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  • Ready, set SEALS!

    IMG_3276These Granbury SEALS pups were ready to dive right into a recent practice session at the Comanche Cove swimming pool. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Woman suffers burns

    A woman suffered face and arm burns Monday morning after starting a controlled burn, according to emergency scanner traffic. She was being airlifted from the Tolar fire station.

  • 5K Walk/Run benefit set for Aug. 2

    It’s not too late to sign up for the Joseph’s Locker 5K Run/Walk that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2. Proceeds benefit food and clothing ministries. Register register at Joseph’s Locker, 1612 Weatherford Highway, #100 or at 7:30 a.m. at  Hewlett Park on Pearl Street before the race. Registration fee, $25. For more information call 817-579-1446.

  • New officers named to Hood County Retired School Personnel Association

    New officers have been named to lead the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association for the 2014-2015 club year. Officers include President Gail Hill, First Vice President Marge King, Second Vice President Janie Bramlett, Treasurer Betty Kirkhart and Secretary Marolyn McVey. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Granbury ISD board room. The gathering starts at 10 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10:30.

  • ‘Father of Modern Rodeo’ honored

    Earl Bascom, who helped Hughie Long at his Cresson ranch in the late 1960s, was honored as part of the National Day of the Cowboy this past Saturday. Bascom posthumously received the 2014 Cowboy Keeper Award at the Valley Museum in Chatsworth, California. Bascom and Long were natives of Canada and rodeo buddies. Bascom was often referred to as the “Father of Modern Rodeo,” designing modern bareback rigging and the rodeo bronc saddle. Bascom helped Long with his horses and lived in a camper at the Long ranch.

  • Rain, cooler weather this week?

    Cooler temperatures and rain chances are in the forecast this week. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Monday and Tuesday and again on Thursday. High temperatures are expected to be in mid to high 80s Thursday and Friday.

  • Building permits

    The city of Granbury issued 33 building permits in June with a total value of more than $4.3 million. A permit was issued to Cook Children’s clinic for $136,000 at Luton Ranch. The Granbury location is moving in late September to a new 20,658 square foot facility.

  • Save the sales tax holiday Aug. 8-10

    Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds  shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year the holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10.

  • Mental Health First Aid course set in Lipan

    The Lipan ISD is set to become the latest area school system to take advantage of the Mental Health First Aid Course offered to educators by Pecan Valley Centers through grant money. About 20 teaches and counselors will take part in the eight-hour program from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the high school libarary. Anyone can take the course, designed to reduce the stigma of mental illness and teach how to respond to signs of mental illness or substance abuse. Call Pecan Valley Community Relations at 817-579-4435 for information.

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