• The Que Pastas live!

    The popular musical duo “The Que Pastas” brought the audience to their feet Saturday at the Hood County Library, a fitting finale for the summer series for children. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • New officers named to Hood County Retired School Personnel Association

    New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. From left, officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room. The gathering starts at 10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:30.

  • ‘Father of Modern Rodeo’ honored

    Earl Bascom, who helped Hughie Long at his Cresson ranch in the late 1960s, was honored as part of the National Day of the Cowboy this past Saturday. Bascom posthumously received the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award at the Valley Museum in Chatsworth, California. Bascom and Long were natives of Canada and rodeo buddies. Bascom was often referred to as the “Father of Modern Rodeo,” designing modern bareback rigging and the rodeo bronc saddle. Bascom helped Long with his horses and lived in a camper at the Long ranch.

  • Rain, cooler weather this week?

    Cooler temperatures and rain chances are in the forecast this week. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Monday and Tuesday and again on Thursday. High temperatures are expected to be in mid to high 80s Thursday and Friday.

  • Building permits

    The city of Granbury issued 33 building permits in June with a total value of more than $4.3 million. A permit was issued to Cook Children’s clinic for $136,000 at Luton Ranch. The Granbury location is moving in late September to a new 20,658 square foot facility.

  • Save the sales tax holiday Aug. 8-10

    Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds  shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year the holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10.

  • Mental Health First Aid course set in Lipan

    The Lipan ISD is set to become the latest area school system to take advantage of the Mental Health First Aid Course offered to educators by Pecan Valley Centers through grant money. About 20 teaches and counselors will take part in the eight-hour program from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the high school libarary. Anyone can take the course, designed to reduce the stigma of mental illness and teach how to respond to signs of mental illness or substance abuse. Call Pecan Valley Community Relations at 817-579-4435 for information.

  • GPD: Glen Rose man nabbed in felony drug case

    James Michael Ward, 34, of Glen Rose, was arrested July 17 by a Granbury police officer and charged with felony possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • 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.

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