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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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Pirate flags flying

October 4, 2014
Pirate flags flying

Backlighted by Thursday’s sunrise, Granbury Pirate flags wave in the morning breeze on the Granbury square. The Homecoming parade, with a superhero-inspired theme of “Marvel-ous Victory,” will begin Monday at 7 p.m. from Decker Field and proceed west from Hannaford Street down Pearl Street to the high school. In years past, the Homecoming parade route included the Granbury square.

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Granbury man earns patent for transportable deer blinds

October 4, 2014
Granbury man earns patent for transportable deer blinds

John Fowler was a young man barely out of high school when a light bulb went off.

Setting up deer blinds was a pain for hunters. Was there an easier way? Why not build a transportable deer blind? he thought.

Later, he started toying – literally – with his idea.

“I was using toothpicks and candy sticks, and one day it finally hit me,” the Granbury man said.

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GHS Homecoming parade Monday

October 4, 2014

The Granbury High School Homecoming parade with the superhero-inspired theme of “Marvel-ous Victory” will begin at 7 p.m. Monday.

The parade will be staged at Decker Field and will proceed from Hannaford Street west down Pearl Street to the high school.

A spirit rally and fireworks display will follow at Pirate Stadium beginning at 8 p.m.

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T-shirt calls not a scam, fire marshal says

October 4, 2014

Phone calls soliciting businesses to sponsor T-shirts for the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department raised red flags with Granbury Fire Chief Darrell Grober, who reported the calls were part of a scam.

However, the caller simply misspoke, saying the shirts were to benefit the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department when they actually are for the fire marshal’s office, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

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