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Bulk trash pick-up day Saturday in Granbury

April 29, 2015

The city will have a Bulk Trash Clean-Up day Saturday.

It applies only to residents who live within the city limits.

Items may be placed outside the night before, but must be curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of pick-up.

Trucks will begin routes at 7 a.m. and will be finished by 1 p.m.

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Tornadoes spare county

April 29, 2015
Tornadoes spare county

Tornadoes were spotted on all sides of Hood County on a stormy Sunday, but none came calling here.

Three to four funnel clouds were seen by spotters early Sunday evening as the first wave of storms passed through the area from the southwest, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said.

They appeared to be headed toward Hood County, but evidently pulled back into the clouds before they could do harm.

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One transported

April 29, 2015
One transported

A 38-year-old man with a Burleson address may have had a medical issue and passed out before he clipped a passing pickup and smashed into the wall of the Back Porch Sports Grill Monday afternoon in Acton, according to officials and witnesses. “He was unconscious when we got to him,” said Darren Fine of Acton, who was driving the pickup that was struck.

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Hi there Lake Granbury, long time no see

April 29, 2015

Back in the good ol’ days we groaned when the lake was 2 feet low.

Now, it puts a smile on your face.

Lake Granbury is rising thanks to thunderstorms over the past several weeks. The lake was about 2 feet low Tuesday morning, but the runoff was still flowing in.

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New Kroger Marketplace opens Friday

April 29, 2015

The 120,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace opens to the public at 8 a.m. Friday.

The store’s one-fourth-mile perimeter encompasses 60 shopping aisles and more than 20 check-out lanes.

City and county officials will be at the grand opening, as well as Kroger corporate executives, according to Jennifer Wersal, a company spokeswoman.

Wersal said that the doors could open at 7:30 a.m., depending on the public turnout.

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Charter Review group presents suggestions

April 29, 2015

The voters will decide, provided the Granbury City Council lets them.

What will be decided is which, if any, of the Charter Review Commission’s suggestions get placed on the November ballot.

The Commission presented its recommendations to the council last week.

The council will make a decision about each suggestion at an upcoming regular meeting – most likely the one scheduled for May 19, according to City Secretary Carla Walker.

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Band stand lands on cars

April 29, 2015
Band stand lands on cars

Straight-line winds reportedly as high as 80 mph may be why the Tolar High School band director’s stand was blown onto some parked vehicles. No one was injured, but several vehicles were damaged. There was minor damage at the school, and part of the ag barn roof was blown off. Friday evening’s storm also carried heavy rain and pea-size hail.

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Ridge Roberts, 12, wins Texas fiddling title

April 29, 2015
Ridge Roberts, 12, wins Texas fiddling title

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Hood County’s Ridge Roberts won the 15-under age division Saturday in the Halletsville Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolics.

On Saturday – a day after turning 12 years old – Ridge came out on top in a field of 11 competitors.

Ridge performed four songs, and won a fiddle and a case for taking first place.

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Rose Myers gives DMO progress report

April 25, 2015

Granbury City Council member Rose Myers gave the council an update Tuesday night on the work of the DMO Transition Committee.

Myers is one of four people appointed by the council to the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) group. The others are Jim Leitch, Diane Hedges and Scott Young.

They are researching the feasibility of eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, or Tourism Department, and creating an independent, nonprofit organization to promote Granbury as a destination city.

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Closures planned on 377

April 25, 2015

U.S. Highway 377 near FM 167 will be intermittently closed several times Tuesday for road work, weather permitting.

Traffic will be detoured.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said that eastbound and westbound lanes will be closed several times between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for local utility work.

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