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In Wednesday’s Hood County News

July 28, 2015

–A man serving a 99-year prison sentence for murder is up for parole. Norman Watson was found guilty 24 years ago of shooting to death his former employer Troy Burns.
–Hood County’s sales tax rebate is up a whopping 31 percent.
–Two candidates filed on opening day for Laurel Pirkle’s seat on the Granbury City Council.…

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Three from Granbury are part of DAR Continental Congress

July 28, 2015

The Daughters of the American Revolution were 3,500 strong at the annual Continental Congress, June 24-28, in Washington , D.C. Three members attending from the local Elizabeth Crockett Chapter include Marcy Carter-Lovick, of Granbury, Texas State Organizing Secretary; Kathy Hanlon, of Granbury, National Chair, National Defense Committee; and Delores Goodall, a member of the Granbury chapter.…

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Meeting Tuesday on Cresson bypass

July 27, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a public,  come-and-go meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 28) to get citizen input on two options to bypass the railroad crossing at US Highway 377 and State Highway 171. Cresson Mayor Bob Cornett fears that Option 2 – a through-town bridge that would go over downtown businesses – would virtually destroy the Cresson economy, and force property taxes to make up for lost sales tax revenues.…

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Stabbing victim out of hospital

July 27, 2015

Angel Isaiah Hernandez, 23, of Oak Trail Shores, a victim of a stabbing last Thursday night, has returned home after being released from John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, according to a hospital spokesperson. Hernandez was flown by air ambulance from Thorp Spring to the Fort Worth hospital. Luis Enrique Jaramillo, also 23, was arrested in connection with the stabbing and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.…

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Mobly files for council seat

July 27, 2015

A second candidate has filed for the Place 5 seat on the Granbury City Council being vacated by Laurel Pirkle. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tony Mobly filed a few hours after John A. Grace Monday. Mobly serves on the board of Ruth’s Place, the Hood County YMCA, Leadership Granbury and GranScary, which benefits Hood County United Way partner agencies.…

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Smoother ride planned for Pearl

July 27, 2015

Traffic will be reduced to one lane during overlay work on East Pearl Street near City Beach east to the 377/Pearl St. split. Work is expected to start today (Monday) and be finished by Thursday night.…

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McLean Memorial Highway approved; TxDOT funding needed

July 27, 2015

The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to approve naming of Loop 567 in honor of slain Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputy Lance McLean, Sheriff Roger Deeds said. In order to purchase and post the necessary signs, $3,450 must be raised to pay TxDOT, he added. Donations to the effort will go through the Lance McLean Memorial Foundation.…

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Grace files for Granbury City Council

July 27, 2015

John A. Grace, chair of the Granbury Charter Review Commission, has filed for the Place 5 seat on the Granbury City Council, which is being vacated by longtime council member Laurel Pirkle. Grace is a former Colleyville City Council member and was mayor pro tem there for three years. He also was president of the Colleyville Economic Development Corporation.…

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Auxiliary donates to Brazos Pregnancy Center

July 27, 2015

The Lake Granbury Medical Center Auxiliary recently donated $1,000 to the Brazos Pregnancy Center. Kim Irwin, of BPC, said the money will be used to buy baby items for new mothers who participate in parenting classes. The auxiliary donates a total of  $25,000 each year to various charitable causes.…

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FEMA registration intake center opening Monday

July 26, 2015

A Federal Emergency Management Agency registration intake center is set to open in Granbury Monday through Saturday in the meeting room at the Hood County Annex I building, 1410 W. Pearl St. Residents who had property damage due the flooding and storms between May 4 and June 22 can speak to a FEMA representative about potential federal assistance.…

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