• Windy Wine Walk

    The Granbury Wine Walk began with a bang Friday as a thunderstorm hit the Granbury square. The forecast for Saturday’s Wine Walk participants calls for sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s. Mary Vinson/Hood County NewsIMG_5694

  • Early voting starts for Lipan ISD election April 27, 2015

    Early voting starts Monday (April 27) for the Lipan ISD election. On the ballot is one contested race, and a $4 million bond election to add wings onto the elementary and intermediate schools. The contested race is between School Board President John Cooper (Place 6) and Shane Shockley. Chris Cogdill is unopposed for Place 7. Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday (May 1) at the Sylvia Wilson Baccus Library at 106 Osage St. It will continue Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5. Election Day is Saturday, May 9.

  • DA: No indictments in Appraisal District case April 27, 2015

    According to District Attorney Rob Christian, the grand jury has chosen not to issue indictments in a case involving allegations made against Hood County Appraisal District employees, board members and members of the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) by former ARB vice chair Joe Polino. The attorney general’s office investigated Polino’s claims, which were tied to a property appraisal protest.

  • Baby Bottle Boomerang helps moms April 27, 2015

    Julia Pannell is challenging all churches in Hood County become involved in the Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser. Money raised supports the Brazos Pregnancy Center.
    Participants are asked to fill empty baby bottles with coins, cash or checks. Brazos Pregnancy Center offers free services to clients and is solely supported by churches, foundations and individuals.

  • Ridge wins division for unofficial Texas state title April 26, 2015

    Hood County’s Ridge Roberts, 12, on Saturday won the unofficial Texas state fiddling championship in the 15-and-under division in the Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic in Halletsville. He previously won the Colorado state title, and hopes to compete in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest in Idaho in June. A local concert, The Ridge Express, will be Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Granbury Live Theater to help the family with expeses for that long trip. Tickets (29) can be bought online (http://www.bigcitymusicrevue.com) or by phone (855-823-5550).

  • Softball for seniors in Pecan Plantation April 26, 2015

    Spring is here, and so is softball in Pecan Plantation.For players 60 and over, the season began in March and will continue through June 29. Folks meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the PAC ball field, and sign-ups for play continue. Contact Allen Engerer for more information: 817-219-1949.

  • Intermittent closures planned for Hwy. 377 April 26, 2015

    Weather permitting, eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 377 near FM 167 will be closed intermittently between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday (April 28) so that power lines can be installed across 377. According to TxDOT officials, traffic will be detoured on FM 4 and FM 167.

  • Defender of Life award given April 26, 2015

    Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) was awarded the Courageous Defender of Life award at a recent Leadership Circle Luncheon where he was guest speaker. The award was given for his leadership and faithfulness on pro life issues. The luncheon is presented by the Texas Alliance for Life.

  • Tolar woman arrested, accused of injuring child April 26, 2015

    Lakina Shrie Robinson, 33, of Tolar, accused of striking her teenage daughter in the eye with a belt buckle and using her fist to hit her in the chest, was arrested Monday (April 20), according to a criminal court complaint. Robinson is charged with a felony count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, Hood County Jail records show.

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