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Joe Heller

May 23, 2015
Joe Heller

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Republican groups should step in on standoff between McCoy, commissioners

May 23, 2015

County government – and, thus, county taxpayers – may have a real dilemma on its hands.

In the Wednesday, May 20, issue, the HCN detailed a stand-off between the Commissioners Court, the Hood County Appraisal District and Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy.

The Commissioners Court and the Appraisal District are on one side; McCoy is on the other.

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Ding-dong … off to the races

May 23, 2015

Hometowns keep bars held high when they measure up to the ways they are remembered.

Memories’ afterglow is abundant with “warm fuzzies.” We gather memory bouquets of roses, giving little thought to thorns encountered in their gathering.

Folks growing up in small towns believe experiences during their youth are unique, far different from others coming of age in the city.

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Ryleigh’s in the race

May 23, 2015
Ryleigh’s in the race

The City Park was buzzing with action at the Granbury Youth Association’s season-ending softball tournament last weekend. Ryleigh Hall races for first base after hitting for the Royals in a friendly exhibition against the Cardinals.

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He was everyone’s dog

May 16, 2015

Fourteen and a half years ago, while my brother was in college, he came home to visit and brought his dirty laundry.

While my mom was going through his pockets, she found something that he definitely didn’t intend on her finding. No, it wasn’t anything that bad. It was a chewed-up gas card.

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Letter to the Editor

May 16, 2015

More parking needed

Regarding the proposed idea to widen the sidewalks on the square and, possibly, offer outside vending and dining, I have concerns, as do others, when the subject is discussed.

Other than making much-needed sidewalk repairs, I haven’t heard favorable comments (but see lots of frowns).

More parking in definitely needed – not less!

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A Mighty Roar

May 16, 2015
A Mighty Roar

Runoff from Wednesday’s rainfall sent waters of Stroud Creek bursting over the banks, cutting off access to some areas of Stroud Creek Estates northwest of Granbury. A woman climbed to safety from her vehicle after she was swept downstream by flood waters over this low-water crossing.

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Granbury looking good from here

May 16, 2015

How can Granbury do it when Decatur can’t?

That is a question the Decatur Economic Development Corporation might want to consider as it ponders results of a $30,000 study on the city’s economic development strategies.

One obvious answer is that Granbury has about 2,600 more people than Decatur. On the other hand, Wise County has 7,700 more people than Hood County.

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Joe Heller

May 16, 2015
Joe Heller

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Good for Hood

May 16, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top.

Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission.

If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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