• Welcome to Granbury!

    IMG_9475What a feast for the eyes! This batch of beautiful bluebonnets are thriving off Highway 377 East near the welcome to Granbury sign. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Community Pantry food distribution on Friday April 1, 2015

    The Monthly Community Pantry will be at the Granbury First United Methodist Church distribution site Friday, April 3, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Last month, 162 households were served at the monthly distribution. Fresh food through the Tarrant Area Food Bank is distributed on the first Friday each month at Granbury FUMC, 301 Loop 567.

  • Candlelight tribute planned for child abuse victims April 1, 2015

    The Child Welfare Board hosts the annual candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of child abuse next week. The program is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St.

  • Neighbor stops to alert family in burning house April 1, 2015

    Thomas Lyons, a 28-year-old Army veteran on his way to work Monday morning saw flames at a neighbor’s house and stopped to alert the household, where five adults and a 4-month-old infant were still sleeping in the Blue Water Shores subdivision. John Bowen and his wife Cindy did not know Lyons, but John said, “He saved our lives – no doubt about it.” See the story in today’s Hood County News.

  • Hedges: No wine tours, at least not yet April 1, 2015

    Diane Hedges of D’Vine Wine of Texas on the square and chair of the city’s Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) told TAB members at their regular meeting Tuesday that there won’t be any wine tours for awhile. Hedges has been working to make that happen as another way of boosting tourism, but she said there are many logistical issues to resolve. “So, we’re kind of in a holding pattern right now,” she said.

  • Emergency drill ‘dress rehearsal’ set for Wednesday March 31, 2015

    The annual emergency drills coordinating Hood County Emergency Management authorities with officials from the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant are set for Wednesday (April 1). The event, required and scheduled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a “dress rehearsal” for a graded drill to be staged  June 10. The graded drill will include local, state and federal agencies. Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson noted that no sirens will be used during the drills. Among the other local officials participating from Wilson’s office will include deputy fire marshals Jeff Young and Mike Stafford. Sheriff Deeds and personnel from his office will also be involved in staging the drills.

  • Theft is Crime Stoppers Crime of Week March 31, 2015

    The theft of a tractor and a front-end loader between March 14 and March 16 from a residence in the 1600 block of Goodnight Court, northeast of Granbury, is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. The stolen items include a Kioti CK 30 tractor (serial No. D70400150, and a Kioti KL 130 front-end loader (serial No. 41222107), and have an estimated combined value of $15,000. To submit an anonymous tip, call 817-573-TIPS (8477) or text “Tip129″ plus your message to 274637. Upon arrest and indictment, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

  • DMO Transition Committee to meet this week March 31, 2015

    The second meeting of the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Transition Committee, formed by the City Council, will hold its second meeting this week. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday (April 2) at the Inn on Lake Granbury, 205 W. Doyle St. The purpose of the committee is to research the feasibility of eliminating the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and creating an independent DMO that would receive funding from the city.

  • City receives financing from Water Board for new water plant March 31, 2015

    The Texas Water Development Board has approved $16,430,000 in financing for the city of Granbury’s planned desalination water treatment plant. According to Public Works Director Alva Cox, the financing will be at 2.16 percent interest for up to 30 years, and payment on the principal will not start until a year after the water treatment plant is completed. The first phase of the project is scheduled for 2017.

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