• Race to state

    Lipan Lady Indians celebrate after defeating Garden City, 55-28, in the Class A state tournament Thursday morning in the Alamodome in San Antonio. Next it’s on to the state title game, set for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, also in the Alamodome. Mary Vinson/Hood County NewsIMG_2245

  • Superintendent: Tolar to open at regular time Friday March 5, 2015

    Tolar schools are set to open at the regular time Friday morning, Superintendent Travis Stilwell said.

  • Granbury schools on regular schedule Friday March 5, 2015

    GISD: Granbury schools will open on regular schedule Friday.

  • deCordova proposals voted down March 5, 2015

    Homeowners in deCordova Bend Estates voted down all four proposals in an election that would have changed by-laws altering procedure. Currently, a change in by-laws calls for a 67 percent request among voters for change in all categories but one (57 percent in that one). The proposal was requesting a change to allow for alterations with a simple majority vote. The results of all four proposals were released today (Thursday), and each was defeated by more than 200 votes.

  • Monthly Pantry distribution delayed until after 10:30 Friday morning March 5, 2015

    A late delivery is expected tomorrow for the Monthly Community Pantry distribution at Granbury First United Methodist Church. Coordinator Dave Stockbridge said volunteers should arrive at 10, and distribution will begin after 10:30 p.m.

  • Opera House to get permanent donor wall March 4, 2015

    By mid- to late April, a permanent donor wall is expected to be in place at the Opera House, replacing a temporary display. Thus far, $244,000 has been raised by community donations to offset the cost of the more than $3.4 million Opera House renovation. The Opera House reopened to the public a little more than a year ago.

  • Please report your weather closings, delays March 4, 2015

    Please email [email protected] to report weather closings or delays. Click on www.hcnews.com for those closings and delays.

  • Council appoints transition committee March 3, 2015

    The Granbury City Council Tuesday night (March 3) appointed a four-member committee to “study the transition” for a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that would receive funding from the city, but would be an independent entity. The Council shied away from fully committing to eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau department and moving to a separate organization – a move pushed strongly by council member Rose Myers. The transition committee includes Jim Leitch, who will represent hotels and bed and breakfast establishments; Scott Young, president of the Historic Granbury Merchants Association; Diane Hedges, head of the Tourism Advisory Board; and Myers, who will represent the City Council. The committee will research what the conversion would entail and will report back to the Council.

  • Birdwell files border bill March 3, 2015

    State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) on Tuesday (March 3) filed Senate Bill 3, the “Stronger Border, Safer Texas” Act, aimed at bolstering law enforcement resources along the Texas-Mexico border. Major functions of the bill include increasing checkpoints, creating a DPS Officer Reserve Corps of retired officers who can assist police statewide and imposing tougher penalties for smugglers. Senate Bill 3 is a companion bill to State Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s (R-Arlington) House Bill 11.

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