• Redbuds in bloom

    IMG_7661Those beautiful redbuds are bursting into bloom all over Hood County. This lovely specimen can be viewed at the Granbury City Beach near the boardwalk. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Evening wear donated during DAR state conference March 29, 2015

    DAR members collected new and gently-used evening gowns for Cinderella’s Closet at the 116th annual State Conference recently in San Antonio. The lending closet for military spouses and service women is at Joint Base San Antonio. The project was initiated by National and State Chair, National Defense Committee Kathy Hanlon, of Granbury.

  • Benefit to help cancer patients March 29, 2015

    Proceeds from the Country Spirit Jamboree benefit cancer patients and survivors in Hood County.  The 10th annual Country Spirit Jamboree is Saturday, April 10 at Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Doors open at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $30. A table of 8 is $200. For ticket information call 817-408-5623 or 817-573-3775.

  • Numbers needed April 4 for Hood County Hunger Project March 28, 2015

    A number of groups are getting ready to participate in the Hood County Hunger Project. Barbara Townsend needs a head count. Prior to the food packaging day on April 25, Townsend is looking for an estimate of the monetary donations and list of volunteers who will participate. Numbers are needed by April 4. Groups are asked to email [email protected] or call her at 817-559-0435.

  • Road work planned March 28, 2015

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin an HMA overlay project on U.S. 377 East on Monday, April 6 – weather permitting. According to county Road Operations Director Donald Linney, the work will be just west of Acton Highway (in front of Black’s Pawn Shop) and will go to M&M Ranch Road/Fall Creek Highway (FM 167 South). The roadwork will span 4.169 miles and, depending on the weather, will be finished May 1, Linney said.

  • Community egg hunt Saturday, March 28 at City Park March 28, 2015

    The Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt is planned Saturday, March 28 with the whole family in mind. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at Granbury City Park, 1218 W. Pearl St. Register for door prizes. Free food, games and entertainment are planned in addition to the hunting of eggs. Door prizes will be given for the “winning” eggs.

  • Pet adoption day set for Saturday March 27, 2015

    A pet adoption day is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (March 28), at T.D.’s Transmissions, 4646 Highway 377 East in Granbury. Pets from Hood County Animal Control, Second Chance Farm, Hood County Animal Lovers Organization (HALO), and One Step Closer Animal Rescue will be there, ready to be adopted. The adoption day was rescheduled for tomorrow after being postponed last weekend.

  • Can’t wait for Marshalls to open? March 27, 2015

    You won’t have much longer to wait. The store at U.S. 377 and Meander Road will open in late April, according to Granbury Community Development Director Scott Sopchak.

  • Minor fire extinguished on porch in Hunterwood March 27, 2015

    Hood County firefighters put out a minor fire that erupted on some furniture on the front porch of a residence on Moose Drive in the Hunterwood subdivision just southeast of Granbury shortly after noon today, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. A cigarette was placed in an ash tray but not completely extinguished before the tray was emptied into a trash can, Wilson said. There were no reports of injuries.

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