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Therapist enjoyed being trainer for star athletes

January 17, 2015
Therapist enjoyed being trainer for star athletes

Joe Fritz was an athletic trainer at a pro rodeo in the mid-1980s when one of the bulls tried to launch his career – into the next county.

Fritz entered the indoor rodeo arena at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth to assist an injured bull rider. But the bull wasn’t done.

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More flu cases reported

January 17, 2015

Flu season is active.

Doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and hospitals are seeing more cases than last year.

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) has seen a growing number of flu-symptomatic patients in the emergency department since November. Numerous patients have also been admitted for treatment of flu-related complications.

LGMC is reporting 617 flu-like illnesses so far in the 2014-15 flu season.

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City will fix drape safety hazard, buy more stage lights for Opera House

January 14, 2015

The city will be spending $45,000 for more stage lighting at the Opera House and to fix a curtain that posed a safety hazard.

A budget amendment to spend about $13,000 on additional stage lighting and more than $32,000 to correct problems with the main curtain was approved last week by the Granbury City Council.

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Fiddler, 11, wins first state title

January 14, 2015
Fiddler, 11, wins first state title

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Ridge Roberts is a young Hood County fiddling sensation excelling in an old field – old-time fiddling.

And people outside of Texas are taking note.

Ridge, 11, won first place in his age division at the 13th annual Colorado Fiddle Championship last weekend in Denver.

The win is his first state championship title, according to his mother, Cindy Roberts.

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One-sticker system due for vehicles

January 14, 2015

A new version of the Texas Two Step will take effect March 1.

This one’s not a dance, and it has nothing to do with the Texas Lottery.

It’s a two-in-one inspection/registration sticker.

Starting at the first of March, the state will no longer issue inspection stickers. Instead, state inspections will be enforced through registrations.

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Buyers set stock show record

January 14, 2015
Buyers set stock show record

It was a record 60th Hood County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Saturday’s lively and well-attended auction raised $333,160 for 4-H and FFA exhibitors.

The total wasn’t a record, but the average price per item – $1,586 – was an all-time high.

“The sale went good,” Hood County Livestock Raisers Association President David Massey said.

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Fire destroys home

January 14, 2015
Fire destroys home

Davina Newsted, a mother of three, was sleeping in the master bedroom with her 6-month-old son when she heard crying from another room shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

The crying was from their son Bentley, 3, who was in the room where a fire started at their Indian Harbor home on Cortez Court.

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Sheriff’s Office: Four facing drug charges

January 14, 2015

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people on felony drug charges recently, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Narcotics officers went to a residence in the 4400 block of Tennessee Trail in Lake Granbury Harbor to serve a warrant on Barry Kirk Pinckard, 24, who lives in the 3500 block of Woodlake Drive in Oak Hills, Granbury, Rose said.

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Home catches fire, extinguished quickly

January 14, 2015

Granbury and Cresson fire departments and the Hood County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a house fire about 6 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Bronco Road in Western Hills Harbor, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

Wilson said the fire was contained to the attic and extinguished quickly. He added that a young man escaped from the home without injury.

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Part of Matlock Road will be closed today

January 14, 2015

A portion of Matlock Road will be closed today between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

County work crews will be installing two, 30-inch drainage pipes to replace the existing drainage feature.

The work area is about 450 feet south of Fall Creek Highway, according to Donald Linney, head of the county’s Road Operations department.

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