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Council hears report on new police station

July 23, 2014

The city is moving forward with the design of a new, free-standing police station, though it will not become a reality until 2016.

At their annual budget workshop last week, city officials heard a presentation about the planned police station from a representative of Architects Design Group in Winter Park, Florida.

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Two-steppin’ tots

July 23, 2014
Two-steppin’ tots

From left, Claire Dieterichs, 3, and Tyler Kress, 2, practically stole the show as they danced Saturday night to the sounds of Prophets and Outlaws at the Sounds on the Square concert. The Dallas country rock band drew a big crowd of toe-tappers and hand-clappers to the Granbury square. The next free Sounds on the Square concert features Green Light Pistol Saturday, Aug.

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Not all of today’s scams Internet-based

July 23, 2014

It’s the Internet era, but not all scams have gone high-tech.

Hood County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Gary Morris probed two recent cases that illustrated the fact that fraud and trickery still thrive on the telephone as well as online.

A local man received a phone call from someone claiming to be a “public defender” representing the local man’s cousin in Dover, Delaware.

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City property taxes will likely hold steady

July 19, 2014

Perhaps the most important news to come from the city’s annual budget retreat is this: The property tax rate will likely stay the same.

If there is any tax rate increase at all, it will be slight.

Members of the Granbury City Council met with city staff Wednesday and Thursday at the Granbury Resort Conference Center in preparation for adopting a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Man, 25, gets plea deal in child sex assault

July 19, 2014

A 25-year-old Killeen man was sentenced to 10 years of probation after admitting to sexually assaulting a child who was under 14 at the time, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Trey Ethan Boone’s plea deal Monday was approved by District Judge Ralph Walton “only after considering sworn testimony from the victim’s mother approving the plea bargain,” Christian said.

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Felony Arrests

July 19, 2014

Eight felony arrests were made between July 10 and July 16.

  • Tracey Diane Barrera, 20, West Briarwood Street, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
  • Todd Howard Bart, 33, Frisco, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams.
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    Stakeholders turn out for CVB talks

    July 19, 2014

    For most of the day Wednesday, only a few of the 30 chairs set out for the public at the city’s budget workshop were filled.

    That changed around mid-afternoon.

    One by one, stakeholders in Granbury’s tourism industry filtered in, filling almost all of the seats.

    On the schedule – at the request of council member Rose Myers – was a discussion about bringing a Convention and Visitors Bureau back to Granbury.

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    Down in a hole

    July 19, 2014
    Down in a hole

    A tow truck operator (right) takes a second look at the tricky situation he’s facing as he tries to hook up a chain to pull a pickup out of a steep creek bed Thursday morning in Thorp Spring. Chris West, an 18-year-old Granbury resident, lost control of the 1992 Chevrolet while driving in the rain on Lipan Highway and the pickup struck the guardrail.

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    C’stone moving: Church of Christ to share facilities

    July 19, 2014

    Granbury Church of Christ continues to reach out in the community.

    This summer Cornerstone Christian Academy will move to the church on West Pearl Street across from the high school.

    Cornerstone, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school, has been in temporary buildings on Meander Road northeast of Granbury.

    “The Granbury Church of Christ has been very gracious,” Cornerstone Head Administrator Marci Martinez said.

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    Filing to start for some city, school elections

    July 19, 2014

    The filing period for several city and school elections opens today.

    However, since offices are closed on weekends, the filing period effectively begins Monday.

    Elections are planned for: the city of Granbury and Granbury ISD; the city of Tolar and Tolar ISD; the city of Cresson; the city of deCordova; Bluff Dale ISD; and the city of Stockton Bend.

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