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Man, 76, charged with threatening workers

August 20, 2014
Man, 76, charged with threatening workers

Fisher

A 76-year-old man used a pistol to allegedly threaten two utility workers while they were on his property Thursday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Clarence Fisher of the 3800 block of Aquilla Trail was arrested for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Rose.

Bond was set at $5,000.

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Ground breaking set for rec center

August 20, 2014

Ground breaking for the new county owned recreation center will be Monday, Sept. 22. Project Manager Todd Baker said the schematic phase has now been completed, and the next phase is design development of the architectural agreement.

In September, county officials will begin to hold twice-monthly meetings with project officials and YMCA representatives.

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Police handle two major accidents over weekend

August 20, 2014

Granbury police worked vehicle accidents over the weekend that involved a skateboarder and a man arrested for DWI.

A 13-year-old boy riding a skateboard was struck by a 2009 Chevrolet pickup just after 5 p.m. Saturday on a parking lot in the 1100 block of Highway 377 East.

He was treated at the scene.

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Couple, daughter killed in plane crash

August 20, 2014
Couple, daughter killed in plane crash

Courtney Weaver

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A Hood County couple and their daughter were killed shortly before midnight Saturday night in a single-engine plane crash near Ranger.

After spending the day together on Lake Granbury, they had flown to Ranger to attend a private party where country singer Toby Keith was giving a concert.

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Officials: Seventeen people exposed to rabid horse

August 20, 2014

Seventeen people have been notified that a horse they had been in contact with tested positive for rabies.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said the people were notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Sergeant Kelly McNab with Hood County Animal Control said all were advised by the state to receive post-exposure rabies treatment.

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Looking on the sunny side

August 20, 2014
Looking on the sunny side

Granbury Pirate fans endure the full impact of the hot sun before it fell below the horizon Friday night at Pirate Stadium. The Pirates offense scored two touchdowns to Wichita Falls Hirschi’s one in their first scrimmage of the season. The Pirates host Stephenville Friday at 7:30 p.m. in their final scrimmage.

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Filing period closes

August 20, 2014

The filing period has ended for several city and school elections.

Election Day will be Tuesday, Nov. 4.

A change will be coming to the Granbury School Board. Two candidates have filed for the Place 1 seat that Don Walton is vacating.

Contenders are Luminant employee Chris Tackett and Virg A.

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Community Health Systems confirm hacker strike

August 20, 2014

Some 4.5 million individuals could be effected by a criminal cyber attack at Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS).

According to the CHS website, the organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 206 hospitals in 29 states, including Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC).

Officials with LGMC were meeting at press time and expect to issue a statement after the meeting.

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Donation will buy shields for SWAT team

August 20, 2014

The SWAT team will be getting some new shields, thanks to a donation from the city of Stockton Bend.

The Hood County Commissioners Court has formally accepted the $4,000 gift.

“They’ve always been a strong supporter of this county. They’ve helped us in a number of ways,” Sheriff Roger Deeds said at last week’s meeting of the Commissioners Court.

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Prepping for school

August 16, 2014
Prepping for school

Excitement mounts at Tolar Elementary School as the beginning of the school year is only nine days away – Aug. 25. Growing attendance and a dilapidated building spurred the need for a new elementary school. Staff and volunteers have been feverishly working to make ready for the upcoming Meet the Teacher night Thursday from 5–7 p.m.

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