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County turns down request to pave nonprofit’s parking

April 12, 2014

The road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions, so sometimes it’s best to not pave it at all.

At their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners did not act on a request to pave the parking lot at the new offices of Mission Granbury.

The rejection had nothing to do with not wanting to help the nonprofit, which offers a variety of assistance to local residents in need.Read the rest

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Plane diverts to Pecan

April 12, 2014

A small plane with radio problems and heading to Granbury Regional Airport Wednesday night landed safely at the Pecan Airport in Pecan Plantation.

A police dispatcher said they had telephone contact with someone in the plane, and that person reported having radio problems. Read the rest

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Schmidt said to replace Andrews

April 12, 2014
Schmidt said to replace Andrews

Steven Schmidt of Eastland is expected to be the next coach of the Granbury Lady Pirates basketball team.

He will be presented to the Granbury School Board for hiring Monday evening, sources have confirmed.

If hired, Schmidt will be replacing Leta Andrews, who is retiring at the end of the school year as the winningest basketball coach in history (1,416 wins).Read the rest

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Two in custody after shot fired at officers

January 23, 2013
Two in custody after shot fired at officers

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DNA helps convict final ATM theft suspect

January 19, 2013
DNA helps convict final ATM theft suspect

A DNA sample from a glove left behind by a suspect helped lead to a third conviction in the theft of an ATM containing more than $40,000, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.

Benjamin James Patterson, who was 39 at the time of the incident (Dec. 2, 2010) at the First National Bank of Granbury branch on Highway 377 West, was convicted Wednesday by a jury in 355th Judicial District Court on a count of theft over $20,000/under $100,000.Read the rest

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Tolar honors fallen hero with candlelight vigil

October 6, 2012
Tolar honors fallen hero with candlelight vigil

TOLAR – As the memorable song, “The Ballad of the Green Berets” and other stirring classics were played to a backdrop of patriotism, friends of Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar shared their own personal stories of the Army Special Forces soldier.

The candlelight ceremony was held Wednesday evening on the old Tolar football field where Riley made his mark as a standout football player.Read the rest

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Woman, 80, dies after accident Wednesday on Hwy 377 East

October 6, 2012

An 80-year-old Granbury woman died Wednesday night, several hours after sustaining what had appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident.

The accident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of Highway 377 East, near H-E-B.

Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said late Thursday that it is not yet known whether Virginia Blade Martin died from injuries sustained in the accident, or whether there was some other cause.Read the rest

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