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County in flash flood watch until Wednesday

May 12, 2015

Hood and other area counties were placed in a flash flood watch starting at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 12), according to the National Weather Service. The flood watch is slated to continue until 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 13). There is a chance of thunderstorms, lightning and hail. The NWS calls for a 60 percent chance of heavy rain this afternoon and tonight.…

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Tolar-Axtell baseball series reset

May 12, 2015

Rain has forced a rescheduling of the Tolar Rattlers (15-3-1) vs. Axtell (13-5-1) Class 2A area (second) round baseball playoff series. All games will still be played at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, 101 N. Day Miar Rd. in Mansfield. Friday will feature a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m., and Game 3 (if necessary) will be played Saturday afternoon at 2.…

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Tornado watch until 9 p.m.; flash flood watch until 7 a.m.

May 10, 2015

Hood County is in a tornado watch until 9 p.m. tonight (Sunday, May 10) and in a flash flood watch until 7 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.…

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City issues Disaster Declaration after sinkhole, other damage

May 10, 2015

The Granbury City Council, led by Mayor Pro Tem Micky Parson in the temporary absence of Mayor Nin Hulett, on Sunday issued a Disaster Declaration and emergency order because of storm-related damage Saturday. With Hulett driving back from out of town, Parson, Rose Myers and Tony Allen were at a news conference today (Sunday) at Brookeshire’s on South Morgan where a large sink hole had appeared at about midnight Saturday night during a torrential rainstorm that brought 5.3 inches of rain to Tolar and 5 inches to Acton. City of Granbury workers are currently at the scene of the sinkhole, on the pharmacy side of Brookeshire’s.…

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In Wednesday

May 9, 2015

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High water spots being reported

May 9, 2015

So far there have been at least two reports of water flowing over roadways in the county. Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson reported on spot on Scissortail in Whippoorwill Bay north of Granbury. On Granbury’s west side, water was reported flowing over Holmes Drive.…

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AC: Dog that bit 4, scratched one positive for rabies

May 5, 2015

A 6-month-old shepherd/boxer mix dog that bit 4 people and scratched another in a family in the Arrowhead Shores subdivision late Tuesday afternoon was found to have tested positive for rabies, Animal Control Sgt. Kelly McNab said. They were bitten over a 2-day period and the dog died 2 days later, April 30.…

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In Wednesday’s Hood County News:

May 5, 2015

Happy people were everywhere over the weekend — at City Beach, on their boat docks, in their boats and at the boat ramps. We have a lake again, and folks are taking advantage.
Tolar High School 800-meter runner Colt Jones falls, only to get up and rally to first place in the regional track meet.…

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Ridge Roberts performing tonight to raise money for nationals

May 1, 2015

Ridge Roberts, Hood County’s 12-year-old fiddling phenom, will be performing tonight during a show billed as the “Ridge Express” at the Granbury Live Theater. The show, to raise money to help his family take him to the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest this June in Idaho, will also include other local entertainers including Sean Mitchell and Kristyn Harris, a Collin County singer who won the 2014 Western Music Association’s Female Performer of the Year award.…

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In Saturday’s Hood County News:

May 1, 2015

A 71-year-old Pecan Plantation man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was accused of ramming a neighbor’s pickup, authorities said. The conflict between the neighbors had been festering.
Lake Granbury has been on the rise since the recent rains, and boaters are preparing to take to the lake again.…

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