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  • Two escape blaze

    IMG_1037A woman helped her husband escape to safety around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning as flames consumed their log home on Highway 377  just west of downtown Tolar. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Arcos retiring as city secretary

    The city of Granbury will soon need a new city secretary. Dee Arcos, who has been the city secretary for 22 of the 28 years she has worked for the city, will retire on May 31. The city is currently accepting applications for the position. Details of qualifications will be in Saturday’s issue of the Hood County News.

  • Student qualifies for state bus safety speech

    Granbury High School senior Cassandra Trevino qualified for the state Bus Safety Speech Contest Monday in Waco. Trevino won first place in her grade level. Contestants had to compose and present an original speech based on the theme, “What Makes My School Bus 7 Times Safer than Other Passenger Vehicles?”

  • Rock Harbor woman charged in felony drug case

    Christina Marie McIntyre, 27, of of the 500 block of Skyline Drive in Rock Harbor, was booked into the Hood County Jail recently on a felony count of possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine. She was also charged with two misdemeanor drug counts.

  • Two exit safely from burning home in Tolar

    A woman helped her husband escape from their burning home in Tolar through a window early this morning (April 16) in the 9300 block of Highway 377 West, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. The man was treated and released at Lake Granbury Medical Center. The home was a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Wilson said.

  • Skatepark to be dedicated to Callahan

    The Granbury City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night (April 15) to name the skatepark that is under construction the Granbury Skatepark and to dedicate it to former City Services Director Keith Callahan. Members of the Parks and Recreation Board, as well as city officials, praised Callahan for his 34 years of service to the city. Councilman Mickey Parson called Callahan “a wonderful citizen of the city of Granbury.” He added: “We appreciate his service.”

  • Acton Methodist hosting Easter Egg Hunt

    The Community Easter Egg Hunt at Acton United Methodist Church (UMC) takes place Saturday, April 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. A worship service will follow in the Acton UMC Youth Building, located at 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Acton UMC’s Easter event includes a variety of entertaining activities for children and families. Everything is free and open to the public.

  • Rancho Brazos man to face felony burglary charge

    Vernon Allen Stephens, 23, of the 5400 block of Highview Court in the Rancho Brazos subdivision, was in custody in the Harris County Jail when he was served with a felony warrant on April 3 in connection with a Hood County home burglary case, jail booking desk records show.

  • Lipan man in custody on indecent exposure charge

    Jeffrey Dean Larue, 55, who lists a Lipan address, was arrested on a count of indecent exposure Monday by Parker County authorities, but will be held there without bond because of a Hood County felony charge. Larue is accused of violating his duty to register for life as a sex offender. That’s in connection with a 1999 indecency with a child case.

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