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  • Tolar backs the blue

    Tolar showed support of recently killed law enforcement and those who continue to protect us at Friday’s Back the Blue, Bleed Purple pep rally at Tolar High School. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Show them the money September 4, 2015

    The Commissioners Court will go into closed session at the end of its regular meeting Tuesday (Sept.8) to consider increases in pay for two appointed officials – Veterans Services officer Linda Mallon, and Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. “Both of these individuals are doing a great job and have gone over and above in doing their jobs,” said County Judge Darrell Cockerham.…

  • In Saturday’s Hood County News September 4, 2015

    –The city of Tolar has offered the town’s former City Hall as a location for a new driver’s license office.
    –Concerned Laguna Vista residents filled church pews to pepper the Laguna Vista Water general manager about water problems in the lakeside community.
    –Highway 377 drivers in Granbury should expect delays next Tuesday through Friday because of roadwork.…

  • Bluff Dale Homecoming Sunday September 4, 2015

    The Bluff Dale Tabernacle has been the location for the annual Bluff Dale Homecoming since it began in 1950. This year’s event will be Sunday, Sept. 6, with registrationat 10 a.m. and program at 11. A catered meal will be served at noon for $10 per person, special rate for children under 10.…

  • Feel the rumble of bikes on the square this weekend September 4, 2015

    A massive number of motorcycles will descend on the Granbury square Labor Day Weekend for the annual Biker Bash Texas, a Christian motorcycle rally. The rally kicks off with vendor registration and set up on Friday, a full day of activities on Saturday and Sunday, and concludes just after noon on Monday.…

  • Monday event at Shanley Park to ‘Back the Blue’ September 3, 2015

    “Granbury/Hood County Back the Blue,” – an informal event open to everyone to show community support for law enforcement officers – is set for 10 a.m. Monday (Sept. 7) at Shanley Park in Granbury, according to organizers. The names of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty nationwide, along with the Police Officer’s Prayer, will be recited by local pastor and chaplain John Knox. …

  • Texas flags ordered flown at half-staff Friday for Deputy Goforth September 3, 2015

    Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that Texas flags be flown at half-staff on Friday (Sept. 4), to honor slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth. Goforth’s funeral will be Friday. Previously, Abbott issued a call for Texas law enforcement officers to turn on the red and blue flashing lights on their patrol vehicles for one minute, at 11 a.m.…

  • Appraisal district plans auction of properties September 3, 2015

    The school district will need to approve, but Hood County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Greg Stewart is planning to auction properties that are delinquent in taxes on Oct. 6 and Dec. 9. The December auction will involve several hundred lots, most of which are too small for septic systems. These lots have been difficult to sell because of their small size, but can make for a desirable piece of property if adjacent lots can be purchased.…

  • Another candidate files for GISD Place 6 seat September 2, 2015

    It’s a race. There are now two candidates for the unexpired Place 6 seat on the Granbury school board. Mark Shackelford, who listed his occupation as aircraft part sales, has filed to run against banker Barbara Townsend. The filing period for that seat closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2).…


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