• Brazos River rising

    IMG_0740.JPGWaters in Rolling Hills Shores continued to rise as emergency personnel warned residents about flooding. Courtesy

  • NWS: Severe thunderstorm watch; flood watch expires Saturday May 28, 2015

    Hood County and many others in North Central Texas are in a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 28), according to the National Weather Service. Also, Hood County will remain in a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

  • Garland man accused in felony meth case May 28, 2015

    Robert Eli Harkins, 40, of Garland, was arrested May 15 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop and was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), more than 1 gram/less than 4 grams, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

  • Indian Harbor resident charged in felony theft case May 28, 2015

    Jachael Renee Yanez, 38, of the 3800 block of Hano Trail in the Indian Harbor subdivision, was arrested May 19 by a Sheriff’s Office deputy and charged with a felony count of theft less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.

  • Two Tolar students win state academic meet May 28, 2015

    Two Tolar High School students are University Interscholastic League state champions in Class 2A competition. Junior Coleman Morrison won first in prose interpretation, and senior Ryan Forbis won first in persuasive speaking. Freshman Levi Adamek placed fifth in poetry interpretation. Overall, Tolar was the second-place speech team. In social studies, senior John Cox was sixth-place individual, while the team of Cox, senior Hannah Rodgers, junior Casey Key and freshman Abby Leatherman was the second-place team for social studies.

  • Floodwaters lapping at homes in Rolling Hills Shores May 28, 2015

    Lake Granbury floodwaters are lapping at the steps of homes in Rolling Hills Shores northwest of Granbury. Homes may escape flooding if rain holds off, Commissioner Steve Berry indicated. “The Brazos River Authority has done a really good job of managing the water between Possum Kingdom and Granbury,” Berry said.

  • Officials visit door-to-door; Red Cross shelter available in Weatherford May 28, 2015

    Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said that county officials went door-to-door Wednesday evening in the Rolling Hills Shores subdivision in northern Hood County to inform residents about potential flooding south of the Horseshoe Bend, which is also on the Brazos River, but in southern Parker County. Wilson said that no Hood County residents have been asked to evacuate, but with more rain predicted today that the flooding possibility here is “hard to predict.” Wilson said residents in that part of Hood County who may need to evacuate their homes are welcome to take shelter at a Red Cross center set up at 1007 S. Main Street in Weatherford. Jeff Young, also with Hood County’s Emergency Management team, said that water was “up to the porch” on some Rolling Hills Shores homes Wednesday night, but the Brazos River Authority is “doing a great job keeping the water regulated” with its flood gate management. Sheriff Roger Deeds said that, as of this morning (May 28), all gates at Possum Kingdom Lake are currently closed.

  • Sheriff: no reports of new floods, wind damage; house attic burns May 27, 2015

    As of about 7:30 p.m. (May 27), Sheriff Roger Deeds had not received any new reports of flooding or wind damage from a thunderstorm that blew through Hood County earlier this evening. Firefighters wrapped up their work putting out a house fire on West Baja Court in Stockton Bend by 7:50. Smoke was reportedly billowing out of the eaves of the home after it was called in to 911 shortly before 6 p.m. The cause has not been announced, but there was lightning in the area.

  • Low areas flooding on north end of lake May 27, 2015

    Some low areas are flooding along the north end of Lake Granbury from the rising Brazos River. Rolling Hill Shores residents have moved vehicles and other possessions to higher ground. Trees and debris are being carried by the current. A woman said she saw a TV float down the lake.

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