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Outdoor Learning Center gets $10,000 grant

July 6, 2015

Granbury ISD received a $10,000 Exelon Presidential Grant Award for the district’s Outdoor Learning Center.  The donation will help sustain the center in numerous ways, including a utility vehicle to be used for maintenance, disabled students, and emergency situations; a storage building for supplies and equipment; a set of steps with handrails; and mulch as a weed barrier on the trails.…

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BRA: Drowning victim lived in Comanche

July 5, 2015

The release of the name of the 18-year-old female swimmer who died Saturday night as a result of a drowning at the Granbury City Beach is still delayed, pending notification of next-of-kin, but Brazos Rivery Authority Chief Lake Ranger Steve Myers said that the victim lived in Comanche. That matches what a young witness said at the scene.…

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Public prayer vigil scheduled Tuesday for Charles Alvarez Jr.

July 5, 2015

A public prayer vigil and balloon release in honor of Charles Alvarez Jr. is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at Granbury’s Holly Hills Memorial Park, according to his mother, Susan Hitshew. Alvarez, a 2008 Granbury High School graduate, died Feb. 7 at age 25. The day after the vigil (July 8), Hitshew and the rest of the family are hoping to hear from the medical examiner and Weatherford Police about whether the manner of death may be changed from “undetermined” to “homicide.”…

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BRA confirms death of female swimmer

July 4, 2015

An 18-year-old woman has been confirmed dead late Saturday night after she went underwater while swimming at City Beach in Granbury, Brazos River Authority spokesperson Judi Pierce said. Her identity is being withheld because next-of-kin has not been notified, Pierce said at 10:40 p.m. The woman was given CPR and transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center earlier in the evening. …

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BRA: Female taken to LGMC after going under at City Beach

July 4, 2015

A female swimmer, believed to be 18, who reportedly was in the water at the Granbury City Beach and went under at about 6 p.m. today (Saturday, July 4), was pulled up by a Granubury Volunteer Fire Department firefighter and given CPR before being transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center, according to Brazos River Authority Chief Lake Ranger Steve Myers.…

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Burglary of habitation is Crime of Week

July 4, 2015

A home burglary between May 19 and May 25 in the 6500 block of Sunset Cove Court in the Blue Water Shores subdivision is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. Items taken included two plasma TVs, two air-conditioner window units, a welding machine, a compressor, jewelry, clothes and other items.…

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Enjoy the music before the fireworks July 4

July 4, 2015

All day music at the Langdon Center Saturday winds down with the Melody Belles at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall, followed by the Langdon Center Big Band performance on the outdoor stage at 7:30 p.m. The big fireworks show over Lake Granbury is at 9:45 p.m. View the 4th of July schedule.

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Hood County man arrested in felony evading case

July 4, 2015

Justin James Schmidt, 35, of the 4600 block of Rendezvous Court in the Holiday Estates subdivision, was arrested Tuesday by Fire Marshal Ray Wilson and charged with a felony count of evading arrest with a vehicle, according to reports.…

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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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