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Drone for TV grounded at least for now

August 29, 2015

The Public Television Channel Advisory Board was thinking of asking the city to buy a drone, but reality forced a hard landing of that dream.

For now, at least, the board agrees that a tangle of bureaucratic red tape makes the purchase of a drone unfeasible.

The board was researching drones as a way to provide interesting aerial footage of such things as school football games and parades.

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Child-car incident may go to grand jury

August 29, 2015

An incident involving a 2-year-old boy left alone and sweating in a locked vehicle last Sunday evening may not be over – and could result in a grand jury indictment.

A bystander called 911 at 9:19 p.m. after noticing the child in the vehicle. Granbury’s high temperature that day was 100, and sunset was at 8:08.

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Homes continue to sell

August 29, 2015
Homes continue to sell

Workers are completing the rock work at this home under construction in Abe’s Landing, north of the Weatherford Highway bridge in Granbury. Home sales are picking up in Hood County this summer. See story, P. 1B.

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Commissioners delay vote on library policies

August 29, 2015

Some who last month opposed two children’s books at the library want a say in the library’s proposed revised policies.

The Commissioners Court was scheduled this week to vote on those policies and revisions, but granted requests to table the vote until citizens can review and comment on them.

The court won’t vote on the policies until its regular meeting on Sept.…

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Funds set up for fire victims

August 29, 2015

Help is on the way for the Tolar-area family of five – including children ages 1, 3, and 9 – after fire destroyed their mobile home southwest of Tolar Monday afternoon.

Randall and Chrissy Cain and their children are staying with family until they can find a place to live.

Money can be donated to an account created for the Cain family at First National Bank in Tolar, according to Tolar Elementary School Principal Kristen Carey.

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Tea Party’s Logan to county: Stand up to lawsuit threats

August 29, 2015

Should the Commissioners Court risk lawsuits by challenging censorship views?

Hood County Tea Party President Jim Logan indicated as much when he spoke during a discussion about library policies at this week’s Commissioners Court meeting.

Those policies are under the spotlight because of a controversy that arose last month over two books for children that promote tolerance for alternative lifestyles.

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County seeks fix for flooding in Shady Grove

August 26, 2015
County seeks fix for flooding in Shady Grove

Residents of the Shady Grove neighborhood feel that they are in over their heads.

At times, it has seemed as if floodwaters have risen almost that high.

Residents in the neighborhood near Old Acton Highway and Davis Road are hoping that the county will step in to fix culverts that may have been put in wrong, resulting in flooding during heavy rains.

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Crash injures Miss Texas entrant

August 26, 2015

Chelsea Moskovitz, an 18-year-old spring graduate of Granbury High School, planned to be a contestant in the Miss Texas USA pageant before settling in for her freshman year at Texas State University.

Her plans were involuntarily put on hold, however, when she was severely injured in a rollover crash in College Station on Aug.

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It’s a new season starting Friday night

August 26, 2015
It’s a new season starting Friday night

Returns and turnarounds are the theme of the high school football season for area teams in 2015.

In Granbury, the Pirates are hoping for a turnaround from last season’s 1-9 season that came on the heels of one of the greatest four-year spans in team history.

The Pirates, though they never got past bidistrict, nonetheless reached the playoffs in each season from 2010-13.

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Rose: Deputies break car window to save child

August 26, 2015

After a child endangerment call was received by 911 dispatchers Sunday evening, Sheriff’s Office deputies broke a vehicle window in the Walmart parking lot to rescue a 2-year-old boy left alone, officials said.

Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said that three deputies arrived to Walmart, explaining, “the car window was shattered to save an infant’s life.”

The child was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center “for precautionary reasons,” Hines said.

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