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  • A week of healing

    The El Tesoro de la Vida grief camp ended Saturday morning with an emotional closing ceremony. Campers enjoyed a week of healing, fun and making new friends. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Cato: Negotiations in federal lawsuit “not going well” August 2, 2015

    The county’s attempt to lower the amount of legal fees demanded by Austin attorneys who filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two men who were initially denied a same-sex marriage license “isn’t going well,” according to Jim Cato. A federal lawsuit was filed last month against County Clerk Katie Lang on behalf of Cato and his partner, Joe Stapleton.…

  • Council to discuss proposed tax rate August 2, 2015

    At its regular meeting Tuesday night (Aug. 4), the Granbury City Council will discuss the proposed tax rate of .397584 cents per $100 valuation and scheduling the adoption of that tax rate for a future meeting. It is the same tax rate as the one currently in effect.…

  • County sales tax collections are higher August 2, 2015

    With an increase of 31 percent for the month, Hood County sales tax collections are bucking the statewide trend. Kevin Lyons with the state comptroller’s office said the county’s sales tax was boosted by a payment of $107,467 from industrial building/construction.…

  • Four boys are tops in Pecan’s archery camp August 2, 2015

    The Pecan Plantation Archery/Air Gun Association (PPAA) held another successful archery camp last week with  kids ages 8-13 participating in the event. Top honors in the two- day gathering were Nash McWilliams, grandson of Marlene and Ramon Morin, Titus Fisher, grandson of Bob and Paulette Mauer, and Garrett and Grant McNellie.…

  • Tolar man arrested in felony DWI case August 2, 2015

    Tom Carl Sawyer, 49, of Tolar, was arrested Monday (July 27) by a DPS trooper and charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.…

  • Man arrested on continuous family violence assault charge August 2, 2015

    Richard Lee Horn, 50, of the 1500 block of North Fork Road in the North Fork Creek subdivision, was arrested Tuesday (July 28) at his home by a deputy and charged with continuous family violence assault, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.…

  • Mallard Pointe man dead from apparent drowning August 1, 2015

    Robert Jeffrey VanOsten, 64, of the 1900 block of Green Wing Drive in the Mallard Pointe subdivision northeast of Granbury, died Friday of an apparent drowning in his backyard pool, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose and Justice of the Peace Cotton Howell confirmed. VanOsten was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m. in the emergency room at Lake Granbury Medical Center.…

  • Couch files for re-election August 1, 2015

    Gary Couch has filed for re-election to the Place 3 seat on the Granbury City Council. As yet, he has no opposition. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. So far, two candidates have filed for the Place 5 seat being vacated by Laurel Pirkle. They are John Grace and Tony Mobly.…


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