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27 apply for city manager

January 24, 2015

The first review of applications for the Granbury city manager position is set for Feb. 2, according to the website of the search firm hired by the City Council.

Mayor Nin Hulett told the Hood County News late Thursday morning that there had been only 15 applicants.

However, council member Gary Couch, who has taken a leading role in communicating with the search firm, said Thursday afternoon that the number of applicants thus far was 27.

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The Granbury Basketball Association season has kicked off

January 20, 2015
The Granbury Basketball Association season has kicked off

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Council to decide on EDC seat on tourism board

January 20, 2015

With the dissolution of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Granbury City Council will have to change the makeup of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB).

The TAB was created by city ordinance. According to that ordinance, a seat on the board is reserved for a representative of the Lake Granbury Area Economic Development Corporation.

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DA: Man chokes wife, slams her head on pavement

January 20, 2015
DA: Man chokes wife, slams her head on pavement

Prado

An Indian Harbor man choked his wife repeatedly in front of her children and slammed her head on pavement, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Jose Michael Prado, 30, of the 4100 block of Apache Trail, was sentenced to nine years in prison last week by a Hood County jury.

Prado was arrested last March after sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at Prado’s residence, Christian said.

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County to hire new HR director

January 20, 2015

The county is looking for a new Human Resources director.

Bob Blessing, whose title is director of personnel and risk management, will retire on Friday, Feb. 27.

A list of job duties and qualifications is on the county’s website, www.co.hood.tx.us.

Twelve responsibilities are listed under “personnel,” including: assisting and guiding employees and department officials on the county’s policies and procedures; monitoring compliance with state and federal legislation; and serving as the public information officer for drills and emergencies in Hood County.

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No burn ban, but drought continues

January 20, 2015

While Hood County remains in long-term drought according to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook, daily conditions do not warrant a burn ban in the county.

Thank recent showers and damp conditions for that.

When determining a burn ban, County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said officials consider various conditions including the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI).

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Follow the bouncing ball

January 20, 2015
Follow the bouncing ball

Follow the bouncing ball

From left, Chicago Bulls Ryder Papasan and Pistons players Easton Bleeker and Hudson Gjone all want just one thing: that loose basketball. Competition is running high on weekends at Acton Middle School, Granbury Middle School and Brawner Intermediate School with the Granbury Basketball Association’s season in full swing.

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Woman says lot next to hers drives off buyers

January 20, 2015
Woman says lot next to hers drives off buyers

For the past 16 months, the burned out trailer next to Denise Rosalez’ property in Indian Harbor has been hard on her eyes.

Now, it’s hard on her bank account.

Rosalez, a widow who is trying to sell six lots she purchased with her late husband, has had buyers who were interested – until they saw what’s next door.

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Residents upset over shooting range

January 17, 2015

Some residents of Tolar are wishing their neighborhood was not being targeted for a new shooting range.

County officials say there is nothing they can do to stop it.

Sheriff Roger Deeds and Donald Linney, who heads up Development and Compliance for the county, say that owner Gary Kuykendall has gone to great lengths to make the facility safe and to cut down on noise.

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Collision on South Morgan

January 17, 2015
Collision on South Morgan

Two people were transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) after a collision on South Morgan Street at South Meadows just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Brandon Taylor Andrews, 16, of Granbury told police he had a green light, but wasn’t sure whether he had a green arrow when he attempted to turn westbound onto South Meadows.

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