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Senior Center needs help for meals

November 19, 2014

Hood County Senior Center Executive Director Mindy Hodges is asking people to consider donating $25 to help provide hot meals daily for Meals on Wheels recipients through the holiday season.

Hodges said funding for programs at the center have been cut by $50,000 over the past few years.

Overcoming the cuts is an ongoing challenge, Hodges pointed out.

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Reunion Grounds site of Santa’s workshop

November 19, 2014

To grant the Christmas wishes of almost 3,000 Hood County children, some assembly is required.

In preparation for the 23rd Annual Hood County Christmas for Children campaign, volunteers on Monday set up Santa’s workshop in the Courts Cleveland Show Barn at the Granbury Reunion Grounds.

Angel trees were distributed to banks and other businesses yesterday, and distribution will continue today.

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Double smack

November 19, 2014
Double smack

Tolar football players John Dollins (left) and Dalton Shaw show their affection for the bidistrict trophy the Rattlers earned Friday night in Grandview with their 32-13 victory over Bosqueville. The Rattlers will play Friday at 7 p.m. in Alvarado against Quinlan Boles in the area playoff round. See related story and photos, P.

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All for one

November 19, 2014
All for one

Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy players gather around head coach Chris Eikenhorst to celebrate winning their Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship six-man football Div. II state semifinal game over Arlington St. Paul Preparatory Academy Saturday at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown. The Crusaders will be gunning for their first state football championship this Saturday when they take on Azle Christian.

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Giving spirits

November 19, 2014
Giving spirits

On Monday, Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company, distributed fixings for Thanksgiving meals to 237 qualified customers who otherwise might not have been able to afford them. Distribution sites were in Rancho Brazos and at the Ruth’s Place location in Oak Trail Shores. It is the third year the company has sponsored the giveaway, which is called Project Wishbone.

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Oldest veteran

November 15, 2014
Oldest veteran

Hood County veteran Roy Falls waves after being recognized as the oldest veteran in attendance during Tuesday’s Veterans Day program at Granbury Cemetery. Falls, 94, joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 before transferring to the Army Infantry. See related photos, P. 2A and P. 4A.

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City Council names Charter Review group

November 15, 2014

Seven citizens have been selected by the Granbury City Council to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

The purpose of the Commission is to review the city charter and recommend amendments.

Any proposed amendments are presented to the City Council.

Mayor Nin Hulett asked members of the City Council to submit names for the committee.

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Church gifts warm officer

November 15, 2014
Church gifts warm officer

A month and a half after a deadly tornado ripped through a section of Hood County last year, two headlines dominated the Hood County News in the June 29 issue:

“Two officers shot, suspect killed” and “Murder trial witness: Suspects don ‘dark clothes,’ ‘hoodies’ before crime.”

On Friday, June 28, 2013, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose was at the murder trial of Gordon Ray Lewis for Lewis’ part in the 2012 shooting death of Gene Sabin.

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Braving the elements to honor vets

November 15, 2014
Braving the elements to honor  vets

A crowd gathered and withstood the cold weather for a Veterans Day program at Granbury Cemetery to honor the bravery of U.S. veterans. Members of the Granbury Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are pictured before the presentation of the colors. The program included a fly-over, music, veteran recognition, the placement of a wreath and a guest speaker – District Judge Ralph Walton.

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Economic development underfunded?

November 15, 2014
Economic development underfunded?

Tout

Jeff Tout was the only county commissioner to vote this week against the county helping to fund economic development.

It wasn’t that Tout feels the $100,000 the county has been paying annually is too much. His vote against the funding was because he believes the amount is not enough for the Economic Development Corporation to be effective.

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