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Friends of the Library hosting five authors

August 28, 2014

Local authors Carol Cook, Peggy Purser Freeman, Dr. James L. Jones, Lee Jordan and Lori Wilde will discuss their work and sign books during Meet the Author sponsored by Friends of the Library for Hood County. The program is set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Hood County Library, 222 N.…

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Stop signs coming at site of new dealership

August 27, 2014

The Granbury City Council has approved a 3-way stop and crosswalks at Sardius Boulevard and Jacinth Lane, where a school bus stop is located and where a new Mike Brown Dodge dealership will soon be built. The dealership will face onto U.S. Highway 377  and Sardius will run along its side.…

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Bluff Dale Homecoming SUNDAY

August 27, 2014

Bluff Dale Homecoming is this Sunday, not Saturday. The Hood County News incorrectly reported that the annual event is this Saturday. SUNDAY’s event starts at 10 a.m. at the Bluff Dale Tabernacle and includes a meal and entertainment by country musician Jimmy Walker.…

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City to enlist tourism expert

August 27, 2014

The Granbury City Council has agreed to allow council member Rose Myers to arrange for destination marketing expert Bill Geist to come to town to advise city leaders and tourism stakeholders. Myers recommended Geist to the council, and said she would like for him to spend three days in Granbury. The city and the Tourism Advisory Board are looking at ways to restructure city departments and put an increased focus on destination marketing.…

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Library flags stolen

August 27, 2014

The U.S. and Texas flags flying at the Hood County Library were discovered stolen this morning according to Library Director Courtney Kincaid.…

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Learn how to deal with emergencies at free LGMC Health Fair on Friday

August 27, 2014

Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) will host a health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the employee parking lot behind the new Medical Office Building. There is no charge to attend, and “to go” lunches will be provided. Those attending will learn when and how to administer medical care at home, and when to head to the ER.…

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Commissioners: No outdoor burning

August 26, 2014

County commissioners have imposed a 90-day burn ban on the recommendation of county Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. The burn ban could be lifted if Hood County gets any rain. Wilson told commissioners that neighboring counties Erath and Somervell currently have burn bans in effect.…

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Glen Rose man arrested on narcotics charge

August 26, 2014

The Narcotics Unit arrested James Michael Ward, 34, of Glen Rose, Aug. 22 on charges of felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Ward was in possession of over 2 grams of methamphetamine, law officials said.…

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Sullivan to address Hood County Tea Party

August 26, 2014

Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and president of Empower Texas, will be the guest speaker at Thursday night’s (Aug. 28) meeting of the Hood County Tea Party. Sullivan’s topic will be “Engaged Citizens: Silent No More.” The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at American Town Hall, 220 Travis Street.…

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School tax rate increases 12 cents to pay for bonds

August 26, 2014

The Granbury School Board adopted a lower than expected tax rate following a public hearing for the 2014-15 budget Monday night. With the passage of an $84.9 million bond election in November 2013, the debt rate will increase 12 cents to $.225 for an overall tax rate of $1.265 per $100 valuation.

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