- Sizzling Sunday
- Hail, high wind possible this afternoon
Hail and damaging wind of more than 60 mph could hit Granbury this afternoon as a storm appears to be heading this way from the northwest, according to the National Weather Service.
- School: GISD students perform better than state
Granbury school district students performed above others in the state when taking the state-mandated State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) this spring, according to local school officials and preliminary data provided the school district by the Texas Education Agency. “I still believe the testing and accountability system we have is a flawed system, based on multiple choice bubble tests,” GISD Superintendent James Largent said. “Nowhere in these results are any indication of the quality programs, dual credit hours, extra and co-curricular successes, and many other skills we believe we are teaching in GISD to prepare our students for life after high school.”
- Man with burn injuries flown from Indian Harbor to Fort Worth
An 80-year-old man suffered non-lifethreatening burns on his lower body and midsection from a small fire that occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday when he fell asleep and dropped a cigarette on a blanket in his lap inside his home in the 1500 block of South Chisholm Trail in the Indian Harbor subdivision, Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Young said. The man was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Young estimated that the man suffered second-degree burns over approximately 9 percent of his body. Caregivers were there who took him outside, and fire damage was limited to a chair and carpet, Young said.
- Email address for workshop RSVP corrected
The correct email to RSVP Robert Theimer for the Invasive Species Workshop and brown bag lunch set for this Saturday at the Hood County Development District No. 1 in Acton is email@example.com. The email is incorrect on Page 7A in the newspaper’s Wednesday edition. The worskshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Mom, daughter arrested after slugging it out
A 40-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter were both arrested Monday night on a misdemeanor count of family violence assault after they struck each other in the head during an argument over the daughter failing to wash the dishes, Hood County Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
- Save the date
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hood County is planning its annual golf tournament. The goal is to raise $125,000 to provide services for the youth of Hood County. The event will be held at Squaw Valley on Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. To be a sponsor, donate items or get more information, call 817-243-4440.
- New tools to help reduce highway crashes
The Texas Department of Transportation is raising awareness of three new tools designed to help reduce crashes. Work-zone safety is an ongoing concern, especially for human flaggers who often work within inches of moving vehicles. In an effort to remove human flaggers, TxDOT is introducing a system that is able to route traffic using various visual cues via remote control. Temporary rumble strips are designed to alert distracted or drowsy drivers about the possibility of upcoming traffic congestion. Outside of work zones, flashing yellow-arrow, left-turn signals are gradually being phased in to replace the traditional circular green signals. A flashing yellow arrow is used to indicate traffic is permitted to turn left but must yield to oncoming traffic. This differs from a green arrow signal which means traffic turning left is protected and has the right of way.
- Rare bird seen at Acton Nature Center
Bird watchers saw a rare sighting recently at the Acton Nature Center (ANC) – the first recorded sighting for federally endangered black-capped vireo in Hood County. The group has been conducting monthly bird walks at the ANC for over five years, and a black-capped vireo was heard singing and was sighted by more than one observer.