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Council picks candidates for city manager post

February 21, 2015

The Granbury City Council is one step closer to choosing the next city manager.

The council met in closed session Tuesday morning with Chester Nolan, a senior vice president at Strategic Government Resources (SGR), an executive search firm, to discuss applicants.

According to Mayor Nin Hulett, there were 43. The last time the City Council hired a search firm to help find a new city manager, the list of applicants totalled about 100, he said.

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Funeral today for shooting victim

February 21, 2015
Funeral today for shooting victim

Aiken Dooley

A memorial service for shooting victim LaVera Aiken Dooley is today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Wiley Funeral Home.

Aiken Dooley, 65, owner of Aiken Insurance Agency, was shot six times allegedly by her husband, Tommy George Dooley, 51, Thursday night, Feb. 12, in their driveway on Colonial Drive in Pecan Plantation, according to Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.

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Bills filed to review BRA

February 18, 2015

Hood County’s representatives in the State Legislature have filed bills calling for a review of all Texas river authorities – starting with the Brazos River Authority.

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) filed the companion bills last week.

The proposed legislation calls for increased oversight of the entities charged with managing the state’s water resources.

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Training set for voter registrars

February 18, 2015

The county elections office will hold a brief training Thursday for those who would like to volunteer as a deputy voter registrar.

The training will be at 10 a.m. in the meeting room at Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. It will last just 30 minutes.

Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller said that political parties sometimes hold registration drives, and deputy voter registrars are qualified to assist citizens in filling out the appropriate forms during those drives.

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County: Agreement will bring jobs, boost economy

February 18, 2015

The Commissioners Court has entered into an agreement with Wolf Hollow/Exelon that will infuse the tax rolls and provide hundreds of jobs.

The construction of Wolf Hollow II will employ anywhere from 200 to 500 workers during the construction phase, and will provide 17 permanent jobs with “high end” average wages once the plant goes online.

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Barbecue: Join the tradition at Gen. Granbury celebration

February 18, 2015
Barbecue: Join the tradition at Gen. Granbury celebration

Hallmark

There’s the crowning of the Bean Queen and Rib King, and then there’s the outrageous outhouse race.

But it wouldn’t be General Granbury’s birthday party without the smokin’ smell of beans, ribs and brisket.

General Granbury’s birthday festival is on the square March 21-22.

“I definitely would encourage others to enter the competition,” Thomas Hallmark said of General Granbury’s cook-off.

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Tolar schools go on lockdown

February 18, 2015

Tolar schools were locked down about 30 minutes last Wednesday after a man walked into the superintendent’s office and said his brother was trying to kill him.

Tolar ISD Superintendent Travis Stilwell said the incident began around 11:50 a.m. when the man told him his brother had a gun and was driving around the neighborhood looking for him.

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GHS graduate dies after arrest

February 18, 2015
GHS graduate dies after arrest

Alvarez

Charles H. Alvarez of Weatherford answered a knock on his door. It was about 4 a.m.

Weatherford police informed him that son, Charles J. Alvarez, was in the hospital.

By 10:20 that night, his son was dead.

Mr. Alvarez said his son, a 2008 Granbury High School graduate, died from internal injuries after being beaten in a fight.

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Shhhhh!!! Who says teachers can’t keep a secret?

February 18, 2015
Shhhhh!!! Who says teachers can’t keep a secret?

When Tolar ISD Library/Media Specialist Nancy Baker saw a TV commercial regarding the team mascot for the Texas Rangers ball club, she immediately thought of co-worker and school nurse Karen Clark.

“Mrs. Clark is a season ticket holder for the Rangers, and her office looks like a Ranger souvenir shop,” Baker said.

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Andrews a finalist for Hall of Fame

February 18, 2015
Andrews a finalist for Hall of Fame

Andrews

Thrills on the court may be over for Leta Andrews, but there may be more highlights ahead for history’s all-time winningest high school basketball coach.

Andrews, who retired after last season as the Granbury High School girls coach, on Saturday was named as one of 12 finalists who will be considered for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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