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Hood County man charged in felony meth case

August 20, 2015

Jerry Dale Stanley, 54, of the 4400 block of Montana Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision, was arrested Wednesday by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. Stanley was found to have approximately 7.2 grams of meth, enough for a second-degree felony count, Rose said.…

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Old Blue Eyes will fly you to the moon

August 20, 2015

Frank Sinatra would have been approaching his 100th birthday, and you can experience Old Blue Eyes’ favorites at the Granbury Opera House this weekend. Texas crooner Dave Halston brought Barbara Sinatra to tears when he performed for her at a private event. She was especially impressed with the way Halston performed Sinatra’s signature song “My Way.” Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.…

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Students help teachers get ready for school

August 20, 2015

School doesn’t start until Monday, but Acton Middle School student council officers are busy helping teachers and staff get ready for the new school year. Officers are Maddie Emerson, president; Grace Whidden, vice president; Alli Henry, secretary; Amerson Meyers, treasurer; and Kaylee Mitchell, reporter. Lawson Berry and Julie Keys serve on the leadership team.…

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Sorry, fall weather won’t last

August 20, 2015

Normal summer temperatures return this weekend after Thursday’s weather felt more like October than August. Highs Thursday were only in the low 70s. Friday’s high is expected to be 20 degrees warmer, with temps in the mid-90s Saturday and Sunday.…

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Tax-Assessor: Information on office closing “all messed up”

August 20, 2015

Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy says her office is fielding questions because of an online news source that apparently is confusing her office with the driver’s license office at county Annex III, which will be closing in a couple of months because of building renovation. Efforts are underway to find a different location for that office, and the HCN will have an update on the situation in its Saturday (Aug.…

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Texas’ first lady to speak at Children’s Charity Fund luncheon

August 20, 2015

Cecilia Abbott, wife of Gov. Greg Abbott, will be guest speaker at the Hood County Children’s Charity Fund’s “Yellow Envelope” luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. The “Yellow Envelope” campaign raises money for school clothes for children in need. Tickets are $65 each. Reserved tables for eight are $500.…

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Rainfall: one-tenth to 1.8 inches

August 20, 2015

“Goodbye sprinkler for a few days.” Those were the words from Pecan Plantation resident Gary Marks after a 1-inch rainfall Thursday morning. Acton had 1.8 inches. Further north, near Fairview, Randy Hiler reported only one-tenth. Tolar resident Rick Craig measured 0.55 inches.…

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DPS stepping up DWI patrols during Labor Day period

August 19, 2015

The DPS announced it will have increased DWI patrols on Texas highways this Friday (Aug. 21) through Sept. 7, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. Troopers will focus patrols in high-risk locations, at times when alcohol-related accidents happen most frequently. The DPS also sent a reminder that all vehicle passengers must use seat belts, under state law.…

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Fort Worth man charged in child sexual assault case

August 19, 2015

Nelson Edward Dusenbery, 46, of Fort Worth, was arrested Tuesday by District Attorney Investigator Robert Young, charged with two felony counts involving sexual offenses in Hood County against a child who was under 14 years old at the time, documents show. Dusenbery is facing one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child sexual contact, according to a complaint filed by Justice of the Peace Roger Howell.…

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City Council approves economic development initiative

August 19, 2015

The Granbury City Council has agreed to pay $8,000 in consulting fees for the Burns Development Group for strategies to market the Granbury Commerce Centre near the airport. Businessman Jerry Durant, who owns the property, will also pay $8,000 to the company. The Chamber of Commerce and Central Texas Title will each pay $2,000.…

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