• Student aides

    IMG_7963These Crossland Ninth Grade Center students didn’t just pick up their schedules Wednesday, they volunteered to help keep everything organized throughout this busy day. Mary Vinson/Hood County News

  • Tourism issue to be discussed August 22, 2014

    The question of whether the city will bring back the Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely be answered Monday night when the Granbury City Council meets. Council member Rose Myers has advocated for a CVB, which could be structured several ways, including as a stand-alone office separate from the city. The council’s decision could be problematic for Steve Dieterichs, head of the city’s Communications and Marketing department, who was hired just months ago. Mayor Nin Hulett has indicated he is not in favor of changing the status quo.

  • You can register to vote at Lipan bakery Saturday August 22, 2014

    Gene and Pat McNeely will be registering voters on Sat. Aug. 30, in front of Marcantonio’s Bakery in Lipan. You must be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 4 to vote in the general election. Come by between 8 and noon.


  • Fire marshal to report on fire conditions August 22, 2014

    Fire Marshal Ray Wilson will give a report on current fire conditions to the Hood County Commissioners Court when it convenes for its regular meeting Tuesday (Aug. 26). Currently, the surrounding counties of Erath and Somervell have burn bans in effect, but Hood County does not. That could change next week, depending on Wilson’s report and any action taken by commissioners.

  • County Development Commission meets Wednesday August 22, 2014

    A preliminary plat for Orchards 12 will be under consideration at the meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27 of the Development Commission of Hood County. The session begins at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. General discussion regarding Hood County regulations is also on the agenda.

  • Time for review August 22, 2014

    At the end of its regular meeting Monday night (Aug. 25), members of the Granbury City Council will go into closed session to conduct a standard performance review of City Manager Wayne McKethan. McKethan has said he intends to retire before long, but has offered to extend his contract while the City Council conducts a search to determine his replacement. The City Council normally meets on Tuesday nights, but moved its meeting scheduled for the 19th to Monday the 25th because of two members who were going to be out of town.

  • Tolar Junior High students to meet teachers today August 22, 2014

    Tolar Junior High students will meet their teachers this evening (Friday) from 6 to 7:30. The summer vacation is drawing to a close for students and teachers. Granbury, Premier, Lipan and Tolar classes open Monday morning.

  • AMUD water rates going up in October August 21, 2014

    Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) water rates will increase with the October billing. The minimum rate will jump $5, from $22.50 to $27.50. A homeowner using 8,000 gallons will pay $62.30, up $7. A homeowner using 25,000 gallons will pay $161, up $21. The new rates will remain among the lowest in Hood County, AMUD officials said.

  • Hood County cooking clubs needed for story August 21, 2014
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