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Hero paramedic to serve as pallbearer for tornado victim

May 22, 2013

Dale Alexander, an Arlington firefighter and paramedic who lives in deCordova Ranch, has been asked by the family of Tommy Joe Martin to serve as a pallbearer today (Wednesday, May 22) at graveside services in Brock for Martin and his mother-in-law, Marjorie Ann Davis. Alexander and others came to the aid of Martin and Davis, as well as Martin’s wife, Betsy.…

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Photos of the many forms of help for tornado victims

May 21, 2013

A photo gallery of the help that flooded in from near and far to help the victims of the deadly tornado that ravaged the Rancho Brazos neighborhood. Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott gave a press conference after touring the devastated area last week. Click for photo gallery.

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United Co-op working to restore power to tornado-affected areas

May 20, 2013

According to a statement from United Cooperative Services, which provides electrical power to the Rancho Brazos subdivision that was devastated by the May 15 killer tornado that flattened much of that area, all United members who have been temporarily or permanently displaced by the disaster are being urged to contact the power company’s office as soon as possible this week in order to provide good contact information through the restoration process.…

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Robert, Glenda Whitehead joint services Thursday

May 20, 2013
Robert, Glenda Whitehead joint services Thursday

Joint services for Rancho Brazos tornado victims Robert Whitehead and his wife Glenda Whitehead will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stonewater Church in Granbury. Visitation is Wednesday evening from 6-8 at Wiley Funeral Home. Robert, 69, a retired carpenter, was a Vietnam veteran and avid restorer of classic vehicles. Glenda, 63, retired from Kroger.…

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Joint services for tornado victims Wednesday

May 20, 2013
Joint services for tornado victims Wednesday

Joint graveside services for tornado victims Marjorie “Ann” Davis and her son-in-law Tommy Martin will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Brock Cemetery. They were killed in the Wednesday, May 15 Rancho Brazos tornado.

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Brush yard, CCS open 8-5 today through Wednesday in aftermath of tornado

May 20, 2013

The Hood County brush yard, on Weatherford Highway, as well as the Citizens Collection Station, 244 Bray St., will be open for county residents who can show proof of their address, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Monday, May 20) through Wednesday, Mary 22, officials said. Go online for more information.

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Photos: Residents sift through rubble

May 20, 2013

Members of the media were allowed in Sunday as Rancho Brazos residents and support crews return for a second day to survey damage and sift through the rubble from last week’s deadly tornado. Click to view photo gallery.

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Postal service asking those displaced by tornado to contact local post office

May 19, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service is attempting to coordinate mail delivery to those impacted by last week’s tornado. Officials ask that customers from the Rancho Brazos area contact the Acton Post Office to provide instructions for temporarily forwarding their mail to another address or arranging for in-person pick-up. Identification will be required for pick-up.…

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Disaster assistance center open again today through Wednesday

May 18, 2013

The disaster assistance center for victims of Wednesday’s Hood County tornado damage, which opened for the first time on Saturday at the Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St., is open today (1-6 p.m.) as well as Monday through Wednesday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), officials said. The Hood County Emergency Management Office is coordinating its efforts through the center so that victims can have easy access to fill out forms for various insurance companies and contractors.…

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Congressman views tornado damage

May 18, 2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, who represents District 11, was scheduled to view tornado damage at Rancho Brazos at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday. A staffer for the congressman said he had flown into D/FW after last votes were taken in Washington.…

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