• ‘Victor’s secrets”

    IMG_0250The well endowed ‘Victor’s Secrets’ flamboyant performance was a huge hit at the recent Country Spirit Jamboree. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Caution: Flash flooding reported with current thunderstorm April 17, 2015

    Use caution driving if you have to be out on the roadways this evening as thunderstorms move through the area. A report of some flash flooding in the 400 block of West Pearl Street in Granbury was heard on the emergency scanner just before 6 p.m.

  • Sheriff: ‘Nothing new’ in case of missing Canyon Creek man April 17, 2015

    Shane Michael Siddall, a 31-year-old Canyon Creek man reported missing Monday, still has not been found as of today (Friday, April 17), according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnnny Rose. “Nothing new,” Rose stated. Siddall’s wife said it was about 4 a.m. April 13 when she last saw him and he left their residence in the 5400 block of Firewood Trail. Siddall was believed to have been wearing shorts and a red shirt when he left the house, his wife said. He is a 6-foot, 170-pound white male with hazel eyes, brown hair and possibly facial hair. If you see Siddall or have information on his whereabouts, report it by calling 911, Rose said.

  • Infamous Texas wheeler-dealer to be exhumed April 17, 2015

    The remains of Billie Sol Estes, who spent two stints in prison on federal fraud and conspiracy charges, will be exhumed next week from his resting place at the City Cemetery. Details are in the Saturday (April 18) issue of the Hood County News.

  • Relay For Life takes place Saturday April 17, 2015

    Relay For Life of Hood County is free and open to the public from 6 p.m. until midnight Saturday, April 18, at Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Teams will compete in whacky contests, and cancer survivors will be honored at this family friendly event.

  • Lots of books offered at bargain prices April 17-19 April 17, 2015

    Friends of the Library has its spring book sale this weekend at Hood County Library. Today the sale is for members of FOL. Saturday and Sunday the sale is open to the general public. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

  • ‘Ridge Express’ set up to send young fiddler to national contest April 16, 2015

    Local young fiddler Ridge Roberts and his family hope he will be able to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest June 22-27 in Weiser, Idaho. A fundraising concert, the Ridge Express, ($29 per ticket) will be staged May 1 at Granbury Live downtown on the square. Go online (www.bigcityrevue.com) to purchase tickets ($29 each). Call Peggy or Dickey Freeman for more information, at 214-675-5752. The Ridge Express can also be assisted by donating $5 per mile to a fund set up at Compass Bank in Granbury. Ridge will turn 12 this Friday.

  • Hood County woman charged in felony drug arrest April 16, 2015

    Celine Ruth Lecoq, 30, of the 1200 block of Lipan Highway, was arrested on April 11 by a DPS trooper and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, according to Hood County Jail records.


  • Keffer bill calling for economic impacts for water permits April 16, 2015

    Granbury City Manager Wayne McKethan testified at the Capitol at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night in favor of state Rep. Jim Keffer’s (R-Eastland) House Bill 2308. The bill calls for for economic impact on communities to be considered when river authorities seek water permits. McKethan said there are some issues with the bill that concern him, but that Keffer “did commit to doing more work on the bill.”

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