- Singing for Thanksgiving
The inspirational music of the Lake Granbury Mass Choir at Acton United Methodist Church delighted attendees of Sunday’s Communty Thanksgiving Service. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Weatherford man charged with felony drug offense November 25, 2014
Melvin Kym Austin, 52, of Weatherford, was arrested on Nov. 17 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- Toy application deadline nears at American Legion Post 491 November 25, 2014
Sons of the American Legion Post 491 will sponsor “Christmas Toys for Needy Children of Hood County.”Applications are available at the post, 3409 Davis Road, for children ages 15 and under. Boxes for new toy donations are also available at the post. The application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information call Renee’ Sheffield at 817-964-9663.
- Pecan man faces felony burglary November 25, 2014
Dustin Keith Mckelvy, 31, of the 5900 block of Dog Leg Court, Pecan Plantation, was arrested on Nov. 13 and charged with felony burglary of a building, according to Hood County Jail booking records.
- City gets good news on airport land dispute November 24, 2014
Three commissioners appointed by Court-at-Law Judge Vincent Messina to help reach out-of-court settlements on three parcels of land needed for the expansion of the airport have recommended a sale price of $661,200 for one of those parcels- a figure much closer to the recent appraised value of $548,000. The owner was demanding $2.8 million. The 33 acres of undeveloped land is north of the railroad tracks and is in the clear zone for takeoffs. City Manager Wayne McKethan said the owner has the right to appeal the commissioners’ decision. If that happens, the matter will be settled in court.
- Nine safety tips for frying a turkey November 24, 2014
Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson offers some basic safety tips when frying a turkey to reduce the risk of a fire. 1) Never fry a turkey indoors. 2) Never leave the fryer unattended. 3) Do not overfill the fryer. When putting the turkey in the fryer it could overflow. If oil gets too hot, it could catch fire. 4) Completely thaw the turkey. Pat the turkey dry. Water or ice hitting the hot oil will splash, causing a fire or explosion. 5) Never put water on a grease fire. 6) Cover bare skin. 7) Wear oven mitts, and do not try to move the fryer because the handles will be hot. 8) Keep the fuel tank and the fryer separated. 9) Make sure the fryer is on a sturdy stand.
- Join Santa for breakfast on Dec. 6 November 24, 2014
Santa Claus will make a special stop in Granbury on Saturday, Dec. 6. From 8-11 a.m., the jolly fellow will be at Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro, 7710 Fall Creek Highway. A hot breakfast will be available for $8. Children of all ages are welcome to visit with Santa. RSVP online at www.CampFireFW.org or call 817-806-5451.
- City manager: Land disputes are delaying airport plan November 24, 2014
Land disputes have slowed the planned expansion of the Granbury airport. According to city officials, it could be a year – possibly longer – before the disputes are resolved. The expansion of the airport will be largely funded through state and federal grants, but the city must also contribute. City officials say the airport project will lead to economic development.
- Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards given in Pecan November 24, 2014
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration recently presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to 13 pilots in Pecan with 50 consecutive years of flying without an accident, incident or infraction. Congratulations to these aviators and their spouses, who were also honored during the ceremony: Mack and Connie Angel, Ed and Rudy Brown, David and Leslie Guinn, Larry and Judy Hale, Marv and Karen Jensen, Jerome and Noel McCristian, Ray and Shiuvaun Nasypany, John and Beverly Parks, Bill and Loraine Rose, Bob and Marilyn Satterwhite, Murray and Bonnie Sloan, Roe and Marcia Walker, and Bob and Barbara Winegar.
- Lipan boys slip to 1-1 with loss to Zephyr
- Lady Rattlers lose to Strawn, 77-40
- Pirates move to 3-0 with win over Abilene Cooper
- Lady Pirates drop second straight road game
- Date, site announced for NCTA’s state semifinal playoff game