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Tarleton FW location closer here

December 10, 2014

Hood County residents attending the Fort Worth locations of Tarleton State University will have a shorter drive when the new campus opens near Chisholm Trail Parkway at Old Granbury Road.

The location is about 25 miles from Granbury just east of Benbrook Lake. The university’s current locations at 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Granbury cops beef up efforts to raise money for kids in need

December 10, 2014
Granbury cops beef up efforts to raise money for kids in need

It was the “offender’s” quest for moolah that led to his arrest last week, in full view of passing motorists on Highway 377.

Specifically, it was Granbury Police Officer Zac Anderson’s devotion to raising money for children that led him to don a cow costume as part of a fund-raising event at Chick-fil-A.

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A sitting with Santa Claus

December 10, 2014
A sitting with Santa Claus

Five-year-old Savannah Alphin enjoyed her visit with Santa after breakfast Saturday morning at Camp El Tesoro. The annual Breakfast with Santa event drew a packed crowd of children and parents.

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Man removed through roof after accident

December 10, 2014

A man was taken to a Fort Worth hospital Friday evening after rescue workers had to remove the vehicle’s roof to get him out, Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jim Adams said.

Adams said he does not know what happened to cause the accident, but when he got to the scene, the pickup was on its side against a tree.

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Police work two major accidents

December 10, 2014

Granbury police worked two major accidents on Friday, one of which involved a rollover.

The first accident was called in at 8:09 a.m. It was in the 1300 block of Weatherford Highway. A car hit a pickup, but no injuries were reported.

The other major accident was called in at 4:12 p.m.

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Man charged with selling drugs to undercover officers

December 10, 2014

A Fort Worth man was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Raphael Perez, 29, of Fort Worth, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit in Cresson, according to Rose.

Rose said the charges stem from Perez selling 1/2 ounce of cocaine and 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine to undercover officers.

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Hohon, Koppang receive GVFD awards

December 10, 2014
Hohon, Koppang receive GVFD awards

Two Granbury firefighters were presented with awards Saturday night at the annual Granbury Volunteer Fire Department Christmas party.

Matt Hohon was given the 2014 Firefighter of the Year award, and Josh Koppang was given the 2014 Rookie of the Year award.

“Both these men give outstanding service,” said Fire Chief Darrell Grober.

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Like Obama, sheriff wants body cameras for officers

December 6, 2014

After what happened in Ferguson, President Obama is wanting Congress to fund body cameras for law enforcement officers.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds wants them, too.

“Law enforcement is under fire,” Deeds said. “(We are) under more scrutiny for how we conduct business. This (body-worn cameras) protects everybody.”

Deeds purchased six cameras for his department from his Forfeiture and Abandoned Vehicle accounts, but feels he needs many more.

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City: Annexation will get big trucks off square

December 6, 2014

The city’s planned involuntary annexation of mostly rural land along N.E. Loop 567 is expected to reduce worrisome commercial truck traffic on the square.

The 1,176 acres west of Lake Granbury and east of the existing city limits is in the city’s ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction). It includes the reunion grounds.

The annexation date is expected to be Jan.

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Look down where He lay

December 6, 2014
Look down where He lay

Faye Landham and a dedicated crew of friends and volunteers spent all day Thursday setting up her collection of more than 900 nativities at the Langdon Center Concert Hall just east of the Granbury square. This diverse collection will be displayed Dec. 5–7 and Dec. 10-14. There is no charge to view the display.

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