• Pickup problems

    IMG_2285A 40-year-old woman told fire officials her pickup was having problems Thursday and when she returned to where she left it on Peak Road it was on fire. Mark Wilson/Hood County News

  • McCoy to address Lion’s Club Tuesday, July 29

    Teresa McCoy, Hood County Tax Assessor will be the guest speaker at the Granbury Lion’s Club meeting on Tuesday, July 29 at noon. The meeting will be held at Srping Creek Barbeque at 317 E. Highway 377. The community is invited to attend. For more information call 817-279-0658.

  • Fundraiser for Cresson fire victims set Saturday

    A car show and auction are set Saturday in Granbury to raise funds for the six-member family of James and Christina Pearce of Cresson, whose home was destroyed by fire. A car show will be 2-5 p.m. at the Brazos Drive-in on West Pearl Street. Admission is $5, and kids 10 and under get in free. At about 5 p.m. at the VFW post at 3670 Highway 377 West there will be a $5 brisket dinner and an auction, according to an organizer.

  • Texas Border Volunteer member to speak tonight at Tea Party meeting

    Dennis Morrow, a member of Texas Border Volunteers, an organization that assists the Texas Border Patrol, will speak tonight at the monthly meeting of the Hood County Tea Party. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at American Town Hall, 220 Travis St. (next to the library).

  • Four transported to area hospitals from crash

    Four people, including one flown by air ambulance, were transported to area hospitals after a collision Thursday morning on Highway 377, a few miles east of Tolar. Alonzo Contreras, a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup, was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for precautionary reasons, according to DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum. The driver of that pickup, 19-year-old Michael Petty of Duncanville, was taken via ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center, as was Darwin Areas and Dalton Keeper. The driver of the other pickup, a Dodge, 36-year-old Manuel Fernandez of Stephenville, was not transported.

  • Birdwell tapped for senate committees

    State Sen.Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) is one of two new appointments to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Education for a Skilled Workforce. The other appointee is Kirk Watson of Austin. In Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s recently released list of senate appointments for the upcoming legislative session, Birdwell is listed as vice chair of the Veterans Affairs & Military Installations committee. He will also be on the Legislative Council and on the Economic Development, Government Organization and Higher Education committees.

  • 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.

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