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The Granbury Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery of the Subway sandwich shop that is at 1317 N. Plaza in Granbury, according to Deputy Chief Cliff Andrews.

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If the Commissioners Court's request for a state statute amendment is granted, it will eliminate any possibility of the county having multiple Emergency Service Districts in the future, which could be problematic. If an ESD is created, it will be one to serve the entire county. 

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The battle continues over who will win the open Hood County seat on the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board. With development booming, the stakes could be high, particularly for those who build expensive homes on two-acre lots and assume that a well will supply their water needs.

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Despite a unanimous vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission to recommend changing parts of the city’s zoning ordinance related to tree preservation and conservation, the Granbury City Council chose instead to tap the brakes and delay the decision for three months.

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Pat Stewart's timing was perfect that day when he showed up at Granbury Regional Airport to inquire about a post-retirement job. He ended up leading the city through the airport expansion project, spotting ways to save money along the way, and is now working with Economic Development Director Lance LaCour to lure aviation-related business with good-paying jobs.

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An unexpected bill to the county from Tyler Technologies for $220,750 was because County Clerk Katie Lang and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Dub Gillum halted conversion of their offices to Tyler Odyssey. This has resulted in a need for them to continue using NetData until the conversion is complete, which means another $152,324.

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County Judge Ron Massingill says that an attorney general opinion "totally vindicates" former Elections Administrator Michele Carew, who resigned last year amid an onslaught of accusations that she violated the law where the numbering of ballots was concerned. Precinct 4 Commissioner Dave Eagle, one of Carew's harshest critics, has a different interpretation of that ruling.

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A new group called Hood County Forward is pushing back against Precinct 4 Commissioner Dave Eagle's efforts to seat on the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board someone different from the person the Commissioners Court voted to recommend. The board was to consider the matter at its meeting tonight (Thursday, Dec. 15), but has moved it to January due to lack of a quorum.

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Reportedly the longest-serving elected official in Granbury's history, former mayor and councilman David Southern's vision for Granbury can be seen today in the Moments in Time Hike & Bike Trail, the Hilton Garden Inn-Lake Granbury Conference Center partnership, City Beach Park, the boardwalk and the airport expansion.

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The Shanley Park bridge offered a nice little shortcut, especially during the Christmas season when so many people come to see the city's lighted holiday displays. But city officials feel the cost to repair it is simply too great.

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Granbury Fresh, Victoria Calder, Stacy and James Rist and Bennett's Camping Center & RV Ranch have filed a Motion for Rehearing involving the wastewater treatment plant permit that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved for the city of Granbury. If that doesn't work, a lawsuit could be next. 

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Even after two directives from the attorney general, Precinct 4 Constable Chad Jordan still has not released to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression documents pertaining to a criminal investigation centered around alleged porn in GISD libraries. The AG could take Jordan to civil court. If he doesn't, FIRE might sue the county.

Morale is significantly higher at the Sheriff's Office after the Commissioners Court boosted pay and agreed to a comp time buyout in a desperate bid to prevent more deputies from leaving for higher-paying jobs.

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After receiving communications from Tyler Technologies, the county judge and commissioners felt there was no way to avoid paying the bill if there is any hope of bringing the county clerk and Precinct 4 JP's office in line with other county officers that are converting to Tyler Odyssey software.