• Welcome to Granbury!

    IMG_9475What a feast for the eyes! This batch of beautiful bluebonnets are thriving off Highway 377 East near the welcome to Granbury sign. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Online donations can be made for family displaced by fire April 1, 2015

    There is a website in place for those who want to donate money to help the family of six displaced by fire Monday morning in the Blue Water Shores subdivision. John and Cindy Bowen, along with their sons Jonathan and Blain, lived with a daughter-in-law and a 4-month-old granddaughter in a 3-bedroom double-wide mobile home. The fire caused substantial damage. Money can be donated for the Bowens at www.gofundme.com/bowenfamilyfire.

  • City to begin shuttle bus service this weekend April 1, 2015

    Starting this weekend, visitors to Granbury will be able to take advantage of a free shuttle service provided by the city. A 15-passenger leased van will replace the city’s aging green trolley that was having frequent and costly mechanical problems. Hours of operation, a phone number to call and establishments slated for passenger pick-up will be in the Saturday, April 4, issue of the HCN.

  • Community Pantry food distribution on Friday April 1, 2015

    The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church distribution site Friday, April 3, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Last month, 162 households were served at the monthly distribution. Fresh food through the Tarrant Area Food Bank is distributed on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.

  • Candlelight tribute planned for child abuse victims April 1, 2015

    The Child Welfare Board hosts the annual candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of child abuse next week. The program is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St.

  • Neighbor stops to alert family in burning house April 1, 2015

    Thomas Lyons, a 28-year-old Army veteran on his way to work Monday morning saw flames at a neighbor’s house and stopped to alert the household, where five adults and a 4-month-old infant were still sleeping in the Blue Water Shores subdivision. John Bowen and his wife Cindy did not know Lyons, but John said, “He saved our lives – no doubt about it.” See the story in today’s Hood County News.

  • Hedges: No wine tours, at least not yet April 1, 2015

    Diane Hedges of D’Vine Wine of Texas on the square and chair of the city’s Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) told TAB members at their regular meeting Tuesday that there won’t be any wine tours for awhile. Hedges has been working to make that happen as another way of boosting tourism, but she said there are many logistical issues to resolve. “So, we’re kind of in a holding pattern right now,” she said.

  • Emergency drill ‘dress rehearsal’ set for Wednesday March 31, 2015

    The annual emergency drills coordinating Hood County Emergency Management authorities with officials from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant are set for Wednesday (April 1). The event, required and scheduled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a “dress rehearsal” for a graded drill to be staged  June 10. The graded drill will include local, state and federal agencies. Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson noted that no sirens will be used during the drills. Among the other local officials participating from Wilson’s office will include deputy fire marshals Jeff Young and Mike Stafford. Sheriff Deeds and personnel from his office will also be involved in staging the drills.

  • Theft is Crime Stoppers Crime of Week March 31, 2015

    The theft of a tractor and a front-end loader between March 14 and March 16 from a residence in the 1600 block of Goodnight Court, northeast of Granbury, is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. The stolen items include a Kioti CK 30 tractor (serial No. D70400150, and a Kioti KL 130 front-end loader (serial No. 41222107), and have an estimated combined value of $15,000. To submit an anonymous tip, call 817-573-TIPS (8477) or text “Tip129″ plus your message to 274637. Upon arrest and indictment, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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