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Arcos retiring as city secretary

April 17, 2014

The city of Granbury will soon need a new city secretary. Dee Arcos, who has been the city secretary for 22 of the 28 years she has worked for the city, will retire on May 31. The city is currently accepting applications for the position. Details of qualifications will be in Saturday’s issue of the Hood County News.… Read the rest

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Student qualifies for state bus safety speech

April 17, 2014

Granbury High School senior Cassandra Trevino qualified for the state Bus Safety Speech Contest Monday in Waco. Trevino won first place in her grade level. Contestants had to compose and present an original speech based on the theme, “What Makes My School Bus 7 Times Safer than Other Passenger Vehicles?”… Read the rest

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Rock Harbor woman charged in felony drug case

April 16, 2014

Christina Marie McIntyre, 27, of of the 500 block of Skyline Drive in Rock Harbor, was booked into the Hood County Jail recently on a felony count of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine. She was also charged with two misdemeanor drug counts.… Read the rest

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Two exit safely from burning home in Tolar

April 16, 2014

A woman helped her husband escape from their burning home in Tolar through a window early this morning (April 16) in the 9300 block of Highway 377 West, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. The man was treated and released at Lake Granbury Medical Center. The home was a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Wilson said.… Read the rest

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Skatepark to be dedicated to Callahan

April 16, 2014

The Granbury City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night (April 15) to name the skatepark that is under construction the Granbury Skatepark and to dedicate it to former City Services Director Keith Callahan. Members of the Parks and Recreation Board, as well as city officials, praised Callahan for his 34 years of service to the city. Councilman Mickey Parson called Callahan “a wonderful citizen of the city of Granbury.” He added: “We appreciate his service.”… Read the rest

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Acton Methodist hosting Easter Egg Hunt

April 16, 2014

The Community Easter Egg Hunt at Acton United Methodist Church (UMC) takes place Saturday, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. A worship service will follow in the Acton UMC Youth Building, located at 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Acton UMC’s Easter event includes a variety of entertaining activities for children and families. Everything is free and open to the public.… Read the rest

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Rancho Brazos man to face felony burglary charge

April 15, 2014

Vernon Allen Stephens, 23, of the 5400 block of Highview Court in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, was in custody in the Harris County Jail when he was served with a felony warrant on April 3 in connection with a Hood County home burglary case, jail booking desk records show.… Read the rest

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Lipan man in custody on indecent exposure charge

April 15, 2014

Jeffrey Dean Larue, 55, who lists a Lipan address, was arrested on a count of indecent exposure Monday by Parker County authorities, but will be held there without bond because of a Hood County felony charge. Larue is accused of violating his duty to register for life as a sex offender. That’s in connection with a 1999 indecency with a child case.… Read the rest

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School trustee wanted straight answer

April 14, 2014

It may be a good deal for the Granbury school district, but school board member B.J. Wallace wanted a straight answer. “Three times you led me out to the woods,” he told the company bidding to take over custodial services. The outsourcing could save the district $125,000 per year because of increased buying power. The custodial department is overstaffed by seven to 11 employees, but the reduction would be done through attrition, the company said.… Read the rest

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School lunches increase 10 cents

April 14, 2014

Granbury school district elementary lunches will increase 10 cents next school year, to $2.35, the school board approved Monday night in a long and sometimes spirited meeting. Board members Don Walton and B.J. Wallace were the most vocal on spending proposals, including a possible luxury bus for school teams. Debates then turned to spending on bond-approved band equipment.… Read the rest

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