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  • Fly-in and visit awhile

    From left: Civil Air Patrol flight academy cadet 1st Sgt. Chase Wakefield enjoys a visit with Peter Heffley, John Roberts and Don Moore during a recent Fly-in Breakfast at Granbury Regional Airport. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Sleeping man awakens to felony drug arrest July 1, 2015

    Bryan Anthony Drew, 24, of San Antonio, was found asleep by a Granbury Police officer in the bed of a pickup Friday before being arrested and charged with a felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams, Deputy Chief Alan Hines said.…

  • Increased DWI patrols continuing through Tuesday for DPS July 1, 2015

    The Texas DPS has increased DWI patrols through Tuesday, July 7, focusing on high-risk locations and times, according to a news release. The number of patrols was increased starting last Friday, June 26. During last year’s July 4 enforcement period, troopers in Texas made more than 1,050 DWI arrests.…

  • Park-and-ride tram could shorten your walk July 1, 2015

    The Granbury park-and-ride tram will run on the following schedule for Fourth of July weekend: Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 9 – 11 a.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. It will run from the Houston Street parking lot, down Bridge past Langdon Center, through Hewlett Park, and back.…

  • Religious freedom rally scheduled for square prior to rally for Lang’s removal July 1, 2015

    Even though County Clerk Katie Lang has backed down in the face of a federal lawsuit and has agreed to allow her staff to issue same-sex marriage licenses, the fight apparently isn’t over. According to the “Hood Co. Equality” Facebook page, a religious freedom rally is now planned for 11 a.m.…

  • Lang backs down under threat of federal lawsuit, blames media June 30, 2015

    After the HCN broke the news of a planned protest on the square and a federal lawsuit that would be filed against County Clerk Katie Lang by two men who were refused a same-sex marriage license, Lang backed down, but blamed the media for the controversy. She posted a message on her website stating that as soon as the proper forms are available, her office will begin issuing the licenses.…

  • Two uninjured in rollover on Highway 377 West June 30, 2015

    Two Stephenville High School students were uninjured in a rollover at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, a little over a mile west of Loop 567 on Highway 377 West. Nico Madrid, 18, was the driver and Mia Monrreal, 15, was the lone passenger in the one-vehicle accident, officials at the scene said.…

  • Federal lawsuit to be filed against County Clerk Katie Lang June 30, 2015

    An Austin law firm will be filing a federal lawsuit against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang on behalf of James Cato and his partner, Joe Stapleton, who were denied a same-sex marriage license even though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is legal. “Sometimes you’ve got to take a stand in life,” Cato said when he contacted the HCN about the planned legal action.…

  • County clerk protest planned for Town Square June 30, 2015

    A gathering to protest County Clerk Katie Lang’s refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses is planned for 11:30 a.m. Thursday (July 2) on the square, according to the “Hood Co. Equality” Facebook page. Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex unions are legal, Lang is refusing to issue the licenses because of her religious beliefs.…


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