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Urbanovskys file $1M suit

July 9, 2014

The parents of Luke Urbanovsky have filed a $1 million-plus lawsuit against the young woman who hosted the underage drinking party that led to their son’s death.

They also are suing her mother, a Granbury schoolteacher.

Shelbi Hardin and her mother, Brenda Hardin, deny being responsible for Urbanovsky’s death.

Luke Urbanovsky, a 2011 graduate of Granbury High School, had just finished his freshman year at Texas A&M when he was killed in a car accident in the early morning hours of June 16, 2012, minutes after leaving a party at the Hardin home.

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Lake, cooler weather lift Fourth spirits, crowd

July 9, 2014

This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Granbury was a success all the way around.

Several factors were at play.

“The lake is up, people’s spirits were up, the weather was much cooler than normal and it (July 4) was on a Friday,” said Mike Scott, president of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce.

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From high on the hill

July 9, 2014
From high on the hill

After Ranch Rodeo attendees enjoyed all the rompin’ and stompin’ action in the arena, all eyes at the Granbury Reunion Grounds were on the sky for Friday’s spectacular fireworks display over Lake Granbury. The show is ranked in the top 10 in the southwestern United States and in the top 50 in the nation.

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Inspection stickers to go away

July 9, 2014

It won’t happen for a while, but inspection stickers on windshields will be going away. Required inspections, however, will not.

As of March 2015, to renew a vehicle’s registration, drivers must submit their vehicle for inspection not more than 90 days before they are required to renew.

To ease the transition to one-sticker windshields, drivers will be able to register their vehicle in 2015 provided their inspection is valid at the time they renew.

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Drug suspect arrested while visiting officer

July 9, 2014
Drug suspect arrested while visiting officer

Molder

Some arrests are easier than others.

A Granbury man was at the probation office Monday seeing his probation officer when he was arrested for dealing drugs.

Calvin Burrell Molder, 56, was charged with delivery of marijuana (state jail felony – bond $5,000). He is accused of selling marijuana to undercover officers during a drug investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.

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Camel on parade

July 9, 2014
Camel on parade

This patriotic camel marched with the folks with “The Promise” float in Friday’s parade. If camels can survive in the hottest and most desolate places on earth, this one certainly can handle the heat during Granbury’s parade. Up to 30,000 people attended the parade, the Chamber of Commerce estimated.

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City Council could bring back CVB

July 9, 2014

At its upcoming two-day budget meeting, the Granbury City Council will likely discuss whether to bring back the defunct Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Right away, however, there would be a problem: what to do with the new communications and marketing director who has been on the job just three months.

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TCEQ to hold public meeting regarding lake

July 5, 2014

Officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will be in town Tuesday to answer questions about a permit involving Lake Granbury.

The public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

City and county officials, as well as state Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep.

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Instructor crash-lands plane

July 5, 2014
Instructor crash-lands plane

ALL SAFE: Officials talk with the two occupants of the Piper Cherokee airplane after it made a forced landing at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday off Highway 377 near the Granbury airport. Neither the student pilot, Dan Fauber (right) of Granbury, nor flight instructor Jim Zoeller (second from right) of Gordon were injured.

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Mosquitoes can be more than pesky

July 5, 2014

Mosquitoes.

That’s what the buzz has been about since parts of Hood County received 9 inches of rain two weeks ago.

Granbury resident Barbara Boozer said she got buzzed after church by the annoying insects.

“You can’t even be outside after church, “ she said. “There’s lots of standing water right now.

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