• Sunning at the City Beach

    IMG_3228With temperatures in the mid-90s Wednesday afternoon, plenty of people headed to the Granbury City Beach for a a little fun in the sun. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Both lanes open on 377 after accident

    Both lanes of Highway 377 are open after emergency workers cleared a major accident Thursday morning east of Tolar. One man was flown to a hospital by air ambulance. Two persons were taken by ground ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

  • Major crash on 377 near Tolar

    Three people were ejected in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on Highway 377 east of the Tolar railroad overpass, according to police scanner traffic. Witnesses reported an overturned pickup off the road. An air ambulance was landing at the Tolar fire station. Traffic was backed up; expect delays.

  • Community Pantry here Friday, Aug. 1

    The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church (FUMC) distribution site Friday, Aug. 1, from 9-11 a.m. Fresh food distribution through the Tarrant Area Food Bank takes place on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567. For more information call Dave Stockbridge at 817-894-0688.

  • 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.

  • Fundraiser, auction Saturday for fire victims

    A fundraiser and auction will be held Saturday, July 26 for James and Christina Pearce and their four children, whose home in Cresson was destroyed by fire July 16. A car show fundraiser  from 2-5 p.m. at the Brazos Drive-In on West Pearl Street will feature “rat” rods, classics and vintage vehicles, organizer Cathy Taylor said. Motorcycle groups will also be on hand. Admission is $5 per person, but kids 10 will get in free. A $5 brisket dinner and auction will be at about 5 p.m. at the VFW Post, 3670 Highway 377 West. For more information or to donate auction items call Taylor at 817-894-7080.


  • GPD: Copper stolen from two businesses

    An unknown amount of copper pipe was stolen from the rooftop air-conditioning units at Bealls and Staples, possibly last weekend, according to Granbury Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hines. Investigators will be viewing surveillance video for clues, Hines said.

  • Mental health first aid course in Lipan Aug. 6

    A bandage or ice pack may not be needed. Young people can hurt in other ways. That’s why Pecan Valley Center will host a free mental health first aid course for educators Wednesday, Aug. 6. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Lipan school library. Call 817-579-4435 for more info.

  • Texas border volunteer to speak Thursday, July 24

    Texas border volunteer Dennis Morrow will present “Want to Know What’s Really Happening at the Texas Border?” on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, sponsored by the Hood County Tea Party, will be held at American Town Hall, 220 Travis St. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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