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Jury: Wife murders husband

December 13, 2014
Jury: Wife murders husband

A Hood County woman accused of shooting her husband multiple times stood still next to her three attorneys when District Judge Ralph Walton read the verdict at her murder trial late Thursday: guilty.

Savanna McIntare, 42, was found guilty of murdering her husband Don McIntare Sr. in September 2013.

A seven-woman, five-man jury returned the verdict after two and a half days of testimony and four and half hours of deliberation.

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County frustrated at lack of progress on Cresson bypass

December 13, 2014

County officials thought the agreement with TxDOT for the Cresson bypass was the best gift ever.

Now, they’re feeling as if they got a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings.

With 2015 just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation plans yet another public hearing on the bypass, even though a deal was struck with the county back in 2013.

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Tourism report criticizes city

December 10, 2014

A strongly worded, independent report says tourism stakeholders have lost faith in the city.

The review – prepared by Zeitgeist Consulting, a firm that specializes in destination marketing – will be discussed at next week’s regular meeting of the Granbury City Council.

The 25-page report contains sharp criticisms that include an inability by the city “to grasp the most basic of marketing principles,” and mismanagement of the Conference Center to the point that it is “little more than a community center.”

In September, the City Council agreed to contract with Zeitgeist, at the suggestion of councilwoman Rose Myers.

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Welcome to the Hannaford House

December 10, 2014
Welcome to the Hannaford House

Granbury Candlelight Tour of Homes docents Tessa Buckley (left) and Paula Gwalney were the smiling faces greeting ticket holders Saturday evening at the Hannaford House, 126 Lambert St. The Hannaford House was one of five residences along with 11 public places on this year’s tour. See related photos, P. 1B.

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Tarleton FW location closer here

December 10, 2014

Hood County residents attending the Fort Worth locations of Tarleton State University will have a shorter drive when the new campus opens near Chisholm Trail Parkway at Old Granbury Road.

The location is about 25 miles from Granbury just east of Benbrook Lake. The university’s current locations at 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Granbury cops beef up efforts to raise money for kids in need

December 10, 2014
Granbury cops beef up efforts to raise money for kids in need

It was the “offender’s” quest for moolah that led to his arrest last week, in full view of passing motorists on Highway 377.

Specifically, it was Granbury Police Officer Zac Anderson’s devotion to raising money for children that led him to don a cow costume as part of a fund-raising event at Chick-fil-A.

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A sitting with Santa Claus

December 10, 2014
A sitting with Santa Claus

Five-year-old Savannah Alphin enjoyed her visit with Santa after breakfast Saturday morning at Camp El Tesoro. The annual Breakfast with Santa event drew a packed crowd of children and parents.

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Man removed through roof after accident

December 10, 2014

A man was taken to a Fort Worth hospital Friday evening after rescue workers had to remove the vehicle’s roof to get him out, Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jim Adams said.

Adams said he does not know what happened to cause the accident, but when he got to the scene, the pickup was on its side against a tree.

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Police work two major accidents

December 10, 2014

Granbury police worked two major accidents on Friday, one of which involved a rollover.

The first accident was called in at 8:09 a.m. It was in the 1300 block of Weatherford Highway. A car hit a pickup, but no injuries were reported.

The other major accident was called in at 4:12 p.m.

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Man charged with selling drugs to undercover officers

December 10, 2014

A Fort Worth man was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Raphael Perez, 29, of Fort Worth, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit in Cresson, according to Rose.

Rose said the charges stem from Perez selling 1/2 ounce of cocaine and 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine to undercover officers.

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