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Schools report record enrollment

August 25, 2015

Hood County schools reported record enrollment on opening day Monday. The Granbury school district had 160 more students than last year’s first day of school. The growth was seen in the elementary schools.…

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Teachers get salary bump; tax rate stays the same

August 25, 2015

The Granbury School Board adopted a budget that gives teachers a $1,500 salary increase and keeps the tax rate at $1.265 per $100 valuation. “The board is very happy with this year’s budget,” board president Mark Jackson said. “It is balanced and fiscally conservative.”…

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In Wednesday’s Hood County News

August 25, 2015

–It’s kickoff time Friday evening and a fresh start for high school football teams. The Granbury Pirates host Azle, and the Tolar Rattlers travel to Crawford. North Central Texas visits Kopperl, and Cornerstone entertains Aledo Trinity. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. for all games.
–Deputies had a break a window to save a 2-year-old boy alone in a car, law officials said.…

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Spacious cafeteria easier to supervise

August 24, 2015

Granbury High School’s new white and spacious cafeteria has benefits for school officials. “We can see one end of the cafeteria to the other,” GHS Principal Jeremy Ross said on Monday, the first day of school. A wall had blocked the view. Students will be eager to order breakfast sandwiches and tacos at the coffee bar, Ross believes.…

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House southwest of Tolar destroyed by fire

August 24, 2015

Randall Cain and his wife and their three young children were displaced Monday afternoon when fire destroyed their double-wide mobile home just off Hutchinson Road, 3-1/2 miles southwest of Tolar, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson stated. The fire did not appear suspicious but is under investigation, he said. Their children are age 1 and 3, and their oldest is a third-grader, Wilson said.…

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Deputies break window to get child out of vehicle

August 24, 2015

Sheriff’s Office deputies, responding to a child endangerment call, broke a window of a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot to rescue a 2-year-old boy left alone, officials said. The child was taken to LGMC “for precautionary reasons,” Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Johnny Rose verified that deputies got the child out, explaining, “the car window was shattered to save an infant’s life.” No arrest has been made.…

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GPD: Local man to face felony charges after arrest

August 24, 2015

Hood County resident Jason Michael Moss, 34, was served with two Hood County felony arrest warrants while in the Tarrant County Jail after being picked up there during a traffic stop, according to Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines. Moss, of the 4000 block of West Virginia Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subidivision, is charged with fraudulent use/possession of identifying information and forgery.…

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Neal no longer city attorney

August 24, 2015

According to City Council member Tony Allen, Stuart Neal has left the Hyde Law Firm and is no longer Granbury’s city attorney. The city’s contract was with the law firm, and Neal’s continued representation of the city was part of the deal when he joined that firm with the City Council’s blessing, Allen explained.…

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Ninth-grade wing open on first day of school Monday

August 23, 2015

Granbury High School students will attend classes in the new two-story ninth-grade wing at front of the high school. Ninth-graders will remain at Crossland Ninth Grade Center until they move in the ninth-grade wing a year from now. The wing will be utilized this year because of construction in other parts of the high school.…

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Granbury man charged in felony family assault

August 23, 2015

Shane Dominic Nadeau, 43, of the 900 block of Switzer Street in Granbury, was arrested Aug. 13 by a Granbury Police officer and charged with felony assault family member (impede breathing), Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. The victim, his spouse, did not seek medical treatment at the time, Hines said.…

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