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Granbury Lanes closing

August 29, 2014

After more than two decades, Granbury Lanes is closing. Owner Maureen Wolfe, who is retiring, will offer free bowling from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 31) before closing the bowling alley’s doors. Granbury Lanes’ 21st birthday would have been Wednesday.…

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Countdown to November elections

August 29, 2014

Next week – on Sept. 5 – voters can apply for a ballot by mail for the Nov. 4 General Election. Hood County Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller will accept those applications through Oct. 24. Her office is located at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. The phone number there is 817-408-2525.…

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Rain, glorious rain!

August 29, 2014

Hood County received some rain this morning, and according to the Weather Channel, there is a 30 to 40 percent chance for more rain this afternoon.

Rain totals from this morning:

.99 – Norm Tindel, Cresson
.43 – Rick Craig, Tolar
.28 – Roger Enlow, Acton
.25 – Granbury Airport
.25 – Gary Marks, Pecan Plantation…

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Biker Bash Texas returns to square

August 29, 2014

After skipping last year, the annual Biker Bash Texas returns to the Granbury Square during Labor Day weekend. Activities begin Saturday morning on the square, and continue through Monday afternoon. The Christian motorcycle rally draws bikers and non-bikers to events on the square and at Hewlett Park, 634 E. Pearl St.…

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School finance system ‘unconstitutional’

August 28, 2014

State District Judge John Dietz has issued a final judgment holding the state’s school finance system, known as “Robin Hood,” unconstitutional. Granbury School Superintendent Jim Largent said he agrees that the level of state funding for education is inadequate. “School districts have not been given the resources needed to meet the standards that the state itself has identified as the measure of a constitutionally adequate education,” Largent said.…

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Pirates at Azle: And the band won’t play on

August 28, 2014

A little quiet, thank you. A rule change could help the Granbury Pirates football team and its new quarterback Friday night in Azle. The Azle Marching Green Pride band’s constant noise “stymied foes,” according to the Azle News. Now, bands cannot play from the time opposing teams break the huddle to when the ball is snapped, the newspaper reported.…

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Location change for Thursday night’s Tea Party meeting

August 28, 2014

The meeting location for Thursday night’s (Aug. 28) meeting of the Hood County Tea Party has been changed from American Town Hall on Travis Street to council chambers at nearby Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. The reason for the change is because a large crowd is expected. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and president of Empower Texas, is the guest speaker.…

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Former mayor of deCordova dies

August 28, 2014

Dick Pruitt, longtime mayor of deCordova, died this morning (Thursday, Aug. 28), according to a representative of Wiley Funeral Home. Pruitt had been mayor of deCordova since 2000, but in July was replaced by then-Mayor Pro Tem Pat Revill because he was incapable of fulfilling his duties. Pruitt suffered a stroke in January 2013, just a couple of weeks after then-Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt suffered a stroke.…

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Friends of the Library hosting five authors

August 28, 2014

Local authors Carol Cook, Peggy Purser Freeman, Dr. James L. Jones, Lee Jordan and Lori Wilde will discuss their work and sign books during Meet the Author sponsored by Friends of the Library for Hood County. The program is set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Hood County Library, 222 N.…

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Stop signs coming at site of new dealership

August 27, 2014

The Granbury City Council has approved a 3-way stop and crosswalks at Sardius Boulevard and Jacinth Lane, where a school bus stop is located and where a new Mike Brown Dodge dealership will soon be built. The dealership will face onto U.S. Highway 377  and Sardius will run along its side.…

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