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Raise the flags

September 13, 2014
Raise the flags

The Boys and Girls Club of Hood County took on the task of replacing the stolen U.S. and Texas flags at the Hood County Library. Club member Daniel Brown helps Craig Myers (behind pole) with the city of Granbury maintenance department raise the new flags Wednesday afternoon. Others pictured are Erika Murray, Addison Reynolds, Library Youth Director Caroline Wood (far left), Boys and Girls Club Director of Operations J.T.

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City sets bulk trash pick-up day

September 13, 2014

The city of Granbury is planning a bulk trash pick-up day for Saturday, Oct. 25.

It only applies to those who live within the city limits, and there will be a six-item limit.

Items may be placed outside the night before, but they must be curbside no later than 7 a.m.

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Commissioners change two meeting dates

September 13, 2014

The Commissioners Court approved its schedule for the upcoming fiscal year, but changed two meeting dates.

The court usually meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

The changed dates are in November and December.

Since Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and is a county holiday, the court will meet on Wednesday the 12th.

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Conaway hopes Obama has ‘heart’ to defeat ISIL

September 13, 2014
Conaway hopes Obama has ‘heart’ to defeat ISIL

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Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) was pleased with President Obama’s speech Wednesday night about vowing to take out the terrorist group ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

Conaway, however, said the talk lacked details.

“We need to do everything we can to stop ISIL in their tracks,” Conaway said.

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Resolutions passed on behalf of veterans

September 13, 2014

The Commissioners Court this week passed two resolutions pertaining to veterans.

One resolution was to recognize Hood County as a Purple Heart County and to recognize the sacrifices made by veterans and their spouses.

County Judge Darrell Cockerham said he has asked Veterans Services Officer Linda Mallon to compile a list of local veterans who were awarded Purple Hearts.

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Brother, sister achieve through 4-H

September 13, 2014
Brother, sister achieve through 4-H

Who would think that a goat named Super Star could help a shy kid see his own shining potential?

But that’s what happened when a Mambrino third-grader named Sam Spradlin asked his dad to buy him a goat and to let him join the Lake Granbury Community 4-H club.

For Sam, who is now 18 and a senior at Granbury High School, joining 4-H led to leadership roles that could land him college scholarships.

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We’ll never forget

September 13, 2014
We’ll never forget

Students and faculty at Premier High School gathered in front of the campus to participate in a 9-11 remembrance ceremony presented by members of the VFW Motorcycle Group, American Legion Riders and North Texas Patriot Guard. After the somber ceremony, Premier High School senior Kristen Martinez received a big bear hug from her friend, Jack Parsons, a member of American Legion Post 491.

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Boys and Girls Club replaces flags stolen from county library

September 13, 2014

Flags are flying high again at the Hood County Library, thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Hood County.

Two weeks ago the U.S. and Texas flags were cut down and stolen from the flag pole in front on the library on Travis Street.

Library Director Courtney Kincaid tweeted the theft after the discovery.

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He didn’t call himself; scam detected

September 13, 2014

Louis Luersen of Granbury went out to get the mail the other day. When he got back inside he realized he missed a phone call.

He also realized the phone call was from himself.

Later a friend of his asked why Luersen had called him.

He had not, and he’s worried others in Hood County will get calls that appear to be from him.

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Traffic stop ends with drug charge

September 10, 2014

A Sunday night traffic stop at Lipan Highway and Loop 567 resulted in a Stephenville man going to jail.

Ryan Charles Guthrie, 31, was pulled over by Hood County deputies about 8 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

“During the stop (Guthrie) was found to be in possession of approximately three grams of meth,” Rose said.

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