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Texas Trash-Off set for April 11

April 1, 2015

The statewide “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” is scheduled for Saturday, April 11.

It is a partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” is the state’s signature event for the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

Community projects can include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, removing graffiti, planting trees and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.

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Historic Rock Church to hold Easter service

April 1, 2015
Historic Rock Church to hold Easter service

Easter services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the historic Rock Church south of Tolar.

Rev. Kenneth Burgess will give the message. Music will be provided by Dianne and Dub Martin.

Once-a-month, non-denominational church services have been held at the old church since last December. Before that, it had been years since sermons had been preached and hymns had been sung there.

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Sting finds four selling alcohol to minors

March 28, 2015

It wasn’t a perfect record, but 27 of 31 isn’t bad.

In a Saturday, March 21 sting, law enforcement officials found that four of 31 local store clerks sold alcohol to minors, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Sheriff’s Office deputies, working with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) officers, sent underage students into 31 local gas stations, convenience stores and liquor stores that sell alcohol.

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Company may be targeting Hood County News advertisers

March 28, 2015

An out-of-state company may be contacting local churches and businesses, claiming money owed for advertisements in the Hood County News Newcomers Guide.

Brad Fry, the preacher at Tolar Church of Christ, said he has been contacted by World Views Relocation Guides in East Peoria, Illinois, claiming that the church owes the company $350 for a visitors guide advertisement.

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Bumper bluebonnet crop?

March 28, 2015
Bumper bluebonnet crop?

Yes, those beautiful bluebonnets are beginning to make their debut in Hood County. These specimens popped up on an embankment off U.S. Highway 377 near Davis Road. Experts say conditions are ripe for a fabulous show of spring wildflowers in North Texas.

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Tiki Hut being prepped for water sport rentals

March 28, 2015

Representatives of Waterside Sports have been at the Tiki Hut on the City Beach, building racks for kayak and standup paddleboard storage, according to Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband.

The company will begin renting the watersport equipment to the public sometime next month, she said.

The Tiki Hut was originally built by the city for use as a concession stand.

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Group supports grant for square

March 28, 2015

The Granbury Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to support the city’s pursuit of grant funding for the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project.

The vote at the Commission’s regular meeting at City Hall took place after a 43-minute discussion that included input from audience members.

One man spoke out against the project, and a local business owner asked that the impact on businesses be carefully considered.

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Crews to repair potholes caused by ice

March 28, 2015

County and TxDOT road crews are working to repair potholes that formed after winter storms left streets throughout the county covered in ice.

“The liquid has gotten into whatever crack it can find, and it froze and expanded – and there’s a pothole,” said Donald Linney, director of Road Operations.

Natalie Galindo, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fort Worth District, said the state agency is also working on the problem.

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Wind uproots huge tree

March 28, 2015
Wind uproots huge tree

Workers Thursday morning go through the lengthy process of cutting up a large pecan tree that was blown over by high winds during the night at Granbury City Park on West Pearl Street. Another large tree was uprooted near Aldi’s on Highway 377 East (photo, P. 3A).

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Deaver wants TxDOT’s help

March 28, 2015
Deaver wants TxDOT’s help

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Those who frequently drive on South Morgan Street know that northbound traffic sometimes backs up a good distance.

County Commissioner James Deaver has a plan that he thinks will solve that problem.

Deaver, a Tolar resident who represents Precinct 1, wants the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to raze the former Texaco station that sits at the northeast corner of the South Morgan Street (State Highway 144) /U.S.

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