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Garvin remembered as tireless volunteer

August 27, 2014
Garvin remembered as tireless volunteer

Garvin

Joe Garvin will be missed.

For the past four years, Garvin was a constant presence at Joseph’s Locker, a nonprofit agency helping people with food, clothes and other needs.

“He did anything and everything. He was basically the assistant director,” said Executive Director Donna Horton of Joseph’s Locker.

Garvin died Thursday.

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Narcotics Unit arrests two on drug delivery charges

August 27, 2014

Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Ethan Lee Grubbs, 20, of the 900 block on Paluxy Road, Aug. 22 on charges of felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Rose said the charge stems from Grubbs selling over 4 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers.

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Kids with neurological disorder face bullying, classroom challenges

August 27, 2014
Kids with neurological disorder face bullying, classroom challenges

Back-to-school jitters are common, but a handful of Granbury students have more cause for butterflies this week than most.

More than 10 students in GISD suffer from Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to GISD Public Information Officer Jeff Meador.

The neurological disorder causes tics and verbal outbursts that can frustrate teachers and principals, setting up students for academic struggles.

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Granbury, Premier, Lipan, Tolar schools open Monday

August 23, 2014
Granbury, Premier, Lipan, Tolar schools open Monday

Parents and students should feel safer when Granbury classes start Monday morning.

Elementary and middle schools will have secured entries, school spokesman Jeff Meador said. The exception is Oak Woods.

“The contractor has been putting the finishing touches on the new entries at all elementary and middle schools,” Meador said.

“Builders will be working through the weekend to ensure that the first day of school goes smoothly.

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Conaway: Deterrent needed to stop illegal crossings

August 23, 2014
Conaway: Deterrent needed to stop illegal crossings

“The men and women patrolling our border are doing a good job,” Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) said in a town hall meeting Wednesday morning. “But they need additional help.”

Conaway told about 80 people attending the meeting at Granbury City Hall that he observed the situation on the Texas-Mexico border in July.

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Dunkin Donuts coming to Granbury

August 23, 2014

We could use more rain showers, but at least the forecast is calling for a whole lot of sprinkles.

Granbury will be getting a Dunkin Donuts.

It will be located on the southwest corner of Overstreet Boulevard and U.S. Highway 377, just east of Spring Creek Barbecue.

The proposed building will also include approximately 6,500 square feet of retail shell space.

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DWI case of Juvenile Probation director heard in judge’s chambers

August 23, 2014
DWI case of Juvenile Probation director heard in judge’s chambers

 

Pate

The DWI case involving the head of Hood County Juvenile Probation was heard Wednesday in judge’s chambers instead of a public courtroom.

Beth Pate, whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was well over twice the legal limit when she was arrested by Granbury police last November, will have to use an ignition interlock device for at least half of the 18 months she will spend on probation.

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AMUD water bills to jump in October

August 23, 2014

Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) water rates will increase in October, possibly giving homeowners a second thought of trying to have the greenest yard on the block.

It’s not that the rates are sky high. In fact, the new rates will remain among the lowest in the county, AMUD General Manager Richard English said.

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Good in Hood

August 23, 2014

Sound Off has a new format.

It’s called Good in Hood.

We want your praises of people and organizations.

To submit a Good in Hood, go to our website, www.hcnews.com, and click on Submit Sound Off at the very top of the page.

In the coming weeks, the link will be updated to Submit a Good in Hood to reflect the name change.

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Home destroyed

August 20, 2014
Home destroyed

This large rock home northeast of Lipan on Brock Highway was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Granbury, Lipan, Tolar, Station 70, as well as units from surrounding counties responded after the 911 call at about 4 a.m. Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said the home was engulfed in flames when the first units arrived.

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