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Part of Hood history

April 4, 2015
Part of Hood history

WINDOWS TO THE SOUL: Rev. Kenneth Burgess and others working to restore the Rock Church near Tolar are hoping that family members whose ancestors are buried in the Rock Church Cemetery will donate to purchase new windows for the chapel. The church was built in the early 1900s.

ON THIS ROCK: Volunteers work at continuing to restore the freshly painted Rock Church.

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Resurfacing projectstarts Monday on 377

April 4, 2015

TxDOT crews worked Wednesday and Thursday night to prepare sections of U.S. Highway 377 for an overlay project that will start Monday, weather permitting.

The roadwork will span more than four miles from Acton Highway (in front of Black’s Pawn Shop) to M&M Ranch Road/Fall Creek Highway (FM 167 South).

Crews will work between the hours of 8 p.m.

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Bumpy start? Council’s contract denial means

April 4, 2015
Bumpy start? Council’s contract denial means

McKethan

Coffman

The new city manager, slated to start the first of May, will have to hit the ground running with little or no help from his predecessor.

When the Granbury City Council last week offered the city’s top job to Sealy’s Chris Coffman, council member Mickey Parson told the Hood County News he might ask the council to extend the retiring Wayne McKethan’s contract for another month, through the end of May.

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Conference Center gets fresh look

April 4, 2015
Conference Center gets fresh look

FRESH NEW LOOK: Cleo Brown, operations manager for the Granbury Resort Conference Center, shows off the meeting facility’s updated lobby. Among other changes, display shelves were removed and replaced with recharging stations so that guests can recharge their iPads, Smartphones and laptops. The wall was also repainted and a border added to the mural.

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Wine tour on hold

April 4, 2015

Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) Chair Diane Hedges told board members that her efforts to boost tourism through a wine tour are on hold – at least for now.

However, she announced later that there had been a new development, and that an announcement about a wine tour could be coming within the next couple of weeks.

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Good Samaritans aid wind-blown paddle boaters

April 1, 2015

A report of a sinking boat with a 4-year-old on board Saturday evening turned out to be an opportunity for some good Samaritans.

A Brazos River Authority (BRA) ranger responded to the 7 p.m. 911 call from the Blue Water Shores area and found that another boater had already stopped to help.

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Bubbly personality

April 1, 2015
Bubbly personality

Representing Lake Pointe Academy, Chelsea Lopez was among the happy participants at Saturday’s Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt at the Granbury City Park. Thousands gathered to take part in the annual hunt and many other fun-filled activities.

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Let me at ‘em, Grammy!

April 1, 2015
Let me at ‘em, Grammy!

Lauryn Fitzpatrick, almost 2, couldn’t wait to start gathering eggs at Saturday’s Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt at Granbury City Park. Her “grammy,” Jayne Swinney, held on to make sure Lauryn waited until the fire engine horn blew to signal the beginning of the egg hunt. Organizers estimate there were over 2,500 participants.

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Stores opening soon

April 1, 2015

Business is about to really boom at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Highway 4/Meander Road.

Several new businesses are slated to open soon.

One – Mattress Firm – opened on Friday.

According to Kroger manager Diann Lewis, the new Kroger Marketplace at U.S. 377 and Highway 4 will have its grand opening on May 1.

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Veteran likely saves six lives

April 1, 2015
Veteran likely saves six lives

Lyons

An Army veteran likely saved the lives of six of his neighbors because of a blown fuse in his Ford Bronco.

After a delayed start, Thomas Lyons was driving to work Monday morning when he saw flames coming from a home in Blue Water Shores in southeast Hood County.

“I saw flames and just ran up there and started banging on the door until they answered it,” said Lyons, 28, who served one tour in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.

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