• Ready to bolt

    IMG_1374These gals were warmed up and ready to run in Saturday’s Third Annual Blue Bolt 5K/10K race at Hewlett Park. Proceeds benefited the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • More drivers needed to transport military veterans April 20, 2015

    More volunteer drivers are needed to transport military veterans to their medical appointments at the outpatient clinic in Fort Worth. That’s according to Asa Maddox, a senior officer with the American Legion Post 491 who coordinates the effort and serves as one of the drivers. For more information or to volunteer to help, call Maddox at 817-964-7761.

  • Missing man case is considered criminal investigation April 20, 2015

    The case of a Shane Michael Siddall, a 31-year-old Canyon Creek man who was reported missing a week ago, is officially a criminal investigation.
    “It is a criminal investigation now because of a missing person,” Sheriff Roger Deeds said Monday. The Texas Rangers were called in right away to help investigate along with the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office. Siddall’s wife, Crystal, said her husband left the house in the 5400 block of Firewood Trail at about 4 a.m. on April 13. He said he would return in 30 minutes to an hour. He has not been seen since. Siddall is 6 feet tall and weighs 170. He is a white male with hazel eyes, brown hair. To report a sighting of Siddall or if you have information about the case, call 911.

  • Committee to give report to City Council April 20, 2015

    The four-member Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee will give a progress report to the Granbury City Council at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday night (April 21). The move to transition from a city-run Convention and Visitors Bureau to a stand-alone organization is the brainchild of council member Rose Myers, who is on the Transition Committee. The City Council is expected to make a decision on whether to eliminate the city CVB department at its budget workshop in July.

  • Belew to be roasted at fete April 20, 2015

    After more than five decades in charity work, retiring Hood County United Way Executive Director Toni Belew will be honored at a roast on Thursday evening, May 7. The event will be held at the clubhouse at deCordova Bend Estates. A cash bar will open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, payable at the door. For reservations, call 817-219-4543.

  • Lipan school bond election nears April 20, 2015

     May 9 is voting day for the Lipan school bond issue and school board election. Voting will take place at the Sylvia Wilson Baccus Library at 106 Osage S., from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Jividen to be sworn in April 20, 2015

    Kathy Jividen, who has been an administrative lieutenant in the Sheriff’s Office, will be sworn in as the new constable for Precinct 3 at 8 a.m. Monday (April 20) in the courthouse office of County Judge Darrell Cockerham. Jividen will serve the remaining term of Mike Lang, who resigned to run for state representative for District 60.

  • Military Officers Association will hear from Deeds April 20, 2015

    Sheriff Roger Deeds will speak at a meeting of the Military Officers Association of America at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. The dinner program begins at 6 p.m. at Pecan Plantation Country Club. Call 817-573-1524 for information.

  • Lake is up more than a foot following rains Friday and Saturday April 19, 2015

    Lake Granbury is up after rainfall Friday and Saturday. Muddy runoff water is still flowing in this afternoon, and the lake is up 1.2 feet. The lake is now 7.4 feet low, compared to 9.8 feet low this time last year.

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