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Historical marker to honor groundbreaking Hood County female

May 1, 2015

Nelly Robertson, the first woman elected county attorney in Hood County and in the state of Texas, will be honored with a marker at the courthouse. Robertson was county attorney from 1918 to 1925. A dedication ceremony for the new marker will be held at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on June 20.…

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Two arrested in felony drug case

April 30, 2015

Wallace Allen McIntyre, 61, of the 4000 block of Highway 377 East in Granbury, was the driver and Sandra Rochelle Webb, 26, of Fort Worth, the passenger in a car pulled over on a traffic stop on April 22 by a Granbury police officer. They are charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.…

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Man, woman arrested in case involving firearms, drugs

April 30, 2015

Gregory Wayne Copeland, 31, of the 3100 block of Shady Grove Circle, is charged with possessing prohibited weapons and will face a second felony on a possession of a controlled substance drug count after an April 24 traffic stop, Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. A passenger, 28-year-old Heather Marie Steele of the 200 block of Deer Park Court west of Granbury, will also face the same felony drug count, Hines said.…

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Permenter to retire as Lipan High principal

April 30, 2015

In an email to the Hood County News, Lipan High School Principal Mike Permenter announced he is retiring at the end of this school year. He also coached softball this year and last year coached the baseball team to its first playoff victory ever.…

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GHS attendance lower after threat of violence

April 30, 2015

Several students stayed home Thursday. Granbury High School attendance was lower than normal, apparently because of an anonymous threat of violence against the high school. The threat was submitted to the school district website Wednesday evening. Attendance was “still relatively high,” school district spokesman Jeff Meador said. The threat was not directed toward any person in particular, Meador said.…

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Police Chief: Strong police presence at GHS in wake of threat

April 30, 2015

Officers are posted at entrances to Granbury High School and are also “floating” in the hallways after a threat of violence was posted online, according to Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan. The department is working with GISD and “vendor” officials in hopes of tracking down the identity of the person who posted the threat Wednesday evening on the Granbury ISD website.…

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Belew to be honored at City Council meeting

April 30, 2015

Toni Brown Belew, the newly retired longtime executive director of Hood County United Way, will be honored for her service in a proclamation to be read by Mayor Nin Hulett at the Tuesday, May 5, regular meeting of the City Council. It is expected that the audience will contain a number of people with whom Belew has worked during her years raising money for United Way partner agencies.…

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Wildflower Walk on Sunday, May 3

April 30, 2015

The Wildflower Walk at Acton Nature Center takes place Sunday at 1 p.m. Another report incorrectly stated the walk was Saturday and Sunday. There’s no charge, and Master Naturalist Billy Teels will lead the walk Sunday.…

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The annual Bible reading marathon starts May 1

April 30, 2015

The 13th annual Bible marathon begins at 7 a.m. Friday, May 1, with Mayor Nin Hulett and his wife, Jan, leading off the scripture readings. The Bible reading will close on May 7 with Judge Ralph Walton scheduled to complete the reading at noon.

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GHS receives threat of violence

April 29, 2015

An anonymous threat of violence against Granbury High School Thursday was submitted to the Granbury ISD website Wednesday evening. GHS officials contacted police who began an investigation. “Collectively, we are gathering information and will get to the bottom of this incident,” principal Jeremy Ross said. “While this is likely not a genuine threat, we will take extra security precautions — including police presence on campus the next few days … we will not be bullied into a state of fear.…

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