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Ride down to Cresson festival

October 18, 2014

Grab your cowboy boots, cowboy hats, family and friends and head out to the annual Cresson Fall Festival next Saturday.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is held at the Historic Cresson School in Cresson.

The schedule includes children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, a country store and a bakery.

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Two injured

October 15, 2014
Two injured

Mari Lea Yung, 45, of Granbury lost control of the 1982 Chevrolet pickup she was driving, causing it to roll when she over corrected, according to Granbury Police Officer Bryan Wood. Yung was sent to John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth via ground ambulance. Her passenger, Rhett Michael Pfaffenhauser, 46, also of Granbury, was airlifted to JPS, according to the police report.

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State: Hood ranks high in child abuse

October 15, 2014

Hood County ranks 19th among the state’s 254 counties in the number of child abuse cases per capita.

This is according to Mission Granbury Executive Director April Mitchell and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Director Jean Cate.

“We’re having more severe cases,” Mitchell said, noting that those cases are more complex and involve permanency court hearings and mediations.

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Beloved Cresson fire chief dies

October 15, 2014
Beloved Cresson fire chief dies

Huffman

Joe Huffman, a longtime firefighter and Cresson fire chief, died Monday morning after suffering a ruptured aneurysm, according to longtime friend Norm Tindell.

Tindell said Huffman was airlifted to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth after passing out in a Granbury store Sunday morning.

Huffman, 75, was a firefighter for the city of Fort Worth for over 30 years and had served as Cresson fire chief for the last five years.

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Tolar rollover

October 15, 2014
Tolar rollover

Johnny “J.P.” Price, 19, a firefighter with the Tolar Volunteer Fire Department, was in a two-vehicle accident late Sunday morning, according to Tolar Fire Chief Matt Hutsell. Hutsell said the vehicle Price was driving hit the back of a pickup, rolled and hit a tree on Highway 377 near Electric Road just east of Tolar.

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Applications being taken for holiday food baskets

October 15, 2014

Applications are being accepted for the Third Annual Project Wishbone – a program that provides Thanksgiving baskets for those who qualify.

Project Wishbone is sponsored by Monarch Utilities I, L.P., a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company.

Applicants must be Monarch residential water customers.

To qualify, customers must have a combined total household income that does not exceed 150 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines.

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All hail Queen Avery

October 15, 2014
All hail Queen Avery

Excitement brewed in the bleachers Friday evening as the announcement drew near of Granbury High School’s Homecoming Queen. The crowd cheered wildly when Avery Railsback was named 2014 Homecoming Queen. Railsback, a senior, waves to the crowd as the newly crowned Queen. See related photos, P.5A.

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Missouri contractor indicted on two felony theft charges

October 15, 2014
Missouri contractor indicted on two felony theft charges

Scafe

A Missouri contractor was indicted by the October Hood County grand jury on two felony theft charges relating to a Hood County construction project, according to official complaints on file in the district attorney’s office.

In one complaint, Jay Robert Scafe, 50, of Grain Valley, Missouri, was indicted on theft of over $20,000 and less than $100,000.

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Cresson festival Oct. 25

October 15, 2014

Grab your cowboy boots, cowboy hats, family and friends and head out to the annual Cresson Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Cresson School. The schedule includes children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, a country store and a bakery. There will also be a grand reopening of the Cresson Heritage Museum.

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Man charged with driving stolen car

October 15, 2014
Man charged with driving stolen car

Rowan

A Granbury man was pulled over by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies around midnight Thursday on Highway 377 East and was found to be driving a stolen vehicle, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Thomas Randall Rowan, 53, of the 8100 block of Fawn Circle, Granbury, was driving a 2015 Kia Soul that was reported stolen in Haltom City when he was pulled over for a traffic stop, Rose said.

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