• The aftermath

    IMG_5771The Tolar Fire Department and the Hood County Fire Marshal were on scene Friday afternoon to survey storm damage at Tolar High School and the surrounding area. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • More rain helps lake level April 27, 2015

    Lake Granbury is now 3.16 feet low, and the rain has returned this afternoon. Ten days ago, the lake was 8.7 feet low. Two months ago, the lake was 9.42 feet low.

  • Man transported to LGMC after SUV crashes into Acton sports bar April 27, 2015

    A sport utility vehicle crashed into the Back Porch Sports Grill on Fall Creek Highway in Acton shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, but the business was closed for the day and there was no one inside. The driver, reportedly a 38-year-old male with a Cleburne driver’s license, was transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center with unknown injuries. Witnesses said he was conscious by the time he was placed in the ambulance.

  • EMC: County escaped major damage from Sunday’s storms April 27, 2015

    Remarkably, Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said Monday morning that Hood County did not suffer major damage from the severe thunderstorms that blew through Sunday evening. He said pea-size hail was reported, but most of the damage was downed tree limbs. Three to four funnel clouds were spotted in the air in Somervell County moving toward the southern part of Hood County, but none were believed to have touched down here. The Granbury Regional Airport reported 2.5 inches of rain Saturday and Sunday and Tolar had 2.75 inches.

  • Early voting starts for Lipan ISD election April 27, 2015

    Early voting starts Monday (April 27) for the Lipan ISD election. On the ballot is one contested race, and a $4 million bond election to add wings onto the elementary and intermediate schools. The contested race is between School Board President John Cooper (Place 6) and Shane Shockley. Chris Cogdill is unopposed for Place 7. Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday (May 1) at the Sylvia Wilson Baccus Library at 106 Osage St. It will continue Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5. Election Day is Saturday, May 9.

  • DA: No indictments in Appraisal District case April 27, 2015

    According to District Attorney Rob Christian, the grand jury has chosen not to issue indictments in a case involving allegations made against Hood County Appraisal District employees, board members and members of the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) by former ARB vice chair Joe Polino. The attorney general’s office investigated Polino’s claims, which were tied to a property appraisal protest.

  • Baby Bottle Boomerang helps moms April 27, 2015

    Julia Pannell is challenging all churches in Hood County become involved in the Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser. Money raised supports the Brazos Pregnancy Center.
    Participants are asked to fill empty baby bottles with coins, cash or checks. Brazos Pregnancy Center offers free services to clients and is solely supported by churches, foundations and individuals.

  • Ridge wins division for unofficial Texas state title April 26, 2015

    Hood County’s Ridge Roberts, 12, on Saturday won the unofficial Texas state fiddling championship in the 15-and-under division in the Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic in Halletsville. He previously won the Colorado state title, and hopes to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Idaho in June. A local concert, The Ridge Express, will be Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Granbury Live Theater to help the family with expeses for that long trip. Tickets (29) can be bought online (http://www.bigcitymusicrevue.com) or by phone (855-823-5550).

  • Softball for seniors in Pecan Plantation April 26, 2015

    Spring is here, and so is softball in Pecan Plantation.For players 60 and over, the season began in March and will continue through June 29. Folks meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the PAC ball field, and sign-ups for play continue. Contact Allen Engerer for more information: 817-219-1949.

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