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Giving ‘em a hand

January 7, 2015
Giving ‘em a hand

Fans and members of the Tolar Lady Rattlers rise to encourage the players Friday during Tolar’s 44-38 victory over Hico in Tolar. The Lady Rattlers improved to 3-0 in District 10-2A, while Hico dropped to 1-1. The Lady Tigers entered the game ranked No. 15 in the state in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 2A rankings, but fell out of the top 25 this week.

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Man, 42, trapped; flown to hospital

January 7, 2015

A 42-year-old man trapped under a wood splitter was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital Sunday morning, emergency personnel said.

The incident happened off Highway 51 North just north of the Lantana development on Marigold Court.

No other information was available at press time.

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County, Y blame city for rec center delays

January 7, 2015

Almost three-and-half months after groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the county recreation center, construction still hasn’t begun.

Angry county, YMCA and construction officials blame the city for roadblocks having to do with the water and sewer lines and for not allowing construction to begin while those details are being finalized.

They believe that water and sewer issues were resolved during meetings that took place on Sept.

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Man allegedly assaults father, arrested at court

January 7, 2015

A man who allegedly assaulted his father at a home on Corto Drive in deCordova Bend Estates Tuesday morning was arrested when he showed up for his 9 a.m. divorce proceeding on Tuesday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Rose said the man fled the scene of the alleged assault, but law enforcement was aware of the court proceeding and arrested him at the Justice Center.

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Conference Center gets new manager

January 7, 2015
Conference Center gets new manager

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The city has chosen a local as the new operations manager for the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

Cleo Brown will take over on Monday.

She was hired after a search that spanned several months. Former manager Pat Shepard retired.

The Conference Center is one of the divisions overseen by Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband.

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Renovated bowling alley to open next week

January 7, 2015
Renovated bowling alley to open next week

Josh Jensen hopes that managing Pins will be right up his alley.

Pins is a new bowling alley that will likely open to the public on Monday.

It is in the same building that once housed Granbury Lanes, which closed in late August on its 21st birthday.

The building sits off U.S.

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Volunteers all in for stock show

January 7, 2015
Volunteers all in for stock show

Can’t keep a good man down.

Recovering from colon cancer surgery, Hood County Livestock Raisers Association President David Massey isn’t skipping a beat while preparing for this week’s 60th Hood County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

“I feel very fortunate I’ve been able to go ahead and continue on,” he said.

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Berry to head both probation offices, saving $40,000

January 7, 2015

Adult Probation Director Shelli Berry is getting a $34,000 raise that will save taxpayers more than $40,000.

Instead of hiring a new Juvenile Probation director to replace Beth Pate, who resigned last month, Berry is going to be paid $34,000 per year to manage that department.

Berry will handle that responsibility in addition to her duties at Adult Probation.

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Lake level issues top story of 2014

January 3, 2015
Lake level issues top story of 2014

At the end of the year, the Hood County News selects the top 10 stories from the past 12 months.

In many ways, 2014 was relatively quiet – at least compared to 2013, when a tornado ravaged an entire neighborhood and a Friday morning shoot-out killed a sheriff’s deputy and seriously wounded a police officer.

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Longtime driver’s ed teacher retires

January 3, 2015
Longtime driver’s ed teacher retires

Sunday drives were not typical Sunday drives for Curtis Allen.

Allen, known as “Coach Allen,” has been working not only on Sundays from the passenger seat, but seven days a week, since he started teaching driver’s ed in Granbury way back in 1967.

The Pecan Plantation resident estimates he has taught between 6,000 and 7,000 students and logged over 1 million miles.

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