• Love for Lunch

    IMG_7366Brawner fourth-grader Kimberly Revilla (from left) enjoyed lasts week’s Lunch With Loved Ones event with her grandmother Carol Villa and sister Khloe Revilla. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Free Big Band concert Thursday at Opera House May 4, 2016

    If you are in the mood for big band jazz, you’ll want to get over to the Granbury Opera House Thursday, May 5. The Langdon Center Big Band plans a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the LCBB jazz scholarship fund. For more information, go to www.granburybigband.com

  • Council approves funeral home at Arby’s site May 3, 2016

    The Granbury City Council has approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a funeral home/mortuary to be operated out of the former Arby’s building at 1803 E. Hwy. 377 just northeast of Western Hills Trail. The funeral home is intended for smaller gatherings. A spokesman told the council that there will be room for approximately 30 people at memorial services.

  • Paddleboards are back May 3, 2016

    Belton-based Waterside Sports is back at the tiki hut on the City Beach, renting stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and equipment for disc golf and volleyball. They are open on weekends right now, but Assistant City Manager Sheri Campbell-Husband said she believes they will be open daily after Memorial Day.

  • In Wednesday’s Hood County News May 3, 2016

    –Granbury is “on the move” with the explosion of new restaurants, stores and businesses.
    –Increased sales tax revenues indicate that more money is being spent in Granbury.
    –Two restaurants will open soon – Cici’s Pizza in the next couple of weeks and Mesquite Pit in a month.
    –A Hood County man earned a national award for rescuing a driver from a burning car.
    –Some Granbury students may not graduate May 27 because of a delay from the state in test scores.

  • Pool closed at Y due to obstruction May 3, 2016

    The indoor pool at the newly opened YMCA is temporarily closed because the deck must be jack-hammered in order to reach an obstruction in the water line. The pool is expected to be open again on Wednesday (May 4), according to Executive Director Lisa Gossard.

  • Readers will conclude Bible marathon May 3, 2016

    The Bible reading marathon concludes at noon Thursday, May 5 with a brief program and prayer at the gazebo at the country courthouse.

  • Hood County resident wins national heroism award May 2, 2016

    Hood County resident Shane Harmon of the Fort Worth Fire Department was announced Monday as the winner of the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism. In recognition of his tireless commitment, Liberty Mutual Insurance will be presenting a grant of $10,000 to the Fort Worth Fire Department. A former member of the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, Harmon was recognized for his efforts in helping save a man from a car crash in Cresson on August 6, 2015, while off duty and traveling to his second job in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Fire Department intends to use the grant money to fund community events and outreach.

  • S. Morgan traffic a mess Monday May 2, 2016

    A FedEx employee speaks with the driver of a Nissan Murano after an accident on S. Morgan Monday at about 12:30 p.m.
    A FedEx employee speaks with the driver of a Nissan Mirano after an accident on S. Morgan Monday at about 12:30 p.m. near Burger King.
    Commuters might want to avoid South Morgan Street Monday with traffic slowed in both directions due to a fender bender and a police escort. Southbound traffic has been slowed by Granbury police escorting parts of an oversized crane to Wolf Hollow Power Plant. In the northbound direction, an accident caused one lane of traffic to be blocked near Burger King at about 12:45 p.m. after a Nissan Mirano clipped the end of a FedEx truck. No injuries were reported in the accident.

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