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Infield meeting

April 16, 2014
Infield meeting

Granbury pitcher Destini Lopez (black headband on left) has a meeting with her Lady Pirate infielders and catcher during Friday’s 5-2 victory over South Hills. The win left the Lady Pirates (15-5, 10-2 in District 7-4A) alone in second place in the league. Lopez pitched a four-hitter, and eight different Lady Pirates got a base hit. The win avenged a 2-1 loss to the Lady Scorpions earlier in district in Fort Worth, a game in which the Lady Pirates outhit South Hills 6-1.Read the rest

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Let’s go a-gathering

April 16, 2014
Let’s go a-gathering

Two-year-old Adilyne Galindo gathers the last of her eggs during Saturday’s Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt at Granbury City Park. Thousands attended the fun-filled family event that also had free food and games. The entertainment lineup included a community talent show. See P.1B for related photos. Read the rest

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Coach Andrews’ successor: ‘I’m not trying to replace Leta’

April 16, 2014
Coach Andrews’ successor: ‘I’m not trying to replace Leta’

Steve Schmidt has conquered a lot of challenges and done a lot of winning during his career as a head coach.

His latest challenge is to take over a program led by the winningest basketball coach of all time.

Schmidt was hired by the Granbury School Board in a 7-0 vote Monday night to take over next season for the retiring Leta Andrews.Read the rest

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Big winner

April 12, 2014
Big winner

Tolar High School senior Walker Shelton won first place in the long jump and took second in the triple jump Wednesday during the District 10-2A track meet in Tolar. He is one of 24 Tolar athletes (13 boys, 11 girls) to advance to the area 9/10 track meet Wednesday in Boyd. The Tolar boys won the district team title. See P.Read the rest

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Parks board hopes to raise the funds

April 12, 2014

Question: What could be more exciting than construction finally getting started on Phase I of the long-awaited skatepark?

Answer: The possibility that Phase II might be constructed at the same time.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is hoping to raise funds to make that happen.

Doing so would save about $45,000.

Work began more than a month ago on the long-awaited attraction, which will feature an encapsulated pool and terrain for all skill levels.Read the rest

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Having a baby? I need to finish a job first

April 12, 2014
Having a baby? I need to finish a job first

A driver claimed he was speeding so he could get to Cleburne where his wife was about to have a baby.

But he said he had to complete a construction job first.

The man was arrested Tuesday after his truck crashed through the traffic control arm at the back gate entrance to deCordova.

That’s according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose, who said that Cleburne resident Israel Bocanegra, 27, led sheriff’s deputies and a DPS trooper on a chase that reached up to 90 mph.Read the rest

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Thanks for your work

April 12, 2014
Thanks for your work

Annie “Cowgirl” White was presented the Patsy Hewlett Award this week at the 2014 Candlelight Ceremony for Child Abuse Awareness. She is with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Prior to the award presentation, White was a speaker at the ceremony. From left: White, Richard Stannell, Frances Squires and Jean Cate.Read the rest

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County closely watching fund

April 12, 2014

Few have been immune to the annoying spinning ball on a computer monitor, and those who work in the district judge’s office are no exception.

They’re going to have to live with it a little longer, though, until the county auditor and county commissioners have a better feel for how much money is left in “Fund 55.”

The catch-all fund that provides money for capital purchases is low, and there are more than five months to go until a new budget cycle begins.Read the rest

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Report: Woman swings kitchen knife at husband

April 12, 2014
Report: Woman swings kitchen knife at husband

A woman with a knife took a few swings at her husband Tuesday and was arrested, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Carolyn Cleon Pack, 56, was booked on a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Rose said.

“During the argument Pack, who had been drinking, allegedly struck the victim with a small board on the ankle and then grabbed a kitchen knife and took several swings at the victim,” Rose stated.Read the rest

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County receives Y partner award

April 12, 2014

The Hood County Commissioners Court has received the YMCA Community Partnership Award.

The award was presented to members of the court last week during the annual meeting of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

Hood County received the award because of elected officials who helped establish the Hood County YMCA seven years ago and went to considerable effort to put the question of a Y-operated recreation facility before voters.Read the rest

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