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Forecast: Cold and windy with chance of rain

February 24, 2014

Winter’s not over just yet. Cold, wind and a chance of rain are forecast for Tuesday night, and Wednesday’s high will struggle to reach the 40s, according to the National Weather Service.…

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$2.4 million permit tops January list

February 24, 2014

Joe R. Jones Construction was granted a $2,465,955 commercial permit for Jerry Durant that tops the list of January permits. The 23,618 square-foot building is listed at 5110 Highway 377 East. Durant could not be reached for comment on the new construction that is listed at the same address as Jerry Durant Toyota.…

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Hood County man facing felony drug charge

February 23, 2014

Jerry Don Snodgrass Jr., 25, of the 2800 block of Hilltop Road, was arrested Feb. 13 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, Hood County Jail booking records show.…

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Pirate Band shines at UIL competition

February 23, 2014

The Granbury High School Pirate Band excelled at University Interscholastic League solo and ensemble competition Saturday in Crowley. Fourteen soloists and two ensembles are advancing to the state contest in May. In all, students received 31 Division I superior ratings and 15 Division II excellent ratings.…

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Public hearing Tuesday on Cresson bypass

February 23, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening (Feb. 25) on the planned Cresson bypass. It will be held at Bear Creek Community Church, located at 18600 Highway 377 in Cresson. Starting at 6:30, the public can view displays of the proposed route, which will bridge over SH 171 and the railroad tracks.…

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AARP provides free help with income tax

February 23, 2014

Free federal tax preparation and e-filing is available from AARP Tax-Aide teams. Contact one of the following locations to schedule your tax preparation: Hood County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 817-573-5533, 501 E. Moore St. or Hood County Library on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…

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Pecan Plantation voting March 1 for board

February 23, 2014

The annual meeting of the Pecan Plantation Owners Association (PPOA) comes March 1 beginning at 11 a.m. in the ballroom. In person voting will take place in the clubhouse lobby from 7:30 to 11 a.m., and all absentee ballots must be returned before 11. Pecaners will vote concerning a bylaw amendment and also select three new members for the Board of Directors.…

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Granbury bicyclist injured in collision with car

February 22, 2014

a 69-year-old Granbury man was transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of what appeared to be nonlife-threatening injuries after he was struck by a Lexus on the eastbound ramp off Highway 377 leading to South Morgan Street, according to a Granbury police officer on the scene. The incident occurred just after 2 p.m.…

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Granbury voters may decide whether to sell electric company

February 22, 2014

The rates of the city-owned electric company have long be the source of controversy, but a May election could turn the heat off for city officials. A special meeting of the Granbury City Council has been called for 9 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25) to consider and approve a resolution calling for a special election on May 10.…

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Lady Indians headed back to state

February 22, 2014

Class A Division II Region III final
at  Junior College
Lipan 80, Strawn 40
Lady Indians used a 36-3 run to take command and put the game away. Lanie Roberts (22) and Tallen Halliday (23) combined for 45 points for Lipan (36-1). Jayde Price led Strawn (22-10) with 21 points. It was Lipan’s third win over Strawn this season, having earlier defeated the Lady Greyhounds 69-44 and 73-51 in district.…

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