• Cool new club

    As viewed Wednesday afternoon during an open house tour, youngsters in the Acton area can now enjoy a closer Boys & Girls Club. The new club is at the former STARS facility near Acton Elementary School. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Whippoorwill Bay man charged with felony assault January 31, 2015

    Evan Wayne Johns, 53, of the 800 block of Skylark Drive in Whippoorwill Bay, Granbury, was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • More apply for city manager job, according to Couch January 30, 2015

    At the end of last week, there had been just 27 applications submitted to replace the soon-to-retire Granbury city manager. However, by Friday (Jan. 30), that number had risen to 39, according to Gary Couch, a member of the City Council. The window for applications will close on Monday (Feb. 2). The search firm hired by the council will weed out those who don’t quality and will present to the council about a dozen of the top contenders, Couch said. A few years ago when the council conducted a search for a new city manager, the number of applicants was about 100.

  • Missionaries will speak for women’s gathering January 30, 2015

    The 32nd annual Paluxy Baptist Association Women’s Gathering is set Saturday, Feb. 7. Three female missionaries will speak at Southside Baptist Church, 910 Paluxy Road, at the gathering from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be served. Call 817-579-5111 or email [email protected] to register.


  • $1,500 scholarships offered for health care students January 30, 2015

    Eight Hood County residents will be given $1,500 scholarships from the Lake Granbury Medical Center Auxiliary this spring. Applications listing complete terms and conditions are available at the Auxiliary gift shop in the main lobby at LGMC from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications must be submitted by April 20.

  • Indian Harbor man facing injury to child charge January 30, 2015

    Daniel Lee Brown, 27, of the 1600 block of Cheyenne Trail in Indian Harbor, was arrested on Jan. 22 and charged with felony injury to a child with intent for bodily injury, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

  • Click wants DNA testing January 29, 2015

    An appellate attorney representing Marcus Click claims Click was not behind the wheel the night he was injured and his friend, Luke Urbanovsky, was killed in a drunk driving accident after leaving an underage drinking party. The attorney has filed a motion for post-conviction DNA testing. A court hearing will be held Monday (Feb. 2). According to District Attorney Rob Christian, Click stated several times in sworn testimony that he had been driving when the accident occurred in Pecan Plantation in the early morning hours of June 16, 2012. A jury gave Click probation, but he was sent to prison last May on an alcohol-related probation violation.

  • Applications being taken for Citizens Police Academy January 29, 2015

    Every year, the Granbury Police Department sponsors a 10-week class called the Citizens Police Academy. Participants learn about all aspects of how the Police Department operates. Applications are currently being taken for the class that will start on March 19. Sessions will take place every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. Contact Sgt. Cris Brichetto at [email protected] or call 817-573-2648.

  • Music for Missions benefit on Friday, Jan. 30 January 29, 2015

    The musical duo of Alicia and Mike Echols (the Blue Eyed Fiddler) will perform at the Music for Missions benefit presented by Acton United Methodist Women Friday, Jan. 30. The program begins with dinner at Christian Life Center at 5:30 p.m. Acton UMW will be serving a soup buffet with drink and dessert. The musical concert follows in the sanctuary. The church is at 3433 Fall Creek Highway. Tickets are $15. Kids 12 and under are free.


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