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  • Honey bee heaven

    This Texas sage bush was abuzz with honey bees this week after it burst into full bloom in a Hood County garden. Mary Vinson/Hood County News…


  • Bluff Dale Homecoming Sunday September 4, 2015

    The Bluff Dale Tabernacle has been the location for the annual Bluff Dale Homecoming since it began in 1950. This year’s event will be Sunday, Sept. 6, with registrationat 10 a.m. and program at 11. A catered meal will be served at noon for $10 per person, special rate for children under 10.…

  • Feel the rumble of bikes on the square this weekend September 4, 2015

    A massive number of motorcycles will descend on the Granbury square Labor Day Weekend for the annual Biker Bash Texas, a Christian motorcycle rally. The rally kicks off with vendor registration and set up on Friday, a full day of activities on Saturday and Sunday, and concludes just after noon on Monday.…

  • Monday event at Shanley Park to ‘Back the Blue’ September 3, 2015

    “Granbury/Hood County Back the Blue,” – an informal event open to everyone to show community support for law enforcement officers – is set for 10 a.m. Monday (Sept. 7) at Shanley Park in Granbury, according to organizers. The names of the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty nationwide, along with the Police Officer’s Prayer, will be recited by local pastor and chaplain John Knox. …

  • Texas flags ordered flown at half-staff Friday for Deputy Goforth September 3, 2015

    Gov. Greg Abbott ordered that Texas flags be flown at half-staff on Friday (Sept. 4), to honor slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth. Goforth’s funeral will be Friday. Previously, Abbott issued a call for Texas law enforcement officers to turn on the red and blue flashing lights on their patrol vehicles for one minute, at 11 a.m.…

  • Appraisal district plans auction of properties September 3, 2015

    The school district will need to approve, but Hood County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Greg Stewart is planning to auction properties that are delinquent in taxes on Oct. 6 and Dec. 9. The December auction will involve several hundred lots, most of which are too small for septic systems. These lots have been difficult to sell because of their small size, but can make for a desirable piece of property if adjacent lots can be purchased.…

  • Another candidate files for GISD Place 6 seat September 2, 2015

    It’s a race. There are now two candidates for the unexpired Place 6 seat on the Granbury school board. Mark Shackelford, who listed his occupation as aircraft part sales, has filed to run against banker Barbara Townsend. The filing period for that seat closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2).…

  • Tolar to wear blue Friday in honor of law officers September 2, 2015

    Tolar students and teachers will dress in blue Friday in honor of law enforcement officers. Local officers will be recognized at the pep rally that morning at 8:09.

     

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  • Sheriff: Narcotics Unit nabs two selling over 2 pounds of meth September 2, 2015

    Two Arlington men, 22-year-old Joel Calzada, and 19-year-old Juan Dedios Palomares, were arrested Tuesday evening by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit after selling over 2 pounds of methamphetamine to undercover officers, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said. The arrests were made in the 1000 block of Highway 377 in Granbury. It’s a first-degree felony charge, and Sheriff Roger Deeds said he does not remember a bigger meth bust in his 20 years of law enforcement.…


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