• On the lookout

    In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24), Texas Department of Public Safety troopers have been trying to catch motorists who disregard the law. Pictured Tuesday morning at the GISD bus barn are Troopers Steven Nall, Dub Gillum and Jeremy Sherrod. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Words can help and hurt October 23, 2014

    Mambrino third-graders finished a project on self-esteem with a music performance on Tuesday. Students have been working on a project with the driving question, “How do positive words affect the way we feel about ourselves and others?” Students previously brainstormed with counselor Pam Thompson and made a list of positive words that could be used to describe classmates. Following that, they had a Gallery Walk with Thompson and librarian Kathy Anderson to use their lists to place positive words on their classmates’ personal posters. In English/language arts classes, students reflected on the words on their posters, and students wrote in their journals about what words meant the most to them and how these words made them feel.

  • Grand opening for new Animal Control facility set for Nov.8 October 23, 2014

    The public is invited to a grand opening of Hood County Animal Control’s new facility on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. People will be able to tour the facility, sign up to volunteer, visit with local rescue groups, veterinarians and vendors. Refreshments will be served. The facility is located at 1550 Weatherford Highway, about a mile north of the square, behind where people can drop off brush and pick up mulch.

  • Support Wreaths Across America October 23, 2014

    Each year, donated wreaths are delivered to national veteran cemeteries around the country as part of the Wreaths Across America program. This year’s ceremony will be Dec. 13. This project not only benefits our fallen, but for every wreath sold locally, the Project Sanctuary group will receive $5. This group supports military families. The wreaths are $15 each. The deadline for ordering is Nov. 30. If you have any questions or would like to order a wreath, please contact Bryce at [email protected] or 830-832-6254.

  • Granbury Christian Women ready for benefit auction October 23, 2014

     The Granbury Christian Women’s Connection will hold its annual fundraising auction Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Decordova Bend Estates Country Club. The auction benefits Stonecroft Ministries, the parent organization of the Granbury club.The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow ample time to look over both silent and live auction items. Reservations for the event can be made by calling Jan Waites at 817-243-9886 or by e-mail to [email protected]

  • Gallery premier of “The Story of a Feud” October 23, 2014

    The public is invited to the gallery premier of the Bridge Street History Center’s “The Story of a Feud” – an epic tale of bad blood and revenge that led to the only court-sanctioned hanging in Hood County. A video presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Langdon Center Concert Hall on East Bridge Street. A reception at the Bridge Street History Center will follow, where guests can view items related to the Mitchell-Truit feud in glass display cases.

  • Granbury man charged with drug offense October 23, 2014

    Thomas Ryan Milligan, 31, of the 8800 block of Rising Star Court, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Granbury man charged with felony DWI October 22, 2014

    Joseph Coy Harris, 33, of the 400 block of M and M Ranch Road, Granbury, was arrested on Oct. 9 and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • ‘Pippin’ musical opens for five-day run October 22, 2014

    Granbury High School’s five-day run of the musical production “Pippin” opens Thursday, Oct. 23 in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Curtains raise at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Other performances are Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. “Pippin” is about a prince who discovers that true happiness lies in un-extraordinary everyday moments.

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