The day after a tornado destroyed the Rancho Brazos neighborhood, Hood County was hit with a flood.
Donations and offers of help came pouring in to such an extent that relief effort coordinators asked people to stop.
“Enough!” Jeff Watson of the Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross said good-naturedly to a group of about 60 people who gathered Thursday morning in the sanctuary of First Christian Church on Highway 377.… Read the rest
Yes, they were wearing their life jackets.
While fishing in the Wednesday night Working Man’s Fishing Tournament out of Lake Granbury Marina, Vincent Hernandez and Steve Wilson found themselves about a mile from the tornado touchdown in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood.
“The waves were about 5 feet, the rain was blowing sideways and we were in a 16-foot Skeeter bass boat,” Hernandez recalled.… Read the rest
Only 50 out of 3000 Chevy dealers in the United States earn the coveted GM Dealer of the Year Award. This award is a symbol of exceptional performance in sales, service and overall customer satisfaction.
Not surprisingly, few dealerships are able to sustain this level of success year after year.
Yet for the 11th year in a row, Tom Durant, owner of Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, has again been named “GM Dealer of the Year,” the highest honor a dealer can receive from General Motors.… Read the rest
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.
Unlike the state-wide average, collections were down across Hood County.
The sales tax collected in March was turned over to the state in April and returned to cities and counties in May.
“Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said.… Read the rest
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has asked local officials to “save the date” of Monday, June 10, for the opening of the extension of Loop 567.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively set for 11 a.m. that day at the south end of the extension, which connects to East Pearl Street/U.S. 377. … Read the rest