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Hello sunshine

March 14, 2015
Hello sunshine

Jo Parker and her Australian shepherd Bonnie took time out for a joyful romp and to soak up a little sunshine Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of her home on Travis Street. Her pretty but Texas-tough daffodils survived the recent icy weather. The weekend forecast calls for daytime highs in the upper 60s.

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Jesse James memorabilia left on doorstep at City Hall

March 14, 2015
Jesse James memorabilia left on doorstep at City Hall

One day late last year, city employees arrived at work to find several mysterious boxes dumped in front of Granbury City Hall.

A couple of weeks later, more boxes appeared.

A few weeks after that, same thing.

The boxes contained items from a now-defunct museum in Canton that was devoted to Jesse James and the former Granbury resident who claimed to be the famous outlaw – J.

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DMO committee holds first meeting

March 14, 2015

The DMO Transition Committee appointed last week by the Granbury City Council held its first meeting Wednesday.

DMO stands for Destination Marketing Organization.

The four-member committee met at the Inn On Lake Granbury.

Council member Rose Myers is wanting to eliminate the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and create an independent CVB, or DMO, using the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues and, possibly, money from the general fund.

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City manager names cut

March 14, 2015

In a closed session meeting this week, the Granbury City Council further weeded down the top candidates for the city manager position, from a dozen to six.

A total of 43 candidates had originally applied for the job through a search firm hired by the city. The council will conduct interviews with the six candidates Wednesday and Thursday, according to Mayor Nin Hulett.

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Missing local woman found driving in Hico

March 14, 2015

A 73-year-old Granbury woman reported missing late Tuesday afternoon was located that night about 7:45 after she was stopped while driving in Hico.

The woman had driven her car to a 3 p.m. appointment but failed to return, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department.

Officers were dispatched for the missing person call at 4:51 p.m., Hines said.

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Lake up about a foot; still down 8.6 feet

March 11, 2015

Lake Granbury is up about a foot after two weeks of moisture falling from the sky.

Before the rain, sleet and snow, the lake was 9.68 feet low on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Better news this week. The lake is now 8.63 feet low. The increase will help boaters continue to launch at City Beach Ramp near the conference center on Pearl Street.

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Brendon Payne remembered for leadership, people skills

March 11, 2015
Brendon Payne remembered for leadership, people skills

Payne

Brendon Payne, formerly of Granbury, passed away Monday, March 2, after suffering a heart attack the day before.

He was 47.

Payne had 25 years of experience in chamber work and had been named president of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce in December. He previously was president of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

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Still No. 1

March 11, 2015
Still No. 1

Swan Ayada and the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers won a second straight state title, while the Lady Pioneers captured their fifth consecutive Saturday. P. 8A-9A.

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Dooley’s bond reduction request denied

March 11, 2015
Dooley’s bond reduction request denied

Dooley

A bond reduction request in the murder case against Tommy George Dooley of Pecan Plantation was denied Monday afternoon in 355th District Court in Granbury.

Dooley, 51, has been under arrest since the Feb. 12 shooting death of his wife, 65-year-old LaVera Aiken Dooley, who was found by Sheriff’s Office deputies in a vehicle in the driveway of their home on Colonial Drive, according to investigators.

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Lipan losing only one senior

March 11, 2015
Lipan losing only one senior

Though the Lipan Lady Indians lost in the state championship game to Nazareth Saturday, their only senior indicated it was still a great experience.

“This is the way a senior wants to end the year,” said point guard Taylor Herrera. “We went through a lot of struggles (injuries along the way) that really brought us together as a team.

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