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Services Friday for 9-year-old boy

May 20, 2015

Services for Josh Holmes, the 9-year-old Granbury boy who passed away last week, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Azleland Cemetery in Azle, followed by a balloon release.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at N.W. Bible Church on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth.

The Weatherford elementary third-grader lived with his family off FM Road 51 near the Hood-Parker county line.

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City needs dry weather to work on sinkhole

May 20, 2015

City officials and engineers were expected to make a detailed presentation regarding the lift station washout at last night’s meeting.

Crews have continued to try to keep the site secured and monitor the temporary diversion of the sewer lines, etc. while repair plans and costs are gathered.

Wet weather has been pushing back an already unclear timeline for repair on the sinkhole in the Brookshire’s parking lot on South Morgan Street.

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Man dies helping neighbor

May 20, 2015

Hood County resident David Dwayne Tennyson had the mentality to fix what was broken, and often did so as a way to show loved ones he cared.

He also enjoyed helping others. That was evident last Saturday, the evening he died in a tragic tractor accident on Brushy Road southwest of Granbury.

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County tax collection debated

May 20, 2015

Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy is refusing to budge.

Members of the Commissioners Court are fit to be tied.

Greg Stewart at the Hood County Appraisal District is reportedly steamed.

Commissioner Jeff Tout’s email was epic.

The response was panic.

And the result of the whole darn mess could be disastrous.

Here’s what happened.

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Babysitter, mom arrested after death of boy, 3

May 20, 2015
Babysitter, mom arrested after death of boy, 3

The Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force made two arrests following the death of Granbury 3-year-old Aaryn Thacker near the Sandy Beach boat dock Friday morning.

Briana Lee Delbridge, 18, who was babysitting when the boy went missing, is charged with endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance.

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THS track program explodes

May 16, 2015

Good luck finding as much as a pencil on the desk of Tolar track coach Gregg Lee.

The desk is filled with awards from the current season, waiting to be put in the trophy case.

“There’s even a couple missing up in my classroom,” Lee said of the conglomerate of awards.

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All hands on deck when forecast calls for flooding

May 16, 2015

Roads all over Hood County flooded Wednesday, causing headaches and at least one dangerous situation when a woman tried to cross Stroud Creek and the water swept her car away.

Hood County Emergency Management had its hands full trying to stay ahead of the rising water.

“We know where the low-water crossing spots are, so ahead of time we usually go out and preemptively drop signs to save some trouble later,” Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said.

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Volunteers have provided free cuts for over 40 years

May 16, 2015

There was excitement in the air Tuesday morning at Trinity Mission Nursing and Rehab. The ladies from Granbury Church of Christ had arrived for the volunteer beauty shop.

The facility has a room specifically set up for the women, who come every other week to wash, cut, curl and set the hair of anyone who wants it done.

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Friends recall Vana Tidwell’s love of family

May 16, 2015

Vana Tidwell is remembered this week for her love of family, her love of laughter and the fun times she shared with friends.

Vana, wife of Hood County News Publisher Jerry Tidwell, passed away at her Granbury home Thursday morning at the age of 66. She was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Dodge City, Kansas.

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Rabies shots given to all but one

May 16, 2015

All but one of the people who were exposed to a rabid dog at an Arrowhead Shores residence have begun having the vaccinations needed for successful treatment, Animal Control officials said.

“Everyone has received post-exposure shots except for one,” Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab said.

The initial report had indicated that four members of a family had been bitten by a rabid dog, one was scratched and 10 others who visited the home had exposure and were being contacted.

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