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Bumper bluebonnet crop?

March 28, 2015
Bumper bluebonnet crop?

Yes, those beautiful bluebonnets are beginning to make their debut in Hood County. These specimens popped up on an embankment off U.S. Highway 377 near Davis Road. Experts say conditions are ripe for a fabulous show of spring wildflowers in North Texas.

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Tiki Hut being prepped for water sport rentals

March 28, 2015

Representatives of Waterside Sports have been at the Tiki Hut on the City Beach, building racks for kayak and standup paddleboard storage, according to Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband.

The company will begin renting the watersport equipment to the public sometime next month, she said.

The Tiki Hut was originally built by the city for use as a concession stand.

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Lipan to hold school bond election

March 25, 2015

Lipan ISD is the only local entity that will hold a May election, according to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller.

On the ballot will be a $4 million bond election.

Lipan School Board President John Cooper is being challenged in his bid for re-election to Place 6 by Shane Shockley.

Chris Cogdill of Place 7 is unopposed.

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Council names new city manager

March 25, 2015

Eleven hours after beginning interviews in closed session, the Granbury City Council Monday night chose a new city manager.

Chris Coffman, currently the city manager in the town of Sealy, accepted the job.

Sealy is located on I-10 between Houston and San Antonio. It has a population of about 6,600, and an estimated average annual household income of $70,680.

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Daddy Daughter Dance benefits Boys & Girls Club

March 25, 2015

The Boys & Girls Club of Hood County is bringing back the Daddy Daughter Dance.

It’s been a few years since it last held such an event.

The Daddy Daughter Dance benefiting the Boys & Girls Club will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

The event will be held at Celebration Hall on the square, next to Granbury Live.

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Star performance

March 25, 2015
Star performance

A crowd gathers Saturday morning for opening ceremonies of the combined General Granbury’s Birthday and Texas Independence celebrations. They pause in reverence as Michael Alexander sings the Star-Spangled Banner. The crowd was treated to birthday cake and ice cream following the ceremony. The events included a parade, cookoffs, entertainment and Bull Riding on the Beach.

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Training held for foster caregivers

March 25, 2015
Training held for foster caregivers

The efforts of Granbury Church of Christ to increase the number of foster families in Hood County may be bearing fruit.

About half of the 20 participants in a training held Friday and Saturday in Granbury are Hood County residents, according to organizers.

The training was held at the Christian Service Center next to Granbury Church of Christ, across from Granbury High School.

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Four Tolar police cars vandalized

March 25, 2015

Someone used a sledgehammer to damage four police cars in Tolar.

Windshields on the vehicles were broken out, sometime between Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, in a city-owned fenced-in area at 701 Tolar Cemetery Road in Tolar.

Three of the vehicles had rear-view mirrors broken, and one had a broken headlight.

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Navajo: Code for Patriot

March 25, 2015
Navajo: Code for Patriot

GLEN ROSE – Of all the secret codes used by the military in World War II, only the Navajo Indians provided one the Japanese were never able to break.

Two of the surviving Navajo Code Talkers captivated the crowd Saturday at the Expo Center, with proceeds going to the U.S. Veterans Museum of Granbury.

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Sheriff: Another big meth haul

March 21, 2015
Sheriff: Another big meth haul

Rosales

A Hood County man became the second local resident in three days to be arrested on a first-degree felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said that Michael Anthony Rosales, 36, of the 4800 block of Power Plant Court, was pulled over Wednesday by a deputy on Highway 377 East.

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