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Stowaways help build teammate’s house

January 27, 2016
Stowaways help build teammate’s house

Granbury High School’s Stowaways don’t limit their team spirit to just the football field.

Last Saturday morning, about 18 Stowaways showed up at the Habitat for Humanity neighborhood in Rancho Brazos to contribute “sweat equity” hours for a teammate whose family is getting a house.

Part of the requirements for being selected for a Habitat house is contributing 3,000 hours of “sweat equity.” Fifteen hundred of those hours can be contributed by friends and family, according to Executive Director Carol Davidson.

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Cresson first on scene of shooting range fire

January 27, 2016
Cresson first on scene of shooting range fire

The Cresson Volunteer Fire Department was the first on scene of a fire Saturday that destroyed an indoor gun shooting range in Whiskey Flats on Highway 377 southwest of Fort Worth.

Cresson VFD chief Ron Becker said the Tarrant County call came in at 12:06 p.m. from On Target Firearms.

A Benbrook firefighter suffered a minor injury when he slipped off a ladder, Becker said.

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Addition to serve up public bistro

January 27, 2016
Addition to serve up public bistro

A state-of-the-art kitchen and bistro open to the public will highlight Granbury High School additions next school year.

Construction continues as the 2015-16 school year begins its second semester.

The kitchen and bistro are part of the career and technology education (CTE) construction in back of the campus.

The CTE addition includes almost 100,000 square feet of new space for CTE programs like engineering, culinary arts, health science, aviation, agricultural welding and automotive technology.

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Lipan royalty

January 27, 2016
Lipan royalty

Lipan High School Homecoming basketball games Friday night featured the crowning of Cassius Anguiano and Lanie Roberts. Homecoming games were always held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, but it was a struggle to find teams to play on the holiday weekend. For that reason it was decided to move Homecomings to January.

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Officer kills Pecan man in Arizona

January 23, 2016
Officer kills Pecan man in Arizona

No one contacted Pecan Plantation resident Laney Sweet to give her the horrifying news that her husband had been shot dead by a police officer Sunday in Mesa, Arizona.

After he didn’t respond to her calls and text messages the next day, she said, she knew something was wrong. She called “every hospital, jail and police station searching for answers” before her last resort – the medical examiner’s office.

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Heavenly sight

January 23, 2016
Heavenly sight

Wednesday night’s spectacular sunset made it difficult for commuters traveling west to keep their eyes on the road. While other areas of the country are experiencing blizzard conditions, Hood County weather remained sunny and mild until Thursday when a cold front arrived. Thursday and Friday saw freezing temperatures, but no precipitation.

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Campaign finances for tax assessor race

January 23, 2016

Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy will have to fight to win the third term she is seeking.

McCoy is facing two challengers in the March 1 Republican primary. If none of the three captures 50 percent of the vote, plus one, there will be a runoff.

One of McCoy’s challengers is her own chief deputy, Tina Reynolds.

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BRA gets more water to sell

January 23, 2016
BRA gets more water to sell

AUSTIN – It was a long ride home for discouraged Hood County residents after the Brazos River Authority was granted permission to sell more water, stoking fears that Lake Granbury could have frequent low levels.

“Disappointed.”

That’s how bus rider and lakeside resident Judy McHugh described her feelings after Wednesday’s Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) hearing.

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Younger kids to start school 15 minutes earlier

January 23, 2016

The official start time for all Granbury ISD elementary and intermediate schools will move up 15 minutes, to 7:30 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The move is in response to a recent change in state law, which modified the length of the school year from days to minutes, school officials said.

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Report: Granbury losing thousands in water revenue

January 23, 2016

For years, city revenue has trickled out of pipes and water hoses as aging meters failed to detect customers’ “low flow” usage.

Expect that to change.

And, yes, that means that some water bills will be higher.

However, it will probably amount to just a few dollars a month, according to Granbury’s finance director, Eva Gregory.

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