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Happy Community Appreciation birthday!

September 10, 2014
Happy Community Appreciation birthday!

Community Appreciation Day was held Saturday for the first time at Hewlett Park on East Pearl Street. This came as a pleasant surprise to Granbury’s Emory Swink (right) and her family as they were setting up a party in celebration of her fourth birthday. All of a sudden Emory’s little birthday party became a big fun-filled community event she’ll never forget.

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Embers from grill blamed for house fire

September 10, 2014

What started as the beginning of a good meal on a grill ended with a home in Blue Water Shores catching fire.

The home in the 6700 block of Six J Court caught fire Thursday after three people finished cooking their dinner and went inside.

“The fire was started by a charcoal barbecue grill on the wooden deck,” said Jeff Young with the Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Murder trial delayed again

September 10, 2014
Murder trial delayed again

Griffin

The murder trial of Pecan Plantation resident Shannon L. O’Roark Griffin has been delayed again, this time until December, according to Jim Roberts, spokesman for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Clay County, Missouri.

Griffin was arrested on Jan. 13, 2012, by a state trooper in Kansas and charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman she believed was having an affair with her husband, according to prosecutors in Clay County.

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Robbery suspect indicted

September 10, 2014
Robbery suspect indicted

Morton

Clint Cody Morton, 23, of Comanche Harbor, was indicted Sept. 3 on a charge of aggravated robbery, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.

The grand jury indictment is in connection with a robbery at the E-Z Mart on Morgan Street across from Spanish Trail.

On March 20 a person entered the store and demanded money from the clerk, authorities said.

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Would you like to ride in hot air balloon?

September 10, 2014
Would you like to ride in hot air balloon?

The first Balloons in Granbury hot air balloon festival is coming to town, in conjunction with October’s Harvest Moon Festival.

The hot air balloons – a dozen of them – will be coming from Branson, Missouri, sponsored by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA).

The balloons will be at the Granbury Regional Airport from Friday, Oct.

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Breaking in the bleachers

September 10, 2014
Breaking in the bleachers

The Granbury High School Pirate Band and Stowaways broke in their new bleachers with energy and enthusiasm at Friday’s season home opener against Denton on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium. Denton stormed from behind to win, 48-28. The band and drill team now have plenty of elbow room to rally Pirate fans from the east end zone of Pirate Stadium.

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Lipan man guilty in money laundering

September 10, 2014

A Lipan man has been sentenced to federal prison and fined more than $100,000 for an oil and gas fraudulent scheme.

James M. McConathy, 62, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering.

He was sentenced Friday to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge John McBryde.

McConathy was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Sept.

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Michaels store in need of more space

September 10, 2014

It’s good news and bad news for Michaels, an arts and crafts store located near H-E-B.

The good news is the store is so popular with Hood County residents, more room is needed for merchandise.

The bad news is, well, more room is needed.

The Granbury City Council has approved the store’s request for placement of a cargo container for storage of bulk merchandise.

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Nearby residents face water outage

September 10, 2014

David Massey said he received a letter in the mail from his water company, Barton Water Supply Corporation (Barton WSC), that told him there’s just enough water to get through the end of October.

Massey, president of the Hood County Livestock Raisers Association, lives just across the Hood County line in Erath County.

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Underage drinking death lawsuit dropped

September 6, 2014

The parents of Luke Urbanovsky have dropped the $1 million lawsuit against the mother and daughter at whose home an underage drinking party was held that led to Urbanovsky’s death.

The motion to dismiss was “without prejudice,” which means Joe and Connie Urbanovsky can re-file the suit at any time.

Local attorney Brett Cain, who represents the Urbanovskys, said that Texas social host laws and dram shop laws do not support the case.

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