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City okays stop signs, no parking areas

October 25, 2014

The stop signs the Granbury City Council put on Sardius Boulevard where a Dodge dealership will be built have spawned eight more.

The council agreed Tuesday night to put up eight stop signs in Gemstone Estates.

The development is in the northeastern part of the county.

City staff recommended approval of the stop signs after a traffic committee went out to the neighborhood to research concerns expressed by citizens.

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Bluff Dale crash claims two lives

October 25, 2014

A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph.

According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe on a right-hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot head-on.

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Capacity almost triple at new animal facility

October 25, 2014
Capacity almost triple at new animal facility

It’s not for the birds, but it is for dogs, cats and the occasional hoofed animal.

Hood County Animal Control employees began moving into their new facility this week and plan to move the animals on Thursday.

The building is about a mile north of the square, 1550 Weatherford Highway.

A grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Nov.

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Woodworker with ALS to sell inventory today

October 25, 2014

ALS sufferer Kevin Pritt, whose woodworking accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, will have a sale on Saturday in preparation for shutting down his business.

ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It has made national news in recent months because of a fundraising initiative known as “the ice bucket challenge.”

Pritt, 56, owns Republic Log Homes at 3317 Glen Rose Highway, near Bluebonnet Drive.

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‘Pippin’ musical at GHS starts Thursday night

October 22, 2014

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center students will present the musical “Pippin” starting Thursday night. Performances in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center will be:

nThursday, Oct. 23 – 7:30 p.m.

nSaturday, Oct. 25 – 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

nSunday, Oct. 26 – 2 p.m.

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Tale of revenge and county’s only legal hanging on show at Bridge Street History Center

October 22, 2014
Tale of revenge and county’s only legal hanging on show at Bridge Street History Center

It was under an oak tree that Nelson “Cooney” Mitchell and his son, Bill, first spotted the down-on-their-luck Truit family.

It was under another tree in Hood County – the one from which Cooney Mitchell died at the end of a rope – that an epic Texas tale of revenge was born.

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Wind grounds balloons

October 22, 2014

Things may not always be what they seem. Take last weekend at Granbury Regional Airport.

The weather was picture perfect for several events but not ideal for balloon rides at Balloons in Granbury (B.I.G.).

Some ticket holders rode Friday evening, but an increase in wind caused organizers to suspend the rides for safety reasons.

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Jax, 4, to walk with captains

October 22, 2014
Jax, 4, to walk with captains

Madrigal

Before the football starts flying Friday night at Pirate Stadium, little Jax Madrigal will be intercepting more than a few hearts as he tries to tackle a mammoth health issue.

Jax, a 4-year-old Granbury resident suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, will be featured before the start of a Pirate varsity football game for a third year in a row.

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Early voting starts Monday

October 18, 2014

With the Nov. 4 General Election just around the corner, early voting is about to get under way.

It begins Monday.

Texans will decide who will replace the state’s longest-serving governor, as well as who will be the next lieutenant governor.

They also will determine whether John Cornyn will serve another term in the U.S.…

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Big rout

October 18, 2014
Big rout

Granbury sophomore Beau Pritchard leans into a shot Wednesday during the Pirates’ first-round Class 5A area team tennis match. The Pirates wiped out the visitors, Fort Worth Western Hills,19-0, to advance to yesterday’s second-round area matchup against Cleburne. See story, P.11A.

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