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Donations make a difference for seniors

February 10, 2016
Donations make a difference for seniors

For 260 senior citizens, the Meals on Wheels program is making a difference.

You can make a difference with a $25 donation to the Hood County Senior Center Meals on Wheels program.

“A $25 donation will provide one participant with meals for one week,” said Executive Director Mindy Hodges of the Hood County Senior Center.

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Making memories in Lipan

February 10, 2016
Making memories in Lipan

Lipan seventh-grade students (from left) Marti Seymour, K’Lee Scottino and Evie Mangan check out a photo that 5-year-old Sydni Gaylor (far right) took of the trio. The young basketball fans were in the stands rooting for the boys and girls while they took on Huckabay Friday night at home.

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GHS students place in season’s first academic meet

February 10, 2016
GHS students place in season’s first academic meet

Granbury High School students placed in the school’s first University Interscholastic League meet of the season in Joshua.

The contest was at Joshua High School Jan. 30.

Competing students received the following recognitions:

Accounting: Savannah Irish, third.

Current Events (Team): Will Caudle, Jacob Dimmitt, Caleb Miller, third.

Editorial Writing: Harley Armstrong, first.

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State rep hopefuls agree on most things, but not all

February 10, 2016

The two Hood County men who are the only candidates for state representative, District 60, hold virtually identical views.

Both are Republicans and list border security as a top concern. Each has a top rating from the National Rifle Association and support the right to bear arms. Both oppose gay marriage, and are pro life.

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Man with handgun robs Cresson store

February 10, 2016
Man with handgun robs Cresson store

A masked man who pointed a semi-automatic handgun at a Cresson convenience store clerk Sunday night got away with an undetermined amount of money, according to Sheriff’s Office investigators.

The man, believed to be white, wore a black ski mask, black hoodie jacket and blue jeans as he entered Tiger Mart in the 9500 block of Highway 377 East at about 8:30.

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Idol winner part of history celebration

February 6, 2016

Shanna McPerson remembers “American Idol” contestant Ruben Studdard.

“I can always predict who will be in the top two,” she said. “I knew he would do well.”

In fact, Studdard was declared the winner on the “American Idol” TV show in 2003, its second year.

Later this month he will perform in Granbury for the Black History & Unity Celebration.

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Flat Stanley

February 6, 2016
Flat Stanley

Aaron Brooks played the lead role of Stanley Lambchop in the Granbury High School Theatre Department presentation of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” Thursday afternoon at Mambrino School. The cast and crew took their production on the road and performed at GISD elementary schools this week. Flat Stanley is a 1964 children’s book written by Jeff Brown.

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Biscuit bullies get rise out of Pecan

February 6, 2016

The notorious Pillsbury Doughboy Gang has struck again.

Last weekend, two annoyed drivers chased down boys in separate incidents after biscuit dough was thrown and struck their vehicle as they were driving in Pecan Plantation.

A social media website called Next Door Neighborhood, on a page created for Pecan residents, features a post in which a woman describes the incident.

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Four-vehicle chain

February 6, 2016
Four-vehicle chain

Maria Raquel Tienda, 23, of Granbury, was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center after this four-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near the AT&T store on Highway 377. Tienda was driving a Pontiac that was struck from behind by a Honda sport utility vehicle, causing a chain reaction with two other vehicles. The driver of a 2011 Ford pickup, James Jackson Burfield, 67, of Benbrook, was treated at the scene.

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Council extends city manager’s contract

February 6, 2016

He’s a keeper.

The city manager who came on board last April with a one-year contract is now being given a three-year renewable pact by the Granbury City Council.

In addition, research will be done to see whether Chris Coffman’s request to carry a gun at City Hall can be accommodated under the law, according to Mayor Nin Hulett.

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