- Three’s a charm
The Granbury Lady Pirates prevailed in all three pool play matches on day one of their Granbury Classic Chevrolet Volleyball Tournament at the James Wann Sports Center. Mary Vinson/Hood County News
- Council to consider four-way stop August 23, 2014
The Granbury City Council will decide Monday night (Aug. 25) whether to designate a crosswalk and a four-way stop at Sardius Boulevard and Jacinth Lane, near where a new Dodge dealership by Mike Brown will be built on 10 acres. Council member Rose Myers asked for stop signs because of homeowners on Sardius who are worried about the safety of schoolchildren. A bus stop is located there.
- Conaway says deterrent needed for illigal crossings August 23, 2014
“The men and women patrolling our border are doing a good job,” Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) said in a town hall meeting Wednesday morning. “But they need additional help.” Conaway told about 80 people attending the meeting at Granbury City Hall that he observed the situation on the Texas-Mexico border in July. At that time, Conaway said large numbers of women and children were crossing illegally. “It breaks your heart to see them,” he said. But he said foster care is “the wrong answer.”
- Lipan ISD to offer band this year August 23, 2014
Band will be introduced at Lipan schools this year. The program is for students in fourth through 12th grades and will be led by Tim Riley, a veteran band director formerly at Santo ISD.
- Artist of the Month recognized August 23, 2014
Don Bertva has been named Artist of the Month for August by the Lake Granbury Art Association. His work is on display at BBVA Compass Bank on 377. Other artists who placed in the voting are Rhonda Barefield, Mary Sutton and Bonnie Murray.
- Tourism issue to be discussed August 22, 2014
The question of whether the city will bring back the Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely be answered Monday night when the Granbury City Council meets. Council member Rose Myers has advocated for a CVB, which could be structured several ways, including as a stand-alone office separate from the city. The council’s decision could be problematic for Steve Dieterichs, head of the city’s Communications and Marketing department, who was hired just months ago. Mayor Nin Hulett has indicated he is not in favor of changing the status quo.
- You can register to vote at Lipan bakery Saturday August 22, 2014
Gene and Pat McNeely will be registering voters on Sat. Aug. 30, in front of Marcantonio’s Bakery in Lipan. You must be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 4 to vote in the general election. Come by between 8 and noon.
- Fire marshal to report on fire conditions August 22, 2014
Fire Marshal Ray Wilson will give a report on current fire conditions to the Hood County Commissioners Court when it convenes for its regular meeting Tuesday (Aug. 26). Currently, the surrounding counties of Erath and Somervell have burn bans in effect, but Hood County does not. That could change next week, depending on Wilson’s report and any action taken by commissioners.
- County Development Commission meets Wednesday August 22, 2014
A preliminary plat for Orchards 12 will be under consideration at the meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27 of the Development Commission of Hood County. The session begins at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. General discussion regarding Hood County regulations is also on the agenda.