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Driver charged with DWI after pickup crashes, burns

September 6, 2014
Driver charged with DWI after pickup crashes, burns

Meurer

An Orange Grove man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after the truck he was driving crashed through a fence and burned on Temple Hall Highway.

The accident happened Wednesday about 10 a.m. north of Highway 377 and Betzel Ranch Road, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Paul Michael Meurer, 35, was charged with a felony DWI, third or more, Rose said.

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Wheelchair-bound residents briefly trapped

September 6, 2014

Two wheelchair-bound residents of a home in the 900 block of Lipan Drive were trapped early Tuesday morning when a car crashed through their front porch and caught fire.

Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department said Hugo Oswaldo Hernandez-Chavarria, 28, of Granbury, lost control of a 2011 Chevrolet 2-door as he drove southbound on Lipan Drive.

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New bleachers for the band

September 6, 2014
New bleachers for the band

Pictured during last week’s season opener in Azle, the Granbury High School Pirate Band’s marching season has been under way since summer band camp. New bleachers were recently installed for the band outside the east end zone of Pirate Stadium. The bleachers are expected to help with overcrowding at football games.

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City tables kids in workplace policy

September 6, 2014

A proposed policy intended to stop the habit of some employees bringing their kids with them to work was tabled by the City Council Tuesday night.

There seemed to be some confusion on the council between what Human Resources Director Steve Roberts said was a problematic habit that posed liability for the city and the national Take Your Kids to Work Day.

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Local officials attend legislative conference

September 6, 2014

A contingent of Hood County officials traveled to Austin last week to participate in a legislative conference.

The conference was sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

The purpose of the conference was to discuss common concerns among those who serve in local governments and to learn about issues in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.

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Judges let Pate keep her job

September 6, 2014
Judges let Pate keep her job

Pate

Juvenile Probation Director Beth Pate will keep her job, even though she has a DWI on her record and is on probation herself.

Had Pate’s DWI offense not been lowered to a Class B misdemeanor from a Class A misdemeanor in a plea deal two weeks ago with the county attorney’s office, state policy would have meant she could not keep her job.

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ALDI store to open

September 6, 2014
ALDI store to open

The new ALDI store at 1339 N. Plaza Drive off Highway 377 will open to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to tour the store and sample ALDI brands after an 8:45 a.m. ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

Those attending can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI gift certificates.

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Weekend attendance will determine length of stay for carnival

September 6, 2014

“Can we go? Can we go?”

If you have kids, expect to be nagged mercilessly when a carnival comes to town later this month and sets up on 6.5 acres by the hospital.

Tuesday night, the Granbury City Council approved the carnival, which is being sponsored by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association (HGMA).

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Rescued dog aids elderly woman

September 3, 2014
Rescued dog aids elderly woman

Emma had been on the job just two days when she proved herself indispensable at a new memory care facility in Fort Worth.

Rescued from death by Second Chance Farm owner Sandi Walker, the deaf Catahoula who had sustained injuries when struck by a car alerted staff at the Silverado nursing home that something was amiss with one of the residents.

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Cheers to the cheerleaders

September 3, 2014
Cheers to the cheerleaders

Granbury Pirate cheerleaders made their debut at Friday’s season-opening football game at Azle. The Hornets won 69-7. Granbury hosts Denton High Friday at 7:30 p.m. The cheerleaders’ work began over the summer when they attended a four-day National Cheerleaders Association Performance Camp on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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