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NWS warms of high fire danger for today

February 10, 2016

The National Weather Service is warning that Hood County and surrounding areas will have elevated fire weather conditions this afternoon (Wednesday, Feb. 10) because of windy conditions and low humidity, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said. Winds will be 10-20 mph, with only 15 percent to 25 percent humidity. Use caution with any outdoor activities that could spark a fire, such as welding or outdoor grilling.…

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County under critical fire danger with high winds

February 8, 2016

The National Weather Service announced that Hood County is under a Red Flag Warning for fire danger today, Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. A wind advisory is in effect, with gusts as high as 35 mph. …

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Armed robbery reported at Cresson convenience store

February 8, 2016

A man wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun reportedly robbed the Tiger Mart convenience store in the 9500 block of Highway 377 East in Cresson at about 8:30 p.m.. Sunday, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. The man took an undetermined amount of cash and fled in a silver car toward Godley.…

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Hood County man flown to hospital after motorcycle crash

February 1, 2016

A Hood County man who had been driving a motorcycle was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital after being injured in a collision with a pickup near Dollar General on Highway 377 East. The man was conscious afterward, an officer said. The man suffered a back injury, according to emergency radio traffic.…

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Stabbing victim to be flown in air ambulance

January 30, 2016

An air ambulance is picking up a 38-year-old man who reportedly suffered a severe stab wound to the chest shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30), Sheriff’s Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. Deputies have been unable to get information from the victim about what happened, and no one has been arrested. The 911 call came from a bar in the OTS vicinity, but Rose indicated the incident may not have happened there.…

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Deputies respond to report of stabbing at bar

January 30, 2016

Deputies and medics responded shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) to a bar in the Oak Trail Shores area after a 911 call reporting a man had been stabbed in the chest, according to emergency scanner traffic. An air ambulance has been requested.…

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Election I.D. certificates available at driver’s license offices

January 26, 2016

For those in need of proper identification to vote in early voting (Feb. 16-26), the Texas Primary Election (March 1) and beyond, Election Identification Certificates are available at driver’s license offices, according to the DPS. The closest one for Hood County residents is in Glen Rose in Somervell County. The last day to register to vote is Monday, Feb.…

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NWS: Be prepared for cold, wet, windy day

January 21, 2016

There’s a 70 percent chance of continued rain showers today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Today’s high (Thursday) should be in the upper 40s, slightly cooler than previously predicted, with winds increasing to 10-20 mph. The low tonight is expected to be 33. After that it should be mostly sunny through the weekend, with a high Sunday of 65.…

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Patchy fog expected; thunderstorm possibility coming

January 20, 2016

Patchy fog is in the National Weather Service forecast for tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 20), with visibility less than a mile in some spots after midnight. Thursday afternoon will bring a 30 percent chance of showers, with a high in the low 50s. After that it should be mostly sunny through the weekend, with a high of 65 predicted for Sunday.…

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Granbury woman identified as victim in fatal crash

January 14, 2016

Ann Lucy Woodworth, 53, of Granbury, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on collision on a curve on Fall Creek Highway between Acton and Highway 377. Granbury Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said her car crossed over the center line and struck the pickup containing driver Aly Mohamed, 43, and passenger Be Van Phan, 49, both of Fort Worth.…

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