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Nonprofit board member charged with theft

October 11, 2014
Nonprofit board member charged with theft

Horne

Michael Gregory Horne, a former board member of the nonprofit Hood County Christmas for Children, was charged with felony theft after he allegedly charged the organization’s debit card to buy about $6,000 worth of items for his business, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Horne, 49, had been on the nonprofit board for about two years before he was voted off after the allegations came to light.

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Steer show champs

October 11, 2014
Steer show champs

At Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo last weekend, three Hood County 4-H’ers received scholarships by winning Breed Champion or Reserve Champion during the Junior Steer Show. Pictured (from left) are Brett Reeves, Reserve Champion Brangus and Champion Santa Gertrudis; Davis Nix, Champion Brangus; and Maddison Hudson, Reserve Champion Santa Gertrudis.

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School accounts for higher tax bill

October 8, 2014

More than 68,000 property tax statements were mailed last week. You have until Jan. 31 to pay.

The average residential value went up this year, along with the tax obligation.

The voter-approved school bond issue in Granbury ISD accounts for the majority of the increased tax obligation.

This year’s average residential value in Hood County is $139,900.

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Juvenile center has new owner

October 8, 2014

The Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center will likely soon fall under new ownership.

Rite of Passage, Inc. is looking to purchase the facility from 4M Youth Services, Inc., according to county Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina.

The Hood County Juvenile Board will certify the Center at its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Messina said.

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Golf cart driving, riding raise concerns

October 8, 2014

Pecan Plantation resident Bob Valadez sees a lot of people driving golf carts on and off the golf course.

He has a couple of concerns.

“I think there are too many young kids driving golf carts,” Valadez said. “I’ve also seen adults driving golf carts to the pool holding little ones.”

Pecan EMS spokesman George Gerdes echoed Valadez.

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Woman dies in Cresson accident

October 8, 2014
Woman dies in Cresson accident

A 32-year-old Hood County woman died early Tuesday morning when the Honda she was driving ran into the back of a Peterbilt 18-wheel water transport truck just west of Cresson, according to Hood County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Judy Watson.

Watson said the woman was driving eastbound on Highway 377.

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Victim: Pay attention to those red flags

October 8, 2014

Looking back, “Lisa” realizes there were red flags that she ignored.

The way her husband’s father treated his wife. The fact that her husband was very controlling over finances – even putting gas in her vehicle himself or following her to a gas station.

Having enough money wasn’t the issue. Her husband earned between $200,000 and $300,000 per year.

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Parade heralds Ruth’s Place expansion on Crawford Ave.

October 8, 2014

They’re so excited they’re having a parade.

That’s what a new building means to officials of Ruth’s Place, a medical facility for the poor and uninsured.

A dedication celebration will be Thursday at the expanded medical facility, 1411 Crawford Ave.

“It’s going to be a big celebration,” Ruth’s Place Executive Director Becky Mauldin said.

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Woman airlifted after 377 accident

October 8, 2014
Woman airlifted after 377 accident

A two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 377 East sent one woman to Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth Monday morning, according to Granbury Police Chief Deputy Alan Hines. Air Evac was called to the scene and landed on the highway just west of the traffic lights by Kroger. Lindy Michele Taylor, 33, of Fort Worth, was driving the 2006 Volvo pictured on the left.

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Tolar’s first band fest

October 8, 2014
Tolar’s first band fest

The weather couldn’t be better for the first Tolar Rattler Marching Festival Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Six bands, including Tolar, took to the field to perform with a UIL Region judging format. With Tolar being the host band, they were exempt from winning any awards, which included Best In Class, Outstanding Drum Major(s) in each class, Outstanding Percussion in each class, Outstanding Colorguard in each class (if applicable) and Overall Outstanding Band of the Day.

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