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Couch wants committees to push projects

November 15, 2014

Granbury City Council member Gary Couch wants to form a committee to help expedite projects he favors.

A discussion took place at last week’s City Council meeting on whether a committee should be formed to help expedite improvements to sidewalks around the square, landscape renovations and the installation of user friendly boat docks at city ramps, regardless of lake levels.

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City to ask Water Board to finance plant

November 15, 2014

The city is hoping to fund its planned $16.5 million water plant through the Texas Water Development Board.

The City Council has authorized the filing of an application to request the Board’s assistance in the funding.

A new desalination water plant has been planned for several years because of the city’s growth and its withdrawal from the SWATS plant on Lake Granbury.

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Oldest veteran

November 15, 2014
Oldest veteran

Hood County veteran Roy Falls waves after being recognized as the oldest veteran in attendance during Tuesday’s Veterans Day program at Granbury Cemetery. Falls, 94, joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 before transferring to the Army Infantry. See related photos, P. 2A and P. 4A.

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City Council names Charter Review group

November 15, 2014

Seven citizens have been selected by the Granbury City Council to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

The purpose of the Commission is to review the city charter and recommend amendments.

Any proposed amendments are presented to the City Council.

Mayor Nin Hulett asked members of the City Council to submit names for the committee.

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Church gifts warm officer

November 15, 2014
Church gifts warm officer

A month and a half after a deadly tornado ripped through a section of Hood County last year, two headlines dominated the Hood County News in the June 29 issue:

“Two officers shot, suspect killed” and “Murder trial witness: Suspects don ‘dark clothes,’ ‘hoodies’ before crime.”

On Friday, June 28, 2013, Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose was at the murder trial of Gordon Ray Lewis for Lewis’ part in the 2012 shooting death of Gene Sabin.

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Braving the elements to honor vets

November 15, 2014
Braving the elements to honor  vets

A crowd gathered and withstood the cold weather for a Veterans Day program at Granbury Cemetery to honor the bravery of U.S. veterans. Members of the Granbury Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are pictured before the presentation of the colors. The program included a fly-over, music, veteran recognition, the placement of a wreath and a guest speaker – District Judge Ralph Walton.

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Economic development underfunded?

November 15, 2014
Economic development underfunded?

Tout

Jeff Tout was the only county commissioner to vote this week against the county helping to fund economic development.

It wasn’t that Tout feels the $100,000 the county has been paying annually is too much. His vote against the funding was because he believes the amount is not enough for the Economic Development Corporation to be effective.

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Fire levels home in OTS

November 15, 2014

A fire destroyed a mobile home around 5 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Sycamore Court in Oak Trail Shores.

The smoke could be seen for miles.

“Initial reports were that there was a person trapped in the home, but we did not find anyone,” Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said.

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Squirming

November 15, 2014
Squirming

Tolar High School volleyball coach Scotty Miller tries to use extreme body language to influence a point Tuesday night in the Lady Rattlers’ Class 2A regional quarterfinal playoff game in Bridgeport. Also pictured are Lady Rattlers Taylor Tuggle (14), Kalee Risse (19) and Madeline Dawson (5). Collinsville edged Tolar in five sets, ending the young Lady Rattlers’ historic season.

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Man’s throat sliced

November 12, 2014
Man’s throat sliced

Macpherson

Slitting the throat of his girlfriend’s father did not send a loving message from a Lipan man Friday night, law authorities indicated.

But it did send the victim to the hospital and the Lipan man to jail, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Matthew Dillion Macpherson, 20, of the 15200 block of Lipan Highway, was arrested Saturday night and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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