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  • License denied

    Joe Stapleton (center) and Dr. Jim Cato, along with their attorney Jan Soifer, say they will proceed with a federal lawsuit Monday because of same-sex marriage license delay. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Lang orders gay couple, media from office; Couple succeeds in filling out marriage application July 2, 2015

    County Clerk Katie Lang attempted to order from her office a contingent that included media and a gay couple seeking to fill out a marriage license application. “I’m a taxpayer,” James Cato said in response to Lang’s order. Cato is seeking to marry his longtime partner, Joe Stapleton. Lang then said that the media had to go.…

  • Granbury man facing felony drug possession charge July 2, 2015

    Trevor Riley Speed, 20, of the 100 block of Kessler Drive in Granbury, was arrested at his residence on June 27 by a Granbury Police officer after what was believed to be LSD was found, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.. He is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1A, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.…

  • Attorneys to county clerk: issue marriage license today or face lawsuit Monday July 2, 2015

    The attorneys representing same-sex Granbury couple Dr. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton have given notice to the Hood County Clerk’s office that unless the couple is issued a marriage license by the end of the day today, they will file a federal lawsuit Monday. The couple was told Thursday morning they will have to wait at least another three weeks to obtain a license in Hood County because the clerk’s office does not yet have the proper forms, according to the attorneys.…

  • Library staff will not ask for bank or credit card info July 2, 2015

    Hood County Library will not call you asking for banking or credit card information. Director Courtney Kincaid reports that someone is making calls, and they are not from the library. “Please don’t give out your bank or credit card information over the phone to people posing as the Hood County Library.…

  • Video from Thursday’s rallies July 2, 2015

    Opposing rallies were held in Granbury Thursday – one for religious freedom in support of Hood County Clerk Katie Lang and the other opposing Lang’s decision to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, although she now says she will allow her staff to do so. Watch video

  • Commissioner: JPs will likely stop performing wedding ceremonies July 2, 2015

    As placard-carrying religious freedom and LGBT protesters congregated on both sides of West Bridge Street Thursday, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jeff Tout told the Hood County News that the county’s four peace justices will likely stop performing marriage ceremonies in light of the controversy from last week’s Supreme Court decision that gay marriages are legal.…

  • Assault with deadly weapon case in Pecan investigated July 2, 2015

    An assault with a deadly weapon reported late Wednesday afternoon from an address on Gimme Court in Pecan Plantation is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. No one was injured, but “a suspect is named in the report and will be interviewed by investigators,” Rose stated.…

  • Sheriff: “We’re ready for protests” July 2, 2015

    Sheriff Roger Deeds said he has been coordinating with the Granbury Police Department to have a strong law enforcement presence on the square for two planned demonstrations – one for religious freedom, starting at 11 a.m. (Thursday, July 2); the other, protesting against County Clerk Katie Lang, scheduled for 11:30. Deeds said he has been monitoring information about the protests and expects them to be peaceful.…


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