-year-old Granbury boy who passed away last week, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Azleland Cemetery in Azle, followed by a balloon release.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at N.W. Bible Church on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth.

The Weatherford elementary third-grader lived with his family off FM Road 51 near the Hood-Parker county line.

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City needs dry weather to work on sinkhole

May 20, 2015

City officials and engineers were expected to make a detailed presentation regarding the lift station washout at last night’s meeting.

Crews have continued to try to keep the site secured and monitor the temporary diversion of the sewer lines, etc. while repair plans and costs are gathered.

Wet weather has been pushing back an already unclear timeline for repair on the sinkhole in the Brookshire’s parking lot on South Morgan Street.

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Man dies helping neighbor

May 20, 2015

Hood County resident David Dwayne Tennyson had the mentality to fix what was broken, and often did so as a way to show loved ones he cared.

He also enjoyed helping others. That was evident last Saturday, the evening he died in a tragic tractor accident on Brushy Road southwest of Granbury.

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