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Parks board hopes to raise the funds

April 12, 2014

Question: What could be more exciting than construction finally getting started on Phase I of the long-awaited skatepark?

Answer: The possibility that Phase II might be constructed at the same time.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is hoping to raise funds to make that happen.

Doing so would save about $45,000.

Work began more than a month ago on the long-awaited attraction, which will feature an encapsulated pool and terrain for all skill levels.Read the rest

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Having a baby? I need to finish a job first

April 12, 2014
Having a baby? I need to finish a job first

A driver claimed he was speeding so he could get to Cleburne where his wife was about to have a baby.

But he said he had to complete a construction job first.

The man was arrested Tuesday after his truck crashed through the traffic control arm at the back gate entrance to deCordova.

That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose, who said that Cleburne resident Israel Bocanegra, 27, led sheriff’s deputies and a DPS trooper on a chase that reached up to 90 mph.Read the rest

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Thanks for your work

April 12, 2014
Thanks for your work

Annie “Cowgirl” White was presented the Patsy Hewlett Award this week at the 2014 Candlelight Ceremony for Child Abuse Awareness. She is with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Prior to the award presentation, White was a speaker at the ceremony. From left: White, Richard Stannell, Frances Squires and Jean Cate.Read the rest

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County closely watching fund

April 12, 2014

Few have been immune to the annoying spinning ball on a computer monitor, and those who work in the district judge’s office are no exception.

They’re going to have to live with it a little longer, though, until the county auditor and county commissioners have a better feel for how much money is left in “Fund 55.”

The catch-all fund that provides money for capital purchases is low, and there are more than five months to go until a new budget cycle begins.Read the rest

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Report: Woman swings kitchen knife at husband

April 12, 2014
Report: Woman swings kitchen knife at husband

A woman with a knife took a few swings at her husband Tuesday and was arrested, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Carolyn Cleon Pack, 56, was booked on a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Rose said.

“During the argument Pack, who had been drinking, allegedly struck the victim with a small board on the ankle and then grabbed a kitchen knife and took several swings at the victim,” Rose stated.Read the rest

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County receives Y partner award

April 12, 2014

The Hood County Commissioners Court has received the YMCA Community Partnership Award.

The award was presented to members of the court last week during the annual meeting of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

Hood County received the award because of elected officials who helped establish the Hood County YMCA seven years ago and went to considerable effort to put the question of a Y-operated recreation facility before voters.Read the rest

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County turns down request to pave nonprofit’s parking

April 12, 2014

The road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions, so sometimes it’s best to not pave it at all.

At their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners did not act on a request to pave the parking lot at the new offices of Mission Granbury.

The rejection had nothing to do with not wanting to help the nonprofit, which offers a variety of assistance to local residents in need.Read the rest

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Plane diverts to Pecan

April 12, 2014

A small plane with radio problems and heading to Granbury Regional Airport Wednesday night landed safely at the Pecan Airport in Pecan Plantation.

A police dispatcher said they had telephone contact with someone in the plane, and that person reported having radio problems. Read the rest

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Schmidt said to replace Andrews

April 12, 2014
Schmidt said to replace Andrews

Steven Schmidt of Eastland is expected to be the next coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates basketball team.

He will be presented to the Granbury School Board for hiring Monday evening, sources have confirmed.

If hired, Schmidt will be replacing Leta Andrews, who is retiring at the end of the school year as the winningest basketball coach in history (1,416 wins).Read the rest

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County catches rainfall Sunday

April 9, 2014

The rainfall Sunday was more than welcome, but totals were spotty across Hood County.

The Stroud Creek Estates area was hit with pea-size hail early Monday evening, with hard rain lasting about 30 minutes.

On Sunday, Cresson topped the list with 1.03 inches of rainfall, while both deCordova and Acton had about an inch.

A residence in Lipan recorded .9 inches.Read the rest

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