• Hood County’s only hanging

    The premier of “The Story of a Feud” is Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Langdon Center Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at the Bridge Street History Center. The exhibit is about how a friendship between the Mitchell and Truit families turned into an epic feud. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Howling good time planned in Pecan October 22, 2014

    A howling good time is in store for all ghosts and goblins at the children’s Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center. A haunted house, costume contest, Sassy the Clown, games (including a cupcake walk) and trunk or treat are all on the agenda for Pecan Plantation.

  • About 7 million grandparents live with a grandchild October 22, 2014

    Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a grandparent in 2012 was also 10 percent, rising from 7 percent in 1992.

  • Odessa man facing felony drug charge October 22, 2014

    David Delloyd Mercer, 51, of Odessa, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Mineral Wells man charged with felony theft October 21, 2014

    Christopher Michael Greenleaf, 33, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony theft less than $1,500, 2 or more previous convictions, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Campus controlled entrances near completion October 21, 2014

    Subcontractors are working on a “punch list” for completion of the Granbury school district elementary and middle school controlled entry vestibules. Redesign of reception counters may take longer. Construction of the parking area near the Tidwell Field baseball complex is under way.

  • Hundreds turn out on first day of early voting October 21, 2014

    The total turnout for the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election was 673, according to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. Early voting started Monday (Oct. 20) and will end on Friday, Oct. 31. Call the county elections office at 817-408-2525 with any questions.

  • Woodworker with ALS having weekend sale October 21, 2014

    Ailing woodworker Kevin Pritt, whose accomplishments include the Chapel in the Woods off Highway 144, is having a sale at his business, Republic Log Homes, on Saturday (Oct. 25). Pritt, who suffers from the neurological disease ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), needs to sell his inventory in preparation for shutting down his business and moving to Colorado, where he will reside with his niece. Pritt’s business is located at 3317 Glen Rose Highway near Bluebonnet Drive (address of Lakeside Baptist Church). He will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to sell his unique wood furnishings and decorative items.

  • Two die in head-on crash October 21, 2014

    A head-on collision early Sunday morning in Bluff Dale claimed the lives of two men, according to DPS Trooper Dub Gillum. The accident occurred around 1 a.m on Highway 377 near the railroad tracks where the speed limit is 40 mph. According to Gillum, Dustin Railey McJunkin, 27, of Plano was driving southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic when he crossed the center stripe in the right hand curve and hit a northbound 2009 Jeep Patriot. McJunkin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, Alex Chi-Wang Wong, 57, of Bedford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Wong’s wife, Nellwyn Garner Wong, 63, was a passenger and transported to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. She was in stable condition, according to Gillum.

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