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Military suicide awareness march to conclude here Sunday

August 27, 2015

A “Suck it Up” ruck sack march set to start Friday at the grave of fallen Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar is scheduled to conclude about 2 or 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 30) at Hood County’s VFW Post 7835. It’s to bring attention to suicides among current and former military members. …

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Ways set up to donate to family of five that lost home to fire

August 27, 2015

There are now two ways set up for those who would like to donate money to help Randall and Chrissy Cain and their three children (ages 1, 3 and 9), whose home southwest of Tolar was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, according to Tolar Elementary School Principal Kristen Carey. There’s an account for the Cains at First National Bank in Tolar.…

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Grounded?

August 27, 2015

The city’s Public Television Channel Advisory Board has researched the feasibility of purchasing a drone to film such things as football games and parades. But where the government is concerned, nothing is ever easy. Details about the drone challenges will be in the Saturday (Aug. 29) issue of the HCN.…

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Break out the tropical attire for this benefit

August 27, 2015

VFW Post 7835 is hosting a pig roast and luau Saturday, Aug. 29. Activities begin with the pig roast from 6-8 p.m. Dancing to the CB Sutton and the Outcasts band is planned until midnight. Proceeds will given to the VFW National Home, Texas House. Tickets are $13. For information, call Jerri at 817-559-1036.…

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Gospel, country music benefit for Cancer Care

August 27, 2015

A Gospel Jubilee, featuring Ransomed 180 and the Baggy Bottom Boys, will benefit Cancer Care of Hood County on Saturday, Aug. 29. The program begins at 6 p.m. at Granbury Live Theater on the square.Tickets are $20. Call 817-578-9001 for more information.…

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Woman charged with two drug-related felonies

August 26, 2015

Bethany Meagan Mathis, 27, who told Granbury Police she has no home address, was arrested during an Aug. 23 traffic stop in the 1500 block of North Plaza Drive and charged with possession of methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said. Mathis, also was charged with misdemeanor possession of what is believed to be Clonazepam, “brushed a pill out of her lap” and the pill was not found, resulting in the tampering charge, according to Hines.…

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Three transported from accidents Tuesday afternoon

August 26, 2015

Three injured people were transported to Lake Granbury Medical Center as a result of three vehicle accidents Tuesday. Granbury police said. The first was just after 2 p.m., before the late-afternoon thunderstorm, near the new Kroger on Highway 377 East, sending a 63-year-old Granbury woman by ambulance. During the rainstorm, first at 3:33 on Lance McLean Highway (NE Loop 567), a 69-year-old Granbury woman was transported.…

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Disaster assistance grant registration deadline Thursday

August 25, 2015

The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 27, to register with FEMA for potential state-federal financial assistance if you have property damage that occurred in Hood County during storms between May 4 and June 22. To register, call 800-621-3362 (7 a.m.-10 p.m.), or go online (www.DisasterAssistance.gov).…

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Oktoberfest coming

August 25, 2015

It’s still plenty hot, but summer will come to an end in just a little under one month. At its regular meeting Tuesday (Aug. 25), the Commissioners Court granted approval for use of the courthouse square for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration, planned for Sept. 25-27.…

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Hedges cancels Tourism Advisory Board meeting

August 25, 2015

The transition from a city Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) department to an independent Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) was on the agenda for today’s (Tuesday, Aug. 25) meeting of the Tourism Advisory Board, but chair Diane Hedges cancelled the meeting. According to CVB Director Steve Dieterichs, Hedges stated in an email to TAB members that there might not be a quorum.…

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