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Volunteers have provided free cuts for over 40 years

May 16, 2015

There was excitement in the air Tuesday morning at Trinity Mission Nursing and Rehab. The ladies from Granbury Church of Christ had arrived for the volunteer beauty shop.

The facility has a room specifically set up for the women, who come every other week to wash, cut, curl and set the hair of anyone who wants it done.

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Friends recall Vana Tidwell’s love of family

May 16, 2015

Vana Tidwell is remembered this week for her love of family, her love of laughter and the fun times she shared with friends.

Vana, wife of Hood County News Publisher Jerry Tidwell, passed away at her Granbury home Thursday morning at the age of 66. She was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Dodge City, Kansas.

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Rancher leads officers to escapee

May 15, 2015

Inexplicably, jail escapee Cody Wayne Bedford told an area rancher his real name before asking him for a ride into town.

That’s according to the resident on Colony Road west of Granbury, where Bedford was apprehended a few hours after slipping through an air duct to get out of the Hood County Jail.

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Granbury man killed in Saturday crash

May 13, 2015
Granbury man killed in Saturday crash

A 51-year-old Granbury resident was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon on rainslick Weatherford Highway near Temple Hall Highway.

Adan Ruiz-Gonzalez, driving a Chevrolet pickup, was killed as a result of the head-on impact with a Ford F-250 pickup, according to DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum.

Ruiz-Gonzalez’s southbound pickup crossed into the northbound lane for an “unknown reason” and struck the Ford.

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Child sex offender arrested

May 13, 2015

A former deCordova resident recently added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list by the Department of Public Safety was arrested Saturday in Austin, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Jefferey Phillip Paige, 24, was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. by Austin Police during a traffic stop.

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Deputies rescue 4 from vehicle

May 13, 2015

While much of Hood County dodged hail or kept a nervous eye on potential flooding Saturday night, rookie and veteran deputies teamed up to rescue four people from a vehicle stranded in high water.

Three good Samaritans had valiantly tried and failed before the deputies completed the mission on Rhea Road, east of Granbury.

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Catch the wave on paddleboards

May 9, 2015
Catch the wave on paddleboards

The new venture from Belton-based Waterside Sports made its debut at the City Beach Tiki Hut on Lake Granbury last weekend.

Waterside Sports is renting stand-up paddleboards, disc golf and volleyball equipment and has also taken over the city’s bicycle renting program. The visitor center in City Hall had previously handled the bikes.

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Hood County woman feels certain she felt earthquake

May 9, 2015

A Granbury woman is reporting that Thursday’s 4.0 magnitude quake near Venus was not the only one felt in Hood County.

Sheila Dalton, who lives in the Bluewater Shores neighborhood, said she was lying in bed around 7:40 Thursday morning when she felt what she at first thought was an approaching storm.

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New city manager has fond memories of Granbury

May 9, 2015
New city manager has fond memories of Granbury

New Granbury City Manager Chris Coffman has some roots in the city. His father lived in Granbury until he passed away in 2006, and Coffman was a frequent visitor to the area.

“We’d come and get out on the lake, hit the square. I’ve always thought this was a great community,” Coffman said.

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5 people exposed to rabies

May 9, 2015

A rabid dog that bit multiple family members at an Arrowhead Shores residence was finally reported to Animal Control after it died on May 1.

That’s according to Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab.

She said that four adult residents of the home were bitten, and a 9-year-old male child was scratched.

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