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State to review GISD salaries

November 18, 2014

The Granbury School Board has approved an agreement with the Texas Association of School Boards to conduct a review of salaries to improve competitiveness and internal equity. The study will evaluate all employee base pay systems and pay for extracurricular duty assignments. Trustees will hold a series of workshops with the association’s consultant as the study progresses. It is expected that TASB will deliver its report in the spring and provide recommendations to improve the district’s employee compensation systems.…

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Police: “Old Jail” museum burglarized

November 18, 2014

The Hood County Museum, located at the old jail on North Crockett Street just off the square, has been burglarized. Granbury Police received a call about the burglary at 9:53 a.m. Monday (Nov. 17). According to Deputy Chief Alan Hines, $100 in cash is missing, as well as a commemorative coin and a 5-cent military voucher.…

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Acton Baptist hosting Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 18, 2014

No plans for Thanksgiving? Acton Baptist Church will have a Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. The church is at 3500 Fall Creek Highway. Call 817-326-4693 for information.…

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A New Year’s resolution – for your daughter

November 18, 2014

In late January, the YMCA of Hood County will again offer “Go Girl Go!” – a program designed to build self-esteem in girls 11-14 while encouraging them to lead healthy lifestyles. The once-a-week sessions span seven weeks. Lessons are on topics such as body image, nutrition, avoiding drugs and alcohol and character building.…

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Tackett takes oath to school board

November 17, 2014

Chris Tackett took the oath of office Monday night to the Granbury School Board after being elected earlier this month. Tackett succeeds Don Walton who retired. Trustee Barbara Herrington also took the oath after being re-elected. The board reorganized with Mark Jackson continuing to serve as president. He joins vice president Micky Shearon and secretary Herrington as the three board officers.…

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Mystery store coming to Hwy. 377/Hwy. 4?

November 17, 2014

The agenda for the Monday, Nov. 17th, regular meeting of the Granbury Planning & Zoning Commission includes a final plat request for property on the southeast corner of East Hwy. 377 and Highway 4. That intersection is booming because of the new Kroger Marketplace and the Ross and Marshalls stores that are under construction.…

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Reunion Grounds to serve as Santa’s satellite workshop

November 17, 2014

Santa’s main workshop may be at the North Pole, but volunteers with Hood County Christmas for Children are setting up a satellite workshop inside the Courts Cleveland Show Barn at the Reunion Grounds. Over the coming weeks, crews will be filling the requests of almost 3,000 children. Bike Assembly Day will be Saturday, Dec.…

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Community service for Thanksgiving benefits People Helping People

November 17, 2014

Be thankful and help the nonprofit People Helping People. The Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday, Nov. 23 at Acton United Methodist Church, 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the service is at 6 p.m. The offering will be given to People Helping People. The service features music and worship by Shake Anderson and The Lake Granbury Mass Choir, with special guests Darrell Evans, Le’titia Smith, Natalie Wright, Joe Noellisti and Minister Derek Horn.…

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School board to elect officers

November 16, 2014

The Granbury School Board will elect board officers at Monday’s board meeting in the administration building, corner of Morgan and Bridge streets. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. The board will also consider classroom size waivers and purchase of vehicles along with several routine items.…

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GISD’s Tewell, Loftin receive state honors

November 16, 2014

Baccus Elementary Principal Leslie Tewell and Acton Middle School Counselor DD Loftin received high honors from the Texas School Counselor Association. Tewell received the Campus-Level Administrator of the Year award, and Loftin received the Middle/Junior High School Counselor of the Year award.…

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