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Early voting continues to bring out voters

October 22, 2014

According to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller, 659 Hood County residents turned out for early voting Tuesday at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. “I would say (the turnout) is good,” Miller said Wednesday afternoon, even though the count so far was less than the day before. Early voting for the Nov.…

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Howling good time planned in Pecan

October 22, 2014

A howling good time is in store for all ghosts and goblins at the children’s Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center. A haunted house, costume contest, Sassy the Clown, games (including a cupcake walk) and trunk or treat are all on the agenda for Pecan Plantation.…

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About 7 million grandparents live with a grandchild

October 22, 2014

Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a grandparent in 2012 was also 10 percent, rising from 7 percent in 1992.…

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Odessa man facing felony drug charge

October 22, 2014

David Delloyd Mercer, 51, of Odessa, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Mineral Wells man charged with felony theft

October 21, 2014

Christopher Michael Greenleaf, 33, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony theft less than $1,500, 2 or more previous convictions, according to Hood County Jail booking records.…

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Campus controlled entrances near completion

October 21, 2014

Subcontractors are working on a “punch list” for completion of the Granbury school district elementary and middle school controlled entry vestibules. Redesign of reception counters may take longer. Construction of the parking area near the Tidwell Field baseball complex is under way.…

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Hundreds turn out on first day of early voting

October 21, 2014

The total turnout for the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election was 673, according to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. Early voting started Monday (Oct. 20) and will end on Friday, Oct. 31. Call the county elections office at 817-408-2525 with any questions.…

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Woodworker with ALS having weekend sale

October 21, 2014

Ailing woodworker Kevin Pritt, whose accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, is having a sale at his business, Republic Log Homes, on Saturday (Oct. 25). Pritt, who suffers from the neurological disease ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), needs to sell his inventory in preparation for shutting down his business and moving to Colorado, where he will reside with his niece.…

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Two die in head-on crash

October 21, 2014

A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum. The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph. According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe in the right hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot.…

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Early voting under way

October 21, 2014

Early voting has begun for the Nov. 4 General Election. All early voting is taking place at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. This week, ballots can be cast between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voters can also get ‘er done this weekend. Annex 1 will be open for voting between 7 a.m.…

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