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- North Hood County Fire Department needs volunteers
The North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department is in need of more volunteers, Assistant Fire Chief Terry Worcester said. Volunteers must live in the district served, be over 18 years old, in good health, and willing to respond to calls for medical and firefighting. Fire and EMS training and safety equipment is provided. Prior training is not required. For more information, call Worcester at 817-408-5588.
- Rock Harbor man charged in felony DWI case
Jeffery Lynn Feldmann, 26, of the 2900 block of Rock Harbor Drive in the Rock Harbor subdivision, was arrested Dec. 12 by a Granbury police officer on Contrary Creek Drive and charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more – a felony, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.
- Sale completed for rec center land
The sale of 10 acres of Granbury ISD land across from Acton Middle School to Hood County for a new recreational center was completed Wednesday. School trustees approved an amended real estate contract to sell the land to the county for $175,000 during a special meeting on Nov. 8. Terms of the agreement include exclusive use of the natatorium by the school’s swim team for at least two hours per day Monday-Saturday from September through May as well as for six competitions. The district will pay $14,500 annually for operating costs.
- School: Construction of secure entries this summer
Construction of secure entry vestibules at all Granbury school district elementary and middle schools will begin this summer, school officials said. The work is expected to be done before the start of school this fall. The projects were among several recently approved by voters.
- Counterfeit bills passed at local pharmacy
Three counterfeit bills – a pair of $20 bills and one $5 bill – were passed on Friday at a local pharmacy, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the Granbury Police Department. Hines said police have not received local reports of any other counterfeit bills passed recently.
- Who was that knocking at our door?
Hood County deputies, responding to a call Sunday afternoon reporting a suspicious person in the 900 block of Paluxy Highway who was knocking on doors and hiding in bushes, made contact with a 24-year-old man who was found to be in possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. The man was arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.
- We need a hero
Do you know an unsung hero in Hood County? If so, email us at email@example.com. Put “Unsung Heroes” in the subject line. Give us your name, the name of the person/persons you are nominating, their contact information and why you feel they are deserving of recognition.
- School: Assistant principal resigns after placed on leave
Acton Middle School Assistant Principal John Hohnstreiter has resigned after Superintendent Jim Largent placed him on paid leave last month, school officials said. The resignation is effective Monday, Dec. 16. The school did not say why the assistant principal was put on leave. “The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees approved a resignation and release agreement with Mr. Hohnstreiter at their board meeting on Monday, December 16,” the school said in a prepared written statement. “The Superintendent and Board will immediately take steps to make the necessary personnel moves to ensure the district moves forward without delay.”