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Mobile cancer unit coming

October 18, 2014

Starting in February, Moncrief Cancer Institute will be bringing its Mobile Cancer Survivorship Program to Hood County.

Although details are still being worked out, the plan is for the mobile unit to be in town every two weeks, at no cost to the city or county.

The program is aimed at cancer survivors – particularly those who were recently diagnosed.

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Candidate wants schools safe

October 18, 2014
Candidate wants schools safe

Thomas

Granbury School Board candidate Virg A. Thomas wants to make sure schools are safe as possible.

“I wish to assist in ensuring the students and school personnel are safe, and the learning atmosphere is optimal,” the licensed peace officer said. “There have been too many cases of school violence in our country, and it’s our duty to protect our children, as well as provide a safe learning environment for them.”

Thomas, 41, a 1991 Granbury High School graduate, worked as a peace officer until 2004 but maintains his peace officer’s license.

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Big balloons this weekend!

October 18, 2014
Big balloons this weekend!

Preparations for the inaugural “Balloons in Granbury” festival were in high gear Friday morning at the Granbury airport. The festival features colorful hot air balloons flying over Granbury this weekend. Admission is free to watch, at sunrise today and Sunday. Rides for $250 per person are by reservation. Call 417-336-6060. Tethered balloon rides will be offered for $10 from 6:30 to 8:30 Saturday evening.

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Former hospital employee dies

October 18, 2014
Former hospital employee dies

Tracy

Nancy Pricer

Hood County News

A Granbury woman died Sunday about noon after the 1999 Ford van in which she was a passenger ran into oncoming traffic, according to the Weatherford Police Department report.

Joan Susan Tracy, 66, and her husband John Tracy, 70, were travelling north in the 2700 block of South Main Street just south of I-20 in Weatherford when the accident occurred, according to the report.

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Ride down to Cresson festival

October 18, 2014

Grab your cowboy boots, cowboy hats, family and friends and head out to the annual Cresson Fall Festival next Saturday.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is held at the Historic Cresson School in Cresson.

The schedule includes children’s activities, live entertainment, auctions, a country store and a bakery.

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Two injured

October 15, 2014
Two injured

Mari Lea Yung, 45, of Granbury lost control of the 1982 Chevrolet pickup she was driving, causing it to roll when she over corrected, according to Granbury Police Officer Bryan Wood. Yung was sent to John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth via ground ambulance. Her passenger, Rhett Michael Pfaffenhauser, 46, also of Granbury, was airlifted to JPS, according to the police report.

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State: Hood ranks high in child abuse

October 15, 2014

Hood County ranks 19th among the state’s 254 counties in the number of child abuse cases per capita.

This is according to Mission Granbury Executive Director April Mitchell and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Director Jean Cate.

“We’re having more severe cases,” Mitchell said, noting that those cases are more complex and involve permanency court hearings and mediations.

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Beloved Cresson fire chief dies

October 15, 2014
Beloved Cresson fire chief dies

Huffman

Joe Huffman, a longtime firefighter and Cresson fire chief, died Monday morning after suffering a ruptured aneurysm, according to longtime friend Norm Tindell.

Tindell said Huffman was airlifted to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth after passing out in a Granbury store Sunday morning.

Huffman, 75, was a firefighter for the city of Fort Worth for over 30 years and had served as Cresson fire chief for the last five years.

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Tolar rollover

October 15, 2014
Tolar rollover

Johnny “J.P.” Price, 19, a firefighter with the Tolar Volunteer Fire Department, was in a two-vehicle accident late Sunday morning, according to Tolar Fire Chief Matt Hutsell. Hutsell said the vehicle Price was driving hit the back of a pickup, rolled and hit a tree on Highway 377 near Electric Road just east of Tolar.

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Applications being taken for holiday food baskets

October 15, 2014

Applications are being accepted for the Third Annual Project Wishbone – a program that provides Thanksgiving baskets for those who qualify.

Project Wishbone is sponsored by Monarch Utilities I, L.P., a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company.

Applicants must be Monarch residential water customers.

To qualify, customers must have a combined total household income that does not exceed 150 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines.

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