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Granbury woman, 21, airlifted

August 6, 2014

A 21-year-old Granbury woman was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident on Lipan Highway.

Jessica Michaela Laney was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

A hospital spokeswoman told the Hood County News Tuesday morning that the hospital has no record of a patient by that name.

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Air mail: Driver hurt after hitting mailbox

August 6, 2014

If you’re driving in Pecan Plantation, you might want to be extra careful.

Mailboxes are very close to the street.

So are the deer.

A 52-year-old man was sent to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth by air ambulance Sunday night after hitting a mailbox while driving an SUV in the 9100 block of Bellechase Road, according to records from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office.

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On her own – and on her way: Children’s Charities helps girl bound for career in broadcasting

August 6, 2014
On her own – and on her way: Children’s Charities helps girl bound for career in broadcasting

STAIRWAY TO SUCCESS: Granbury High School graduate Shelby Hilton attended Tarleton State University last year, thanks in part to a $500 scholarship from Hood County Children’s Charities. An aspiring sports broadcaster, Shelby is pictured here at the Granbury campus of Weatherford College, where she took a summer math class. She will soon move back to Stephenville to begin her sophomore year at TSU.

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Woman dies after horse accident

August 6, 2014

A 57-year-old Hood County woman who was involved in a horse accident died Saturday from blunt force head trauma, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website.

Renee Jacobs was airlifted to Texas Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth on Tuesday, July 29, according to the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

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Fingertip catch

August 6, 2014
Fingertip catch

Senior receiver Mason Strickland catches a pass Monday morning during the first-day preseason football workout for the Granbury High School Pirates. GHS will continue with workouts from 7-10 a.m. the rest of this week. A brief intrasquad scrimmage is set to start at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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Man injured when caught in machine

August 6, 2014

A 32-year-old man got caught in a loading machine at Vista Sand in Cresson Monday morning, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

The injured man was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His injuries were not life threatening, said Rose.

Cresson Fire Chief Joe Huffman said the man was trying to loosen a belt with a crowbar when he got caught in the machine and was dragged to the top of the machine.

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Chris Kyle legacy continues to support vets

June 18, 2014

Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle is recorded as having the most number of sniper kills in U.S. history. He is being remembered for more than his number of kills, though.

His family has started a fund, the Chris Kyle Veteran Support Fund, to continue his work at Tarleton State University in helping veterans receive a higher education after returning from service.

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Widespread rain event needed to fill Lake Granbury

May 17, 2014

What will it take to fill Lake Granbury?

Not the couple of inches here early this week. Five inches of “intense” rain over a wide area upstream might do the trick.

Many things, however, factor into the water equation to fill the lake, according to Water Services Manager Brad Brunett of the Brazos River Authority (BRA).

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Early voting for runoffs next week

May 17, 2014

Early voting starts Monday for runoffs that are on both the Republican and Democratic tickets.

Election Day is Tuesday, May 27.

Early voting will be from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday next week at Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.

There is one local race, and it is on the Republican ballot.

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It’s raining again!

September 21, 2013
It’s raining again!

Up to 4 1/2 inches of steady rain fell in Hood County overnight Thursday. And what a welcome rain it was for drought-plagued Hood County. A raindrop-laden morning glory bloom catches some sprinkles between showers Friday morning at the Hood County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden.

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