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Water rescue training today at Thorp Spring boat dock

August 29, 2015

Members of the county’s nine volunteer fire departments, plus other first responders, will be participating today in water rescue training exercises at the boat dock in Thorp Spring, until about 4 p.m. according to Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Biff Temple. The members of the Maritime Rescue Team, Brazos River Authority lake rangers and other certified in rescue dive training will be instructors.…

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Disaster assistance grant registration deadline Thursday

August 25, 2015

The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27, to register with FEMA for potential state-federal financial assistance if you have property damage that occurred in Hood County during storms between May 4 and June 22. To register, call 800-621-3362 (7 a.m.-10 p.m.), or go online (www.DisasterAssistance.gov).…

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NWS: Brief heavy rainfall, lightning still possible

August 25, 2015

The severe thunderstorm warning issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service for Hood County and surrounding areas has expired, but additional thunderstorms may be possible in the area through this evening. Wind gusts up to 50 mph, brief heavy rainfall and frequent lightning, although all area storms should dissipate shortly after sunset..…

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NWS: Hood under severe thunderstorm warning

August 25, 2015

Hood County is under a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service until 4:15 p.m. today, with a steady rain currently falling. Wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-size hail are possible.…

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Freshman, elementary students get class lists

August 18, 2015

Freshmen will receive class schedules Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at Crossland Ninth Grade Center. Class lists will be posted at elementary schools after 4 p.m. Aug. 19. School starts Monday.…

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Indian Harbor woman taken to hospital after crash

August 14, 2015

A 71-year-old Indian Harbor woman whose Ford Taurus left the roadway on a curve and struck a tree in the 5900 block of Gee Road late this morning was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center, an official said. The woman’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.…

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Newest Crusader

August 12, 2015
Newest  Crusader

Dillon McCoy will be playing quarterback for the Cornerstone Christian Crusaders this season. The 6-4, 215-pound senior transfer from Granbury is also expected to see some time at running for the six-man football team. His prime receiving target will be senior Kyle Hutto as the Crusaders work to rebuild after graduating eight seniors.

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Boy, 2, dies after found in backyard pool

August 11, 2015

A 2-year-old boy died after he was found unresponsive and floating in his family’s above-ground backyard pool in Whippoorwill Bay, authorities said. The boy apparently went outside and climbed a short ladder to get into the pool.…

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FEMA disaster assistance crew ending local stay today

August 8, 2015

Today (Saturday, Aug. 8) is the last day the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) crew will be at the disaster assistance registration location in Granbury at Annex I (1410 W. Pearl St., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Residents with storm damage from May 4-June 22 may be eligible for either federal grants or Small Business Administration loans. …

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One crazy Friday – and still a week away from full moon

August 7, 2015

Emergency dispatch operators must have their heads spinning from all the action going on today. A small airplane lost engine power but made a successful landing (no injuries) in a field off Cleburne Highway near Acton. A man being served a felony drug warrant fled from deputies in the Comanche Cove area and remains on the run.…

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