• Sunning at the City Beach

    IMG_3228With temperatures in the mid-90s Wednesday afternoon, plenty of people headed to the Granbury City Beach for a a little fun in the sun. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • AARP Smart Diver class scheduled for July 30

    The AARP Smart Driver class is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Participants may qualify for auto insurance discounts. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The class will be held at the Hood County Senior Center, 501 E. Moore St. Call 817-573-5533 to register.

  • Fundraiser, auction Saturday for fire victims

    A fundraiser and auction will be held Saturday, July 26 for James and Christina Pearce and their four children, whose home in Cresson was destroyed by fire July 16. A car show fundraiser  from 2-5 p.m. at the Brazos Drive-In on West Pearl Street will feature “rat” rods, classics and vintage vehicles, organizer Cathy Taylor said. Motorcycle groups will also be on hand. Admission is $5 per person, but kids 10 will get in free. A $5 brisket dinner and auction will be at about 5 p.m. at the VFW Post, 3670 Highway 377 West. For more information or to donate auction items call Taylor at 817-894-7080.


  • GPD: Copper stolen from two businesses

    An unknown amount of copper pipe was stolen from the rooftop air-conditioning units at Bealls and Staples, possibly last weekend, according to Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines. Investigators will be viewing surveillance video for clues, Hines said.

  • Mental health first aid course in Lipan Aug. 6

    A bandage or ice pack may not be needed. Young people can hurt in other ways. That’s why Pecan Valley Center will host a free mental health first aid course for educators Wednesday, Aug. 6. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Lipan school library. Call 817-579-4435 for more info.

  • Texas border volunteer to speak Thursday, July 24

    Texas border volunteer Dennis Morrow will present “Want to Know What’s Really Happening at the Texas Border?” on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, sponsored by the Hood County Tea Party, will be held at American Town Hall, 220 Travis St. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

  • Saraiah Gentry this week’s winner

    Saraiah Gentry is this week winner in the Hood County News Drawing Contest. She wins two free passes to the city pool.

  • Country-Western dance every Thursday

    Grab your boots and starched jeans and head for the Hood County Senior Center Thursday, July 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. The center holds country-western dances every Thursday and is located at 501 E. Moore St. For more information call 817-573-5533.

  • Mansfield resident arrested on felony theft warrant

    Adam Corey Muniz, 26, of Mansfield, turned himself in July 13 at the Law Enforcement Center on a felony warrant charging him with felony theft, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department. Muniz is accused of taking $4,000 in 2011 from a Granbury business where he worked and was responsible for bank deposits, Hines said.

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