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Keyed up

October 11, 2014
Keyed up

Ruth’s Place Executive Director Becky Mauldin shares her excitement with a key to the clinic’s steel building Thursday at a dedication ceremony. Mueller, Inc. owner Bryan Davenport (right) presented the key to Mauldin. The building was donated to the organization by Mueller and sits next to the current building on Crawford Avenue near Kroger.

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Donna Banker Woman of the Year

October 11, 2014
Donna Banker Woman of the Year

Banker

Granbury’s Donna Banker is well known for her community and charitable endeavors.

Because she knows how to rise above difficult circumstances, and because she unselfishly gives her time and resources to better the lives of many in Granbury, Donna Banker is the 2014 Opal Durant Granbury Woman of the Year.

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Monarch tagging this morning

October 11, 2014

The Rio Brazos Master Naturalist Chapter will host its third annual monarch butterfly tagging and education event this morning from 9 to noon at Acton Nature Center.

Monarchs funnel through Texas in the fall from the north to overwinter in forests high in the mountains in Central Mexico.

Last year 340 monarchs were tagged, and about 250 people attended the event, according to Dayna Inbody, a Rio Brazos Master Naturalist.

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City marketing plan draws some debate

October 11, 2014

Marketing and Communications Director Steve Dieterichs presented his marketing plan to the Granbury City Council Tuesday night.

His presentation at the regular City Council meeting, and the discussion that followed, lasted about an hour and 20 minutes.

Dieterichs gave a slide presentation detailing strategies for promoting tourism and best utilizing marketing dollars.

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Pirates on parade

October 11, 2014
Pirates on parade

Scores of Granbury Pirate football fans lined Pearl Street Monday evening for the Granbury High School Homecoming parade. Hundreds of locals participated in the parade with a superhero-inspired theme of “Marvel-ous Victory” before moving on to Pirate Stadium for a spirit rally. Granbury played Cleburne last night in the Homecoming football game.

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NCTA wins district opener

October 11, 2014

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers won their Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Six-Man Div. II, District 2 football opener Thursday night, edging visiting Richardson Canyon Creek, 38-36.

For NCTA, Tyler Hoskins ran for two TDs and caught one scoring pass from Jared Dodson. Nash Siachetema threw a pair of TD passes, to Cole Rasco and Mark Langston.

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Nonprofit board member charged with theft

October 11, 2014
Nonprofit board member charged with theft

Horne

Michael Gregory Horne, a former board member of the nonprofit Hood County Christmas for Children, was charged with felony theft after he allegedly charged the organization’s debit card to buy about $6,000 worth of items for his business, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Horne, 49, had been on the nonprofit board for about two years before he was voted off after the allegations came to light.

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Steer show champs

October 11, 2014
Steer show champs

At Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo last weekend, three Hood County 4-H’ers received scholarships by winning Breed Champion or Reserve Champion during the Junior Steer Show. Pictured (from left) are Brett Reeves, Reserve Champion Brangus and Champion Santa Gertrudis; Davis Nix, Champion Brangus; and Maddison Hudson, Reserve Champion Santa Gertrudis.

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School accounts for higher tax bill

October 8, 2014

More than 68,000 property tax statements were mailed last week. You have until Jan. 31 to pay.

The average residential value went up this year, along with the tax obligation.

The voter-approved school bond issue in Granbury ISD accounts for the majority of the increased tax obligation.

This year’s average residential value in Hood County is $139,900.

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Juvenile center has new owner

October 8, 2014

The Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center will likely soon fall under new ownership.

Rite of Passage, Inc. is looking to purchase the facility from 4M Youth Services, Inc., according to county Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina.

The Hood County Juvenile Board will certify the Center at its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Messina said.

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