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In Saturday’s Hood County News

July 3, 2015

— Opposing protestors face off in Granbury over same-sex marriages.
— A same-sex couple applies for a marriage license at County Clerk Katie Lang’s office after a hostile confrontation involving lawyers. The new marriage licenses for same-sex couples won’t be available for another three weeks, the clerk’s office said. The couple’s lawyer plans to sue.…

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Add some red, white and bling to your bikes

July 3, 2015

The Tom Ward Decorated Bike Contest at the Granbury ISD administration parking lot is at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4.…

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Vendors here for the 4th of July

July 3, 2015

Arts, crafts and food vendors will be on the square for the Old-Fashioned 4th of July from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.…

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Man facing felony in connection with vehicle crash

July 3, 2015

Kyle Richard Anthony, 27, of Godley, was arrested by a Granbury Police officer on Sunday and charged with a felony charge of accident involving injury, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Anthony had been involved in a two-vehicle accident in the 5200 block of Highway 377 East, Hines said. He left the scene before police arrived, but was located a few blocks away, according to Hines.…

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Lang orders gay couple, media from office; Couple succeeds in filling out marriage application

July 2, 2015

County Clerk Katie Lang attempted to order from her office a contingent that included media and a gay couple seeking to fill out a marriage license application. “I’m a taxpayer,” James Cato said in response to Lang’s order. Cato is seeking to marry his longtime partner, Joe Stapleton. Lang then said that the media had to go.…

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Granbury man facing felony drug possession charge

July 2, 2015

Trevor Riley Speed, 20, of the 100 block of Kessler Drive in Granbury, was arrested at his residence on June 27 by a Granbury Police officer after what was believed to be LSD was found, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.. He is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1A, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.…

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Attorneys to county clerk: issue marriage license today or face lawsuit Monday

July 2, 2015

The attorneys representing same-sex Granbury couple Dr. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton have given notice to the Hood County Clerk’s office that unless the couple is issued a marriage license by the end of the day today, they will file a federal lawsuit Monday. The couple was told Thursday morning they will have to wait at least another three weeks to obtain a license in Hood County because the clerk’s office does not yet have the proper forms, according to the attorneys.…

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Library staff will not ask for bank or credit card info

July 2, 2015

Hood County Library will not call you asking for banking or credit card information. Director Courtney Kincaid reports that someone is making calls, and they are not from the library. “Please don’t give out your bank or credit card information over the phone to people posing as the Hood County Library.…

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Video from Thursday’s rallies

July 2, 2015

Opposing rallies were held in Granbury Thursday – one for religious freedom in support of Hood County Clerk Katie Lang and the other opposing Lang’s decision to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, although she now says she will allow her staff to do so. Watch video

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Commissioner: JPs will likely stop performing wedding ceremonies

July 2, 2015

As placard-carrying religious freedom and LGBT protesters congregated on both sides of West Bridge Street Thursday, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout told the Hood County News that the county’s four peace justices will likely stop performing marriage ceremonies in light of the controversy from last week’s Supreme Court decision that gay marriages are legal.…

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