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  • Pirates open against Azle

    Granbury Pirates hit Johnny Perkins Field for their football season opener against Azle Friday night at Pirate Stadium. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Water rescue training today at Thorp Spring boat dock August 29, 2015

    Members of the county’s nine volunteer fire departments, plus other first responders, will be participating today in water rescue training exercises at the boat dock in Thorp Spring, until about 4 p.m. according to Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Biff Temple. The members of the Maritime Rescue Team, Brazos River Authority lake rangers and other certified in rescue dive training will be instructors.…

  • Can Laguna Vista water issues be resolved? August 29, 2015

    Water issues in Laguna Vista will be the topic for a at 7 p.m.meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at Fairview Baptist Church on Highway 51 N. Residents hope to get answers regarding the lack of adequate water, the quality of the water and a time frame for improvements to the Laguna Vista Water System managed by Texas Rain.…

  • Citizens can review, comment on proposed policies for library August 29, 2015

    The Commissioners Court tabled until Sept. 22 a vote on policies for the Hood County Library, which became the center of a controversy last month when citizens complained about two books for children that promote tolerance for alternative lifestyles. The way it stands now, most of the policies will remain unchanged, but there are a few changes proposed by the Library Advisory Board and Library Director Courtney Kincaid.…

  • Frisco man sentenced after conviction on delivery of meth August 28, 2015

    Todd Howard Bart, 34, of Frisco, on Tuesday was sentenced in 355th District Court to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, District Attorney Rob Christian said. Authorities received information that Bart was bringing more than 40 grams of meth to another drug dealer in Hood County, Christian said, setting the stage for the arrest in July 2014 near Cresson.…

  • GPD: Case of boy in locked vehicle may go to grand jury August 28, 2015

    In the case of the 2-year-old boy who was rescued after he was left in a locked vehicle by his father last Sunday evening in the Walmart parking lot, the information learned during the investigation by the Granbury Police may go to the grand jury, Deputy Chief Alan Hines told the Hood County News.…

  • Donation will fund new brush truck and more August 28, 2015

    A $50,000 donation to the county from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant will fund a new brush truck, repairs to Tolar’s brush truck and software upgrades for emergency dispatch. The Commissioners Court approved Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson’s request to use the money for those purposes at its regular meeting this week.…

  • GHS to keep parents informed August 28, 2015

    Granbury High School is launching a Pirate Parent Academy. Sessions will be held over several months. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. “The program will deliver basic school information as well as specialty topics, including college applications, cyber safety and drug awareness,” GHS Assistant Principal Amanda Burruel said. …

  • Unemployment rate is low in Hood County August 28, 2015

    July’s unemployment rate in Hood County was 4.6 percent. That’s down from 5.3 percent last July.…


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