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Council eyes ways to fund $2 million square project

November 22, 2014

To fund a town square project, the Granbury City Council is considering taking on debt, using money earmarked for street improvements and cutting department budgets.

The project, suggested by council member Gary Couch, involves placing trees around the square, widening sidewalks and possibly closing portions of Bridge and Crockett streets to allow for benches and tables to create gathering places for the public.

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Big wheels keep on rollin’

November 22, 2014

Granbury school buses roll.

And roll.

And roll.

About 60 percent of the Granbury school district students ride the bus. The state average is probably 40 percent, school officials say.

Sixty percent equates to 3,200 students in GISD.

The sprawling school district includes numerous subdivisions and rural areas with school-age children.

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Successful debut

November 22, 2014
Successful debut

Steve Schmidt, the new varsity girls basketball coach for the Granbury Lady Pirates, pumps his fist during Tuesday’s season-opening 55-43 victory over Saginaw in the James Wann Sports Center. See related story and photo, P. 6A.

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All for one

November 19, 2014
All for one

Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy players gather around head coach Chris Eikenhorst to celebrate winning their Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship six-man football Div. II state semifinal game over Arlington St. Paul Preparatory Academy Saturday at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown. The Crusaders will be gunning for their first state football championship this Saturday when they take on Azle Christian.

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Giving spirits

November 19, 2014
Giving spirits

On Monday, Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company, distributed fixings for Thanksgiving meals to 237 qualified customers who otherwise might not have been able to afford them. Distribution sites were in Rancho Brazos and at the Ruth’s Place location in Oak Trail Shores. It is the third year the company has sponsored the giveaway, which is called Project Wishbone.

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NCTA football playoff game in Buckholts

November 19, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers’ Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Div. II six-man football regional playoff game against Alvin Living Stones is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the high school field in Buckholts.

Buckholts is southeast of Temple.

Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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Fun at the fundraiser

November 19, 2014
Fun at the fundraiser

Granbury High School Assistant Principal Patti Sanderson was a good sport Thursday during her lunch period. She was duct taped against the wall for a Project Graduation fundraiser. During lunch Granbury students jumped at the chance to pay for the privilege of duct taping Sanderson and three coaches to the cafeteria wall.

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Weatherford Highway home burns

November 19, 2014
Weatherford Highway home burns

Firefighters battled a residential fire Sunday evening in the 5600 block of Weatherford Highway, according to Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

Wilson said the residence may be home to a family of five, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

The fire may have started from a fireplace, but the investigation continues, Wilson stated.

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Good in Hood

November 19, 2014

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DPS Trooper: ‘Distracted driving kills’

November 19, 2014
DPS Trooper: ‘Distracted driving kills’

Gillum

When people think of reckless drivers, they may picture an aggressive driver weaving in and out of traffic and cutting people off on the road.

While that may be true, there are other forms of reckless drivers.

And there is one form of reckless driving that’s a real problem, according to Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Dub Gillum – distracted driving.

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