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Shhhhh!!! Who says teachers can’t keep a secret?

February 18, 2015
Shhhhh!!! Who says teachers can’t keep a secret?

When Tolar ISD Library/Media Specialist Nancy Baker saw a TV commercial regarding the team mascot for the Texas Rangers ball club, she immediately thought of co-worker and school nurse Karen Clark.

“Mrs. Clark is a season ticket holder for the Rangers, and her office looks like a Ranger souvenir shop,” Baker said.

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Andrews a finalist for Hall of Fame

February 18, 2015
Andrews a finalist for Hall of Fame

Andrews

Thrills on the court may be over for Leta Andrews, but there may be more highlights ahead for history’s all-time winningest high school basketball coach.

Andrews, who retired after last season as the Granbury High School girls coach, on Saturday was named as one of 12 finalists who will be considered for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Falling in line

February 18, 2015
Falling in line

When Myra Robinson (far left) and James King began a line dance, it didn’t take long before Donna Geirstner and her husband Reggie (who was right behind her wearing the white cowboy hat) joined them. The swinging country sounds of the Outcast Band had everybody boot scootin’ at the Hood County Senior Center at Thursday’s weekly dance.

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Emergency farm loan applications accepted

February 18, 2015

Hood County is eligible for emergency farm loans to cover part of actual production and/or physical losses resulting from the drought.

Applications are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Stephenville, 245 S. Virginia St.

Farmers may be eligible for loans of up to 100 percent of their actual losses or the operating loan needed to continue the agricultural business, whichever is less.

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Dean Smith gave Andrews coaching advice

February 14, 2015
Dean Smith gave Andrews coaching advice

Andrews

Retired Granbury girls basketball coach Leta Andrews let go of a few tears when she heard of the death of college basketball coaching icon Dean Smith.

It was a little personal.

Smith, the retired Basketball Hall of Fame legend who coached the North Carolina Tar Heels to two national championships in 36 seasons, died last Saturday at age 83.

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Coyote tests positive for rabies

February 14, 2015

A coyote captured in Shady Grove by Hood County Animal Control has tested positive for rabies, according to Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab.

McNab said a Shady Grove man saw a coyote acting “funny” near his home and reported it to the Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 6.

Animal Control officials were able to capture the coyote and sent it off to the state for testing because they suspected the coyote might have rabies.

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Paddleboard, kayak rentals on the way

February 14, 2015

If the pleasant weather of late has given you a case of spring fever, then this bit of news may be just what the doctor ordered:

The Tiki Hut at the City Beach will soon be the site of kayak and standup paddleboard rentals.

The city has a lease agreement with Waterside Sports in Belton.

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Man charged in wife’s shooting death

February 14, 2015
Man charged in wife’s shooting death

Murder suspect Tommy Dooley

Deputies and state troopers speeding to the scene of a domestic disturbance in Pecan Plantation late Thursday knew what they were likely going to find.

LaVera M. Aiken Dooley, the 65-year-old owner of Aiken Insurance Agency, was pleading with a 911 dispatcher for help, but then fell silent following a volley of gunshots.

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Voters could cast ballots at any 10 sites

February 14, 2015
Voters could cast ballots at any 10 sites

Miller

Hood County may soon have more voters turn out for elections, but fewer places to vote.

That may sound like a bad thing – but it’s not, according to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller.

On Tuesday, commissioners approved Miller’s request to apply with the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to create “Vote Centers.”

If Hood County is approved, the county will go from having 15 polling locations to having 10 Vote Centers.

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TxDOT agrees to discuss possible toll road ‘arm’

February 11, 2015

With local officials feeling the state won’t lend a hand in solving Hood County’s traffic problems, one official is suggesting they provide an arm.

Mickey Parson, a member of the Granbury City Council and the transportation coalition Tex-21, is asking the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to consider building an extension of the Chisholm Trail Parkway that would extend to, or almost to, Granbury.

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