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Home destroyed

August 26, 2015
Home destroyed

Monday afternoon off Hutchinson Road southwest of Tolar, firefighters put out what’s remaining of a fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home that housed five Hood County residents. Randall Cain and his wife, plus three children – a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old and a third-grader – lived there, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.

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Grand jury to hear Alvarez death case

August 26, 2015

The family of Charles Alvarez Jr. long suspected his unexplained death came after he was beaten, and now the Parker County grand jury will consider a criminal indictment.

A police officer on patrol found the 2008 Granbury High School graduate lying in a roadway in Weatherford in the early morning hours on Feb.

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Lipan-area man upset over fire response

August 22, 2015
Lipan-area man upset over fire response

A Lipan-area man whose house was destroyed by fire Monday was irate after improbable events apparently led to a Lipan Volunteer Fire Department truck arriving with an empty water tank.

Buddy Mills, 52, who lived in the two-bedroom rock home with his wife Louella, was upset over the response time of firefighters, saying it was unacceptable.

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Granbury to get new Master Plan

August 22, 2015

The Granbury City Council is going to pay Freese and Nichols, Inc. to develop a new Master Plan for the city.

It will cost $166,500.

The council agreed to city staff’s recommendation and approved the Freese and Nichols’ Professional Services Agreement at its regular meeting this week.

Earlier this year, the city posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to professional planning consultants in preparation for commissioning a new municipal Comprehensive Master Plan.

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Map of new hike and bike extension

August 22, 2015
Map of new hike and bike extension

The city of Granbury is working to finish the newest extension of the Moments in Time Hike and Bike Trail, a project that began in 2006. Phase II extends the trail eastward along Rucker Street, crossing Lambert Court into Lambert Branch Park. The first phase of the 8-feet-wide concrete trail stretches from Granbury Regional Airport to Shanley Park/Bicentennial Park, north of the square.

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Panel okays contract with tourism group

August 22, 2015
Panel okays contract with tourism group

The Granbury City Council Tuesday night rejected the mayor’s bid to let voters decide whether to fund an independent tourism organization.

Instead, the council made the decision.

Rose Myers, Mickey Parson, Tony Allen and Gary Couch voted to eliminate the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and create a stand-alone Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) with a board of directors.

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Phase II of hike and bike trail nears completion

August 22, 2015

Crews are working to finish Phase II of the city’s popular Moments in Time Hike and Bike Trail.

Phase I, begun back in 2006, started at the Granbury Regional Airport and stopped at North Crockett and Rucker Streets.

Phase II extends the trail eastward along Rucker Street, crossing Lambert Court into Lambert Branch Park, where historical buildings that have been restored and preserved are available for visitors to enjoy.

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Group effort

August 22, 2015
Group effort

Water’s Edge residents sprayed water on a burning Postal Service delivery truck Tuesday morning after a fire erupted in the engine compartment, according to Arlene Sanchez, a spokesperson for the Post Office. The letter carrier, whose name has not been released, rescued about 1,000 pieces of mail from the truck, saving all that had not been delivered.

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Bon voyage Vandalsem family

August 22, 2015
Bon voyage Vandalsem family

The love and support for 3-year-old cancer patient Breanna Vandalsem was almost indescribable Tuesday evening when her dream came true in front of a huge crowd packed into Granbury’s Chick-fil-A. With the help of Make-A-Wish North Texas, Breanna and her family will leave Tuesday for Walt Disney World in Orlando. While in the arms of her father Mark, she was greeted by cast members of Granbury Theater Company and Plaza Theater Company out of Cleburne, who were dressed as Disney characters.

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School starts Monday morning

August 22, 2015

Goodbye summer, hello school!

Hood County public school students start fall classes Monday morning.

Drivers should be cautious of excited students who may unexpectedly dart in front of traffic.

Speed limits drop in front of campuses. Tolar has new signs up – the speed limit is 20 mph in front of the elementary campus during school zone hours; it’s 35 in front of the high school.

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