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Confederate flag sales brisk in Hood County

June 25, 2015

Two retailers in Hood County reported being sold out of Confederate battle flags amid the recent controversy following the shootings in South Carolina. Troy Ferguson, who sells a variety of flags along Hwy. 377 in Cresson, said that he sold about 325 Confederate battle flags between Tuesday and Wednesday. “It’s becoming a collector’s item,” he said.…

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Sheriff: Oak Hills man charged in ax attack on girlfriend

June 25, 2015

David Lee McKnight, 24, of the 3400 block of Mulberry Drive in the Oak Hills subdivision, was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly trying to strike his girlfriend with an ax during an argument, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. McKnight is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was not injured.…

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Bond set at $500,000 on murder suspect Jacobs

June 25, 2015

Bond for murder suspect Michael Loren Jacobs, 55, was set at $500,000 by Justice of the Peace Danny Tuggle Thursday morning, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Jacobs was arrested by deputies on Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of 75-year-old Floyd Flud, of the 1100 block of Mambrino Highway.…

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Christian concert July 2 to benefit local ministries

June 25, 2015

The Way Church will host a benefit concert July 2 at the Brazos Drive In benefitting Project 44 and Thanksgiving 1000. Gates open at 2 p.m. with an all day music lineup beginning at 3 p.m. Contemporary Christian artists Climbing Blind, Saints and Vagabonds, and several worship bands from the Granbury area will be performing at the “Breaking Chains” music festival.…

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Murder victim’s name released by Sheriff’s Office

June 24, 2015
Murder victim’s name released by Sheriff’s Office

Suspect Michael Jacobs

The Sheriff’s Office announced late Wednesday afternoon that the name of the murder victim found earlier in the day at a residence in the 1100 block of Mambrino Highway is Floyd Flud, 75. Michael Loren Jacobs, 55, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death.…

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Wife of state senator, city council member favor yanking books as censorship debate rocks on

June 24, 2015

Looks like the censorship debate continues on, even after Library Director Courtney Kincaid and the Hood County Library Advisory Board voted to keep “My Princess Boy” and “This Day in June,” which teach tolerance for alternative lifestyles, on the library’s shelves. The American Library Association has offered to get LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) groups involved in the fight, and opponents are expected to ask the Commissioners Court to reverse the decision at its regular meeting on July 14.…

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Ridge Roberts advances to finals in national contest

June 24, 2015

Hood County’s 12-year-old fiddling standout Ridge Roberts has qualified for Friday’s finals in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, Idaho, according to his mother Cindy Roberts. Competing in the Junior Junior Division, Ridge advanced from the first two rounds, which were Tuesday. The top five from Round 2 advanced to the final round.…

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Royal event for the little princess

June 24, 2015

A much anticipated summer event arrives in Pecan Plantation on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. The princess tea party takes the stage at the clubhouse ballroom. Little ladies will don their finest, most royal attire for princess games, elegant food and a fashion show.…

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Sam Spradlin earns $18,000 4-H scholarship

June 23, 2015

Recent Granbury High School graduate Sam Spradlin was awarded one of the largest 4-H scholarships in the state. He pocketed $18,000 for his outstanding 4-H career. Spradlin plans to attend Texas Tech. As a Texas 4-H livestock Ambassador, he has talked to people across the state about the value of agriculture and 4-H.…

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Kekich graduates from basic training at Lackland

June 23, 2015

Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew J. Kekich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Kekich is a 2013 graduate of Granbury High School.…

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