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Burglaries plague county

February 3, 2016

Burglars have been busy southwest of Granbury, prompting a Crime Stoppers notification asking for the public’s help.

A series of break-ins between June 9 and Dec. 29 resulted in multiple items, including guns and jewelry, taken from homes and other buildings on Paluxy Highway and Hill City Highway.

Lieutenant Johnny Rose said Sheriff’s Office investigators are working the cases, but need more information, so Crime Stoppers is trying to find out if anyone has a tip or two.

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UIL Realignment: Aledo out, Arlington Seguin in

February 3, 2016

The Granbury Pirates said goodbye to an old friend and welcomed the return of a former district foe with Monday’s University Interscholastic League biennial realignment.

Gone is Aledo, winner of five state football championships in the past seven seasons. In is Arlington Seguin, with whom Granbury shared a district from 2008-11.

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Burglaries plague county

February 3, 2016

Burglars have been busy southwest of Granbury, prompting a Crime Stoppers notification asking for the public’s help.

A series of break-ins between June 9 and Dec. 29 resulted in multiple items, including guns and jewelry, taken from homes and other buildings on Paluxy Highway and Hill City Highway.

Lieutenant Johnny Rose said Sheriff’s Office investigators are working the cases, but need more information, so Crime Stoppers is trying to find out if anyone has a tip or two.

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It’s mine!

February 3, 2016
It’s mine!

The Granbury Basketball Association season is in full swing. Kindergartners hit the court at Acton Middle School Saturday afternoon. Eli Caruthers gives it all he’s got to keep possession of the ball from Gavin Waltman (left) and Kamden Ledbetter. Games take place at Acton Middle School, Granbury Middle School and Brawner Intermediate School.

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New ‘west’ district surprises Tolar coach

February 3, 2016

Tolar head football coach Mike Franklin has known for months that the school would be moving up from Class 2A to 3A in the biannual University Interscholastic League realignment.

But Franklin said he got a “big surprise” Monday when district alignments were announced.

Franklin said he didn’t anticipate being placed in District 4-3A, Division II (Region I).

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Teen excels at photography, more

February 3, 2016
Teen excels at photography, more

A friend put a camera in Jake Balmuth’s hand, and he won honorable mention in a photography contest.

Another friend handed him a violin, and now he’s playing in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

The young man was taken to a bird watching event at the Acton Nature Center, and in short order he was a Master Naturalist.

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Acton Post Office to hold passport fair

February 3, 2016

Planning to travel abroad this year, but don’t yet have a passport?

A passport fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Granbury-Acton Station (post office), located at 5561 Northgate Road.

Applicants will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to obtain a passport, applicants need to:

nBring proper proof of American citizenship.

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Texting blamed for fatal crash

February 3, 2016

Texting while intoxicated led to a fatal crash Sunday afternoon, investigators said.

A pickup driver who was drunk and texting on a cell phone crossed the center line and hit a motorcycle head-on on Lipan Highway, just north of the Loop 567 intersection.

David Kevin West, 53, of Crowley, was pronounced dead at the scene, DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum said.

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Widow waiting for answers

January 30, 2016

Laney Sweet said she’s holding herself in one piece emotionally for the sake of her late husband and their two young children.

Her husband, Daniel Shaver, was shot to death by police at a hotel Jan. 17 in Mesa, Arizona.

Officers were responding to a call that someone was pointing a rifle out of a fifth-floor window.

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County approves three more fireworks ‘seasons’

January 30, 2016

The Commissioners Court has approved additional seasons for the sale of fireworks, as well as a new fireworks policy.

The Legislature authorized the additional seasons, but Commissioners Courts can decide whether to approve them for their counties.

The sale of fireworks used to be limited to the Fourth of July and New Year’s holidays.

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