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Briggs Berry: ‘He had a passion and a zest for life’

September 17, 2014
Briggs Berry: ‘He had a passion and a zest for life’

Briggs Berry lived life full of passion and compassion.

Briggs, 18, died late Saturday morning surrounded by his family at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Services were Tuesday at Lakeside Baptist Church, where he was an active member. Hundreds of people attended visitation Monday evening at the church.

The senior at Granbury High School was born with an immune deficiency condition known as X-linked hyper IgM syndrome, which meant that he had no immune system to help his body fight off infections.

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Carnival in Granbury Friday through Sunday

September 17, 2014

Carnival Americana will be in town this weekend, bringing 16 popular rides, along with game and food booths.

The carnival will be located on 6.5 acres near Lake Granbury Medical Center on Paluxy Road. The location is near Highway 377 but accessible off Paluxy Road.

The carnival will be open Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

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Police chief, officers sued

September 17, 2014

Two Granbury police officers who were hailed as heroes last year have been sued, along with another officer and the police chief.

The claims made by Robert Eugene Speck include excessive use of force. He is asking for compensation between $200,000 and $1 million for “mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation and pain and suffering.”

The lawsuit was to be discussed by the Granbury City Council and City Attorney Stuart Neal last night in closed session.

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Pirate reception

September 17, 2014
Pirate reception

Senior receiver Nick Doughty (11) of the Granbury Pirates secures a catch on a pass from quarterback Rustin Beasley (not pictured) during their nondistrict football game Friday in Corsicana. The Pirates, who fell by a 25-10 count, have this weekend off before starting District 8-5A play on the road against Burleson High at 7:30 p.m.

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With a sarcastic sense of humor, Ives loved life

September 17, 2014
With a sarcastic sense of humor, Ives loved life

Ives

Family members of Phil Ives gathered Monday night at the home of Larry and Tonya Harkins in Tolar. Over pizza, the clan recalled his willingness to help others, his sarcastic humor and his love for his grandchildren.

Phil died in Grapevine Saturday after his motorcycle hit a stalled vehicle in the roadway, according to reports.

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Inspiration to Many

September 17, 2014
Inspiration to Many

Granbury students hosted a candlelight vigil Sunday evening around the high school flag pole to honor the memory of senior Briggs Berry, who died Saturday after a long illness. Berry’s outlook on life and his brave battle against an immune deficiency touched the hearts of many. Attendees held back tears as people stepped up to the microphone to share memories of the extraordinary young man.

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Raise the flags

September 13, 2014
Raise the flags

The Boys and Girls Club of Hood County took on the task of replacing the stolen U.S. and Texas flags at the Hood County Library. Club member Daniel Brown helps Craig Myers (behind pole) with the city of Granbury maintenance department raise the new flags Wednesday afternoon. Others pictured are Erika Murray, Addison Reynolds, Library Youth Director Caroline Wood (far left), Boys and Girls Club Director of Operations J.T.

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City sets bulk trash pick-up day

September 13, 2014

The city of Granbury is planning a bulk trash pick-up day for Saturday, Oct. 25.

It only applies to those who live within the city limits, and there will be a six-item limit.

Items may be placed outside the night before, but they must be curbside no later than 7 a.m.

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Commissioners change two meeting dates

September 13, 2014

The Commissioners Court approved its schedule for the upcoming fiscal year, but changed two meeting dates.

The court usually meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

The changed dates are in November and December.

Since Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and is a county holiday, the court will meet on Wednesday the 12th.

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Conaway hopes Obama has ‘heart’ to defeat ISIL

September 13, 2014
Conaway hopes Obama has ‘heart’ to defeat ISIL

Conaway

Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) was pleased with President Obama’s speech Wednesday night about vowing to take out the terrorist group ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

Conaway, however, said the talk lacked details.

“We need to do everything we can to stop ISIL in their tracks,” Conaway said.

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